Judge Carlos Lucero
Circuit Judge Denver, Colorado
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About Judge Lucero
Judge Carlos F. Lucero was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit by President Clinton June 30, 1995.
He was born November 23, 1940, in Antonito, Colorado. Judge Lucero received a B.A. degree from Adams State College, where he was the editor of The South Coloradan, and a J.D. degree from the George Washington University Law School in 1964.
During the 1964-1965 term, Judge Lucero clerked for Judge William E. Doyle, United States District Court for the District of Colorado. Prior to his clerkship, he was a staff aide for the United States Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Administrative Practice and Procedure. He entered private practice in Alamosa, Colorado where he became senior partner of the law firm of Lucero, Lester and Sigmund. He served as president of the Colorado Bar Association in 1977-1978. He is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, International Academy of Trial Lawyers, International Society of Barristers, American Bar Foundation, and the Colorado Bar Foundation, of which he was president.
Judge Lucero has served as a Special Advisor to the Latin America and Caribbean Division, Rule of Law Initiative, American Bar Association. In this capacity he has participated in liaison and training programs in Ecuador, Mexico, Panama and other Latin American countries. He has twice led the American delegations on environmental capacitacion building for the Chilean Judiciary.