McMullen, John 2004 Evaluation


Second Judicial District - District Court Judge

Honorable John N. McMullen

Retention Year: 2004
Recommendation: Retain

The Second Judicial District Commission on Judicial Performance unanimously recommends that Judge John N. McMullen BE RETAINED, with one abstention.

Judge McMullen graduated from the University of Colorado Law School after receiving his undergraduate degree at the United States Military Academy (West Point). Before being appointed as a district judge in August 1983, Judge McMullen served eleven years in Denver District Attorney's Office and less than two years with a private firm, primarily defending insurance claims.

Judge McMullen's assignment since 2000 has been in the civil division. Based on observation of Judge McMullen's performance on the bench, and review of written opinions, together with a review of survey results and his self evaluation, the Commission finds that Judge McMullen's work as a district judge over the past 20 years has been exemplary.

The Commission considered written questionnaires completed by attorneys and non-attorneys who have appeared in Judge McMullen's court. The Commission also considered a written self-evaluation completed by Judge McMullen, and conducted a personal interview with him.

Judge McMullen generally received high marks from those completing the surveys. Of the attorneys, 87% recommended that he be retained, and 13% recommended that he not be retained. Of the non-attorneys, 96% recommended that he be retained, and 3% recommended that he not be retained.