Nineteenth Judicial District - Weld County Court Judge
Honorable Willis Kulp
Retention Year: 1994
Judge Willis Kulp has served as a Weld Count Judge since his appointment almost 20 years ago (December 1974). He had practiced law in Greeley for approximately 8 years prior to becoming a County Judge.
Judge Kulp’s large caseload includes civil disputes involving up to $10,000, traffic and other criminal misdemeanor cases, preliminary hearings on felony charges, and temporary restraining orders in certain domestic disputes.
A large proportion of attorneys and courthouse personnel gave Judge Kulp high marks on questionnaires they recently completed. These groups evaluated him on a wide range of criteria, including a sense of fair play, even handedness, knowledge of the law, independence and compassion. A comparably large percentage of those surveyed found Judge Kulp to be courteous and even-tempered, while at the same time able to maintain order in his courtroom.
The commission was struck by Judge Kulp’s continuing enthusiasm for his difficult job after many years on the bench. He evidences a strong desire to serve the public and to be a positive influence on young people who appear in his court.
The 19th Judicial District Commission on Judicial Performance recommends that Judge Willis Kulp BE RETAINED.