Colorado Court of AppealsRetention year: 2004
2004 Retention Survey Report
Honorable Daniel Marc Taubman
The State Commission on Judicial Performance unanimously recommends that Judge Daniel Marc Taubman BE RETAINED.
Judge Taubman was admitted to the Bar of Colorado in 1975. He was a law clerk to the Honorable Charles E. Stewart, Jr., of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York for one year after graduating from Harvard Law School. Before he was appointed to the Colorado court of Appeals on November 11, 1992, Judge Taubman practiced law with legal services programs in Colorado Springs, Denver and New York.
Judge Taubman has been actively involved in bar association and community activities. He has been a member of numerous committees of the Colorado, Denver and El Paso County Bar Associations including the Colorado Bar Association Ethics Committee. Judge Taubman has authored or co-authored a number of publications and articles dealing with civil practice and procedure and social security issues. He has devoted time to continuing legal education of the bar.
Judge Taubman was raised in Brooklyn and Baldwin, New York. After graduating from Cornell University, and before starting law school, he served as a volunteer in the Peace Corps, spending two years in rural Peru engaged in the cultivation of potatoes. Recently, he has been active in primary and secondary school legal education through the program, "We the People, The Citizen and the Constitution." He also has participated on the boards of his synagogue and Foothills Academy.
Judge Taubman strives to ensure that the opinions he writes have a high level of quality and demonstrate an understanding of the arguments and issues presented by the parties.
Attorney questionnaires received by the Commission rate Judge Taubman the highest of all the judges of the Colorado Court of Appeals currently standing for retention. Of the responses received from attorneys, 95% voted for retention. Ninety-nine percent of the judges surveyed voted to retain.