George Brauchler, Criminal Justice Fellow
George Brauchler served as the elected District Attorney for the 18th Judicial District (JD), Colorado’s most populous district, which includes Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert, and Lincoln
counties, from 2013-2021.
Over his career, George has served as a Deputy District Attorney, Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, military prosecutor, criminal defense attorney, military defense attorney, and just prior to his
election, the Chief of Military Justice — the chief prosecutor—for Fort Carson, the 4th Infantry Division, and the U.S. Division North in Tikrit, Iraq.
As a state prosecutor, he handled the felony cases from the Columbine High School mass shooting case, the Aurora Theater (Batman) mass shooting case, and recently, the STEM Academy school
mass shooting case.
Colonel Brauchler serves as a military judge and legal advisor for NORAD-NORTHCOM in the Colorado National Guard.
He has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado School of Law, University of Denver College of Law, the U.S. Army JAG School, and has trained state, military, and
international prosecutors across the United States and worldwide.
George has appeared in documentaries and news programs about various high profile crimes, as well as having provided commentary on CNN, Fox News, NBC, Court TV, every local television
station, and currently serves as a legal analyst for 9News KUSA (TEGNA) in Denver. George’s family lives in Parker, Colorado.