Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP is pleased to announce that DGS attorney Kristin Arthur has been named among the DBA’s 2023 Pro Bono Stars. In recognition of pro bono month every October, the Denver Bar Association and DBA Access to Justice Committee recognize exceptional individuals for their significant contributions to pro bono work within the Denver legal community.
At DGS, Ms. Arthur focuses her practice on both state and federal appeals as well as complex commercial litigation. She is a member of the Colorado Bar Association, Denver Bar Association, and Colorado Women’s Bar Association. Since joining the firm nearly three years ago, she has dedicated almost 400 hours to pro bono work, including representing an incarcerated individual who brought a 1983 claim for violation of his Eighth Amendment rights. This case culminated in a three-day jury trial in the U.S. District Court, where the parties settled while the jury was deliberating, with the client receiving his desired outcome.
Ms. Arthur’s enthusiasm for appellate work prompted her to change her pro bono focus. She volunteers with the CBA’s Civil Appeals Full Representation Program (CAFREP), where she was recently elected to a two-year term on the CAFREP Screening Committee. She also assists the CBA’s Civil Appeals Clinic by providing limited-scope appellate counsel to pro se parties. Through CAFREP, Ms. Arthur took on a client whose parental rights had been terminated without proper notice. By seeking a limited remand to the district court, she was able to get the termination vacated quickly. In addition, she ensured that the client had pro bono family law representation going forward. Ms. Arthur is committed to demystifying the legal process and promoting equitable access to legal services for all. She remains dedicated to bolstering her pro bono engagement as a potent tool of advocacy and offering her time and expertise to make a meaningful difference in the lives of individuals and families.