BOARD OF GOVERNORS

KENZO KAWANABE

Kenzo Kawanabe headshot.
Committee assignments: Evaluation
Term ends: Dec. 31, 2025

Kenzo Kawanabe is a fourth generation Coloradan and Partner at Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP, where he is a trial lawyer who represents clients in a variety of matters including commercial and intellectual property disputes. Kenzo has significant and successful experience in high-stakes cases, is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and teaches at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. He served on the DGS Executive Committee, as Pro Bono Partner, and co-chairs the Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee.

Mr. Kawanabe dedicates significant time to pro bono work, and serves on the boards of the Colorado Lawyers Committee and Colorado Legal Services, as well as on the board of advisors for the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System. He served as Board Chairs for the Boettcher Foundation and The Denver Foundation, one of the nation’s largest community foundations. He also served on the boards of the Center for Legal Inclusiveness, Sakura Foundation, Colorado Nonprofit Development Center, Community Resource Center, Foundation for Sustainable Urban Communities, Barton Institute for Philanthropy and Social Enterprise, and Asian Americans Advancing Justice.

Mr. Kawanabe is a Boettcher Scholar from the University of Colorado, and received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. Prior to joining DGS, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable Mary J. Mullarkey, Chief Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court.

Kenzo’s favorite time includes traveling across our beautiful state with his wife (Irene), two daughters (Mika and Aya), and 85-pound dog (Fozzie).

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