Category: Member Profiles

Get to Know Your DBA YLD Chair: Jim Fogg

Jim, a Colorado native, always knew that he wanted to be a lawyer. His dad is a lawyer, so he grew up learning about the legal profession and learning that it was (at its core) a profession about helping people.

DBA YLD Member Highlight: Courtney Butler

1. Why did you become a lawyer? It may sound cliché, but I became a lawyer to help people. I wanted to give a voice to the voiceless and power to the powerless. I also became a lawyer because I

DBA YLD Member Highlight: William Benjamin King

1. Why did you become a lawyer? It has always been in my nature to be protective of others. The word “advocate” comes from the Latin word advocātus, which means to be “called to one’s aid.” Being a lawyer allows

DBA Member Highlight ~ Megan Rose

Read more about the DBA’s new representative to the American Bar Association, Megan Rose.

Law Student Chronicles: “Bar” Star by Day. Law Student by Night.

By Rebecca Spence As I walked off the elevator on the ninth floor of my downtown office space, I sleepily lugged my overstuffed book bag to my desk and plugged in my password to fire up my desktop. Before August

Meet the Incoming Vice Presidents and Board of Trustee Members

By Jessica Volz Find out who is representing you on the Denver Bar Association Board.

Franz Hardy: Your Unstoppable President-Elect

By Jessica Volz It was not your typical Denver day. The sky’s cemented grey burst, pouring rain that pounded the ground until it yielded to what E. E. Cummings has described as the “puddle-lusciousness” of spring. Umbrellas, a seldom spectacle

The Denver Bar Association Is Here for You: Introducing 2016–17 DBA President Nancy L. Cohen

By Jessica Volz Denver lawyers do great things. “This is our community, and I want Denver lawyers to know that the Denver Bar Association is here for you, every step of the way.” Such clarity of vision and succinct precision

Brewing up Justice

By Emma Garrison Something new is a-brewing in Denver.You may have heard about Lady Justice Brewing Company in the ABA Journal blog post “What would you name your legal brew?” or seen the Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, which ran this past

DBA Member Highlight: 10 Questions with Philip Lietaer

Philip Lietaer assumed the role of Director of MVL upon Dianne Van Voorhees’s departure on January 7, 2016.

Giving Back and Paying it Forward: Cyrus Rajabi’s Side Gig as a Firefighter

By Emma Garrison While attorneys often talk about “putting out fires,” they don’t usually mean it literally. However, that is not the case for Cyrus Rajabi, a shareholder at Jones & Keller, who is also a reserve firefighter and emergency

Council Spotlight: Jim Fogg

Meet your Denver Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division Executive Council Jim Fogg is a Denver native and currently serves as a judicial law clerk for the Hon. James S. Casebolt of the Colorado Court of Appeals. He began his clerkship

Council Spotlight: Jeffrey Land

Meet your Denver Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division Executive Council Jeffrey Land is originally from Tennessee, and often visited his grandmother for vacation in Colorado. Jeffrey attended CU-Boulder for undergrad and Florida Coastal for law school. He is a solo-practitioner

Law Student Chronicles: Krav Maga and Legal Reasoning

By Gurney Pearsall I’ve had an eventful 2L year! I juggled many responsibilities as a teaching assistant for legal writing, a law review articles editor, a student attorney, and a student author in the Journal of Legal Education’s upcoming volume.

Lance Timbreza—New CBA YLD Chair Emphasizing Diversity, Outreach, and Service

by Alexa Drago When you talk to Lance Timbreza, the new chair of the CBA Young Lawyers Division (YLD), it is immediately apparent that he is a man of conviction and determination. “I always knew I wanted to go to

Incoming DBA YLD Chair Elisabeth Mankamyer on the Value of the Bar

By Courtney Gibb I don’t know how she does it. Yes, that’s the title of a recently released blockbuster, but it’s also going to be what you’re thinking as you read about Elisabeth “Beth” Mankamyer. Along with working as an

Who’s Representing You in 2014? Meet the New Members of Your Board of Trustees

By Courtney Gibb

John Vaught, DBA’s 2014–15 President: A Veteran, Lawyer, and Leader Focused on the Future of our Bar

By Courtney Gibb “I can’t imagine being anything other than a trial lawyer.” John Vaught isn’t just saying that because he’s the new President of the Denver Bar Association. He’s the real deal. And he truly believes in the legal

Council Spotlight: Raul Chacon

Meet your Denver Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division Executive Council Raul Chacon, Jr. is an associate at Burns, Figa & Will, P.C. in Greenwood Village. His practice is devoted to commercial litigation. Raul is a graduate of Middlebury College and

Law Student Chronicles First-Year Perspective: The Best is Yet to Come

By Shaquille Turner As I reflect on my first year of law school, I am overwhelmed by a sense of profound gratitude and humble accomplishment. In the past ten months, I may or may not have read more text than