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Richard Francis Hennessey

Richard Francis Hennessey

Practice areas:

Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Contracts & Agreements, Business, Health Care, Mediation

  • Denver, CO

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Practice Areas

  1. Ethics & Professional Responsibility: 50%
  2. Health Care: 15%
  3. Business: 15%
  4. Contracts & Agreements: 15%
  5. Mediation: 5%

Attorney Endorsements

1 total

  • R Eric Solem

    A top notch lawyer in all respects who has been a tremendous help to our law firm over the years.

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Contact Info

Pendleton, Wilson, Hennessey & Crow, P.C.

1875 Lawrence Street, Tenth Floor
Denver, CO, 80202-1898

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
COInactive196806/30/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Colorado Super LawyersColorado Super Lawyers2008
Colorado Super LawyersColorado Super Lawyers2007
Professor Donald Sears Ethics AwardColorado Bar Association, Ethics Committee2007
Colorado Super LawyersColorado Super Lawyers2006
RecognitionColorado Psychiatric Society2004
Individual of the YearColorado Lawyers Committee2003
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell1982

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Special counsel, shareholder/director and attorneyPendleton, Wilson, Hennessey & Crow, PC1982 - Present
The Deputy Attorney General (Statutory CEO)Colorado Attorney General1979 - 1982
Visiting Professor of LawUniversity of Colorado School of Law1978 - 1981
Committee CounselColorado Supreme Court Grievance Committee1974 - 1979
Associate Regional AttorneyU.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission1973 - 1974
Adjunct Professof of LawUniversity of Denver Law School1972 - 1973
Associate Director; Staff AttorneyLegal Aid Society of Metropolitan Denver1968 - 1973
Teaching FellowshipUniversity of Notre Dame, College of Arts & Letters Law School1967 - 1968
FellowshipFord Foundation1967 - 1967
Student Director, Legal Aid and Defender Assoc.University of Notre Dame1967 - 1968

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Colorado Bar FoundationLifetime Fellow2007 - Present
American Bar FoundationLifetime Fellow2007 - Present
Colorado Supreme Court Attorney Regulation Advisory CommitteeMember2005 - Present
Colorado Lawyers Helping LawyersDirector2004 - Present
Colorado Lawyers CommitteeDirector2001 - Present
Colorado Lawyers Committee, Medically Indigent Task ForceChair2000 - Present
Metropolitan Conciliation Panel for ProfessionalismMember2000 - Present
Colorado Bar Association, Ethics CommitteeChair1993 - 1994
Association of Professional Responsibility LawyersMember1993 - Present
Colorado Lawyers Helping LawyersPresident & Director1993 - 1993
Colorado Bar Association, Health Law SectionMember1993 - Present
Colorado Bar Association, Ethics CommitteeVice-Chair1992 - 1993
Colorado Bar Association, Task Force on Lawyer Assistance ProgramsChair1991 - 1992
Colorado Bar Association, Business Law Section CouncilMember1991 - 1993
Joint Colorado Supreme Court & Colorado Bar Association Rules of Professional Conduct CommitteeMember1988 - 1992
Denver Bar AssociationFirst Vice-President1988 - 1989
Colorado Bar Association Task Force on Gender BiasChair1988 - 1989
Colorado Supreme Court, Committee to Examine Code of Judicial ConductMember1986 - 1988
Colorado Supreme Court Grievance CommitteeChair1986 - 1986
Colorado Supreme Court Grievance CommitteeVice Chair1984 - 1985
Denver Bar AssociationBoard of Trustees1982 - 1985
Colorado Bar Association, Proposed Model Rules of Professional ConductMember1981 - 1981
Colorado Supreme Court Grievance CommitteeMember1981 - 1986
Colorado Bar Association, Ad Hoc Committee on Selection of OfficersMember1981 - 1981
Colorado Bar Association, Long Range Planning CommitteeChair1980 - 1981
Colorado Bar AssociationBoard of Governors1979 - 1981
National Organization of Bar CounselTreasurer1978 - 1978
Colorado Bar Association, Committee to Develop Attorney Advisory RulesMember1977 - 1977
Colorado Bar Association, Ethics CommitteeMember1974 - Present
National Organization of Bar CounselMember1974 - 1979
United States Supreme CourtMember1972 - Present
U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th CircuitMember1970 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1968 - Present
Denver Bar AssociationMember1968 - Present
Colorado Supreme CourtMember1968 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationMember1968 - Present
American Bar Association, Health Law SectionMemberN/A
American Bar FoundationFellowN/A
Colorado Bar FoundationFellowN/A
National Health Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Antitrust Law SectionMemberN/A

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Colo. LawEthics and the Business Lawyer2003
The Colorado LawyerEmphasizing Rules Instead of Principles Risks Losing Our Sense of Purpose1998
The Colorado LawyeColorado's New Rules of Professional Conduct: A More1992
The Colorado LawyerGuidelines for Lawyer Trust Accounts1983
The Colorado LawyerRepresenting an Entity1980

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
American Health Lawyers AssociationMediation Essentials ProgramCertificate of Completion2006
National Institute for Trial AdvocacyTrial AdvocacyCertificate of Completion1979
National Training LaboratoryApplied Behavioral Sciences and Organizational DevelopmentAccreditation1974
University of Pennsylvania Law SchoolN/AReginald Heber Smith Community Lawyer Fellowship1969
Notre Dame Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1968
University of Notre DameProgram of Liberal StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1964
University of DetroitN/AN/A1961

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Legal Ethics for Business Law AttorneysEthics2008
Colorado Bar Association, Health Law SectionLawyers' Duties of Confidentiality and Disclosure - The Changing Climate and the Changing Landscape2003
Healthcare Financial Management AssociationLegal/Ethical Issues in Health Care2001
Aspen Institute and CU Health Sciences CenterGenetics and Ethics 20012001
Colorado Medical Group Management AssociationTug of War...Managed Care vs. Providers...Will Your Practice Win?2000
CLE in Colorado, Inc.Real Life Ethical Issues for the Transactional Lawyer2000
CLE in Colorado, Inc.Legal Ethics for Your Everyday Practice1999
CLE in Colorado, Inc.Ethical Concerns for In-House Counsel1999
Pendleton Friedberg Wilson & Hennessey, P.C.Recurring Ethical Issues for In-House Counsel1997
HFMA and CLE in Colorado, Inc.Ethics in Healthcare Transactions1997
Colorado Bar AssociationEthical Dilemmas Faced by Corporate and In-House Counsel1997
Miller Lectures, University of Denver, College of LawProfessionalism vs. Civility1996
Colorado Trial Lawyers AssociationSelling Your Case to a Jury1996
CLE in Colorado, Inc.Topical Issues in Family Law Ethics1996
CLE in Colorado, Inc.Special Ethical Concerns of In-House Counsel1996
Continuing Legal Education in Colorado, Inc.Deals, Dirt, Death & Taxes1995
CLE in Colorado, Inc.Special Ethical Concerns of In-House Counsel1995
CLE in Colorado, Inc.Recurring Ethical Issues Concerns of In-House Counsel1995
Pendleton & Sabian, P.C.Legal Issues of Doing Business in the United States1994
JFA/JASCPros and Cons of Employee Handbooks1994
Denver & Colorado Bar Associations; Denver Medical SocietyGood Grievance1994
CLE in Colorado, Inc.Expanding Duties of Attorneys1993