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Miller Jr., G. David 2004 Evaluation


Fourth Judicial District - District Court Judge

Honorable G. David Miller Jr. 

Retention Year: 2004
Recommendation: Retain

The Fourth Judicial District Commission on Judicial Performance, by a nine to zero vote, recommends that Judge G. David Miller BE RETAINED.

Judge Miller was appointed to the Fourth Judicial District Court bench on September 1, 2002 by Governor Bill Owens. Judge Miller received his undergraduate B.A. degree from University of Notre Dame in 1979. His law degree was received from Creighton University in 1982. Judge Miller served as a Judge Advocate General for approximately six years. Judge Miller was in private practice for fourteen years in Colorado Springs, Colorado prior to becoming a District Court Judge. The emphasis of his private practice was civil litigation and health care law.

The Commission reviewed written evaluations of Judge Miller from attorneys and non-attorneys, including written comments attached to the evaluation questionnaires. The Commission also personally interviewed Judge Miller and considered his self-evaluation.
Judge Miller received high ratings and comments from attorneys excepting the areas of "docket control" and knowledge of the law. From non-attorneys, Judge Miller received exceptionally high ratings in fairness, demeanor, and communications. From the non-attorney surveys, Judge Miller received an 83% retention recommendation and 4% recommending that he not be retained. From the attorney surveys, Judge Miller received a 77% recommendation for retention and a 5% recommending no retention.

Judge Miller retired from the Air Force Reserves after 22 years of service. He is the El Paso County Bar Association member responsible for the deployed military personnel pro bono legal assistance program. Judge Miller is also a member of the El Paso County Bar Association's Access to Justice Committee, providing pro bono assistance to disadvantaged citizens. He is a past Chairman of the Board of the Pikes Peak Chapter of the American Red Cross and Christmas Unlimited.