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Fullerton, Robert 1994 Evaluation


Second Judicial District - District Court Judge

Honorable Robert P. Fullerton 

Retention Year: 1994
Recommendation: Retain


Judge Fullerton received his law degree from the University of Denver Law School in 1954 and has been a Denver District Court Judge since November 1973. Before that, Judge Fullerton serves as a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge from 1965 to 1973. He has served in the civil, criminal and domestic relations courtrooms for over 20 years.

Survey results for Judge Fullerton consistently place him high above average in all categories of evaluation.

Recently, when Judge Fullerton was the presiding judge in the domestic relations division, he adopted the practice of having divorcing parents go to counseling classes focused on the effects of divorce on children, a practice hat has help minimize the stresses placed on children in divorce. Judge Fullerton is currently assigned to a courtroom handling civil cases. Feedback from attorneys, witnesses, and parties who have appeared in Judge Fullerton’s courtroom over the years highlight the judge’s sense of fairness and patience, and his practice of carefully listening to witnesses and attorneys. Another consensus highlighted by survey responses indicates that Judge Fullerton has a balanced judicial temperament and treats persons in this courtroom with courtesy and respect. Judge Fullerton places heave emphasis on informal conferences to streamline and focus on important issues in cases.

Better docket control and speedier resolution of cases are priority goals for Judge Fullerton.

The Second Judicial District Commission on Performance recommends Judge Fullerton BE RETAINED.