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April 2009       Vol. 38, No. 4       Page  102
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In Memoriam

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

Roger Allott

Roger Allott died on January 29, 2009. He was 71.

Allott served in the U.S. Navy as an officer after graduating from Colorado College. In 1966, he earned his JD from the University of Colorado Law School. He worked in private practice and as a deputy district attorney in Colorado Springs until 1969, when he became a prosecutor in Arapahoe County. He served as Colorado’s first Solicitor General and as executive director of the Colorado District Attorneys Association. He was a former member of the CBA.

He served on the advisory board at Ridge View Academy, a school for boys with criminal records. He also volunteered at the Lookout Mountain Youth Services Center in the Betty Marler Center, a school for girls.

Allott is survived by his wife Andrea and a brother. Contributions in Allott’s memory may be made to the Roger Allott Memorial Fund, Ridge View Academy, 28101 E. Quincy Ave., Watkins, CO 80137 (

William P. DeMoulin

Bill DeMoulin died on February 17, 2009. He was 75.

DeMoulin earned a JD from the University of Colorado Law School. He served as a district judge in Jefferson and Gilpin Counties. He retired from the Bench in 1999. He was a past President of the CBA and had been a member since 1960. He also was a past President of the DBA. He was a recipient of the University of Colorado Law School’s highest award, the William Lee Knous Award. He was a founder of the Thursday Night Bar Program (now called Metro Volunteer Lawyers), which provides free legal services to people in Denver, Adams, Douglas, Arapahoe, and Jefferson Counties. He also was a proponent of equal representation for women on CBA and DBA committees.

In his spare time, DeMoulin enjoyed photography and playing drums. He is survived by his wife Virginia, four children, and four grandchildren.

Paul J. Keohane

Paul Keohane died on February 10, 2009. He was 76.

Keohane graduated from Boston University and the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law in Dallas, Texas. In 1963, he entered private practice in Colorado, and later became a district attorney in Cañon City. In 1980, Governor Richard Lamm appointed him district court judge, a position he held until 1989. He also served as a federal administrative law judge in New Mexico, and later transferred to Colorado Springs. He was a member of the CBA from 1963 to 2005.

Keohane is survived by his wife Katie Baxter, three children, and two grandchildren.

Peter J. King, Jr.

Peter King died on January 7, 2009. He was 87.

King served with the U.S. Army during World War II. He graduated cum laude from Georgetown University in 1942 and from Harvard Law School in 1948.

King was an executive and president of Colorado Interstate Gas Company. He also served as trustee of the Myron Stratton Home and was a member of the Colorado Transportation Department Commission. He was an HonorLife member of the CBA and the El Paso County Bar Association.

In his spare time, King enjoyed birding, traveling, and reading, and he was an avid Boston Red Sox fan. He is survived by two children, one grandchild, and two great-grandchildren. Contributions in King’s name may be made to Pikes Peak Hospice Foundation, 825 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Ste. 600, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 (

Mark E. May

Mark May died on February 5, 2009.

May worked for the Arapahoe County District Attorney’s Office before joining the Colorado Attorney General’s Office in 1994. He later worked for Faegre & Benson before joining Weiner, Schiller & May. May was a well-known eminent domain expert and respected trial lawyer, and worked on projects such as E-470,
T-REX, W-470, and FasTracks. He was a frequent speaker at the annual eminent domain conference and often served as a mentor to young attorneys. May was a member of the CBA since 1982.

May was an avid golfer and basketball player, and coached his children in various sports. He also was active in the Boy Scouts. May is survived by his wife Becky and six children. Contributions in May’s honor may be made to the May Children Educational Fund, c/o Wells Fargo Bank, 10900 S. Parker Rd., Parker, CO 80134.


Send In Memoriam information and photos 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.

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 at (303) 824-5318, (800) 332-6736, or

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