Hon. Kristen L. Mix

Kristen L. Mix graduated from Middlebury College, cum laude, with a degree in English. She obtained her J.D. from the University of Colorado School of Law and practiced law in Denver until 2007, when she was appointed to the federal bench. Magistrate Judge Mix’s expertise prior to her appointment was in labor and employment law. In 2006 and 2007, Judge Mix was recognized as a top employment lawyer by Chambers U.S.A. and named one of the top twenty-five women lawyers in Colorado by 5280 Magazine.
Magistrate Judge Mix serves on the Judicial Conference of the United States’ Committee on the Administration of the Magistrate Judge System and on the United States District Court for the District of Colorado’s Local Rules Committee. She is the Tenth Circuit representative to the Federal Magistrate Judges’ Association Board of Directors and chaired the FMJA’s 2012 Convention Committee. Judge Mix is also a member of the Sedona Conference’s Working Group 1 and was the judicial participant in the recently published Commentary on Possession, Custody and Control of documents under Fed. R. Civ. P. 34.
Magistrate Judge Mix is a member of the Board of Directors of the Colorado Family Medicine Institute and is on the faculty of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. She was the judicial co-founder of the Colorado Intellectual Property American Inn of Court, and recently created a public-service internship program for diverse second and third-year law students. She is a frequent writer and speaker on the law.