June 9, 2015
Attorney Richard Murray of the Denver office of national law firm Polsinelli has been elected to serve as First Vice President of the Denver Bar Association (DBA) for an annual term beginning July 1, 2015. 

Murray, a DBA member since 2007, will support incoming president Janet S. Drake in her efforts to continue the growth and development opportunities for its more than 8,600 members and the legal profession. The association works to foster respect for the legal profession, encourage ongoing legal education, and offers resources for the media and the public on legal issues. 

“It’s truly an honor to be elected to a leadership position within the Denver Bar Association,” said Murray. “I look forward to fostering the development of young attorneys through mentorship and providing the public at large with access to justice through pro bono legal services.” 

Murray is an associate on Polsinelli’s litigation team and assists clients in litigation matters in the areas of commercial, business, health care, intellectual property, real estate and construction. Recently, Murray authored the amicus curiae brief in the high profile Colorado Court of Appeals case of Vallagio at Inverness Residential Condominium Association, Inc. v. Metropolitan Homes, Inc. - providing insights on key issues related to Colorado’s complex construction defect issues. 

Murray’s appointment also reinforces the firm’s ongoing commitment to the DBA. Polsinelli attorneys have a history of DBA leadership involvement, including Stacy Carpenter, who is a past president, and Gillian Bidgood, past Second Vice President and current board of trustees member. 

The DBA was founded in 1891 with the commitment to promote justice, support and assist member attorneys in delivering legal service, and uphold the honor and dignity of the bar.