Bennett S. Aisenberg will receive the Colorado Bar Association Award of Merit on Friday, January 11, 2013. The Award of Merit, the association’s highest honor, is given annually to a member for outstanding service to the association, the legal profession, the administration of justice and the community.
Mr. Aisenberg is a sole practitioner in Denver who has been a litigation attorney for 54 years. He currently specializes in arbitration, mediation, and matters involving legal ethics. He graduated from Brown University and attended Harvard Law School. He has been a fixture on the CBA Ethics Committee for many years, and in 2006 he received the Don W. Sears Ethics Award of Merit.
He served as a president of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association in 1984-1985, president of the Denver Bar Association in 1991-1992, and president of the Colorado Bar Association in 1998-1999. In 2003, he received the DBA’s highest honor when he was given the DBA Award of Merit. He also has been honored by the Sam Cary and Asian Pacific American Bar Associations.
Mr. Aisenberg also served on the Judicial Nominating Commission for the Second Judicial District for six years, and has taught at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. He writes for the Colorado Courtroom Handbook for Civil Trials, published by CBA-CLE, and has presented at many seminars.
He has long been a supporter of the Colorado Bar Foundation, which promotes the advancement of jurisprudence and the fair and equal administration of justice through grants that help educate the public and by providing assistance to Colorado’s legal institutions. The Foundation created the Aisenberg Society in his honor.
“Ben is the kind of attorney we all aspire to be,” said CBA President Mark A. Fogg. “He has a passion for his work that has never swayed in more than 50 years of practice and he has worked tirelessly, through his participation in the bar association and other groups, to share this passion through education, mentoring of younger attorneys and sound ethical advice.”