LAW WEEK COLORADO
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock today appointed Kristin Bronson as Denver’s new City Attorney.
Bronson is currently a partner at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie, and her practice has focused on complex business litigation including representation of individual and corporate plaintiffs and defendants in class and derivative actions and representation of businesses in contract, fraud and other business and real estate litigation. As City Attorney, Bronson will provide legal representation to all city officials, agencies, departments, boards and commissions, and oversee 200 attorneys, paralegals and administrative staff.
“Kristin is a brilliant and innovative lawyer,” Hancock said in a press release. “Her expertise and legal acumen will allow her to lead one of the largest public law offices in the state. This is a vital role within city government and I have no doubt she will provide us with the highest quality of counsel and representation.”
Bronson has served in management at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie as a member of its executive and strategic planning committees, chairing its real estate industry team, and helping drive the firm’s diversity efforts as hiring partner for five years. She earned her law degree from the University of Colorado Law School in 1997 and is an active member of the Denver, Colorado and Women’s bar associations.
“It’s a tremendous honor to return to public service under the leadership of Mayor Hancock. It will be a privilege to work alongside the talented team of lawyers and staff in the City Attorney’s Office.” Bronson said in a press release. “I’m inspired by their commitment to the mission of this great city and look forward to contributing to their success.”
Bronson currently serves on the Board of Denver Downtown, Inc., as Chair of the Downtown Denver Partnership’s Economic Development Council as president of the Colorado Women’s Bar Association Foundation and is a member of the Faculty of Federal Advocates, Inc.Appointed by Gov. Bill Ritter, she was a member of Colorado Real Estate Commission, including serving as Chair.
Bronson resides in Denver with her husband and two daughters. She will be sworn in as city attorney on Oct. 17.
Former Denver City Attorney Scott Martinez stepped down from the position May 31.