August 24, 2019

Franz Hardy Named Recipient of Richard Marden Davis Award

HardyDavisAwardOn February 6, 2013, Franz Hardy was named the 20th recipient of the Richard Marden Davis Award. This prestigious award is given to attorneys in Denver who are under 40 years of age and exhibit exemplary civic, cultural, educational, and charitable leadership. Past recipients of the award include Colorado Supreme Court Justice Monica Marquez, Colorado Court of Appeals Judge Richard Gabriel, and former governor Bill Ritter.

Hardy is a partner at Gordon & Rees, LLP, where he focuses his practice on business and insurance litigation, including commercial disputes, employment matters, real estate, insurance coverage, and ERISA. He successfully litigated a breach of contract action against one of the nation’s largest telecommunications providers, obtaining a jury verdict in favor of his client. He is also active in the community; he is president of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association, is on the board of directors for the Center for Legal Inclusiveness, and serves on the University of Colorado Law School Alumni Board.

Hardy was presented with the Davis Award by Jim Benjamin, the president of the Denver Bar Association. Hardy graciously accepted the award, saying, “It is truly an honor to receive such a prestigious award. To be among such a highly regarded class of past winners is a humbling experience.”

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