Today, Law Week Colorado publicly announced Jon Rauchway, a partner at Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP, as one of its 2018 Lawyers of the Year. This accolade, presented annually, recognizes five Colorado lawyers who stand out for their commitment to professional excellence and whose accomplishments in the past year are deserving of special recognition.
“We commend Jon and the DGS trial teams for their hard work and deep practice area expertise,” said Chad Williams, co-managing partner at DGS. “Jon is an exemplary lawyer. He has gone up against many ‘high-powered’ trial lawyers in the U.S., and he has demolished them time and time again. In the coming years, Jon will be a tremendous asset to our most valued clients.”
Mr. Rauchway, a graduate of Cornell University and the Fordham University School of Law, has been a partner in the Trial Department of DGS for more than 10 years. Mr. Rauchway has earned a reputation for bringing a pragmatic and unpretentious focus to environmental and natural resources litigation. Examples of his work include defending class-action and mass-joinder lawsuits alleging environmental contamination based on common-law theories, and representing plaintiffs and defendants in litigation involving CERCLA, RCRA, the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and related state statutes. He also handles litigation that touches on nearly all aspects of the energy industry.
Mr. Rauchway has consistently managed to carry his attorney workload without sacrificing his dedication to DGS and the broader community. He is actively involved in the firm’s Diversity & Inclusiveness Committee and Partnership Selection Committee. He is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado, a non-profit that helps facilitate access to justice for qualifying low-income Coloradans. He also serves on the Board of Directors for The Urban Farm, a non-profit that provides practical farm experience to underserved youth while fostering respect, responsibility, curiosity, grit, and a caring nature.
“We are grateful for Jon’s contributions to The Urban Farm. Despite a large law firm workload in 2018, he helped finalize a deal with the City and County of Denver for the non-profit,” said Kim Downing, president of The Urban Farm’s Board of Directors. “His commitment to the community is remarkable. We appreciate his continued support and volunteer efforts.”