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Hon. Anne Ollada

Hon. Anne Ollada (Ret.)

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Civil Rights
Employment Law
Personal Injury/Torts
Real Estate & Real Property
Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities
Background and Education

Hon. Anne Ollada (Ret.) comes to JAMS having served over 22 years on the bench where she served for a time as presiding judge. During those 22 years, she heard thousands of bench and jury trials, and had face to face courtroom contact with countless litigants in both civil and criminal cases. Her cases ranged from personal injury, breach of contract, premises liability, professional negligence, HOA, landlord tenant and employment disputes to deciding issues pertaining to care and control and best interests of a child in protection order proceedings.

Judge Ollada has a reputation for being fair and patient, well versed in the law, and is widely thought of as having a calm and respectful demeanor. Her primary goal in the courtroom was to listen, rule according to the law and make sure every litigant left the court feeling heard.

Prior to being appointed to the bench she worked in private civil practice specializing in trial work for both plaintiffs and defendants as in-house defense counsel. She studied abroad and is fascinated by all different cultures and looks for ways to bring people who have clear cultural differences together to better understand each other.

Judge Ollada understands the stress that the trial process can bring to litigants and looks forward to assisting as many parties as possible to avoid the high cost of litigation, emotional stress and delay that is frequently associated with participating in a trial.


  • Served 22 years as a trial court judge where she presided over thousands of cases from filing and pretrial procedures through to verdict, sentence and entry of judgment or dismissal
  • Heard and decided motions, discovery disputes, case management conferences, trials to the bench and presided over hundreds of jury trials
  • Practiced exclusively as a civil attorney as both plaintiff’s and defense counsel prior to going on the bench


Prior to going onto the bench, Anne Ollada represented both Plaintiffs and Defendants in the following types of cases:

  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Landlord Tenant/Leasing
  • Home Owners Association and Neighbor Disputes
  • Property/Real Estate
  • Professional liability
  • Breach of Contract
  • Employment Disputes
  • Civil Rights
  • HUD Housing Claims

Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities

Certified mediator- Colorado Bar Association forty-hour mediation training

Honors, Memberships and Professional Activities

  • Member, American, Colorado and Arapahoe County Bar Associations
  • Past President Colorado County Judges Association
  • Chairperson and editor of County Court Civil Bench Book
  • CLE presenter- Civil Round table, Protection Orders, Interpreter matters, Evictions 101
  • Arapahoe High School law class annual guest speaker and mock trial judge
  • Statewide Interpreter liaison committee member (past)

Background and Education

  • Magistrate Arapahoe County 1999-2006
  • National Judicial College week long seminars in Evidence, Complex reasoning and logic
  • Judge, Arapahoe County, Colorado 2006-2022
  • Served on several committees
  • Completed COIFFE
  • Judge Ollada has been a speaker at a number of CLE Presentations, including the Colorado State Judicial Conference and for CLE Colorado
  • Associate attorney with George Browning and Associates
  • Private practice specializing in civil trial work
  • J.D., California Western School of Law
  • B.A. University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Study abroad in Mainland China, Fudan University and Nanjing University


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