Fourth Judicial District - District Court Judge
Honorable Gilbert Anthony Martinez
Retention Year: 1998
The Fourth Judicial District Commission on Judicial Performance recommends that Judge Gilbert Anthony Martinez BE RETAINED.
Judge Martinez is a native of Colorado, having been born in Trinidad and raised in the Denver area. A graduate of the University of Colorado, he served as a Public Defender from 1978 to 1989, directing the Colorado Springs Public Defender's Office for four of those years. He is married and has two children.
In 1989, Judge Martinez was appointed District Court Judge of the Fourth Judicial District. In 1994, he was elevated to the position of Chief Presiding Judge, also in the Fourth Judicial District, a position he currently holds.
Judge Martinez's ratings among law enforcement, attorneys, jurors, and courthouse personnel place him among the highest of judges rated this year. He excels in organizing his docket to move cases along while showing proper regard for the rights of litigants, the requirements of attorneys, and the needs of jurors. He is viewed to be fair and equitable in his adjudication of cases. Attorneys rated him 93.7%, law enforcement officers rated him 94.7%, courthouse personnel 92.3%, and jurors 100% to retain.