Terry Tomsick is licensed to practice law in Colorado and in California. She was awarded the AV rating by Martindale Hubbell in both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards in 2001. She was a municipal judge and Hearing Officer in the Denver metropolitan area for several years. After spending two years in Slovenia, her ancestral homeland, she has returned to Denver. (Dual citizenship with Slovenia - 2018). She is affiliated "of counsel" with an established Ljubljana attorney and provides advice and analysis to individuals wishing to do business in Slovenia.
JUDICIAL AND HEARING OFFICER EXPERIENCE
Municipal Court judge for metropolitan Denver suburbs of: Lakewood, Firestone, Dacono, Wheat Ridge, Edgewater and Central City and Magistrate for the Denver County Court (combined County and Municipal Court). Duties include: arraignment and jury or court trial of limited jurisdiction criminal municipal matters including: theft, shoplifting, Code violations, traffic, domestic violence. In Denver, Emergency Protective Orders Court, small claims trials, misdemeanor and felony arraignments, first advisements, bond/plea setting or sentencing.
Contract hearing officer for various municipalities and Denver City agencies including: Department of Excise and Licenses (liquor licenses and violations); Denver Civil Service Commission (appeals of terminations and suspensions of Denver Police Officers and Firefighters); Denver Water Department (employee terminations) Denver Public Library (employee suspensions/terminations); Arbitrator in disputes involving the Town of Mead (validity of recall election); Private Mediator/Arbitrator, City of Edgewater; employee disputes within the City of Arvada, City of Longmont, City of Lakewood.
PRIVATE LAW PRACTICE EXPERIENCE AND HONORS
Martindale Hubbell: AV rating by peers and the judiciary.
Attorney in Denver and Aspen, Colorado. Employment law (employee and employer), attorney ethics, professional disciplinary representation of CPAs, doctors and lawyers, mental health defense.
Corbett, Kane, Berk and Barton, San Francisco. Associate attorney, management labor law.
Severson & Werson, formerly Severson, Werson, Berke and Melchior, San Francisco.
BAR ADMISSIONS AND PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
State of California, State of Colorado, 9th, 10th, and D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals; Northern and Southern Districts of California, Colorado Municipal Judges’ Association; American Bar Association; Colorado Bar Association; Denver Bar Association; American Society for Bioethics and Humanities; Colorado Ethics Healthcare Forum; Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers.
CHARITABLE AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
Rotary, former Executive Vice President and member of the Board of Directors of Geneva Glen Camp, pro bono legal advisor to Geneva Glen Camp orientation for counselors, former ski instructor for children at Loveland and Keystone, English and reading tutor, World Denver home hostess, have housed and hosted international exchange students, contributor to various 501(c)(3) causes. Facilitator for ethics reflective writing courses for 2nd and 3rd year medical students at University of Colorado School of Medicine, Anschutz.
For three years, Terry Tomsick has been teaching under the auspices of the Center for International Legal Studies in Salzburg, Austria. As a visiting law professor, she had been invited to teach comparative Constitutional Law, Fundamental Rights,
and Criminal Procedure for various Eastern European law schools listed below.
UNIVERSITY OF EAST SARAJEVO
UNIVERSITY OF NICHOLAS COPERNICUS
UNIVERSITY OF MARIBOR
UNIVERSITY OF SZEGED
EDUCATIONAL/CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION
LL.M. biomedical ethics
NATIONAL JUDICIAL COLLEGE
Comparative Law and Procedure
UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO SCHOOL OF LAW
J.D., emphasis in labor law
B.A. with honors in philosophy
Palo Alto, CA