Member Spotlight, 0921 COBJ, Vol. 50, No. 8 Pg. 96

AuthorCharles R. Greenacre
PositionVol. 50, 8 [Page 96]

50 Colo.Law. 96


Vol. 50, No. 8 [Page 96]

Colorado Lawyer

September, 2021

August, 2021

Charles R. Greenacre

Charles Greenacre was appointed Montrose Municipal Court Judge in March 2021. Previously, he was a county court judge in Montrose County and a district court judge in the Seventh Judicial District, retiring in 2015. He also served as a senior judge from 2015 to 2020.



Gardena, California

Law School:

Georgetown University Law Center

Lives in:


Works at:

City of Montrose

Practice Area(s):

Municipal Court Judge

CBA Member Since: 1973

Why did you become lawyer?

I believed then, as I do now, that die legal profession can change society for die better.

Outside of the law, what are your hobbies?

For many years, a small farm has been my primary hobby. I have grown hay, corn, pinto beans, and wheat. Farming is a stress reducer for me.

Favorite place you've traveled to:

France is my favorite destination. I love the wine, bread, and cheese as well as the historical towns.

Favorite spot in Colorado:

The Western Slope, where I live. There are abundant outdoor opportunities, all within a short distance. And die scenery in the Rocky Mountains is beyond compare.

Last movie you watched:

The Trial of the Chicago 7.

What sport do you love to play or watch?

I practice tai chi and watch NFL football.

What advice would you give to a new lawyer?

Negotiate for your client as zealously as you would litigate for them. Because litigation is expensive, stressful, and time consuming and often results in uncertain outcomes, a negotiated settlement is more often the best outcome for your clients.

What technology has transformed your practice?

When I began practicinglawin 1973, die technology we rely on today, such as word processing, email, e-filing, and internet-based legal research, was nonexistent. The technological change since then has been dramatic and made the practice of law more efficient.

Why are you a dues-paying member of the CBA?

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