David R. Hammond
Senior of Counsel (Retired)
After specializing in complex civil litigation at both the trial and appellate levels throughout the Western U.S. for 35 years, David Hammond retired from the practice of law, effective January 31, 2015. For his entire career, including 30 years as a partner, Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP was his professional home. He now devotes more time to his community activities.
Outside the legal realm, Mr. Hammond has served as a volunteer with several community organizations. He has been a member of the Board of Trustees and the Executive Committee of Mile High United Way since 2001. He has participated in several strategic planning efforts for United Way, including the decision to move from a model providing for the annual funding of established partners to a competitive request for proposals process. He has, for three terms, chaired the Board’s committee that selected winning proposals for multi-year grants. He led the Board’s task force for two major revisions of United Way’s bylaws. DGS’s United Way campaign has grown more than four-fold during the 15 years that he has served as the campaign chair.
For six years, Mr. Hammond was an assistant scoutmaster for a Boy Scout troop, advising and assisting the boy leadership in planning and conducting its year-round monthly camping program. He was the lead adult for four week-long backpacking trips and for one Boy Scout summer camp trip.
Mr. Hammond also serves on the Board of Executives Partnering to Invest in Children (EPIC). For EPIC, he has written several guest newspaper columns, served on the Board’s public policy committee, and promoted greater use of the Child Care Contribution Tax Credit.
David summa cum laude graduated from Dartmouth College and received his J.D. from Harvard Law School.
Harvard University, J.D., 1979
Dartmouth College, B.A., summa cum laude, 1976