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Simmons, Timothy 2006 Evaluation


Fourth Judicial District - District Court Judge

Honorable Timothy J. Simmons 

Retention Year: 2006
Recommendation: Retain

The Fourth Judicial District Commission on Judicial Performance recommends Judge Timothy J. Simmons, after a unanimous vote of 10 to 0 of all members, BE RETAINED.

Judge Simmons was appointed to the District Court bench on August 1, 1998. Prior to his appointment Judge Simmons was in private practice and served as a Municipal Court Judge, City of Colorado Springs, for 16 years. Judge Simmons’ practice was a general practice. Judge Simmons’ workload consists of civil, domestic relations, and criminal cases.

Judge Simmons has served almost eight years as a district judge. Judge Simmons is a strong advocate for alternate dispute resolution and settlement negotiations. He strives for fairness and integrity in all matters that come before him. He also submits that diligence and docket management are his strengths. He is a strong believer in upholding courtroom dignity and decorum.

Judge Simmons is a contributor to the community by volunteering in the following areas: Court Care Board, Office of Dispute Resolution Advisory Board, and serves as the presiding Domestic Relations Judge.

The Commission considered 196 survey evaluations of Judge Simmons from attorneys, letters, non-attorneys, his self-evaluation, a letter from the public, a courtroom observation and a personal interview with the Commission. Written survey results indicated that attorneys responding to the survey strongly recommended retention at 74%, somewhat recommended retention by 21%, while 3% somewhat do not recommend retention and 3% strongly do not recommend retention. Of the non-attorneys responding to the surveys 91% strongly recommended retention, 7% somewhat recommend retention, 1% somewhat recommend no retention and 1% strongly recommend no retention.