The History of William Lee Knous (1911)

In 2016, we honored:

  • William Lee Knous Award

    Norman Brownstein ('68) and Steven W. Farber ('68), Shareholders, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP

  • Distinguished Achievement - Public Sector

    The Honorable Cory Gardner ('01), United States Senator - Colorado
     

  • Distinguished Achievement - Judiciary

    The Honorable Marcia S. Krieger ('79), Chief Judge, United States District Court, Colorado
     

  • Distinguished Achievement - Corporate Counsel

    Michelle M. Lucero ('89), Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel, and Chief Flash Mob Officer, Children's Hospital Colorado
     

  • Richard Schaden "Adopted Alumni" Award

    Paul and Norma, and David and Jed Barash, parents and brothers of Daniel Barash ('02)
     

  • Dean Edward C. King "Pay it Forward" Award

    Fiona Arnold, Executive Director, Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade
     

In 2015, we honored:

  • Betty Carter Arkell ('75), Partner, Holland & Hart LLP, for the William Lee Knous Award, Colorado Law's highest alumni honor

  • William R Buck (’83), General Counsel-Upstream Companies, Exxon Mobil Corporation, for Distinguished Achievement in Corporate Counsel
  • Michael L. Connor ('93), Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of the Interior, for Distinguished Achievement in the Public Sector
  • David G. Palmer ('70), Denver Managing Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP, for Distinguished Achievement in Private Practice
  • Brian L. Duffy ('91), Shareholder & Co-President, Greenberg Traurig, LLP, for Distinguished Achievement in Private Practice.

In addition, Dean Phil Weiser presented two Dean's Choice awards, recognizing individuals who have made exceptional contributions to Colorado Law:

  • Roxanne Jensen ('85), Managing Director, Catapult Growth Partners, & Founder, EvolveLaw, for the Dean Edward C. King “Pay it Forward” Award
  • R. Stanton Dodge, Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, DISH Network, for the Richard Schaden “Adopted Alumnus” Award

In 2014, we honored:

  • The Honorable Roy R. Romer (’52), former Governor of Colorado, for the William Lee Knous Award, Colorado Law's highest alumni honor

  • The Honorable Claudia J. Jordan (’80), Denver County Judge, Second Judicial District, for Distinguished Achievement in the Judiciary
  • Thomas M. Ray (’86), President & CEO, CoreSite, for Distinguished Achievement in Industry
  • Thomas W. Fredericks (’72), Partner, Fredericks Peebles & Morgan LLP, for Distinguished Achievement in Private Practice
  • Douglas J. Friednash, Shareholder, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP, and D. Scott Martinez, Denver City Attorney, for the Dean Edward C. King “Pay it Forward” Award
  • Ann Marks Getches for the Richard Schaden “Adopted Alumna” Award

The Honorable Michael L. Bender ('67) was the 2013 William Lee Knous Award recipient.

The 2012 William Lee Knous Award recipient was Bill Johnson ('58).