Judge Kelly Waidler, Douglas County Division E
Colorado Governor Jared Polis appointed Kelly E. Waidler to the Douglas County Court in the 18th Judicial District. This vacancy was created by the retirement of the Honorable Susanna Meissner-Cutler. Waidler's appointment was effective May 8, 2021. Waidlerwas a Chief Deputy District Attorney in the Denver District Attorney's Office, a position she held since 2020. Her practice consists of criminal prosecution. Previously, Waidler was a Senior Deputy District Attorney (2015-2020) and Deputy District Attorney (2008-2015) in the Denver District Attorney's Office. She earned her B.A. from Colorado College in 2005 and her J.D. from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in 2007
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)