Fourth Judicial District - District Court Judge
Honorable Donald E. Campbell
Retention Year: 1994
Judge Donald E. Campbell received his law degree from George Washington University and was admitted to the Colorado Bar in 1962. From 1962 to 1965 Judge Campbell served in the United States Naval Judge Advocate’s Office. Judge Campbell served as a Deputy District Attorney in 1966 and was appointed to the El Paso County bench in 1972. In 1972 he was appointed to the District Court bench where he served from 1982 to 1991 as Chief Judge.
Judge Donald E. Campbell received a 78.4% retention rating from the surveyed attorneys that have appeared before him. Judge Campbell is noted for his high degree of efficiently in moving his docket and processing the cases before him. The responding attorneys that have practiced before him believe that he displays a fair sense of justice (84.6% agree) and that he gives prompt oral and written decisions (93.0% agree) on the issues and cases that are before him. However, a significant percentage of the participant attorneys also feel that Judge Campbell should work on being more courteous (37.3% feel he is not courteous) and display a more appropriate demeanor with those who appear before him (30.4% feel he displays an inappropriate demeanor).
Based on the information presented to the Fourth Judicial District Commission on Performance, the Commission recommends Judge Donald E. Campbell BE RETAINED.