Lawrence Bowling, Douglas County Division D


Judge Bowling was appointed by Governor Bill Ritter in August 2010. He was prviously a magistrate in Douglas County and had served as a magistrate in the 18th Judicial District – which covers Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert and Lincoln counties – since 2006. He had been assigned to a domestic docket since July 2007. Prior to that, he was an assistant county attorney in Jefferson County, an associate with Quade, Fontana and Bonin, and a deputy district attorney in the 18th Judicial District. He earned his bachelor's degree from Colorado Technical College in 1981 and his law degree from the University of Denver in 1993.

His prior experience includes a total of seven years of general private practice, including domestic law, as well as two years as a Deputy District Attorney doing child support enforcement and four years as an Assistant County Attorney doing dependency or neglect cases.

Jim Forslund and Gary Pareja have been representing clients in this courtroom for years. They have that unique advantage you are looking for to obtain the best possible outcome for your unique set of circumstances in the specific judicial venue your case will be heard.

General Rating Criteria * Temperament No Opinion (1=Awful,10=Excellent) * Scholarship No Opinion (1=Awful,10=Excellent) * Industriousness No Opinion (1=Not at all industrious,10=Highly industrious) * Ability to Handle Complex Litigation No Opinion (1=Awful,10=Excellent) * Punctuality No Opinion (1=Chronically Late,10=Always on Time) * General Ability to Handle Pre-Trial Matters No Opinion (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able) * General Ability as a Trial Judge No Opinion (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able) Flexibility In Scheduling No Opinion (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible) Criminal Rating Criteria (if applicable) * Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation No Opinion (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded) General Inclination Regarding Bail No Opinion (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government) Involvement in Plea Discussions No Opinion (1=Not at all Involved, 10=Very Involved) General Inclination in Criminal Cases Pretrial Stage No Opinion (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense) General Inclination in Criminal Cases Trial Stage No Opinion (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense) General Inclination in Criminal Cases Sentencing Stage No Opinion (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)

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