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Hobbs Jr., Gregory 1998 Evaluation


Colorado Supreme Court

Honorable Gregory J. Hobbs Jr. 

Retention Year: 1998
Recommendation: Retain


The State Commission on Judicial Performance recommends that Justice Gregory J. Hobbs, Jr. BE RETAINED.

Justice Hobbs was appointed to the Colorado Supreme Court in May 1996. Prior to his appointment he practiced law with emphasis on water, environment and transportation from 1971-1996. After earning his J.D. at the University of California, Berkeley, he was law clerk for Judge William E. Doyle of the United States Tenth Circuit Court. Prior to attending law school, he taught sixth grade in New York City and served in the Peace Corps in South America.

Justice Hobbs has been actively involved in bar associations and community outreach activities. He was Vice Chair of the Colorado Air Quality Commission and served on many other air, water and transportation committees. He has been active in the Boy Scouts of America and the Denver Area Eating Disorders Family Support Group. The State Commission was impressed by his energy and commitment to community service.

Justice Hobbs continues to publish articles on judicial subjects and water law, and he often includes historical information in his opinions to provide a more practical rationale for his decision process. He displays a sincere passion and intensity for the law and the people affected by court decisions. He brings a significant background and level of experience in environmental and water law to the Supreme Court.

Attorney questionnaires received by the State Commission rate Justice Hobbs highly overall. He received high marks in equal treatment of all persons, sense of fairness and attentiveness at oral arguments. Of the responses received from attorneys, 91.6% voted to retain Justice Hobbs and 8.4% voted not to retain him.