Colorado Supreme Court

Office of the Presiding Disciplinary Judge

The Office of the Presiding Disciplinary Judge

William R. Lucero

Presiding Disciplinary Judge William R. Lucero, an appointee of the Colorado Supreme Court, is charged with adjudicating attorney discipline, attorney disability, unauthorized practice of law, and certain bar admissions cases. A three-member hearing board, presided over by the PDJ, issues decisions on disciplinary and bar admissions matters after a formal hearing. Proceedings before the PDJ are governed by Chapters 18, 19, and 20 of the Colorado Rules of Civil Procedure, and in particular by C.R.C.P. 251.1 - 251.34. The PDJ functions as an independent and impartial tribunal for attorney regulation proceedings, with the twin goals of protecting the public and affording due process of law to respondents.

Hearing Schedule & Disciplinary Opinions

Looking for the public hearing schedule? Click here


Looking for recent disciplinary opinions or information about disciplinary stipulations? Click here

Important Links

Looking for an attorney’s disciplinary history? Click here

Looking to file a complaint against an attorney or magistrate? Click here

Looking to file a complaint against a judge? Click here.

Looking for the Colorado Lawyer Assistance Program? Click here.

Looking for the Colorado Mentoring Program? Click here.

Contact & Filing Information

Visiting the PDJ's Office

Attorney discipline and unauthorized practice of law hearings before the PDJ are generally open to the public. Please call the office to determine the applicable date and time. 

The courtroom is housed in the Ralph L. Carr Judicial Center.

Office of the Presiding Disciplinary Judge

(303) 457-5999

Hours, Filing, & Parking Information

The Court is open and receives filings Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Court also receives filings by email at: pdj@pdj.state.co.us

The PDJ’s office is not equipped to receive filings via the Colorado Courts E-Filing system.

Visitors to the judicial center must pass a security check and may have to obtain a visitor’s pass. Metered parking is available on 13th Street, Broadway, and Lincoln Street.