Judge Roberto Ramirez

Adjunct Faculty

401 UCB
2450 Kittredge Loop Drive
Wolf Law Building
Boulder, CO  80309
E-mail: roberto.ramirez@colorado.edu

Roberto Ramírez was appointed district judge by Governor Hickenlooper in February 2017.

Prior to his appointment he served as the City of Arvada's Litigation Counsel and the United States Air Force's Reserve Chief Senior Prosecutor. He teaches at both CU and DU Law Schools as an adjunct professor. He has also served as an Air Force Senior Prosecutor, an Air Force Public Defender, and Defense Department Law Professor. He is currently a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Air Force and is currently assigned as a judge on the Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals, Washington, DC.

Judge Ramirez received his undergraduate degree at the University of Texas, San Antonio and his law degree at South Texas College of Law, Houston. He also studied at the University of Virginia School of Law at the Army's Judge Advocate School to become a federal military judge.

Judge Ramírez has worked legal issues as an Air Force federal prosecutor, criminal defense counsel, trial consultant, or instructor in: Okinawa, Japan, Mainland Japan, South Korea, North Africa, Guam, Singapore, Australia, Diego Garcia (Indian Ocean), Colombia, Greenland, Mexico, Hawaii, Colorado, California, New Mexico, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Arkansas, North Carolina, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, and Washington, D.C.

In 2016, Judge Ramírez was selected as a German Marshall Fellow where he traveled to Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, France, Greece, and Bosnia.

Judge Ramirez is the former chair of the Education Committee for the CHBA, the Pro Bono and volunteering Committee for the CHBA, the Spanish Speaking Lawyers Committee for the Colorado Bar Association, current member of the Court Interpreter Oversight Committee of the Colorado Supreme Court, former member of the Pledge to Diversity Committee, current member of Nuestras Cortes (Our Courts), and founding board member of Law School, Yes We Can.

He has been named Colorado Hispanic Lawyer of the Year as well as the Air Force Litigation Attorney of the Year, in three separate years.


Fall 2020 LILAC Symposium Course: Leadership in Law and Community LAWS 6808-801
Fall 2019 LILAC Symposium Course: Leadership in Law and Community LAWS 6808-801