First Judicial District - Gilpin County Court Judge
Honorable Frederic Rodgers
Retention Year: 1994
Judge Rodgers was appointed to the Gilpin County Court in October, 1986. Prior to his judicial appointment he served as Chief Deputy District Attorney in Denver and later as a Commissioner of the Denver Juvenile court. He was also a member of the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps and was in the private practice of law. He is a faculty member of the National Judicial College. He participates in many community activities such as Teen Court, Big Brothers, and community trash clean-up days. He has authored many judicial articles.
Judge Rodgers primarily presides over civil, traffic misdemeanor, and criminal preliminary hearings.
A majority of responses from groups surveyed recommended his retention. Judge Rodgers received praise for his knowledge of the law and procedure, punctuality, promptness, and for his clear decisions. Responses indicated concern about his lack of compassion and courtesy. Judge Rodgers is aware of these concerns and reports that he is becoming more relaxed and patient in the courtroom.
Based upon this information, the Commission on Judicial Performance recommends Judge Rodgers SHOULD BE RETAINED