A MESSAGE FROM GAIL KLAPPER
MEMBER/PRESIDENT 

We are very privileged to live in Colorado and members of the Colorado Forum care deeply about the future of our State.  The Colorado Forum was formed in 1978 with a diverse membership of business and civic leaders who work to achieve good public policy results for Colorado. The Forum has a long history of positive engagement on issues of importance to the State and because the Forum has no term limits, our consistency of purpose allows us to address issues for as long as it takes to make important change happen. More >

 


 

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Tim Macdonald

Managing Partner, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

Tim Macdonald is the Managing Partner of Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer's Denver office. He has been an attorney with Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer since 1998. He is an experienced trial lawyer whose practice focuses on complex civil litigation and appeals of all kinds. He counsels clients in high-stakes disputes, including commercial contracts, environmental, insurance, natural resource, regulatory, real estate, and Indian law matters. Before joining Arnold & Porter, Mr. Macdonald worked for Judge Emilio Garza on the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in San Antonio, Texas.  Mr. Macdonald has been listed in the Best Lawyers in America and was selected as the Lawyer of the Year in 2014 for Denver Appellate Practice.

He has been identified as a Colorado Super Lawyer each year since 2009. He was selected as a Top 100 Super Lawyer in Colorado in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014. He received the Richard Marden Davis Award from the Denver Bar Association, the Social Work Advocate Award from the Colorado Social Work Society, and the Estrella Award from the Archdiocese of Denver. Mr. Macdonald has committed substantial portions of his career to pro bono representation, including issues relating to education, homelessness, and civil rights.

Mr. Macdonald serves on the Executive Committee of the Colorado Lawyers Committee, a non-profit consortium of 60 metro-area law firms providing pro bono legal services to children and the disadvantaged. He also currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Lawyers Committee. He is on the Board of Directors for Invest in Kids, Bold Leaders, and Project Exposure. He has served on the Board of Directors of Colorado Coalition for the Homeless and Civil Rights Now.

Mr. Macdonald graduated magna cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School. He also has a Masters Degree in Public Policy from the University of Michigan and a B.A., magna cum laude, from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Mr. Macdonald is an avid marathon runner, bike rider, and triathlete, and he and his wife, Jodi, have three children, Fiona, Violet, and Cormac.