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Simons, Edward 1998 Evaluation


Second Judicial District - District Court Judge

Honorable Edward A. Simons

Retention Year: 1998
Recommendation: Retain


The Second Judicial District Commission on Judicial Performance recommends that Judge Edward A. Simons BE RETAINED.

Judge Simons graduated from Kansas State University in 1962 and received his law degree from Washburn University in May 1965. He was admitted to the Colorado bar in October 1965. He was an assistant attorney general for approximately three years; was a Denver deputy district attorney for two years; and was in the private practice of law for one year. Prior to his appointment to the Denver district court in July 1990, Judge Simons served as a Denver county court judge for more than fourteen years, the last six of which were as the chief judge.

Judge Simons currently serves in the civil division of the district court. Judge Simons has also served in the domestic relations and criminal divisions of the district court.

Judge Simons seeks to improve his efficiency as a judge without compromising the reasonable expectations of attorneys and litigants. Judge Simons received high ratings in all areas surveyed, except the areas of docket management with minimal delay and willingness to hear complicated and time-consuming cases, where the ratings were slightly lower.

Attorney surveys indicate that 84.3% voted for retention, 9.8% voted not to retain, and 5.9% had no opinion. Court employees voted 100% to retain. Surveyed jurors voted 100% to retain.