Eighth Judicial District - District Court Judge
Honorable Gregory M. Lammons
Retention Year: 2016
Recommendation: Meets Performance Standard
The Eighth Judicial District Commission on Judicial Performance unanimously (10-0) recommends that Judge Gregory M. Lammons BE RETAINED.
Judge Lammons was appointed to the Larimer County District Court in July of 2010. As a District Court Judge, he presides over criminal, civil, domestic relations, and juvenile adoption cases. Prior to his appointment, Judge Lammons was a Chief Deputy District Attorney for Larimer County. Judge Lammons received his undergraduate degree from Boston College in 1991 and his law degree from the University of Colorado in 1995. Judge Lammons helped found the Fossil Ridge High School Mock Trial program and currently coaches high school students teaching them courtroom advocacy, ethics, and procedure.
The Commission conducted a personal interview with Judge Lammons, reviewed opinions he authored, observed him in court, reviewed comments received from interested parties during the evaluation, and reviewed survey responses from attorneys and non-attorneys who had experience with Judge Lammons. The survey asked “How strongly do you recommend that Judge Lammons be retained in office?” Of the attorneys and non-attorneys completing the survey, 85% of the combined groups recommended retention. Of the attorneys responding, 84% recommended retention, 8% recommended non-retention, and 8% made no recommendation. Of the non-attorneys responding, 86% recommended retention, 4% recommended non-retention, and 10% made no recommendation. A total of 25 attorneys and 52 non-attorneys completed the judicial performance survey regarding Judge Lammons.
Among attorneys responding to the survey, Judge Lammons received high marks in the areas of case management, diligence, and application of the law. Additionally, non-attorneys graded him highly in the areas of fairness and 88% believed he was completely unbiased towards the defense or prosecution. Although perceived by some to create a stern courtroom environment, the Commission found the formality of his courtroom to be specifically designed to foster respect for the proceedings and impartiality in the process. The Commission finds that Judge Lammons is both a highly capable and extremely efficient jurist. Judge Lammons values academic rigor and takes care to address complex questions of law with thoroughness and preparation. He values neutrality and the rule of law and endeavors to succinctly outline the issues before him so that all parties can fairly assess and address those areas of dispute. Commission members believe Judge Lammons will continue to grow into a position of leadership among the Judges of the Eighth Judicial District.