March 18, 2022 – The Board of El Paso County Commissioners is thrilled to have County Attorney Diana May appointed district court judge for the Fourth Judicial District (El Paso County and Teller Counties) by Governor Jared Polis.
“Diana May is the right choice for District Court Judge,” said El Paso County Board Chair Stan VanderWerf. “Diana is extremely talented, intelligent, hardworking, and knows the law. Interpreting the law and upholding justice is an enormous responsibility. She will bring experience, integrity, impartiality, a strong work ethic, and a principled approach to her new role. While this is a huge loss for us, I am delighted that she will continue to serve El Paso County and fulfill her aspiration to be a judge.”
Mrs. May has served El Paso County for 25 years, 11 years with the County Attorney’s Office and 14 with the 4th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. During her time with the County Attorney’s Office, she led an office of 25 attorneys, defended the County against lawsuits, advised on employment law matters, and conducted employee and elected official trainings. As a team lead and chief deputy district attorney for the District Attorney’s Office, Diana prosecuted felony, sexual assault, and homicide cases.
She has served on many boards throughout her career, advocating for public safety and crimes against women.
The boards included TESSA, Safe Passage, the Ending Violence Against Women (EVAW) Program, and the El Paso County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council. Diana was awarded the 2005 “Women of Influence Award” by the Colorado Springs Business Journal for her commitment to pursuing justice for victims, and the 2014 Women’s Bar Association outstanding female “Portia Award.”
Mrs. May is a Colorado native, and cum laude graduate of Colorado State University and received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Kansas School of Law. She is married to her husband Tony, who is a retired Colorado State Trooper. Together, she and her husband have one son Anthony (17).