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|Current Court Information:|
|United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit|
|Appointed by:||Ronald Reagan|
|Preceded by:||Robert McWilliams|
|Past post:||District of Colorado|
|Undergraduate:||Denver University, 1956|
|Law School:||University of Denver Law School, 1959|
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.
Early life and education
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. From 1968 to 1972, Porfilio was deputy Attorney General. He served as Attorney General of Colorado from 1972 to 1975.
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 Judge Robert McWilliams as McWilliams assumed senior status. Porfilo was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on May 3, 1985, and received commission on May 10, 1985. Porfilo later assumed senior status on October 15, 1999.
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 Judge Fred Winner as Winner assumed senior status. Porfilo was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on June 24, 1982, 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. Porfilio was succeeded in this position by Judge Daniel Sparr.
Colorado bankruptcy judge
Porfilo was appointed by the Chief Judge of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to a fourteen-year term as a bankruptcy judge in 1975. Porfilo resigned from being a bankruptcy judge in 1982 upon his nomination to the District of Colorado.
|Federal judicial offices|
|District of Colorado
Chief Judge: Mary Briscoe • Jerome Holmes • Neil Gorsuch • Timothy Tymkovich • Harris Hartz • Carlos Lucero • Paul Kelly • Carolyn McHugh • Nancy Caplinger-Moritz • Robert Bacharach • Scott Matheson • Gregory Alan Phillips
|Former judges||William E. Doyle (Colorado) • Robert Henry • Michael McConnell • William Holloway • Robert McWilliams • James E. Barrett • John Hazelton Cotteral • Robert E. Lewis • Robert Williams (Oklahoma) • Orie Leon Phillips • George Thomas McDermott • Sam Gilbert Bratton • Alfred Murrah • Walter Huxman • David Thomas Lewis • Jean Breitenstein • Delmas Hill • John Hickey • James Logan • John Pickett • Oliver Seth •|
|Former Chief judges|
|Magistrate judges||David West • Kathleen Tafoya • Kristen Mix • Michael Hegarty • Craig Shaffer • Michael Watanabe • Gordon Gallagher •|
|Former Article III judges||
Moses Hallett • William E. Doyle (Colorado) • Edward Nottingham • Zita Weinshienk • John Porfilio • Robert E. Lewis • John Foster Symes • Olin Chilson • Alfred Arraj • Jean Breitenstein • James Carrigan • Phillip Figa • Sherman Finesilver • Daniel Sparr • Fred Winner • William Knous •
|Former Chief judges|