Judge Robert Lochary has served as a part-time judge in Lakewood since May 2012. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Southern Illinois University in 1985 and a law degree from the University of Denver in 1993.
Judge Lochary was sworn in as a deputy district attorney for the First Judicial District Attorney’s Office in 1993. During nine years as a prosecutor, he prosecuted adult felony, misdemeanor and juvenile cases.
From 2002 to 2008, Judge Lochary worked overseas for the American Bar Association’s Rule of Law Initiative. He began as a criminal law liaison in Bulgaria, where he helped design a computer crime training center for investigators, prosecutors and judges.He then served as the director of the ABA’s office in Belgrade, Serbia, helping to strengthen the independence of Serbia’s post-war judiciary.He subsequently served as the ABA’s regional director, supervising all of the ABA’s rule of law programs in the Balkans and in Central and Eastern Europe. Judge Lochary spent over two years in Afghanistan, first as the U.S. advisor to the Attorney General of Afghanistan and then as a representative of the U.S. State Department at Camp Sabalu-Harrison, helping development of Afghanistan’s National Security Courts.
Judge Lochary returned from Afghanistan in early 2012 and lives with his wife in Golden. They have a grown daughter who lives in Louisville.