Judge Eden was appointed as County Court Judge in April of 1997. Prior to this appointment he served in Gunnison as Deputy District Attorney for the 7th Judicial District from 1989 to 1997. A Gunnison native, Judge Eden earned a BA from Western State College in 1980 and an MBA from Western in 1981. He attended the University of Colorado law school earning his law degree in 1986. He has practiced law in Gunnison County since that time. While Judge Eden's position is defined by the state as a part-time appointment, he devotes full-time to his judicial duties. He has developed a very detailed system for managing a very full docket. His case workload over the past two years has consisted of 85% criminal cases (including traffic infractions) and 15% civil cases.
Judge Eden's caseload includes civil, criminal (misdemeanor and felony) and traffic cases. Judge Eden also acts in matters in the Seventh Judicial District involving conflicts or accumulation of duties for District and County Court Judges when appointed.