Stanley L. Garnett (1956-Living)
Twentieth Judicial District, 2009-Present
District Attorney Stanley L. Garnett was sworn into office on January 13, 2009.
Stanley L. Garnett is a long-time Boulder resident. He graduated from Fairview High School in 1974 and received his Juris Doctor from the University of Colorado in 1982. From 1982 to 1986, he worked as a Deputy District Attorney in the Denver District Attorney’s Office.
He was a trial lawyer for 22 years at the firm Brownstein, Hyatt, Farber and Schreck, specializing in complex litigation at the state and federal levels. He has practiced before the United States Supreme Court, the 10th and 11th Circuit Courts of Appeal, the Colorado Appellate Courts, and in state and federal trial courts across the United States, receiving a number of distinctions from the legal community. He also served two terms on the Boulder Valley School Board.
He was elected District Attorney for the Twentieth Judicial District in November, 2008. Since being elected, he has worked to restructure the District Attorney’s Office while also significantly increasing the number of jury trials prosecuted by the office, expanding the DA Investigative Unit, and strengthening the District Attorney’s relationships with local and state law enforcement.
He has also emphasized proactive efforts to prevent crime through education of vulnerable populations, seniors, persons with disabilities and the immigrant community.
He is president of the Colorado District Attorneys Council and Board member of the National District Attorneys Association.