2011 Awards Celebration

2011  Awards Celebration

The 2011 Awards Luncheon of the Colorado Lawyers Committee was held on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Marriott Denver City Center, 1701 California Street, Denver, Colorado.

Please click here for photos and video of the event.

G. Douglas Jones, former United States Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama, was the keynote speaker at the luncheon. As U.S. Attorney, Mr. Jones led the team of prosecutors and investigators in the re-opened case of the 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham which resulted in the successful prosecutions of two former Ku Klux Klansmen for the murder of four young girls killed in the bombing.

One of the highlights of the luncheon was the presentation of a number of awards to honor the individuals and organizations who contributed significantly to the Colorado Lawyers Committee during 2010.

James W. Hubbell (Kelly Garnsey Hubbell + Lass LLC) received the Outstanding Sustained Contribution Award for his longstanding support and his extensive contributions to the work of the Colorado Lawyers Committee.


Four law firms were nominated for Law Firm of the Year:

  • Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP
  • Patton Boggs LLP
  • Reilly Pozner LLP
  • The Harris Law Firm P.C.

The law firm of Reilly Pozner LLP was selected by the Board of Directors of the Colorado Lawyers Committee as the Law Firm of the Year.


The Lawyers Committee also honored the four individuals who were nominated for Individual of the Year:

  • Michelle Berge (Reilly Pozner LLP)
  • Geoffrey Klingsporn (Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP)
  • Scott F. Llewellyn (Morrison & Foerster LLP)
  • John H. Tatlock (The Harris Law Firm P.C.)

John H. Tatlock of The Harris Law Firm P.C. was selected by the Board of Directors of the Colorado Lawyers Committee as the Individual of the Year.


The Colorado Lawyers Committee presented a Special Recognition Award to Jenny Rose Flanagan (Colorado Common Cause), Faith A. Gross (The Legal Center for People with Disabilities and Older People), Elena Nunez (Colorado Common Cause), Daniel A. Sweetser (The Sweetser Law Firm, P.C.), and Carol Tone (League of Women Voters of Colorado) for their work on Just Vote! Colorado Election Protection.