John Porfilio

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John Porfilio
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Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #4
Service:
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   5/10/1985 - 10/15/1999
Senior:   10/15/1999 - Present
Preceded by:   Robert McWilliams
Past post:   District of Colorado
Past term:   1982-1985
Personal History
Hometown:   CO
Undergraduate:   Denver U. '56
Law School:   U. of Denver Law '59



John Porfilio is a federal appeals judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. He joined the court in 1985 after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan. Porfilo is a judge serving on senior status[1].

Early life and education

A native Coloradan, Porfilo graduated from Denver University with his bachelor's degree in 1956 and later graduated from Denver Law with his Law degree in 1959[1].

Professional career

Porfilo began his career as a private practice attorney licensed in the State of Colorado from 1959 to 1962 before becoming a Assistant Attorney General in the State of Colorado from 1962 to 1968 before being promoted to Deputy Attorney General from 1968 to 1972 before being elected Attorney General from 1972 to 1975[1].

Judicial career

Colorado Bankruptcy Judge

Porfilo became a Bankruptcy Judge appointed by the Chief Judge of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in 1975 to a fourteen year term as a bankruptcy judge. Porfilo resigned from being a bankruptcy judge in 1982 upon his nomination to the Federal Bench for the District of Colorado[1].

District of Colorado

On the recommendation of U.S. Senator Bill Armstrong, Porfilo was nominated by Ronald Reagan on May 18, 1982 to a seat vacated by Fred Winner as Winner assumed senior status. Porfilo was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on June 24, 1982 on a senate vote and received commission on June 25, 1982. Porfilio left the District of Colorado on May 13, 1985 due to his appointment to the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals[1].Porfilio was succeeded in this position by Daniel Sparr.

Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals

On the recommendation of U.S. Senator Bill Armstrong, Porfilo was nominated by Ronald Reagan on April 5, 1985, to a seat vacated by Robert McWilliams as McWilliams assumed senior status. Porfilo was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on May 3, 1985 on a Senate vote and received commission on May 10, 1985. Porfilo later assumed senior status on October 15, 1999.[1]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Robert McWilliams
Tenth Circuit
1985–1999
Succeeded by:
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Preceded by:
Fred Winner
District of Colorado
1982–1985
Seat #4
Succeeded by:
Daniel Sparr




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