July 22, 2019

Qusair Mohamedbhai Recognized with 2015 Davis Award

Qusair Mohamedbhia Bio PicOn January 21, 2016, Davis Graham & Stubbs held its annual Richard Marden Davis Award Dinner. The guest of honor and recipient of the 2015 Davis Award was Qusair Mohamedbhai, founder of Rathod Mohamedbhai LLC, a civil rights and plaintiff’s employment firm in Denver. Mohamedbhai is a member of the Board of Directors for CLE in Colorado, is a frequent speaker at our programs, and writes for The Practitioner’s Guide to Colorado Employment Law. In his practice, he advocates for the rights of employees in the workplace and for the civil rights of all people against governmental and institutional abuses of power. In addition to his law practice, Mohamedbhai is an adjunct professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, where he teaches constitutional litigation.

Mohamedbhai has received many other prestigious awards in his career. In addition to the 2015 Davis Award, Mohamedbhai received the 2015 Leonard Wein­glass in Defense of Civil Lib­er­ties Award from the American Association of Justice; received the 2013 and 2014 Case of the Year awards from the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association; and is a Legal Advisor to the Government of Mexico. He also received 5280 Magazine‘s “Top Lawyer” award for 2016 in the area of civil rights, Law Week Colorado‘s “Barrister’s Best” award in 2015 for Best Plaintiff’s Employment Lawyer, a “Super Lawyer” designation for 2014 and 2015 in the area of plaintiff’s employment law, and was named in Best Lawyers in the 2016 edition for employment law.

The Richard Marden Davis Award is given annually to a lawyer under 40 years old who combines excellence as a lawyer with civic, cultural, educational, and charitable leadership. The award was created in honor of Richard Marden Davis, a founding partner of Davis Graham & Stubbs, who was a skilled attorney who also made time for community service. The Davis family, Davis Graham & Stubbs, and the Denver Bar Foundation established the award in memory of Richard Marden Davis in 1993 to honor his belief that great lawyers should also be professional and community leaders. Past recipients of the Davis Award include Justice Monica Marquez of the Colorado Supreme Court, Justice Richard Gabriel of the Colorado Supreme Court, Judge Gilbert Roman of the Colorado Court of Appeals, and former governor Bill Ritter.

For more information about the award, click here. Congratulations, Qusair!

Denise D. Hoffman Recognized with 2014 Davis Award

Denise-HoffmanDenise D. Hoffman was honored on Thursday, January 22, 2015 with the 2014 Richard Marden Davis Award at a dinner in her honor. The award recognizes her outstanding service to the legal community, along with her civic and charitable leadership.

“It is truly an honor to receive such a prestigious award,” said Ms. Hoffman. “To be among such a highly regarded class of past winners is a humbling experience.”

The Davis Award is presented annually “to a Denver lawyer who is 40 years old or younger and combines excellence as a lawyer with civic, cultural, educational, and charitable leadership.” The award was created in memory of Richard Marden Davis, one of the founders of Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP, who devoted himself tirelessly to the profession and the community. Each honoree “best exemplifies the character and promise of Richard Davis at that stage in his career.” Ms. Hoffman follows a long line of past winners who have continued to serve the Denver legal community, including last year’s honoree, Shannon Stevenson.

Ms. Hoffman is the Managing Partner at Hoffman Crews Nies Waggener & Foster LLP. She holds an LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law and represents both individual and organizational clients in all aspects of tax planning, and controversy resolution. She is primarily focused on tax exempt organizations, estate and business succession planning, and business formation and dispositions. She works closely with a variety of clients, including entrepreneurs, corporate executives, professional athletes, investment bankers, real estate developers, family offices, and philanthropists to help them identify their objectives and provide creative and pragmatic solutions designed to meet their specific goals.

In January 2012, inspired by her work with her nonprofit clients and her service on the Colorado Garden Foundation and Family Tree boards of directors, Ms. Hoffman knew she was ready to make a more direct impact. Her dream: to form a nonprofit organization that could serve as a vehicle to propel deserving young people towards success via increased opportunities for higher education. By June 2012 Ms. Hoffman founded CHOICE Education Foundation, a § 501(c)(3) nonprofit. CHOICE works to empower students from low-income households who have a dream of pursuing higher education and are dedicated to using that education to make meaningful contributions to their communities. CHOICE awards a full-ride scholarship on an annual basis to a Colorado public high school senior to attend a Colorado public college, university, or vocational school. CHOICE currently supports three college students who are in attendance at Colorado State University, Metropolitan State University of Denver, and the University of Northern Colorado.

“Ms. Hoffman is a talented and committed lawyer and community leader who has exhibited an uncanny creativity in her approach to the practice of law,” said Chris Richardson, Managing Partner at DGS. “I continue to be impressed by the selection committee’s ability to honor excellent lawyers who are also truly outstanding civic and community leaders.”

DBA’s Davis Award Nominations Sought—Deadline is Monday, September 1

The Denver Bar Association is seeking nominations for the 2014 Richard Marden Davis Award. The prestigious Davis Award is given to attorneys in Denver who are under 40 years of age and exhibit exemplary civic, cultural, educational, and charitable leadership. It is presented jointly by the Davis family, Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP, and the Denver Bar Association. Past recipients of the award include Colorado Supreme Court Justice Monica Marquez, Colorado Court of Appeals Judge Richard Gabriel, and former governor Bill Ritter. The 2013 recipient of the Davis Award was Shannon Stevenson.

Nominations for the 2014 Award are due September 1, 2014. Nomination forms are available for download here, and more information on the award is available here. Questions? Email Margee Fawley or call her at 303-892-7528.

Shannon Stevenson Named Recipient of 2013 Richard Marden Davis Award

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On January 13, 2014, Shannon Stevenson was named the 21st 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. It is presented jointly by the Davis family, Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP, and the Denver Bar Association. Past recipients of the award include Colorado Supreme Court Justice Monica Marquez, Colorado Court of Appeals Judge Richard Gabriel, and former governor Bill Ritter.

The 2013 Davis Award was presented to Ms. Stevenson during a dinner at the Brown Palace Hotel. Recognizing her contributions to the community and her professional success, the event in Stevenson’s honor included a cocktail hour, dinner, a video on the history of the Davis Award, and the award presentation. Chris Richardson, managing partner of Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP, spoke of Stevenson’s incredible legal achievements and personal integrity. Dan McCune, current DBA President, presented the award to Stevenson.

Ms. Stevenson, 38, is a partner in the trial group of Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP. She leads the firm’s appellate group and serves on the DGS executive committee. She is an experienced litigator and appellate attorney, with specific expertise in energy, natural resources, and construction. Stevenson is the current president of the Colorado Women’s Bar Association. She received both her B.A. (cum laude) and J.D. (magna cum laude) from Duke University.

Nominations Sought for Richard Marden Davis Award

The Denver Bar Foundation, combined with Davis Graham & Stubbs and the Davis family, seeks nominees for the Richard Marden Davis Award. Each year, the Richard Marden Davis Award is given out to a Denver lawyer under the age of 40 who combines excellence as a lawyer with civic, cultural, educational, and charitable leadership.

The Davis Award was established in 1992 by the Denver Bar Foundation, Davis Graham & Stubbs, and the Davis family, in order to recognize successful and community-minded young attorneys in private and public practice, and to inspire new members of the Denver legal community. Past recipients include former governor Bill Ritter, Colorado Court of Appeals judge Richard Gabriel, and Colorado Supreme Court Justice Monica Marquez. The 2012 recipient of the Davis Award was Franz Hardy of Gordon & Rees.

Nomination forms for the Davis Award are available on the Davis Graham & Stubbs website, or click here to download the form. Nominations are due September 1 and should be returned to Margee Fawley at DGS. For more information, contact Margee Fawley at (303) 892-7528 or margee.fawley@dgslaw.com.