June 5, 2019
Denver Managing Partner Mark Clouatre has been honored with the Demuth Volunteer Award for “efforts of the heart” from the Colorado Judicial Institute (CJI). CJI promotes judicial independence and excellence and works to maintain Colorado’s system of selection of judges through gubernatorial appointment rather than popular election. The DeMuth Volunteer Award is named after Laurence DeMuth, Jr. who has a long history of volunteerism with CJI.
Clouatre has held a seat on the CJI Board of the Directors since 2013 and he chaired the Board for the 2015-2018 term. In the past year, Clouatre chaired the Dinner Committee, participated on the Executive Committee, the Judicial Education Scholarship Committee, and he spearheaded the efforts of CJI’s CLE, “Straight Talk with Judges,” back in February.
The award was presented to Clouatre, “[b]ased on [his] enduring enthusiastic spirit and commitment after presiding as Chair of the CJI Board,” said current Executive Director Joshua Anderson. “We wanted to recognize his contributions. He went above and beyond.”
Clouatre has litigation experience both in and out of the courtroom. He focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, including franchise litigation. He also handles product liability, toxic tort, employment, malpractice defense, and general tort cases. Clouatre's clients include nationally recognized automotive manufacturers, airlines, shipping providers, and professional service firms. Clouatre has litigated more than 25 complex cases before judges and juries in trial and appellate courts and before administrative agencies in 11 states from Alaska to Florida. He also oversaw and co-managed, with one other firm, more than 400 arbitrations in 48 states during a seven-month span following the bankruptcy of a former automotive group. He personally arbitrated eight of the matters in California and Texas.
Established in 1897, Nelson Mullins has more than 750 attorneys and government relations professionals with offices in 11 states and Washington, D.C. Nelson Mullins and Broad and Cassel LLP combined effective August 1, 2018 and does business in Florida as Nelson Mullins Broad and Cassel. For more information on the firm, go to www.nelsonmullins.com.
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