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December 2007       Vol. 36, No. 12       Page  83
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In Memoriam

In Memoriam

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

John I. Perrott

John I. Perrott died on October 21, 2007. He was 80. Perrott was in the Merchant Marines and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He also served in the U.S. Army’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps for more than twenty years. Perrott had been practicing law in Johnstown since 1980. He was a member of the CBA since 1964.

In his spare time, Perrott enjoyed watching football and reading. He is survived by his wife Joan, two children, and two grandchildren.

Bryan D. Shaha

Bryan D. Shaha died on October 24, 2007. He was 65. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, Shaha attended the University of Colorado Law School. During law school, he worked for the Legal Aid Clinic representing indigent clients. In the early 1970s, Shaha worked for Colorado Rural Legal Services. He worked as a public defender for sixteen years, and later served as Alternate Defense Counsel for the state of Colorado. As a criminal defense attorney, Shaha represented clients in six death penalty cases; none of his clients was executed. He also trained attorneys and investigators nationwide.

In his free time, Shaha enjoyed reading, coaching soccer, biking, hiking, and running. He is survived by his wife Carol Haller, his mother, two children, and a grandson. Contributions in Shaha’s name may be made to the University of Colorado Law School ( or to Escuela de Guadalupe School in Denver (


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

Send In Memoriam information to: Mail to: Tracy Rackauskas, The Colorado Lawyer, 1900 Grant St., Ste. 900, Denver, CO 80203. Call (303) 824-5326 with questions. Print or electronic photographs also may be sent. In Memoriam items are printed as production deadlines and space permit.

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