Hon. Lilly W. Oeffler See Rating Details
District Judge
District Court
Jefferson County
1st Judicial District
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.3 - 3 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 1 rating(s)
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General Rating Criteria

* Temperament (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Scholarship (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Industriousness (1=Not at all industrious,10=Highly industrious)
* Ability to Handle Complex Litigation (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Punctuality (1=Chronically Late,10=Always on Time)
* General Ability to Handle Pre-Trial Matters (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
* General Ability as a Trial Judge (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
Flexibility In Scheduling (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)

Criminal Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
Involvement in Plea Discussions (1=Not at all Involved, 10=Very Involved)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Pretrial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Trial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Sentencing Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)

Civil Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Evenhandedness in Civil Litigation (1=Not at all Evenhanded,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Involvement in Settlement Discussions (1=Not at all Involved,10=Very Involved)
General Inclination (1=Pro-defendant, 10=Pro-plaintiff)

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What others have said about Hon. Lilly W. Oeffler



Comment #: CO314
I would not recommend keeping her as a judge in Jefferson County. She does a disservice to all parties involved with a lack of understanding, no control of her courtroom and lack of appropriateness.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CO274
Judge Oeffler is the top judge in Jefferson county.although she sentenced me to prison with the maximum sanction, she was and is very kind. her professionalism is evident in the way she conducts her court room proceedings. Judge Oeffler researched and learned about my particular case. I have nothing but good things to say about her knowledge, demeanor and over all respect.I do think my sentence was a little extreme considering the crime.Bottom line is she saved me from harm. I wish her the best? she deserve's it.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CO262
I've always wondered why Lily Oeffler is on the bench in the first instance. With her blatant misconduct in covering up matters in the aftermath of the Columbine shooting as an Assistant County Attorney, she really is unfit for service. With that said, I echo the comments of the lawyer who has posted here. She seems completely detached from what occurs in her courtroom. For example, having sat in her courtroom perhaps a dozen times, she appears to be sending emails and looking at non-judicial, non-case related items online while court is in session. Indeed, she will laugh at these items at inopportune times (like in the middle of a criminal sentencing docket).

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CO245
She seems detached and disinterested with what occurs in her courtroom. Not very bright.