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The Honorable Timothy M. Tymkovich

The Honorable Timothy M. TymkovichTIMOTHY TYMKOVICH is a native third-generation Coloradan. He is a 1979 graduate of The Colorado College, and a 1982 graduate of the University of Colorado School of Law. After graduation, he clerked for Chief Justice William Erickson of the Colorado Supreme Court.

After his clerkship, he worked for the Denver law firm, Davis Graham & Stubbs, in its Denver and Washington DC offices. In 1991, he joined Colorado Attorney General Gale Norton as the state's Solicitor General. In that position, he directed legal policy for the State of Colorado and was responsible for legislative matters before the Colorado General Assembly and the U.S. Congress. He also represented the State of Colorado in two cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. He returned to private practice in 1996, helping to form Hale Hackstaff Tymkovich, where he practiced in the areas of business litigation and appeals, election law, and legislative and regulatory matters.

Judge Tymkovich was nominated to the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals by President George W. Bush. Congress confirmed Tymkovich in April 2003. His Chambers are located in Denver, Colorado.

Judge Tymkovich serves the federal Judiciary as Chair of its Committee on Judicial Resources. The Committee is responsible for judicial vacancies and overall staffing needs of the Judiciary, and is responsible for over 40% of the Judiciary's budget.  He also is an adjunct professor of law at the University of Colorado School of Law, where he teaches Election Law. He is President of the Doyle Inn of Court, and a member of the American Law Institute and the International Society of Barristers.

Since he joined the Circuit, Judge Tymkovich has hosted judicial delegations from Russia, Kazakhstan, and Afghanistan, and has also represented the United States in programs at Kiev and Yalta in Ukraine.


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