Hon. Andre Rudolph

The Honorable Andre Rudolph was appointed to the Denver Colorado County Court bench in January 2005 by then Mayor John Hickenlooper. When appointed at the age of 37, Judge Rudolph was one of the youngest judges in the State of Colorado. Currently, Judge Rudolph presides over a criminal municipal docket. Prior to his appointment, Judge Rudolph was a deputy state public defender from 1993 until 1999. In 1995, he was the recipient of the Lowrey Kelley Memorial Boot Camp Award for the young public defender of the year. In 1999, he was appointed as a magistrate to serve on the drug court bench. At that time, Denver operated one of the first and largest Drug Courts in the country. In 2011, he was named the Drug Court Employee of the year. In 2003, he along with several jurists received the Sam Cary Bar Association Distinguished Jurist award. In 2006, Judge Rudolph was a guest speaker at the Air Force Academy’s 13th Annual National Character and Leadership Symposium wherein Rulon Jones, the Heavy Weight Olympic Gold Medalist from Wyoming, and Dick Vermeil, the Coach of the Super Bowl Champion St. Louis Rams, were also speakers.

Judge Rudolph has been an adjunct professor at the Denver University School of Law, and served on numerous boards and commissions in the metro area including the Stapleton Redevelopment Board, the Justice Information Center, the Adams County Minority Over-representation Board, the representative to the Denver County Court Racial, Gender, Disparity Committee and Denver Kids. He has served as a mentor for minority law students via the Sam Cary Bar Association and the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association. He has twice been honored by the Denver Sheriff’s Department in 2000 and 2009 for his apprehension of a fleeing felon in 2000 and aiding the Sheriffs with the detaining of an escapee from his courtroom in 2009. In 2009, he was given an honorary badge in a ceremony conducted by the Denver Sheriff’s Department.

Judge Rudolph has been acknowledged by many victims of crime, in particular as it relates to domestic, elder and child abuse. Judge Rudolph received his B.S. from the University of Wyoming wherein he was a member of back-to- back WAC football championships in 1987 and 1988. In 2018, Judge Rudolph, along with his teammates from 1987, were inducted into the University of Wyoming Athletic Hall of Fame class of 2018.

Judge Rudolph attended Creighton School of Law from 1990-1993 wherein he was the recipient of the Patricia Roberts-Harris fellowship. He earned his Juris Doctorate Degree in 1993.