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Davis, Gary 2002 Evaluation


Fifteenth Judicial District - Kiowa County Court Judge

Honorable Gary W. Davis 

Retention Year: 2002
Recommendation: Retain

The Fifteenth Judicial District Commission on Judicial Performance recommends that Judge Gary W. Davis BE RETAINED.

Judge Davis was appointed as Kiowa County Judge on June 1, 1992. Prior to his appointment to the bench, Judge Davis began as an associate at the Lefferdink Law Firm in Lamar, Colorado, and in 1980 became a partner of that firm. Judge Davis was admitted to the practice of law in Colorado on September 29, 1978. Judge Davis still practices law as a part-time sole practitioner concentrating in the areas of representing local governmental entities and financial institutions and probate, estate planning and transactional matters.

The Commission reviewed written evaluations of Judge Davis from attorneys and non-attorneys, including written verbatim comments attached to the evaluation questionnaires. The Commission considered a written self-evaluation completed by Judge Davis, conducted a personal interview with him and held a public hearing at which no negative comments were received regarding Judge Davis.

Judge Davis demonstrates a cordial relationship with court staff. He believes the public is confident of his ability to conduct fair and impartial proceedings. Judge Davis welcomed the results of the survey and is willing to use the information from the survey to improve in areas where improvement is necessary. He believes his greatest strength is the ability to understand and apply the law.
Judge Davis received high ratings from attorneys in virtually all categories, with 89% of the attorneys surveyed recommending his retention. Judge Davis received good to high ratings from non-attorneys in virtually every category, with only 23% of non-attorneys not recommending retention.