CU attorney a finalist for Supreme Court justice

By Staff

Patrick O’Rourke, chief litigation attorney for the University of Colorado, is one of three finalists for a justice seat on the Colorado Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court Nominating Commission recently provided Gov. John Hickenlooper with the names of finalists O’Rourke, of Highlands Ranch; Brian Boatright, Arvada; and Frederick Martinez, Castle Pines. The governor has until Friday, Oct. 28, to appoint one of the nominees as a justice, filling a vacancy left by Alex J. Martinez, who retired.

O’Rourke has been at CU for more than six years; he previously spent 10 years in private practice. While at the university, he has served as lead counsel in cases involving Ward Churchill and the Students for Concealed Carry. He has taught courses in the School of Law and School of Public Health.