Aspen hires assistant city attorney |

Aspen hires assistant city attorney

Debbie Quinn

ASPEN – The city of Aspen has hired Debbie Quinn as its new assistant city attorney.

Quinn, a former assistant county attorney for Pitkin County, was selected from a pool of 103 applicants. She replaces Jim True, who was promoted to city attorney following the recent retirement of John Worcester.

True said he looks forward to working with Quinn.

“Her background is a perfect fit for this position, and she will be an invaluable resource to the city’s legal team,” he said in a statement.

The assistant city attorney is responsible for advising City Council, city departments and boards and commissions in addition to prosecuting municipal code violations in municipal court. In addition, the assistant city attorney has responsibility for a significant caseload in state and federal courts and represents the city in litigation.

“After many years working as a government attorney, I am excited to bring my skills and experience to an organization as professional and forward-thinking as the city of Aspen,” Quinn said.

She has held a variety of legal positions in the Roaring Fork Valley, including: working at her own legal and consulting business; serving as assistant county attorney in Garfield County; working as assistant county manager and assistant county attorney in Pitkin County; owning a motel; and working as a partner in the firm Oates, Hughes and Knezevich in Aspen.

She has served as the president of the Pitkin County Bar Association and is a member of the Colorado Bar Association and the 9th Judicial District Bar Association.

Quinn has a law degree from the University of Colorado.

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