4th JD Nominating Commission: 3 Candidates for Judicial Opening

03/05/2019 7:10 PM | Anonymous

The Fourth Judicial District Nominating Commission (El Paso and Teller Counties) has nominated three candidates to fill one district court judgeshipThe vacancy has been created due to the retirement of the Hon. Barbara Hughes, effective February 15, 2019.

The three nominees are:
Brien D. Cecil

Mr. Cecil is a Senior Deputy District Attorney in the Fourth Judicial District Attorney's Office in Colorado Springs, a position he has held since 2013. His practice is comprised of criminal law, and he currently leads the Special Victims Unit in his office. He was a Deputy District Attorney with the Fourth Judicial District Attorney's Office from 2000 to 2013. Mr. Cecil earned his B.A. degree from the University of Florida in 1993 and his J.D. degree from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1999.  

 Marcus S. Henson

Magistrate Henson serves as an El Paso County Court Magistrate, a position he has held since 2017. His docket is comprised primarily of civil matters, including domestic and juvenile cases, and he also presides over a criminal bond forfeiture docket. Previously, he served as a Deputy State Public Defender in the Colorado Springs Regional Office (2002-2010), and as a Supervising Deputy State Public Defender (2010-2017). Magistrate Henson earned his B.A. degree from the University of Georgia in 1995 and his J.D. degree from Mercer University School of Law in 2002. 

William H. Moller

Mr. Moller is private practitioner at the Moller Law Group, LLC in Woodland Park, a position he has held since 2007. His practice consists of domestic relations, estate planning, elder law, probate and guardianships, civil litigation, and business matters. Previously, he served in the United States Army from 1985-2005. Mr. Moller earned his B.S. degree from Florida State University in 1984, his M.A. degree from Purdue University in 1997, and his J.D. degree from

Under the Colorado Constitution, the governor has 15 days from March 4, 2019, within which to appoint one of the nominees as district court judge for the Fourth Judicial District (El Paso and Teller counties).

                Comments regarding any of the nominees may be sent via e-mail to the governor at


Editor’s Note: Contact information for the three nominees

  • Brien Cecil, 105 E. Vermijo Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903, 719-520-6062
  • Marcus Henson, 270 S. Tejon St., Colorado Springs, CO 80903, 719-452-5524
  • William Moller, 18401 E. Hwy. 24, Ste. 122, Woodland Park, CO 80863, 719-687-2328

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