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Campbell, Brian 2002 Evaluation


Second Judicial District - Denver County Court Judge

Honorable Brian T. Campbell 

Retention Year: 2002
Recommendation: Retain

The Second Judicial District Commission on Judicial Performance recommends that Judge Brian T. Campbell BE RETAINED.

Judge Campbell was appointed to the Denver County Court bench in March 1980. Prior to his appointment, Judge Campbell was in private practice specializing in civil litigation and clerked for a federal judge in Denver. Judge Campbell received his undergraduate degree in 1970 from Knox College. He received his law degree from the University of Colorado in 1972. Judge Campbell currently presides over civil cases.

Judge Campbell is active in his church, the Colorado Bar Association, the Denver Bar Association and the Colorado Women’s Bar Association. He is a member of the Minoru Yasui American Inn of Court. He volunteers to judge moot court competitions and to speak to service organizations. Judge Campbell also serves as a liaison between the Denver County Court and the Denver Domestic Violence Task Force and he is the co-chair of the Denver Metro Domestic Violence Fatality Review Committee. Judge Campbell has three children. He enjoys cycling and skiing.
The Commission reviewed written evaluations of Judge Campbell from attorneys and non-attorneys, including written comments. The Commission also considered a self-evaluation completed by Judge Campbell and conducted a personal interview with him.

Judge Campbell consistently received higher than average ratings from both attorneys and non-attorneys in virtually every category, including judicial temperament; equal treatment of parties regardless of sex, race, age or economic status; communicating verbally in a clear, thorough and well-reasoned manner; explaining court procedures thoroughly and clearly; maintaining a professional demeanor in the courtroom; listening patiently to all testimony and arguments before issuing a ruling; managing cases and docket efficiently and with minimal delay; using court time efficiently; knowledge of the rules of evidence and procedure; and making the correct decision based upon the law and the facts. Among the attorneys surveyed, 100% recommended that Judge Campbell be retained. Of the non-attorneys responding to the survey, 87% recommended retention, 2% recommended non-retention and 11% had no opinion. Judge Campbell has consistently been rated above average in past judicial reviews.