Patrick Flaherty has been named the new Executive Director of the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations. He will officially begin on Jan. 1, when current Executive Director Chuck Turner steps down after 34 years.
“I’m honored to be inheriting Chuck Turner’s legacy, and I’m excited to help the Associations take on new challenges and continue to move forward,” Flaherty says.
Patrick Flaherty was most recently Director of Policy Advocacy Programs at the Gill Foundation, where he served for nine years. Prior to that, Flaherty was Executive Director of the nonprofit Project Angel Heart, which he grew from a fledgling organization to a highly impactful service organization. Under his leadership, it received the El Pomar Foundation’s Award for “Most Outstanding Nonprofit Organization in Colorado.”
Flaherty also has nine years of legal experience. He began his law career at Lewis Roca Rothgerber, rising from summer associate all the way to partner. He is a graduate of the University Of Denver Sturm College Of Law, where he received his JD in 1987. Flaherty has a master’s degree in nonprofit management from Regis University as well.
Bringing a blend of legal knowledge, nonprofit management, and advocacy experience to the bar associations, Flaherty is well suited to lead bar members, and more importantly, guide the legal community into the future.