Kato Crews serves as a U.S. magistrate judge, a role he has had since 2018. Previously, Crews worked in private practice at Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons LLP and founded Hoffman Crews Nies Waggener & Foster LLP, a firm focused on civil litigation and employment law. From 2000 to 2001, he worked as counsel for the National Labor Relations Board’s Denver office. Crews received his B.A. from the University of Northern Colorado in 1997 and his J.D. from the University of Arizona in 2000.