Judge Susanne Ross was appointed San Miguel County Court Judge by Governor Hickenlooper on September 3, 2015. She presides over criminal and civil cases. She is also a Municipal Court Judge in Norwood, Nucla, Naturita and Telluride.
Judge Ross was a criminal defense and immigration attorney with the firm of Sinclair & Ross, LLC prior to her appointment; she had previously served as a Deputy District Attorney in the 7th Judicial District. She moved to Colorado from Michigan in 1998, where she had been an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for ten years in Macomb county, adjacent to Detroit.
She earned her B.S. in Education from Wayne State University, her Masters in Guidance & Counseling from Eastern Michigan University. and her J.D. in Law from University of Detroit School of Law.