Kenzo Kawanabe

Chair of Development
Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP
Kenzo Kawanabe

Kenzo Kawanabe is a fourth-generation Coloradan and Partner at Olson Grimsley Kawanabe Hinchcliff & Murray LLC. He is an acclaimed trial lawyer with experience representing clients in high-stakes cases concerning commercial disputes, products liability, and intellectual property. Previously, Kenzo was a partner at a venerable, 100-year-old Denver law firm, where he practiced for 25 years representing clients from Fortune 500 companies to technology startups. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (State Chair) and International Society of Barristers, and he teaches at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.

Kenzo engages deeply in community service. In additional to AAJC, he serves on the boards of Colorado State University System, Colorado Legal Services, and Barton Institute for Community Action. He previously was on the Board of Advisors for the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System, and served as board chair for the Colorado Lawyers Committee, Boettcher Foundation, and Denver Foundation (one of the oldest and largest community foundations in the U.S.). Additional board service includes Sakura Foundation, Colorado Nonprofit Development Center, and Community Resource Center.

Mr. Kawanabe is a Boettcher Scholar from the University of Colorado, and received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. Prior to joining DGS, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable Mary J. Mullarkey, Chief Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court.