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Tenth Judicial District - District Judge

2012 Retention Survey Report
2011 Interim Survey Report
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Honorable David W. Crockenberg

Retention year: 2012
Recommendation: Retain

The Tenth Judicial District Commission on Judicial Performance recommends that Judge David W. Crockenberg BE RETAINED by a unanimous vote of 10-0.  The recommendation is based upon observations of Judge Crockenberg in his courtroom, his self-evaluation, a personal interview, interviews with representatives of agencies appearing frequently in his courtroom, review of appellate decisions, and results from written surveys from attorneys and non-attorneys.
Judge Crockenberg was appointed to the Tenth Judicial District Court in December 2002.  Prior to his appointment to the bench, Judge Crockenberg was in private practice as a trial attorney in Pueblo specializing in insurance defense, employment law, and personal injury.  Judge Crockenberg received his undergraduate degree from Syracuse University and his law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Since the Commission's last review, Judge Crockenberg has presided over a predominantly criminal docket.  Since taking the bench, Judge Crockenberg has stayed involved with the advisory board of Treatment Alternatives Collaboration, which is a board that helps qualifying defendants, with co-occurring disorders, by providing needed medications and a placement outside of incarceration.
The Commission found Judge Crockenberg to be patient and fair, he listens well, and he maintains an appropriate demeanor toward all participants in his courtroom.  Judge Crockenberg is well prepared for his docket and he maintains appropriate control of the timing and scheduling of his docket.  He is accessible and allows counsel the appropriate amount of time to properly litigate their claims.  During a personal interview with Judge Crockenberg, it was clear to the Commission that he understands the importance of the perception that litigants and community members observe in his courtroom.  Furthermore, Judge Crockenberg noted that he uses his best judgment when making observations, comments, or rulings, to ensure that any perception is made in a fair light to all parties involved.
Of all attorneys surveyed about retention, 90% 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, 89% recommended to retain, 5% 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, 95% recommended to retain and 5% not to retain. (These percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.)