Marcia S. KriegerU.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
Honorable Marcia Krieger
has served as the Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado since 2013. She has been a judge for more than 22 years; she was first appointed to the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado in 1994, then served as its Chief Judge. In 2002, she was nominated by the President of the United States and unanimously confirmed by the Senate to serve on the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. In addition, she has served on the Tenth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel, and by designation with the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. She has served on numerous Committees of the Judicial Conference of the United States, the Federal Judicial Center, and on various local and national projects. Prior to becoming a judge, she was an attorney in private practice, specializing in commercial litigation in Denver. She was a partner in a medium-sized firm, was of counsel in a large firm, and had her own firm. Judge Krieger is a co-founder of the Colorado Our Courts adult civic education program that was the recipient of the American Bar Association's Burnham “Hod” Greeley award in 2010. Since 2007, Our Courts has provided more than 500 free educational programs (in Spanish and English) about the courts and judicial process to more than 15,000 Colorado residents. It also has developed a law school for journalists, which provides legal and procedural background information for the media, with regard to high profile cases such as the Aurora Theater Shooting case. Judge Krieger is a co-founder of JHealth , the Tenth Circuit's program that provides confidential assistance to federal judges to address physical, mental and other health issues that could impact their public service. She previously chaired the Tenth Circuit Committee on Judicial Health and Assistance. Judge Krieger is a co-founder of Judge Share , a pilot project adopted by the Judicial Conference of the United States in 2016 to shift judicial resources to overloaded courts. It pairs U.S. District Courts needing assistance due to a high civil caseload and too few judges with other U.S. District Courts that have lower caseloads. Judges in those districts will be assigned cases from the district in need. Judge Krieger has taught at both CU Law and the Sturm College of Law. She is a frequent speaker at Continuing Legal Education programs for attorneys and judges. She currently chairs the Advisory Committee for Judicial Education for Federal District Judges for the Federal Judicial Center, and is a co-author of two books - International Insolvency (Federal Judicial Center , 2001 ) and The Women's Legal Guide (Fulcrum Publishing, 1996), and numerous articles in legal publications.