Colorado Court of Appeals
Honorable Leonard Phillip Plank
Retention Year: 1990
Judicial Performance Commission’s recommendation: Should Be Retained.
Judge Plank graduated from Regis College in 1954 with a degree in history and sociology. He received his law degree from the University of Denver in 1960 and was admitted to the Colorado bar in 1961. He was a deputy district attorney in Denver from 1961 until 1965, and was engaged in private practice from August 1965 to 1970. Plank served as a county judge for the City and County of Denver from 1970 until 1974, when he was appointed to the District Court for the Second Judicial District. He served as district judge from 1974 until he was appointed to the Colorado Court of Appeals in January 1988.
Plank enjoys the reputation of being a superior judge. It was noted by attorneys and trial court judges that Plank is knowledgeable, considerate and conscientious and is among the finest judges on the bench.