Anne Stavig was appointed Presiding Municipal Judge for the City of Lakewood in July 2008. She is a member of the Colorado Bar Association, the First Judicial Bar Association and is a Board Member of the Youth Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program. She also sits on the Board of the Jefferson County Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee and works on their Mental Health and Substance Abuse Subcommittee. She recently served three years as a board member for the Jefferson Center for Mental Health. In addition, she is an active member and past president of the Colorado Municipal Judges Association, an organization involved in criminal justice reform to promote fundamental fairness, positive interventions for criminal offenders and greater efficiency through collaboration among various jurisdictions and agencies.
Judge Stavig, in collaboration with the Lakewood Police Department, the Jefferson Center and Jefferson County Public Schools, started an intensive supervision program for juveniles with behavioral health issues. Since 2011, this program has helped children and their families deal with the social and emotional challenges associated with their diagnoses. After the successful establishment of this juvenile court, Judge Stavig supported the formation of a Veterans’ Treatment Court by court and probation staff. This Court has achieved significant success with a vulnerable group of the important veteran population in Lakewood.
Judge 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. She received her law degree in 1985 from the University of Colorado School Of Law and was admitted to the Colorado bar in October 1985.
Anne Stavig started her legal career with the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office in 1984. 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 and was a key factor in her decision to apply for a judicial position with Lakewood. Anne Stavig has two grown daughters and lives in Lakewood with her husband, Hal.