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Colo. Releases ‘Scores’ Of 134 Judges Running For Retention


Larimer County District Judge Gregory Lammons received the state’s top overall score from attorneys and non-attorneys who appeared in his courtroom, data from the Colorado Office of Judicial Performance Evaluation analyzed by Law Week Colorado reveals.

Lammons received an overall score of 3.88 on a 4.0 scale. Other high scorers were Jefferson County Judge Susan Fisch, 3.77; Denver District Judge Norman Haglund, 3.75; and Jefferson County Court Judge Thomas E. Vance, 3.71.

One judge, Pueblo’s Jill Mattoon, received a “do not retain” recommendation. But with a 3.17 score, she wasn’t nearly the lowest scorer.

That distinction belonged to a so-called lay judge — a non-attorney — Suzanne Grant of Crowley County. She received a 2.42 score.

Denver County Court Judge Mary Celeste received no opinion. Her score was 3.11.

The bottom scores besides Grant were Kit Carson County Judge Michael Grinnan, 2.8; Conejos County Judge Mary Garcia, 2.84; and Custer County Judge Peter Michaelson, 3.01.

The chart below ranks all 134 judges eligible for retention.