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Frederick Martinez (Public)

Frederick Martinez (Public)

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JUDICIALNOMINATINGCOMMISSIONAPPLICATIONFORCOLORADOSTATECOURTJUDGESHIP
NOTE:Fortherequirednumberofcopiestofile,pleaserefertotheINSTRUCTIONSHEETthatcorrespondstothespecificvacancyforwhichyouareapplying.
ColoradoSupremeCourt(designatevacancyforwhichapplicationisbeingmade)I.Theinformationyouprovideinquestions1-34ispublicinformationandwillbereleaseduponrequestiftheapplicant'snameisforwardedtotheGovernorforconsiderationofappointment.
A.PERSONALINFO~TION
1.FullName:FrederickThomasMartinez
2.
Birthyear:1962
3.
AreyouaUnitedStatescitizen?Yes4.AttorneyRegistrationNumber:169545.WorkAddress:Hall&Evans,LLC,112517
th
Street,Suite600,Denver,Colorado802026.Telephone(w):(303)628-3302
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7.Listyourplaceofresidenceforthepastfiveyears.resentStateofCastlePinesColorado
B.EDUCATIONALBACKGROUND
8.Listthenamesandlocationsofschoolsattended,beginningwithhighschool.
NameLocationDatesAttendedDegree
MitchellHighSchoolColoradoSprings,1978-1980HighSchoolColoradoDiplomaColoradoCollegeColoradoSprings,1980-1984BachelorofArtsColoradoUniversityofColoradoBoulder,Colorado1984-1987JurisDoctorateSchoolofLaw9.Listscholarships,awards,honors,andcitationsyoureceivedduringcollegeandlawschool.ColoradoCollege:Dean'sList,1982,1983,1984;
(
UniversityofColoradoSchoolofLaw:CounselonLegalEducationOpportunity(CLEO)Scholarhiprecipient(1984-1986);CLEOstudentinstructor(1986);CULawSchool-DiversityScholarshipProgramandstudentinstructor(1986-1987);PresidentoftheHispanicLawStudentAssociation(1987).
Revised
4/2009
1
 
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C.PROFESSIONALBACKGROUNDANDEXPERIENCE
10.Listallcourtsinwhichyouhavebeenadmittedtopractice,withdatesofadmission.Givethesameinformationforadministrativebodieswhichrequirespecialadmissiontopractice.
BarAdmissionDate
StateofColorado
1987
U.S.DistrictCourt,DistrictofColorado
1994
U.S.TenthCircuitCourtofAppeals
1994
StateofNebraska
2000
U.S.DistrictCourt,DistrictofNebraska
2001
StateofWyoming
2007
11.
Indicateyourpresentemployment(listprofessionalpartnersorassociates,ifany,andincludedates).Ifyoucurrentlypracticelaw,describethenatureofyourpresentlawpractice,listingthemajortypesoflawyoupracticeandthepercentageeachconstitutesofyourtotalpractice.
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MemberatHall
&
Evans,LLC:
1999-
present.Therearecurrently
62
lawyersinthefirm.(Seeattached.)Mypracticeisprimarilyfocusedonthedefenselitigationofindividuals,professionalsandtransportationcorporations.Specifically,Ilitigatemattersinvolvingrailroads,professionalresponsibility,andgeneraltortlitigation.IamNationalCoordinatingCounselfortheBNSFRailwayCompanyinvolvinglitigationthroughouttheUnitedStates.ManyofthesecasesaregovernedbytheFederalEmployer'sLiabilityAct(FELA).However,thisworkalsolendsitselftoclaimsassociatedwiththeAmericanswithDisabilitiesAct(ADA),employmentdiscriminationandpropertydamage.IalsohandledisciplinarymattersbeforetheAttorneyRegulationCounselandtheColoradoSupremeCourt.Additionally,IhavebeenappointedasaPracticeMonitorwiththeapprovalandrequestofAttorneyRegulationCounselandthePresidingDisciplinaryJudgeoftheColoradoSupremeCourt.Thesedutiesincludeoversight,mentoring,monitoringandreportinganattorney'scompliancewiththePresidingDisciplinaryJudge'sOrdersregardingtheadmissiontotheColoradoStateBar.Eighty-fivepercentofmypracticeisrelatedtoFELA,ADAandgeneraltortlitigation.TheremainderofmypracticeinvolvesmyroleasaPracticeMonitoranddisciplinarymattersbeforethePresidingDisciplinaryJudgeoftheColoradoSupremeCourt.12.Ifyouhaveasubspecialtyinanymajortypesoflawlistedinnumber11,whatisyoursubspecialty?TheFederalEmployer'sLiabilityAct(FELA)andattorneydisciplinarymatters.
13.
Listotherareasoflawinwhichyouhavepracticed.In
1986
Ibeganmyemploymentasastudent/attorneywiththeColoradoStatePublicDefender'sOffice.In
1987
IbeganmyfulltimeemploymentwiththeColoradoStatePublicDefender'sOffice.Imanagedallphasesofanadultfelonycaseload,rangingfromClass1toClass6felonies,includingfirstdegreemurder.IalsoactedasaseniorattorneywhowasresponsibleforsupervisingattorneysandinternsassignedtotheDenverJuvenileCourt.
14.
HaveyoupracticedintheappellatecourtsofColoradowithinthepastfiveyears?Ifso,pleasestatethenumberandthetypesofmattershandled.Revised
4/2009
2
 
(
Yes.Nicholsv.BurlingtonNorthernandSantaFeRailwayCompany,148P.3d212(Colo.App.2006).Nicholsv.BurlingtonNorthernandSantaFeRailwayCompany,06SC413(Colo.2006)(cert.denied128S.Ct.93;169
L.
Ed.2d21(2007).Theappealinvolvedtheroleofthejudgeandjurywhenaddressingissuesassociatedwithaperson'spre-existingcondition,theapportionmentoftheconditionandtheuseofSpecialVerdictforms.15.HaveyoupracticedinthetrialcourtsofColoradowithinthepastfiveyears?Ifso,pleasestatewhatpercentageofyourtotalpracticeyourtrialpracticeconstitutedandthetypesofmattershandled.Ninety-fivepercentofmypracticeinvolveslitigation.IactasleadcounselinmattersbeforeColoradoStateandFederalCourts.MostofthisworkisinthedefenseofrailroadsandtransportationcompaniesinmattersinvolvingtheFederalEmployer'sLiabilityAct(FELA),theAmericanswithDisabilityAct(ADA),contractualdisputesandemploymentrelatedclaimsinvolvingcollectivebargainingagreements.TheremainderandmostenjoyableaspectofmypracticeisdefendingattorneysandspecificallydistrictattorneysinmatterspendingbeforetheOfficeofAttorneyRegulationCounselandthePresidingDisciplinaryJudgeoftheColoradoSupremeCourt.16.Listfivelitigatedcasesinwhichyouparticipatedasajudgeorlawyerinthepastfiveyears,thenamesofthejudgespresiding,andthenamesofcounsel.Pleaselistcurrenttelephone(includingareacode)foreachpersonidentified.
1.
CaseNamelNumber:Peoplev.DominiqueWaples-Trefil
I
CaseNo.2010PDJ131PresidingJudge:JudgeWilliamR.LuceroPhone:(303)866-6658
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Listname(s)andtelephonenumber(s)foropposingcounsel:AdamEspinosa;Telephone:(303)866-6478Listname(s)andtelephonenumber(s)forco-counsel:
N/A
Brieflydescribethecaseandyourinvolvement:IservedaschiefcounseldefendinganAssistantDeputyDistrictAttorneywhowasallegedtohavecommittedethicalviolationsinvolvingfalsestatementstoatribunalandopposingcounsel.Iwasresponsibleforthefactualandlegalinvestigation,respondingtoRequestsforInvestigationfromaDenverDistrictCourtJudgeandacriminaldefenseattorney,allaspectsofdiscovery,motionspracticeandthehearingbeforethePresidingDisciplinaryJudgeandPanel.2.CaseNamelNumber:Rivasv.BNSFRailwayCompany
I
CaseNo.2010CV624PresidingJudge:JudgeBrianR.WhitneyPhone:(720)865-8306Listname(s)andtelephonenumber(s)foropposingcounsel:JamesCox;Telephone:(303)759-3500
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Listname(s)andtelephonenumber(s)forco-counsel:Revised
4/2009
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