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C. Jean Stewart

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C. Jean Stewart is a former presiding judge of the Denver Probate Court in Colorado.[1] She was the Court's Presiding Judge (Division 1) and was appointed by the Governor.[2] Stewart stepped down on June 30, 2011.[3][4]

2010 elections

Stewart was retained with 71.06 percent of the vote in 2010.[5][6]

Main article: Colorado judicial elections, 2010

Retention recommendation

Stewart was recommended for retention by the Colorado Office of Judicial Performance Evaluation.

  • Read the performance review here.


Judge Stewart earned her Bachelor of Science from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and her Juris Doctor in 1974 from the University of Denver.[7][8][9]


Stewart worked in private practice for 20 years. She was a partner and of counsel to the Denver law firm of Holme Roberts and Owen. She has served as Editor-in-Chief of the Denver Law Journal and was elected to the Order of St. Ives.[7][8]

Controversial Letty Milstein Case

The Court of Appeals reversed Judge Stewart's decisions concerning the case of Letty Milstein in February of 1998. The Court determined that all decisions made by Judge Stewart after January 17, 1997 be set aside. The Court declared that, "We cannot determine from the hearing orders whether the probate court based its findings upon clear and convincing evidence." Letty's rights, according to the Court of Appeals, were violated repeatedly. Judge Stewart, in a response to a telephone call from Westword News, said she wouldn't comment "on an ongoing case."[10]

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