17th Judicial DA

Meet Brian Mason

Brian Mason is the elected District Attorney for Colorado’s 17th Judicial District, which serves Adams and Broomfield Counties. He was sworn in on January 12, 2021.

Brian was born in a military hospital in Germany, where his parents were stationed in the United States Air Force. They returned to Colorado when he was two years old and he grew up in Aurora with his twin brother. Later on, his family moved across town to Littleton, where he graduated from Heritage High School. Brian attended Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, and earned a degree in political science. After college, he moved to Washington, DC, where he served as an aide in the White House during the last three years of the Clinton Administration.

Following his service in the White House, Brian worked on Capitol Hill as a senior aide to a high-ranking member of Congress. Brian then received a prestigious fellowship from the Robert Bosch Foundation to work as an American Fellow in the German Foreign Ministry and the German Parliament in Berlin, Germany. Brian attended the University of Colorado Law School, where he earned his law degree and served as a campus leader. In 2006, then-District Attorney Don Quick recruited Brian to join the District Attorney’s Office and he has worked here ever since. Brian has personally prosecuted thousands of cases, including over 100 jury trials, and has helped bring justice to victims of crime from all over our community. Brian’s top priorities as District Attorney are keeping the community safe and making the criminal justice system better. He loves Adams and Broomfield Counties and he is honored to serve this incredible community.

The State of Colorado is Divided Into 22 Judicial Districts

The individual judicial districts are represented by an elected District Attorney. The 17th Judicial District is comprised of Adams and Broomfield Counties. District Attorney Brian S. Mason, who was elected in November of 2020, and assumed the role of District Attorney on January 12, 2021, is the chief law enforcement officer for the 17th Judicial District. The District Attorney’s Office is responsible for the prosecution of misdemeanor, traffic, and felony cases in Adams and Broomfield Counties. The District Attorney’s Office represents the People of the State of Colorado and seeks justice on behalf of crime victims and their families. The 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office also endeavors, through proactive programs and initiatives, to reform the criminal justice system in such a way that it better represents the needs of the citizens it serves. The District Attorney’s Office consists of 200 total staff members with offices in Brighton, Broomfield, and Westminster. .