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Dan Domenico gets White House nod for seat on federal bench

Author: Dan Njegomir - September 29, 2017 - Updated: September 29, 2017

Former Colorado Solicitor General Dan Domenico. (

…So, now, the prominent Denver attorney and former Colorado solicitor general just has to win confirmation from the U.S. Senate. Republican junior U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner will have his back. Here’s Gardner’s statement, issued the same day as the White House announcement nominating Domenico for a slot on the U.S. District Court in Denver:

“Dan Domenico is an excellent choice to serve on Colorado’s U.S. District Court,”said Gardner. “Dan’s dedication to the rule of law and time as Colorado’s Solicitor General make him an extremely qualified candidate that will make Colorado proud. I look forward to supporting Dan throughout his confirmation process.”

And here’s more on Domenico from the White House announcement itself:

Dan Domenico currently serves as managing partner of Kittredge LLC. From 2006 to 2015, Mr. Domenico served as the Solicitor General of Colorado, where he oversaw major litigation for the State and represented governors from both political parties. During his time as Solicitor General, he argued in State and Federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court, and received the Supreme Court Best Brief Award from the National Association of Attorneys General. At the time of his appointment, he was the youngest state solicitor general in the country, and his nine years of service made him the longest serving solicitor general in Colorado history. He has also served as an adjunct professor of natural resources and advanced constitutional law at the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law. Earlier in his career, Mr. Domenico was a law clerk to Judge Timothy M. Tymkovich of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and an associate at Hogan & Hartson LLP. A native of Boulder, he earned his B.A., magna cum laude, from Georgetown University and his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was inducted into the Order of the Coif and served as an editor of the Virginia Law Review.




Dan Njegomir

Dan Njegomir

Dan Njegomir is the opinion editor for Colorado Politics. A longtime journalist and more-than-25-year veteran of the Colorado political scene, Njegomir has been an award-winning newspaper reporter, an editorial page editor, a senior legislative staffer at the State Capitol and a political consultant.