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The 7th Judicial District

The mission of the Office of the District Attorney, 7th Judicial District, is to promote justice by providing the highest quality legal services for the people of the State of Colorado and to promote public safety by supporting strong communities.

About the DA

District Attorney Dan Hotsenpiller has been practicing law in Colorado since 1988. After graduating from the University of Colorado School of Law, he started his legal career in Denver assisting insurance companies investigate fraud and arson cases. He moved to Montrose in January of 1994, joining Charles R. Greenacre, P.C., in general practice.

DA Hotsenpiller began his professional public service in September of 1994 as a Deputy District Attorney. Over the next ten years, he prosecuted cases throughout the Seventh Judicial District, being assigned to the San Miguel County Office, the Delta County Office and the Montrose County Office. From 2005 to 2010, DA Hotsenpiller worked in private practice with his law partner, Jim Delman, emphasizing criminal defense and family law.

On January 25, 2011, Mr. Hotsenpiller was appointed by the Governor to fill a vacancy in the District Attorney position. DA Hotsenpiller was elected to serve in November 2012, and sworn into Office on January 8, 2013.

DA Hotsenpiller is committed to promoting public safety by supporting strong communities. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Center for Mental Health and the Community Corrections Board. Previously, he served as a member of the Board of the Dolphin House, the Montrose Resource Center (now Tri-County Resource Center), the Academic Booster Club, and the Seventh Judicial District Juvenile Planning Board.

Since being appointed in 2011, DA Hotsenpiller has worked to restore integrity to the Office of the District Attorney, strengthen relationships with law enforcement agencies, expand services to victims, and effectively prosecute sex offenders. He is committed to promoting justice by providing the highest quality legal services for the People of the Seventh Judicial District.

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