Date(s) - 01/19/2017
12:00 pm-1:30 pm
1325 Glenarm Place
Thursday, January 19, 2017
The Denver Forum Proudly Presents:
The Honorable Mitch Morrissey speaking on: “Reflections on a Public Life”
$35 Per Person
Denver Athletic Club
1325 Glenarm Place
RSVP – TheDenverForum@gmail.com, or by calling, 303-832-9030
EVENT SPONSOR – BROWNSTEIN, HYATT, FARBER & SHRECK
Mitch Morrissey – Biographical Brief
Mitch Morrissey was elected District Attorney of Denver in November 2004, and on January 9, 2017, completed twelve years in office, establishing himself as one of the most enlightened and responsible law enforcement prosecutors in America.
The work of his office ensuring that DNA science is admissible in court, was one of the district attorney’s signature accomplishments, and the work of Mitch and his deputies in setting a standard in determining guilt or innocence is much admired in America’s legal community.
Mitch leads a strong team of Victim Advocates who work closely with victims of crime. He understands the impact of crime on people and supports the work of programs like the Victim Services Network.
In Mitch’s office, there are 77 attorneys and 127 support staff. They prosecute criminals, work on behalf of victims, teach public school students about the law, promote crime prevention, and many other things that all relate to the overall mission of the district attorney’s office – which is to serve justice.
This is accomplished through prosecution units including the County and District Courts, as well as specialized units such as the Economic Crime Unit, Family Violence Unit and the Gang/Gun Unit.
Mitch has worked on behalf of Denver’s citizens for more than 20 years as an attorney in the DA’s office; more than half of those years serving as a chief deputy. In addition, he has assisted the U.S. Attorney as a special assistant in prosecuting federal cases involving DNA evidence.
He is a Denver native, a graduate of the University of Denver College of Law, the University of Colorado at Boulder, and Mullen High School.
Mitch and his wife, Maggie, have two children.