Kenzo Kawanabe is a trial lawyer who represents individuals and businesses, as plaintiffs and defendants, in high-stakes cases relating to commercial disputes, shareholder disagreements, mass torts, products liability, construction, environmental matters, and intellectual property.
Mr. Kawanabe is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and has significant trial and litigation experience including:
Mr. Kawanabe served on the DGS Executive Committee, as Pro Bono Coordinator, and currently Co-Chairs the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee. He teaches at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy and dedicates significant time to volunteer work, including board service for Colorado Legal Services and the Colorado Lawyers Committee.
Mr. Kawanabe is a fourth-generation Coloradan who engages in community service. He serves on the board of advisors for the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System and as board chair for the Boettcher Foundation. Mr. Kawanabe also is the former board chair of The Denver Foundation, one of the nation’s largest community foundations which annually grants tens of millions of dollars to nonprofit organizations. He served on the boards of the Sakura Foundation, Colorado Nonprofit Development Center, Community Resource Center, Foundation for Sustainable Urban Communities, Barton Institute for Philanthropy and Social Enterprise, and Asian Americans Advancing Justice.
Mr. Kawanabe clerked for then Chief Justice Mary J. Mullarkey of the Colorado Supreme Court. He is a member of the American Bar Association (ABF fellow), Colorado Bar Association (past board of governors and Bar Fellow), Denver Bar Association (past board of trustees and Executive Committee), National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (first-ever General Counsel), Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Colorado (past president and past foundation president), and Minoru Yasui Inn of Court.
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