Fourth Judicial District - District Court Judge
Honorable David Prince
Retention Year: 2014
Recommendation: Meets Performance Standard
The Fourth Judicial District Commission in Judicial Performance unanimously recommends, by a vote of 8-0, that Judge David Prince BE RETAINED.
Judge Prince graduated from the University of Utah Law School where he served on the Law Review and received Order of the Coif Honors. He was previously employed as an AV rated commercial litigator at Holland and Hart Law Firm in Colorado Springs where he also served on their Management Committee. He was appointed to the bench April 1, 2006. He founded “Judicially Speaking,” with Judges Shakes and Cisneros to teach the role of the courts to High School students in Colorado Springs. They also expanded this effort to Grand Junction, Trinidad, Fort Collins, Greeley and other Colorado locations.
Judge Prince is currently the Deputy Chief Judge for the Fourth Judicial District. Judge Prince received reviews from 136 attorneys and 352 non-attorneys over a 6-year period. Among the attorneys 81% recommended that he be retained, 12% recommended not to retain and 6% made no recommendation regarding retention. Among the non-attorneys 92% recommended that he be retained, 5% recommended not to retain and 3% made no recommendation regarding retention. (These percentages may not total 100% due to rounding).
Judge Prince was rated well above average for all district court judges during this rating period by attorneys and non-attorneys alike. He was also rated well above average in the criteria of Case Management, Application and Knowledge of the Law, Communications, Demeanor and Diligence. Of equal importance he was also seen as a neutral judge with regard to bias and sentencing.