Second Judicial District - Denver County Judge
Honorable Andre L. Rudolph
Retention Year: 2020
Recommendation: Meets Performance Standard
The Second Judicial District Commission on Judicial Performance, on a vote of 10-0, unanimously finds that Judge Andre L. Rudolph MEETS PERFORMANCE STANDARDS.
The Commission reviewed the results of surveys submitted by attorneys and non-attorneys, including written comments, interviews of the Chief Judge of the Denver County Court, the Denver City Attorney, and the head of the Denver municipal public defender’s office. The Commission also interviewed Judge Rudolph, and reviewed his written self-evaluation and opinions he authored. Some members of the Commission also observed Judge Rudolph in court and listened to recordings of proceedings before him.
In the survey results, compared to other county judges standing for retention, Judge Rudolph scored higher than average in all areas, including case management, application and knowledge of the law, communications, diligence, demeanor, and fairness. Only a small number of attorneys returned surveys, and their scores on the same categories were slightly below the average for other judges standing for retention. Since only 9 attorneys returned surveys, the results from those surveys is not statistically significant. Of the 25 non-attorneys who responded, 100% indicated Judge Rudolph meets performance standards.
Judge Rudolph was appointed to the County Court in September 2004. Prior to his appointment, Judge Rudolph was a magistrate in Adams County for the Seventeenth Judicial District. Before that he was an attorney in the Colorado Public Defender’s Office. Judge Rudolph earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wyoming and his Juris Doctor from Creighton University School of law. Judge Rudolph currently presides over criminal matters in Denver County Court. Judge Rudolph volunteers with Denver Kids, where he formerly served on the Board, and with Pints for Prostates.