President Trump Nominates Former Solicitor General to Serve on Colorado's Federal Bench

Rudy Verner and Rylee Johnston


Daniel D. Domenico, Colorado’s former Solicitor General and current managing partner of Denver law firm Kittredge LLC, has been nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as a District Judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

Domenico, a Boulder native, was a law clerk to Judge Timothy M. Tymkovich of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and began his career thereafter as an associate at Hogan & Hartson LLP. From 2006-2015, he served as Colorado’s Solicitor General, where he oversaw major litigation for the State as the youngest state solicitor general in the country. Domenico has also served as an adjunct professor at the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law where he taught courses on advanced constitutional and natural resources law.

Although Domenico has declined to comment, U.S. Senator Cory Gardner said in a written statement, “Dan Domenico is an excellent choice to serve on Colorado’s U.S. District Court . . . Dan’s dedication to the rule of law and time as Colorado’s solicitor general make him an extremely qualified candidate that will make Colorado proud. I look forward to supporting Dan throughout his confirmation process.”

Domenico’s nomination comes as the Trump administration has yet to fill several crucial federal posts for the region. If confirmed, Domenico would join the federal bench to help manage a busy docket.