Summary

Terry Tomsick of Denver, Colorado, has been practicing law since 1976. In addition to operating a private practice, she has served the government, corporate law firms, and the courts in the Denver and Aspen areas. From 1981 to 1987, Ms. Tomsick acted as Investigative Counsel to the Colorado Supreme Court Grievance Committee, looking into ethical violation complaints against attorneys and making recommendations in discipline and disability proceedings. From 1980 until 2008, Terry Tomsick also taught at local colleges and frequently spoke at various conferences and professional organizations. From 1987 until 2004, Ms. Tomsick functioned as Contract Hearing Officer for several Denver City agencies, including the Denver Public Library, the Department of Excise and Licenses, the Denver Civil Service Commission, and the Denver Water Department. During that time, Terry Tomsick also heard cases involving the validity of a recall election for the Town of Mead, a sales tax issue for the City of Edgewater, and numerous employee disputes in the cities of Longmont, Lakewood, and Arvada. Ms. Tomsick holds licensure to practice in the state of Colorado, the 9th and 10th Circuit Courts of Appeals, and the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals. She belongs to the Colorado Bar Association, the Denver Bar Association, and the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers.

Terry Tomsick earned a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Stanford University before she enrolled in the University of Colorado Law School, where she received her Juris Doctor. After obtaining her J.D., Ms. Tomsick completed a teacher-training program at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, where she taught litigation skills to law students and young attorneys. Additionally, she earned a certificate in Comparative Law and Procedure from the National Judicial College in Dublin, Ireland. In 2008, Terry Tomsick earned a Master of Laws in Bioethics and wrote her thesis, “Ectogenesis: The Next Generation,” at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec.

When Terry Tomsick finds time for personal pursuits, she enjoys exploring bioethics, psychology, end-of-life decision-making, and philosophy. Ms. Tomsick belongs to Colorado Preservation, Inc., and supports The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Work History

Work History
2009 - Present

Attorney

Denver, Colorado District Probate Court
1990 - Present

Magistrate

Denver County Courts
2009 - Present

Municipal Judge

Central City, Colorado

Education

Education
1972 - 1976

J.D.

University of Colorado School of Law
1973

B.A.

Stanford University