Court of Appeals — Dennis A. Graham
Do not retain
Appointed in 2002, Judge Dennis A. Graham specializes in securities and complex commercial law.
Hey, we never said they’d all be fun. So we’ll cut to the chase: Despite some reservations, we’re endorsing Graham for retention.
Graham’s reviews from the Colorado Office of Judicial Performance Evaluation are a bit of a mixed bag. He didn’t score especially well in fairness and impartiality, which are kind of important for a judge, and some lawyers said his opinions were clear, while others said the opposite.
But Graham was found to be impartial and well-prepared in oral arguments, and judges surveyed said his opinions were well-reasoned. Graham won a retention vote in 2004.