Maus, Daniel 2004 Evaluation


Nineteenth Judicial District - District Court Judge

Honorable Daniel S. Maus

Retention Year: 2004
Recommendation: Retain

The Nineteenth Judicial District Commission on Judicial Performance unanimously recommends that Judge Daniel S. Maus BE RETAINED.

Judge Maus was appointed to the District Court bench in July 2002. Prior to his appointment to the bench, Judge Maus was in private practice in Greeley, specializing in civil litigation. Judge Maus currently hears felony criminal cases.

Judge Maus is active in his Rotary Club and seeks opportunities expressed a willingness to speak with area youth regarding the legal system process and the importance it could have in their lives.

The Commission reviewed a self-evaluation completed by Judge Maus, conducted a personal interview with him, and considered written evaluations done by both attorneys and non-attorneys.

Of the attorneys responding to the survey, 73% strongly recommended he be retained and 27% somewhat recommended he be retained. Of the non-attorneys who responded, 75% strongly recommended retention, 18% somewhat recommended retention, and 6% recommended against retention.

Judge Maus received high ratings from both attorneys and non-attorneys in essentially all areas, particularly regarding his demeanor, the fact that he treats people in his courtroom politely and with respect, is prepared (does his homework), allows both sides adequate time to present their cases, and is skilled in assisting parties to reach agreement.