University of Denver

Kenzo Kawanabe

Partner, Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP

Kenzo Kawanabe is a trial lawyer who represents clients in a variety of matters relating to commercial disputes, mass torts, products liability, and intellectual property. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and has significant litigation experience in high-stakes cases.

Mr. Kawanabe was the DGS Pro Bono Partner and on the DGS Executive Committee. He teaches at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, and dedicates significant time to volunteer work including service with the Colorado Lawyers Committee (Board Chair), Colorado Legal Services (Board), and Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce.

Mr. Kawanabe is a fourth-generation Coloradan who engages in community service. He currently serves on the board of The Foundation for Sustainable Urban Communities, which crafts plans for redevelopment of residential, commercial, retail, open space, and parks in the Stapleton community. He was Board Chair of The Denver Foundation, one of the nation’s largest community foundations which annually grants tens of millions of dollars to non-profit organizations. He also served on the Boards of the Boettcher Foundation, Sakura Foundation, Colorado Nonprofit Development Center, Community Resource Center, University of Denver Institute for Philanthropy and Social Enterprise, and Asian Americans Advancing Justice.

Mr. Kawanabe served as a law clerk for the Honorable Mary J. Mullarkey, Chief Justice 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 and Executive Committee), National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (first-ever General Counsel), Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Colorado (past President and Foundation President), and Minoru Yasui Inn of Court.