Allison H. Eid

Hon. Allison H. Eid

U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit

Allison Hartwell Eid is a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit. She joined the court in 2017 after a nomination from President Donald Trump.

Prior to her service on the Tenth Circuit, Judge Eid was a justice on the Colorado Supreme Court. She was the 95th justice to serve on the court, serving from 2006 to 2017. Before joining the Court, Judge Eid was the Solicitor General of the State of Colorado, serving as the chief legal officer to the Colorado Attorney General and representing Colorado officials and agencies in state and federal court.   She was also a tenured Associate Professor of Law at the University of Colorado School of Law, teaching Constitutional Law, Legislation, and Torts, and writing on the topic of constitutional federalism.

Prior to joining the faculty of the University of Colorado School of Law, Judge Eid practiced commercial and appellate litigation with the Denver office of the national law firm of Arnold & Porter.   She clerked for the Honorable Clarence Thomas, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, and for Judge Jerry E. Smith of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in Houston, Texas.

Judge Eid earned her bachelor’s degree in American Studies (With Distinction and Phi Beta Kappa) from Stanford University in 1987.   She then served as a Special Assistant and Speechwriter to U.S. Secretary of Education William J. Bennett.  In 1991, she graduated with High Honors from The University of Chicago Law School, where she was Articles Editor of The University of Chicago Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif.  In 2002, President George W. Bush appointed her to serve on the Permanent Committee for the Oliver Wendell Holmes Devise, established by Congress in 1955 to prepare the history of the U.S. Supreme Court.   She is a member of the American Law Institute and studied comparative law in London as a Temple Bar Scholar.

Judge Eid grew up in Spokane, Washington.  She and her husband Troy, an attorney, have two children.

2016 National Lawyers Convention
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2016 National Lawyers Convention

The Jurisprudence and Legacy of Justice Scalia

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Panel One: Debate on Nationwide Injunctions

2019 Annual Western Chapters Conference

What is the proper role of state attorneys general and the courts in litigation in...