Eleventh Judicial District — Chaffee, Custer, Fremont and Park Counties

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Chaffee County Judicial Building

P.O. Box 279

142 Crestone

Salida, Colorado 81201

(719) 539-2561

FAX: (719) 539-6281

 

Custer County Courthouse

P.O. Box 60

205 South 6th Street

Westcliffe, CO 81252

(719) 783-2274

FAX: (719) 783-2995

Fremont County Justice Center

136 Justice Center Road, Room 103

Canon City, Colorado 81212

(719) 269-0100

FAX: (719) 269-0134

Park County Combined Court

P.O. Box 190

300 Fourth Street

Fairplay, Colorado 80440

(719) 836-2940

FAX: (719) 836-2892

In 2012 the Equal Justice Foundation began a rating system of justices standing for retention based on the votes of attorneys who submit responses to surveys sent to them by the Judicial Performance Review Commission. The idea was first put forward by the Rocky Mountain News in an October 13, 2002, editorial. Whether a "Retain" or "Do Not Retain" is recommended is based on the criteria:

Retain: More than 85% of attorneys voted to retain;

Marginal: only 80-85% of attorneys voted to retain. In 2014 review this was changed to 75-85% of attorneys voted to retain;

Do Not Retain: Less than 80% of attorneys voted to retain. In 2014 review this was changed to <75% of attorneys voted to retain.


 
    Table 26: Eleventh Judicial District Judges and Magistrates

Name of Judge

Telephone

Case

Links

Comments

 

District Judges

Charles M. Barton

formerly Chief Judge

 

Retired July 1, 2015.

 

Appointed district court judge January 2003.

Stood for retention in 2006: Retain.

Stood for retention in 2012.

EJF recommendation: Retain 88%

Stephen A. Groome

Chaffee County, Fairplay

(719) 836-2940

 

Appointed district court judge in 2007.

Stood for retention in 2010. Weak 77% of attorneys recommended retention.

Stood for retention again in 2016.

EJF recommendation: Marginal

Some improvement with 83% of attorneys voting to Retain this time.

Ramsey Lama

(719) 204-2231

 

Appointed district court judge by Gov. Hickenlooper in December 2015. Replaced David Thorson.

Julie G. Marshall

Fremont County, Canon City

 

Stepped down January 2013.

 

Appointed district court judge in 1992.

Stood for retention in 2000. 81% Retain.

Stood for retention in 2006. Retain. Commission split 5-2 on vote.

Did not stand for retention in 2012.

Patrick W. Murphy

Chief Judge

(719) 539-2561

 

Appointed district court judge by Gov. Hickenlooper in September 2012. Replaced Julie Marshall.

Stood for retention in 2016.

EJF recommendation: Retain

87% of attorneys voted to Retain but 13% voted Do Not Retain.

David M Thorson

Fremont County, Canon City

 

Resigned in late 2015.

 

Appointed district court judge January 2005.

Stood for retention in 2008. 96% Retain.

Stood for retention in 2014.

EJF recommendation: Retain 100%

Kenneth M. Plotz

Chaffee County

 

No longer on bench as of February 2007.

Lynnette M. Wenner

(719) 204-2234

 

Appointed district court judge by Gov. Hickenlooper in May 2015 to replace Charles Barton. Prior to that she was doing family law in a private practice.

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County Judges

William P. Alderton

Chaffee County, Salida

 

One wonders if the criticism against Judge Alderton is a result of his failure to follow radical feminist ideology and doctrine?

(719) 539-8031

 

Appointed county court judge in 1990.

Stood for retention in 2000. 91% Retain.

Stood for retention in 2004. No Opinion.

Stood for retention in 2008. 85% Retain

Stood for retention in 2012.

EJF recommendation: Retain 89%

Stood for retention again in 2016.

EJF recommendation: Retain

This time 100% of attorneys voted to Retain.

 

04 SA 178

In People v. Turner he granted a motion to compel a women's shelter to produce documentation that may have shown subornation of perjury against Turner in a criminal DV case. That was overturned by Colorado Supreme Court.

Norman C. Cooling

Fremont County, Canon City

(719) 204-2219

 

Appointed county court judge in 2007.

Replaced William G. Fox

Stood for retention in 2010. 92% Retain.

Stood for retention in 2014.

EJF recommendation: Do Not Retain

Only 68% of attorneys voted to Retain while 19% voted Do Not Retain, a substantial drop from his 2010 review.

William Gobin Fox

Fremont County

 

No longer on bench as of December 2007.

Brian Louis Green

Park County, Fairplay

(719) 836-2940

 

Appointed county court judge January 2007.

Replaced Stanley J. Mayhew

Stood for retention in 2010. 92% Retain.

Stood for retention in 2014.

EJF recommendation: Marginal

While 84% of attorneys voted to Retain 11% voted Do Not Retain.

Amanda Hunter

Custer County

(719) 783-2274

 

Appointed county court judge by Gov. Hickenlooper effective January 15, 2016.

Public defender prior to appointment.

Stanley J. Mayhew

Park County

 

No longer on bench as of February 2007.

Peter F. Michaelson

Custer County, Westcliffe

 

Promoted to district judge in the 18 th Judicial District in November 2015.

 

Appointed county court judge August 2003.

Stood for retention in 2006. Retain.

Stood for retention in 2010. 83% Retain.

Stood for retention in 2014.

EJF recommendation: Retain 89%

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Magistrates

Larry D. Allen

Fremont County, Canon City

(719) 204-2220

 

 

Robert Freeman

Fremont County, Canon City

(719) 204-2228

 

 

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