Judge Anita Schutte was appointed to the Denver District Court in June of 2022 and currently presides over a domestic relations docket. Prior to her appointment, she represented the Colorado Department of Human Services at the Colorado Attorney General’s Office, served as a municipal court judge, as a public defender, and represented children with disabilities.
Judge Schutte has a severe hearing loss and recently co-founded the Colorado Disability Bar Association alongside Judge Johnson. She received her law degree in 2003 from Whittier Law School and her bachelor’s from the University of Colorado at Denver in 2000. She is a first-generation college student.
Judge Sueanna P. Johnson was appointed to the Colorado Court of Appeals in December 2019. Before her appointment, she was employed with the Colorado Attorney General’s Office first as an Assistant Attorney General, then as a Senior Assistant Attorney General in the Business and Licensing Section. While at the Colorado Attorney General’s Office, she also worked in the State Services Section and served on the internal Ethics and Fellowship Committees.
She obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2003 and earned her bachelor’s in political science from Colorado College in 1997.
As a person with albinism and a visual impairment, she is also a member of the National Organization of Albinism and Hypopigmentation. Judge Johnson was born in Seoul, South Korea and adopted when she was three years old.