Second Judicial District - Denver County Court Judge
Honorable Kerri Lombardi
Retention Year: 2022
Recommendation: Meets Performance Standard
The Second Judicial District Commission on Judicial Performance agrees by a vote of 9-0, with one Commissioner absent from voting, that Judge Kerri Lombardi MEETS PERFORMANCE STANDARDS.
Judge Lombardi presides over civil protection order court and has previously presided over traffic court, general sessions, and a criminal division. Judge Lombardi meets all aspects of the judicial performance criteria. Judge Lombardi’s strengths, as described in survey results, include her fairness and her willingness to listen to all parties. Her courtroom demeanor is balanced and she demonstrates good courtroom control. The Commission commends Judge Lombardi on her willingness to seek mentoring and feedback on her performance. The Commission did not identify any evaluation category in which Judge Lombardi displayed a notable weakness.
Mayor Hancock appointed Judge Lombardi, a Denver native, to the Court in May 2015. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado-Boulder and her law degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. Prior to her appointment, she worked in the Denver District Attorney’s Office for 20 years as a Deputy, Senior Deputy and then Chief Deputy District Attorney. Judge Lombardi has been involved in Judicial Outsight Group activities, serving meals at homeless shelters, and preparing gift baskets for veterans with Catholic Charities. Judge Lombardi also chairs the Human Resources Committee of the Denver County Court and serves on a number of other committees of the Court.