Eighteenth Judicial District - Arapahoe County Court Judge
Honorable Dana E. Murray
Retention Year: 1994
Judge Dana E. Murray was appointed to the bench in August of 1992. She graduated from the University of Denver Law School in 1986 and was admitted to the bar in October, 1986. Prior to her appointment to the bench she spent two years as an Arapahoe County Magistrate.
Judge Murray handles felony advisement cases, bond hearings and preliminary hearings. Consequently, she handles few trials. The Commission did not receive any attorney surveys evaluating her performance.
Judge Murray brings a refreshing approach to her position which contributes to a relaxed atmosphere in her courtroom. She is highly rated for fairness in her courtroom. She does seem to be isolated from her peers and the community although she is working to correct this.
The Eighteenth Judicial District Commission on Judicial Performance recommends that Judge Dana E. Murray BE RETAINED.