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Second Judicial District - Denver County Judge

2012 Retention Survey Report
2011 Interim Survey Report
2009 Interim Survey Report
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Honorable John Michael Marcucci

Retention year: 2012
Recommendation: Retain

The Second Judicial District Commission on Judicial Performance unanimously recommends that Presiding Judge John Michael Marcucci BE RETAINED.

Judge Marcucci has served on the Denver County Court since 1990. Prior to his judicial appointment he was a partner in a law firm specializing in criminal, bankruptcy, and civil law. His undergraduate degree is from Regis College, and his law degree is from the University of Denver College of Law.  Judge Marcucci is the Presiding Judge of Denver County Court.

Members of the Commission interviewed him, reviewed surveys from attorneys, jurors, defendants, law enforcement, and probation officers who appeared before Judge Marcucci, and read transcripts of trials over which he presided.  Transcripts of three trials demonstrate Judge Marcucci’s efforts to be neutral.   All but a very few attorneys and non-attorneys surveyed rated Judge Marcucci well above the average of all county judges standing for retention. He received high marks in case management, knowledge and application of the law, communications, demeanor, and diligence.  His oral decisions are organized and clear, and he ensures all parties involved clearly understand his rulings. On the bench, he demonstrates neutrality and ensures all parties involved clearly understand his rulings.

Of all attorneys surveyed about retention, 89% recommended to retain, 8% not to retain, and 3% were undecided or didn’t have enough information to make a recommendation. Of those expressing an opinion to retain or not to retain, 92% recommended to retain and 8% not to retain.  Of all non-attorneys surveyed, 86% recommend retain, 7% not to retain, and 8% were undecided or did not have enough information to make a recommendation.  Of those expressing an opinion to retain or not to retain, 93% recommended to retain and 7% not to retain. (These percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.)