Fourth Judicial District - District Court Judge
Honorable G. David Miller
Retention Year: 2010
The Fourth Judicial District Commission on Judicial Performance, by a unanimous vote of 9-0, recommends that Judge G. David Miller BE RETAINED. One Commissioner was absent.
Judge Miller was appointed to the Fourth Judicial District Court bench on September 1, 2002. Judge Miller received his undergraduate B.A. degree from University of Notre Dame in 1979. He earned his law degree from Creighton University in 1982. Judge Miller’s believes in serving the community. He volunteers with both Teen Court and the High School Mock Trial competition. Judge Miller co-chaired, with another judge, a Habitat for Humanity fundraiser. He previously served as the president of the Ben Wendelken Inn of Court. Judge Miller is also active in his church and in his son’s Boy Scout troop.
After college graduation and during law school, Judge Miller served as a Marine Corps officer. Upon graduation from law school, he served with the Judge Advocate Generals Corp of the Air Force for almost six years of active duty followed by seventeen years as an Air Force reservist. Judge Miller was in private practice for 14 years in Colorado Springs prior to his appointment to the District Court bench. The emphasis of his private practice was civil litigation and health care law. The Commission considered the results of 281 detailed surveys completed by prosecutors, defense attorneys, civil attorneys, law enforcement officers, court employees, defendants, jurors, and others who have appeared in Judge Miller’s court. In addition, the Commission interviewed Judge Miller, observed him in the courtroom, and reviewed a self-evaluation completed by Judge Miller.
Judge Miller received higher than average ratings from both attorneys and non-attorneys. He was given positive scores for his knowledge of the law, demeanor, diligence, and communications. Judge Miller has one of the larger caseloads in the district, and has
presided over many significant trials. He receives high praise for his ability to handle this workload, although he continues to work upon entering orders in a prompt fashion.
Of all attorneys surveyed about retention, 93% recommended to retain, 6% not to retain, and 2% expressed no opinion. Excluding those who had no opinion, 94% recommended to retain and 6% not to retain. Of all non-attorneys surveyed, 93% recommended to retain, 1% not to retain, and 5% expressed no opinion. Excluding those who had no opinion, 99% recommended to retain and 3% not to retain. (These percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.)