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David Prince - 4th Judicial District Judge


Honorable David Prince

Judge Prince was appointed to the District Court in April of 2006.  Judge Prince is a member of faculty with the National Judicial College and co-editor of Court Review, a national journal for judges.  As part of a UNESCO law and development program, Judge Prince works with legal professionals and judges in developing countries to enhance rule of law in their nations.  He is a contributor to various projects of the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System.  From 2012 to 2017, Judge Prince served on the leadership team for the Fourth Judicial District with more than 300 personnel.  Judge Prince is a published author and speaker, often focusing on case management and judicial leadership issues.  Judge Prince has been a contributor to a number of statewide projects, most recently chairing the creation and implementation of an accreditation program for Colorado’s problem solving courts.  Currently, Judge Prince serves on the Colorado Commission on Judicial Discipline enforcing compliance with Colorado's code of judicial ethics. Judge Prince is a co-founder of Judicially Speaking, recipient of the national Sandra Day O’Connor Award for civics education in 2015.  In 2011, Judge Prince received the Liberty Bell Award for contributions to the legal system, and in 2008, led the Wendelken Inn of Court to earning the award for best program in the nation. 

Before taking the bench, David Prince was a commercial litigator with Holland & Hart.  He was honored to receive an AV rating from his peers.  In practice, he represented individuals and entities in the trial and appellate courts across Colorado as well as around the country.  While in practice, he was selected by his partners to serve on the five person team leading their multi-state law firm.  As a lawyer, he devoted significant time to developing technology tools for supporting modern litigation.  He received awards for pro bono service to education and historic preservation.  In law school, David Prince was a development editor for the law review and earned Order of the Coif honors.  He is also a graduate of the Center for Creative Leadership.

After taking the bench, Judge Prince has remained dedicated to community service outside the courthouse.  He attended an elementary school with three grades in one classroom and was one of the early members of his family to pursue higher education.  As a result, he has been dedicated to promoting the benefits of education.  Judge Prince currently serves in the College Readiness and Success Program sponsored by the El Pomar Foundation that provides long term support and mentoring to high school students that are first generation higher education aspirants.  Judge Prince also serves on the organizing and logistics committees for the annual Educating Children of Color Summit.  Judge Prince is active in a number of other community service programs such as the Colorado Springs Leadership Institute.

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