The 4th Judicial District Attorney's Office was established in 1876, when the first legislature to
convene carved out a 4th Judicial District from the three that had existed
since Colorado became a territory in 1861. Initially, the 4th Judicial District was enormous in
geographic scope, encompassing 12 of the state's original 26 counties. With the constant growth of
the state's population, and the eventual addition of 18 more judicial districts, the 4th District has
gradually been pared down to its present geographic dimension, consisting of El Paso and Teller counties.
Since its inception, 27 elected District Attorneys, hundreds of lawyers, and thousands of support staff have conducted the business of
prosecuting violations of the state's criminal code within the district. The problems faced by the office
have changed from labor unrest to street gangs. The capital crimes have changed from cattle rustling to
heinous murders. But, throughout the 135-year history of the D.A.'s Office, its employees have done a
The 4th Judicial District Attorney's Office has been an outstanding public law office with a consistent
record of high quality performance and leadership in law enforcement. Please take some time to explore our
site and learn more about the office, our hard-working staff, and the services available to you and the community.