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Fourth Judicial District - District Judge


Reports:
2012 Retention Survey Report
2011 Interim Survey Report
2009 Interim Survey Report

Honorable Robert L. Lowrey

Retention year: 2012
Recommendation: Retain

The Fourth Judicial District Commission on Judicial Performance, by a unanimous 10-0 vote of all members, recommends that Judge Robert L. Lowrey BE RETAINED.
 
Judge Lowrey was appointed to the District Court bench in August 2003, and assumed his position in January 2004. Judge Lowrey graduated in 1974 from the United States Air Force Academy. During his five years of active military duty, Judge Lowrey earned a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Georgia College in 1978. He subsequently graduated from the University of Colorado Law School in 1981.  Judge Lowrey also has an impressive record of community service as a volunteer for Mock Trial every year and as presenter to CSU’s Hall of Education Outreach and the USAF Academy’s Center for Character and Leadership Development.
 
Judge Lowrey was a general practitioner from May 1982 until his appointment. His practice was in the areas of criminal defense, domestic relations, and civil litigation. At this time, Judge Lowrey’s assigned workload consists of 50% domestic relations and 50% criminal cases.  He has been the Domestic Presiding Judge for the past five years and has expertly managed a dramatic increase in domestic relations caseloads with the same resources as in previous years.  In evaluating Judge Lowrey’s performance on the bench he is deemed to be neutral.  He is well above the average of other district judges standing for retention in case management, application and knowledge of the law, communications, demeanor, and diligence.  Both attorneys and non-attorneys consider him a high quality judge.
 
The Commission considered written evaluations from 112 attorneys and 295 non-attorneys, a self-evaluation completed by Judge Lowrey, performed courtroom observations, and conducted both a personal interview with the judge and a public hearing. Of all attorneys surveyed about retention, 96% recommended to retain, 4% not to retain, and 1% were undecided or didn’t have enough information to make a recommendation.  Of those expressing an opinion to retain or not to retain, 96% recommended to retain and 4% not to retain.  Of all non-attorneys surveyed, 84% recommended to retain, 9% not to retain, and 7% were undecided or didn’t have enough information to make a recommendation.  Of those expressing an opinion to retain or not to retain, 91% recommended to retain and 9% not to retain.  (These percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.)