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Law Alumni Board Welcomes 2010-11 New Members

July 12, 2010

The University of Colorado Law School’s Alumni Board announces the election of four new members to serve four-year terms. The 2010-11 Board Chair is Jan Steiert and the Chair-Elect is Kristin Rozansky.

W. Harold “Sonny” Flowers, Jr. ’71 has been in private practice since 1978, and joined Hurth, Yeager, Sisk & Blakemore in 1997. He is past president of the University of Colorado at Boulder Alumni Association and is a former member of the University of Colorado Foundation’s Board of Directors. Mr. Flowers has been active in numerous professional associations and was president of the Boulder County Bar Association, the Sam Cary Bar Association, and the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association and was vice-president of the Colorado Bar Association and of the National Bar Association. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and of the American Association for Justice.

Robert (Bob) N. Miller ’65 is the Denver Managing Partner at Perkins Coie, with more than 40 years of experience in complex litigation and white-collar crime. He was the former U.S. Attorney for the District of Colorado. He has served in many professional leadership positions including the Faculty of Federal Advocates, Colorado Judicial Institute, Colorado Bar Association, Colorado Bar Foundation, Governor’s Columbine Commission, Committee on Corporate Sentencing Guidelines, Supreme Court Nominating Commission, Federal Bar Association, Federal District Court Committee on Conduct, and the Colorado District Attorney Council.

Ben M. Ochoa ’87 has been at Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons since 1987, focused in the areas of construction, real estate, and commercial litigation. His professional leadership positions include USLAW Network, Colorado and Denver Bar Associations, First Judicial District Bar Association, Colorado and National Hispanic Bar Associations, and Governor's Task Force on Civil Justice Reform.

Ann M. Roan ’89 has practiced as a lawyer with the Colorado State Public Defender and in 2005 became the State Training Director , responsible for designing, teaching and supervising training programs for nearly 500 lawyers, investigators, paralegals and administrative assistants. She has volunteered for local organizations dedicated to helping the poor. She served on the Board of Directors of Colorado Rural Legal Services and the Colorado Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty. She donates her time to teach trial skills to lawyers from underfunded public defender agencies throughout the Deep South, including Georgia, Alabama, and Kentucky. She is an active member of the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar and of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Four current board members were re-elected to a second four-year terms: the Honorable David Archuleta ’89 from the 20th Judicial District Court of Colorado, Vance O. Knapp ’94 of Sherman & Howard, Robert W. Lawrence ’83 of Davis Graham & Stubbs, and John Wittemyer ’65 of Moses, Wittemyer, Harrison & Woodruff.

The Law Alumni Board is made up of 28 University of Colorado Law School graduates. The members promote the best interests of the Law School by stimulating interest in, building loyalty for, and increasing support for the Law School among its alumni and students; assisting the Law School in serving the needs of its alumni, students, and faculty, the legal profession, and the public at large. The board also selects the Law School's Distinguished Achievement and Knous Award recipients