OARC attorneys are moving on to the bench and leading the state’s ethics commission.


Fall 2014

Two attorneys with the Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel recently accepted new positions — one on the bench and another as Executive Director of the state’s independent ethics commission.

In late August, Amy DeVan was named Executive Director of the Independent Ethics Commission. Last month, Adam Espinosa was appointed by Mayor Michael Hancock to be a judge on the Denver County Court.

“We are very proud of Amy and Adam and confident they will both excel in their new positions,” said James Coyle, Attorney Regulation Counsel.

DeVan is now Executive Director of the IEC, which is charged with implementation of Article 29 of the Colorado Constitution. She will offer ethics advice and guidance to public officers, legislators, local government officials and government employees. The IEC also hears complaints, issues findings and assesses penalties for ethical issues arising under Article 29.

DeVan worked for four years as an Assistant Regulation Counsel in OARC’s intake division. She previously practiced at a small firm as an immigration attorney. She will continue her work on the CBA’s Ethics Committee.

Espinosa will join the Denver Count Court bench in the new year. The Denver County Court oversees civil, small claims, traffic and criminal cases occurring in the City of Denver. Espinosa is currently an Assistant Regulation Counsel in OARC’s trial division. He previously worked as a Deputy District Attorney in the 19th Judicial District. Espinosa will continue his work on the ABA’s National Client Protection Organization.

James Carlson is the Information Resources Coordinator at the Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel.