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August 2007       Vol. 36, No. 8       Page  134
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In Memoriam

The Colorado Bar Association remembers
the lives and contributions of Colorado attorneys.

Richard (Dick) Greene

Richard (Dick) Greene died on June 12, 2007. He was 81. Greene served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He earned his JD degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in 1957. In the 1960s, Greene served as Chief Deputy State Public Defender. In 1970, he was appointed District Judge for Arapahoe County. In the 1990s, he served as general counsel for Banta-Hoyt. Greene was a member of the CBA since 1957 and a Past President of the ABA.

Greene was President and Governor of the Arapahoe Sertoma Club and organized several golf charity events for the Club. He also was an umpire for the Arapahoe-Littleton Boys’ Baseball Association and a Cubmaster. He is survived by his son Bill, a brother, and several nieces and nephews. Contributions in Greene’s name may be made to the National Kidney Foundation (

Theodore J. Kuhlman

Theodore J. Kuhlman died on July 2, 2007. He was 88. After graduating from Colorado College in 1941, he entered the Army Air Corps and piloted fifty-one combat missions with the 47th Bomb Group. Kuhlman obtained his JD degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in 1948. He practiced law in Denver, specializing in probate and civil litigation. The last twelve years of his career were spent in practice with his son Kenton at Kuhlman and Kuhlman, P.C. He was a member of the CBA, DBA, and ABA for more than fifty years.

Kuhlman was a member of the Order of Daedalians, the Mile Hi Mercedes Benz Club, and the Distinguished Flying Cross Society. He was an avid traveler, reader, and fly fisher. Kuhlman is survived by his sons Stephen and Kenton, five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Contributions in Kuhlman’s name may be made to the Seniors’ Resource Center, 3227 Chase St., Denver, CO 80212 ( 

Lawrence A. Manzanares

Lawrence A. Manzanares died on June 22, 2007. He was 50. Manzanares obtained his bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Denver in 1979 and his law degree from Harvard Law School in 1982. He worked in private practice for ten years, specializing in corporate law and commercial litigation. In 1992, he was appointed to the Denver County Court Bench, where he served until 1998, when he was appointed to the Denver District Court. In 2006, Manzanares was appointed Denver City Attorney by Mayor John Hickenlooper.

Manzanares was an educator and was well-regarded by his students at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. He also was an author. Among his recent short writings was an article entitled "Civility in the Legal Profession: Can I Make a Difference?" (see 35 The Colorado Lawyer 81 (Jan. 2006)).

He was a member of the CBA, where he was a past co-chair of the CBA Professionalism Committee. He also was a member of the DBA.

Manzanares was on the Board of Directors of the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association, the Colorado I Have a Dream Foundation, and Project Pave (Promoting Alternatives to Violence Through Education). He was a founding member of the Hispanic League and was Past-President of the Latin American Research and Service Agency, as well as the Mi Casa Resource Center for Women.

He enjoyed biking, woodworking, and playing the guitar. Manzanares is survived by his wife Peggy Montaño, stepchildren Miguel and Feliz Ventura, his father and stepmother, one brother, and three sisters.

Charles E. Matheson

Charles E. Matheson died on June 25, 2007. He was 71. Matheson earned a BS degree in electrical engineering from the University of Colorado in 1958 and an LLB from the University of Colorado Law School in 1961. He served as Managing Editor of the Colorado Law Review and was a member of Order of the Coif. Matheson practiced with the Denver firm of Fairfield and Woods, P.C., where he specialized in commercial and bankruptcy law. In 1986, Matheson was appointed to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado. He served as Chief Judge of the Bankruptcy Court from 1987 to 1999 and was a member of the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel of the Tenth Circuit. He retired from the Bench in 2001. Matheson was a member of the CBA, DBA, and ABA. He also was a Past President of the Denver Law Club and served on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Bankruptcy Judges.

Matheson was a founding member of the Flatirons Kennel Club and the Rocky Mountain Purebred Dog Owners Association. He and his wife Marian bred, trained, and showed German Shepherd dogs. He enjoyed opera, classical guitar, travel, and sailing. Matheson is survived by his wife Marian, daughter Laurie, sons Mark and Michael, and eight grandchildren. Contributions in Matheson’s name may be made to the University of Colorado Foundation, 401 U.C.B., Boulder, CO 80309.

The Colorado Bar Foundation (CBF) was established in 1953 and is one means of commemorating members of the legal profession. The CBF functions exclusively for educational and charitable purposes, and promotes the advancement of jurisprudence and the administration of justice in Colorado through grants. Gifts to the CBF are tax-deductible. For complete information and to become a CBF supporter, contact Dana Collier Smith in Denver at (303) 824-5318, (800) 332-6736, or

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