Deputy DA Nichols steps down |

Deputy DA Nichols steps down

Deputy District Attorney Gail Nichols has tendered her resignation from the 9th Judicial District.Nichols said on Tuesday that her last day in the Pitkin County Courthouse will be April 30. Nichols would not comment on why she is leaving her post, but said she will take the summer off and then “figure out” what she wants to do next.Before coming to Pitkin County in 2003, Nichols worked at a Denver law firm; she is also a past chief of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s office in New Jersey.Nichols was hired by former District Attorney Mac Myers to handle misdemeanors. She began handling felony cases when former Assistant District Attorney Lawson Wills lost his campaign for district attorney last fall. Wills left office in 2004, just before Colleen Truden took over as district attorney.Deputy District Attorney Brian Rossiter will remain with the 9th Judicial District; he joined the office in late February to prosecute misdemeanors and other low-level crimes. Truden could not be reached for comment.

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