Richard C. Cockrell, a retired Denver attorney, died in October 2001. He was 76. Cockrell joined the Colorado Bar Association in 1950 and was a member of the Business Law and Trust & Estate Law Sections. He also was an Honor Life Member of the Denver Bar Association.
James Ottis Moore of Denver died on November 5, 2001. He was 75. Moore was born in Springfield, Illinois. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He married Marie-Annick DeCourbois in 1982. He was a lawyer and a judge. Surviors include his wife and three children.
Denver attorney Larry Trattler died on December 28, 2001. He was 54. Trattler received his B.A. degree from the University of Illinois and his J.D. from the University of Denver College of Law. He was admitted to practice law in Colorado in 1973 and joined the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations that year. Trattler was a past president of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association. He was an officer, a member of the execuitve committee, and a board member of the Trial Lawyers for Public Justice. He served as chair of the Council of State Presidents, was a member of the board of governors, and a member of the executive committee of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. He was a member of the Insurance Reform/Ballot Initiative Task Force, a team of Colorado consumer advocates, attorneys, insurance companies, and health care providers assembled to study insurance reform. He is survived by two sons, a third child to be born in April, and his wife, Barbara. Contributions in Trattler’s memory can be sent to: Trattler Memorial Fund, c/o Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, 1888 Sherman St., #370, Denver, CO 80203; or to Attn. Ginny Baca, Guaranty Bank & Trust Co., 1331 17th St., Denver, CO 80202.
The Colorado Bar Foundation ("Foundation") is one means of commemorating members of the profession. The Foundation was established in 1953 and functions exclusively for educational and charitable purposes. The Foundation promotes the advancement of jurisprudence and the administration of justice in Colorado through grants to help educate the general public and provide assistance to the state’s legal institutions. All gifts to the Foundation are deductible contributions for federal income tax purposes. For additional details about becoming a Foundation supporter, call Dana Collier Smith in Denver at (303) 824-5318 or (800) 332-6736.