Wilson, Jeffrey 2004 Evaluation


Sixth Judicial District - District Court Judge

Honorable Jeffrey Raymond Wilson 

Retention Year: 2004
Recommendation: Retain

The Sixth Judicial District Commission on Judicial Performance unanimously recommends that Judge Jeffrey Raymond Wilson BE RETAINED.

Judge Wilson was appointed to the Sixth Judicial District Court bench in July 2002. Prior to his appointment to the bench, Judge Wilson worked as an Assistant District Attorney in Colorado Springs from 1980-1984, and at the District Attorneys Office in the 6th Judicial District from 1984-1989 and the District Attorneys Office in the Twenty-Second Judicial District from 1989-1990. From l990-2002 Judge Wilson was in private practice, specializing in criminal defense, personal injury and family law. Judge Wilson graduated with distinction from the University of Iowa College of Law in l980.

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

La Plata County has been plagued with a considerable age of case problem, and Judge Wilson has significantly reduced the number of active cases. His ability to quickly issue a decision while maintaining the integrity of the law is commendable. Judge Wilson prides himself in correctly applying the law, communicating clearly and performing with diligence. Judge Wilson has also begun to take additional high profile cases in the Twenty-second Judicial District in an effort to assist Judge Hansen with her docket and has successfully transitioned from a private attorney to a District Court Judge. Of the attorneys responding to the questionnaire, 95% recommended that Judge Wilson be retained in office, while 6%
recommend to not retain. The non-attorneys responding to the surveys voted 90% in favor of retention, while the number voting not to retain was 9%.