Eighteenth Judicial District - District Court Judge
Honorable Thomas Clayborne Levi
Retention Year: 1990
Judicial Performance Commission’s recommendation: Should Be Retained.
Judge Levi was admitted to practice law in 1967. Before his appointment to the court, he was a prosecutor in the Arapahoe County District Attorney’s Office for six years and in private practice for three years. He was appointed to the county court in 1978 and to the district court in 1982.
He is assigned to the criminal division of the 18th Judicial District, where he handles approximately 1,400 cases a year. Before that, he was in the domestic division for three years where he handled an overcrowded domestic docket. A majority of those responding to the survey favored retention. Many responses praised him for his legal competence, integrity and dedication to hard work. Several responses were critical of his judicial temperament, citing angry outbursts in court, a lack of patience and the appearance of “burn out.” They also cited a lack of punctuality.