Risberg, Todd 2004 Evaluation


Sixth Judicial District - San Juan County Court Judge

Honorable Todd Risberg

Retention Year: 2004
Recommendation: Retain

The Sixth Judicial District Commission on Judicial Performance recommends that Judge Todd Risberg BE RETAINED. The commission voted 9 in favor, with 1 abstention due to the fact that the commission member was not present for the personal interview or the public hearing.

Judge Risberg was appointed to the San Juan County Court bench in November, 2001. Prior to his appointment, Judge Risberg began his career as a clerk for Judge Woodford in the First Judicial District in l994-1995. Judge Risberg was in private practice in Denver from l995-1997, and worked in the District Attorneys Office in the Sixth Judicial District from 1997-2000. Judge Risberg was in private practice from 2000 until the present time, where he continues his private practice part time. Judge Risberg graduated from University of Colorado School of Law in 1994.

The Commission reviewed written surveys of Judge Risberg from attorneys and non-attorneys, including written verbatim comments included in the questionnaires. The Commission also considered a written self-evaluation completed by Judge Risberg, conducted a personal interview with Judge Risberg and held a public hearing to consider any other comments.

Judge Risberg is extremely well liked and has an outstanding reputation in the community. He received high ratings in every category, with special notations commending his for his fairness, correctly applying the law, performing with diligence and for his personable behavior. Judge Risberg has successfully transitioned to the position of County Judge and has become a valuable member of the community. Of the attorneys responding to the questionnaire, 100% recommended that Judge Risberg be retained in office. The non
attorneys responding to the surveys voted 91% in favor of retention, while the number voting not to retain was 9%.