Rebecca R. Freyre

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Rebecca R. Freyre
Judge of the Colorado Court of Appeals
Assumed office
September 18, 2015
Appointed byJohn Hickenlooper
Preceded byRichard L. Gabriel
Personal details
Born (1959-12-09) December 9, 1959 (age 61)
Kansas City, Kansas, U.S.
ResidenceDenver, Colorado
EducationSmith College, B.A.
University of Denver College of Law, J.D.

Rebecca R. Freyre (born December 9, 1959) is a Judge of the Colorado Court of Appeals.

Early life and education[edit]

Freyre was born December 9, 1959 in Kansas City, Kansas. She earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College in 1982 and her Juris Doctor from the University of Denver College of Law in 1990.[1]

Legal career[edit]

Before joining the court, she practiced as a criminal appellate lawyer for the Colorado State Public Defender's Office for eleven years and as a criminal trial deputy in the 18th Judicial District for fourteen years.[1][2]

Appointment to state court of appeals[edit]

She was appointed by Governor John Hickenlooper on September 18, 2015, to succeed Judge Richard L. Gabriel.[3] Her current term expires on January 7, 2019. Freyre must stand for retention by voters in 2018 in order to remain on the bench for a full eight-year term. She was sworn in on November 16, 2015.[1][4]

Other activities[edit]

Freyre is married with three children.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Rebecca R. Freyre". Colorado Judicial Branch. Retrieved April 20, 2018.
  2. ^ "Colorado Court of Appeals: Rebecca R. Freyre". Retrieved April 20, 2018.
  3. ^ "Hickenlooper appoints Colorado Court of Appeals judge". USA Today. September 21, 2015. Retrieved April 20, 2018.
  4. ^ Swearing-In Ceremony for Judge Rebecca Freyre.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Richard L. Gabriel
Judge of the Colorado Court of Appeals