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Campbell, Brian 2010 Evaluation


Second Judicial District - Denver County Court Judge 

Honorable Brian T. Campbell

Retention Year: 2010
Recommendation: Retain


2010 Retention Survey Report

2009 Interim Survey Report


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The Second Judicial District Commission on Judicial Performance unanimously 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.

The Commission reviewed surveys from attorneys, appellate judges, jurors, and parties who appeared before Judge Campbell. The Commission also interviewed Judge Campbell and reviewed transcripts of three oral decisions. Selected members of the Commission observed Judge Campbell in court.

Both attorneys and non-attorneys describe Judge Campbell as a fair and experienced judge. Attorneys surveyed rated him above average in case management, application and knowledge of the law, demeanor, and diligence.

Judge Campbell received very high ratings from attorneys in a majority of the categories including demeanor, diligence, case management and knowledge of the law. He received slightly lower ratings from the non-attorneys. Of all attorneys surveyed about retention, 94% recommended to retain, 1% not to retain, and 4% expressed no opinion. Excluding those who had no opinion, 99% recommended to retain and 2% not to retain. Of all non-attorneys surveyed, 64% recommended to retain, 25% not to retain, and 11% expressed no opinion. Excluding those who had no opinion, 72% recommended to retain and 29% not to retain. (These percentages may not add up to 100% due to rounding.)