Colorado Women's Hall of Fame

Zita Weinshienk

Inductee Name

Zita Weinshienk

Place of Birth

Minnesota

Date of Birth

1932

Year Inducted

2000

Category

Law & Enforcement

Sponsor

Jill Tietjen, PE

Impact

Nationwide

The Honorable Zita Weinshienk is a United States Senior District Judge for the State of Colorado. She has been a Denver District Court judge, a Denver County Court judge, a Denver Municipal judge, Denver’s first female jurist, and a legal advisor and referee in the Denver Juvenile Court. She attended the University of Colorado, is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Arizona, and is a cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School.

Weinshienk has received numerous awards and was selected as one of the 100 Women in Touch with Our Time by Harper’s Bazaar Magazine in 1971. She has also been honored by the University of Colorado, the Denver Federation of Business and Professional Women, the Colorado Bar Association, and the Colorado Women’s Leadership Coalition. Weinshienk has received honorary degrees from Loretto Heights College and the University of Denver Law School.