Tenth Judicial District - District Court Judge
Honorable Gregory J. Styduhar
Retention Year: 2022
Recommendation: Meets Performance Standard
Eight members of the Tenth Judicial District Commission on Judicial Performance agree that Judge Gregory J. Styduhar Meets or Exceeds Performance Standards. One member abstained from voting. The Colorado statutory judicial performance standards are integrity, legal knowledge, communication skills, judicial temperament, administrative performance, and service to the legal profession and the public.
The commission conducted a personal interview with Judge Styduhar, reviewed his judicial opinions and self-evaluation, performed courtroom observations, interviewed local agencies, and considered the results of the 2022 Judicial Performance Survey Report and Case Management Reports. On the Judicial Performance Survey, all surveyed groups had a sufficient response rate from those who had experience with Judge Styduhar. Of the attorneys responding to the survey, 88% indicated that Judge Styduhar meets performance standards, 6% indicated that he did not meet performance standards and 6% had no opinion. Of the non-attorneys responding to the survey, 88% indicated that Judge Styduhar meets performance standards and 13% had no opinion.
Judge Styduhar presided over civil cases and domestic relations cases during this term. Both attorneys and non-attorneys rated Judge Styduhar higher than other district judges statewide in application and knowledge of law, communication, demeanor, diligence and fairness. Both attorneys and non-attorneys rated Judge Styduhar similar to other district judges statewide in overall case management. Commission members found courtroom observations validated these survey findings.
Judge Styduhar continues to enjoy the litigants and cases that appear before him. He is very conscientious about ensuring that all parties receive due process. The surveys received reflect that he is very respectful to all parties in his courtroom. He has been at the forefront in modifying his docket to allow for virtual and in-person court appearances. He continues to strive toward issuing timely, but comprehensive decisions for the litigants. Judge Styduhar is a model for all judges to follow. Based on the Commission's overall evaluation, Judge Styduhar meets or exceeds performance standards. Judge Styduhar was appointed to the District Court bench in February 2020. He received his undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Southern Colorado (now Colorado State University - Pueblo), and his Juris Doctor from Creighton School of Law.