HBC Celebrates its 125th Anniversary

In 2016, the firm celebrates its 125th anniversary.  Founded in 1891 by Albert Reed, Boulder was only a town of about 6,000 people when Reed became the 12th lawyer.  Since then the firm has been fortunate to evolve with and participate in Boulder's growth and success.  More Firm History can be found in under the "About Us" tab.

For media coverage, please see "Founded before the turn of the last century, Boulder's Hutchinson, Black & Cook marks 125 years," Daily Camera, 9/10/16

Connie Eyster and Chris Ford Honored as 2017 Lawyers of the Year for Boulder

HBC partners, Connie Tromble Eyster and Christopher Ford were each named a 2017 "Lawyer of the Year" for Boulder by The Best Lawyers of the America®.  Only a single lawyer in each practice area in a community is selected for this honor.  Connie was selected for Trusts and Estates and Chris was selected for Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs.

These selections come on the heels of Brad Peterson's selection as the "Lawyer of the Year" for Denver/Boulder for Construction Law in 2013.

Ten HBC Lawyers Selected as Best Lawyers for 2017

Ten HBC lawyers have been selected for inclusion in the 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.  The selection process involves an exhaustive peer review survey.  HBC is honored to have its lawyers recognized as Best Lawyers.

Here are the selections:

Jim Carpenter - Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions; Maureen Eldredge - Corporate Law;  Connie Tromble Eyster - Trusts and Estates; Christopher Ford - Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs; Kimberly Hult - Medical Malpractice-Plaintiffs; Glen Gordon - Personal Injury-Plaintiffs; Baine Kerr - Medical Malpractice-Plaintiffs; Bill Meyer - Commercial Litigation; Brad Peterson - Construction Law; Bob Schuetze - Personal Injury Litigation; Railroad Law

HBC's Adam Chase to be Inducted into Colorado Running Hall of Fame

HBC's Adam Chase is a member of the distinguished class that will be inducted into the Colorado Running Hall of Fame on April 20.  Adam is an accomplished trail runner, marathoner, ultramarathoner, adventure racer and Ironman triathlon finisher, participating in events all over the world.  He is also a prolific writer of all things running.  He co-authored the book, "The Ultimate Guide to Trail Running" and writes for Running Times magazine where you'll find his gear reviews and feature articles.  Adam is the President of the American Trail Running Association (ATRA) and he serves as a brand ambassador for Salomon and Atlas Snow-Shoe.  HBC is extremely proud of Adam and his accomplishments - running, lawyering and otherwise! 

Congratulations to Adam for his induction into the Colorado Running Hall of Fame.

Brad Peterson, Chris Ford, Bill Meyer, Baine Kerr, Bob Schuetze and Glen Gordon Voted Colorado Super Lawyers® for 2016


Six Hutchinson Black and Cook lawyers, Brad Peterson (Construction Litigation), Chris Ford (Plaintiff Personal Injury), Bill Meyer(Business Litigation), Baine Kerr (Plaintiff Medical Malpractice), Bob Schuetze (Plaintiff Personal Injury) and Glen Gordon (Plaintiff Personal Injury) have been voted 2016 Colorado Super Lawyers® by Thomson Reuters after a state-wide survey and independent review of the lawyers' credentials.  This year is the 11th year that Bill and Baine have been selected.  HBC is very proud to have its lawyers recognized by their peers and named Colorado Super Lawyers®.

HBC's John Clune and Chris Ford Reach Resolution with Baylor University

HBC partners John Clune and Chris Ford have reached a satisfactory resolution with Baylor University on behalf of the victim of a 2013 sexual assault by BU football player, Sam Ukwuachu, who was later convicted of that assault. 

A sample of the media reporting on this matter can be found at:

Sports Day, "Baylor apparently reaches settlement with victim in former football player Sam Ukwuachu's sexual assault case," January 4, 2015.

HBC initially reported this matter on 8/28/15.

HBC Welcomes Robert Schuetze and Glen Gordon as of counsel

HBC is very pleased to welcome two preeminent practioners to the firm.  Bob Schuetze and Glen Gordon are among Colorado's most successful attorneys representing plaintiffs in significant personal injury cases.  In their combined 63 years of experience, Bob and Glen have handled hundreds of personal injury claims and have tried numerous cases to juries and arbitration panels involving matters ranging from automobile products liability, ski lift and ski area liability, transportation and aviation to cases involving catastrophic brain injury, spinal cord injury and wrongful death.  Bob and Glen join HBC's existing team of accomplished attorneys, including those long recognized for their work on behalf of personal injury and medical malpractice plaintiffs.  HBC's attorneys work hard to provide the highest quality representation of and advocacy for clients who have suffered serious injuries and losses.