Lakewood Municipal Court Presiding Judge Anne Stavig grew up and attended public schools in Colorado Springs. She graduated from Colorado College in Colorado Springs in 1981 with a degree in Political Science and received her law degree in 1985 from the University of Colorado School Of Law. She was admitted to the Colorado bar in October 1985.
Judge Stavig started work with the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office in 1984 as a deputy D.A. She prosecuted adult felony cases for most of her 24 years at the District Attorney’s office but also worked several years in the juvenile division. Her strong interest in juvenile justice prompted her to volunteer to return to the juvenile division in 2007. She continues to work on the prevention of juvenile crime but is also very interested in mental health issues, particularly in promoting access to mental health services. In partnership with Jefferson County Public Schools, specifically the Sobesky Academy, the Lakewood Police Department and the Jefferson Center for Mental Health, she worked with the Lakewood Probation Department to develop an intensive supervision program for juveniles with behavioral health disorders. As Presiding Judge, she encouraged the formation by the Lakewood Municipal Court of the first Veterans’ Treatment Court in a municipal court in Colorado. The Lakewood Municipal Court also uses a host of innovative programs to encourage positive life changes including Teen Court, Girls Circle Program, Graffiti Clean-Up, and specialized supervision strategies to focus on those charged with domestic violence or prostitution.
Anne Stavig was appointed Presiding Municipal Judge for the City of Lakewood In July 2008. She is a member of the Colorado Bar Association and the First Judicial Bar Association. She is on the Board of the Jefferson County Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee and is also a Board Member of the Youth Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program. Judge Stavig recently completed a 3 year term on the Board of Directors of the Jefferson Center for Mental Health. Her term as President of the Colorado Municipal Judges Association ended in April, 2017 but she remains very active as the Past President and as a Board Member for CMJA. That organization is involved in criminal justice reform to promote fundamental fairness, positive interventions for criminal offenders and greater efficiency through collaboration among various jurisdictions and agencies. She has two grown daughters, one attending her alma mater, Colorado College, and the other working in neuroscience research at the University of California, San Francisco. Judge Stavig lives in Lakewood with her husband, Hal.