Colorado Department of Law — Annual Report 2009
member of the U.S. Attorney General’s Executive Working Group.
Mr. Suthers currently serves as the chairman of the Conference of Western Attorneys General. As part of his tenure as head of the organization, whose members include the attorneys general of 15 western states and three pacific territories, Mr. Suthers has chosen to focus on water issues during his time as the organization’s chairman.
Mr. Suthers has served on the board of numerous civic organizations. He served as president of the El Paso County Bar Association in 1990-91, president of the Colorado District Attorney’s Council in 1994-1995, and senior vice president of the Colorado Bar Association in 1996-1997. In 1992, Suthers was appointed by the Colorado legislature to serve as a delegate to the National Conference on Uniform State Laws, serving as such until January 1997. In the summer of 2000, Mr. Suthers received a Gates Foundation Fellowship to attend the Government Executives Program at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.
John and his wife, Janet, have been married for 34 years and have two daughters, Alison, a graduate of Georgetown University Law School and attorney with Holland & Hart in Washington, D.C., and Kate, a Lieutenant J.G. in the United States Navy Reserve and a MBA student at the University of Hawaii.
Daniel Domenico Solicitor General
Attorney General Suthers appointed Dan Domenico as Solicitor General of Colorado in April 2006. Before joining the Office of the Attorney General, Domenico was special assistant to the solicitor of the United States Department of the Interior. In that role, he advised the Secretary and senior management of the Department on a wide range of matters relating to National Parks, federal land, water resources, energy production, and other issues important to Coloradans and citizens of the American West.
Prior to his work at the Interior Department, Domenico practiced for several years in the Denver and Boulder offices of the national law firm Hogan & Hartson. He also clerked for Judge Tim Tymkovich of the United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit (himself a former Colorado Solicitor General), and also worked with U.S. Senator John Thune.
Domenico, a Boulder native, received his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Georgetown University. He attended the University of Virginia School of Law, where he served as editor for two academic journals, including the Virginia Law Review, and was elected to the Order of the Coif.