After specializing in complex civil litigation at both the trial and appellate levels throughout the western United States 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 was his professional home. David now devotes more time to his community activities.
Outside the legal realm, David has served as a volunteer with several community organizations. He has been a member of the Board of Trustees and the Executive Committee of the Mile High United Way since 2001. He has participated in several strategic planning efforts for the 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. Three times, he has 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 the United Way’s bylaws. Davis Graham & Stubbs’ United Way campaign has grown more than four-fold during the 15 years that David has served as the campaign chair.
For six years, David 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. He also serves on the Board of Executives Partnering to Invest in Children (EPIC). For EPIC, David has written several newspaper guest columns, served on the Board’s public policy committee, and promoted greater use of the Child Care Contribution Tax Credit.
David graduated, from Dartmouth College, summa cum laude, and from Harvard Law School.