Holyoke municipal judge Tammy Kelley replaces 37-year veteran judge David Colver and was scheduled to hold her first day of court Wednesday, April 24. — The Holyoke Enterprise | Johnson Publications
Kelley replaces Colver as Holyoke municipal judge
Attorney Tammy Kelley of Cline Williams Wright Johnson and Oldfather, LLP has stepped into the role of Holyoke’s municipal judgeship after being appointed by Holyoke City Council last Tuesday, April 16.
She fills the vacancy left by local attorney David Colver, who retired after 37 years on the bench. Her first day of court was scheduled for Wednesday, April 24.
Kelley, in fact, works alongside Colver at Colver Killin & Sprague, LLP, which is the local office of Cline Williams. For her, taking the bench means following in the legacy of judges that her firm has produced — not just Colver, but also sitting county judge Kim Killin and former judge Carl Absmeier.
“It’s huge to me,” she said. “Dave has served this community well for decades, and this firm is legendary in this part of the country.”
Kelley earned her law degree from the Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver after pivoting from a career in marketing and business development. She moved to Holyoke in 2016 to accept her current position at Colver Killin & Sprague, LLP. The appointment is her first judgeship.
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