Recognition of Our Attorneys

Hutchinson Black and Cook attorneys have been selected for a variety of professional and civic awards and recognition including inclusion in Best Lawyers in America, and Colorado Super Lawyers®. In addition, we are very proud to acknowledge and honor our attorneys who were recipients of these prominent individual awards:

Connie Eyster Elected to ACTEC
Constance Tromble Eyster was elected to the prestigious American College of Trust and Estates Counsel (ACTEC) in 2012.  ACTEC's membership is limited to those trust and estates attorneys who have demonstrated the highest level of integrity, competence and experience.

Boulder County Forty Under 40 Award
Constance Tromble Eyster was selected for the Boulder County Forty Under 40 Honor Roll by the Boulder County Business Report for her role in creating the Lyons Community Foundation and the Pro Se Probate program at Boulder District Court as well as her extraordinary legal accomplishments and dedication to her clients.

Community Impact Award
Baine KerrKimberly Hult and Christopher Ford received the 2008 Community Impact Award from Moving to End Sexual Assault (formerly Boulder County Rape Crisis Center) for their work on the high-profile Simpson case.  As part of the Simpson settlement, the University of Colorado agreed to enact significant reforms, including a commitment to continuing changes to its athletic recruiting policies and the creation of positions for a five-year Title IX Advisor and another staff member for its Victim’s Assistance program.  Those reforms have established CU as a leader in addressing sexual harassment issues and have served as a model for other universities and colleges as they too confront sexual harassment on their campuses.

Rule of Law Award
Bill Meyer was selected to receive the 2007 Rule of Law Award from the ABA Rule of Law Initiative (ROLI) for his significant international pro bono work with Central European and Eurasian Law Initiative (CEELI) and other ABA sponsored groups. The ABA also recognized the Award's co-recipient, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer.

ILAC Life Member
At its April 2006 Annual Meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the International Legal Assistance Consortium (ILAC) named Bill Meyer as its first individual Life Member for his work in promoting the rule of law throughout the world. Based in Stockholm, ILAC is a consortium of 35 multinational and national bar associations and non-governmental organizations with more than three million members, devoted to providing technical legal assistance in post-conflict situations. In making this first-ever award, Paul Hoddinott, Chairman of the ILAC Council, cited Mr. Meyer's pioneer work in developing structures for international cooperation in post-conflict situations ranging from Iraq to Liberia to Haiti.

Boulder Rotarian of the Year
Bill Meyer was named Rotarian of the Year for 2004-05 by the Boulder Rotary Club for his exceptional service to the organization.

ABA's Volunteer Lawyer of the Year Award
Bill Meyer received the ABA's 2004 Volunteer Lawyer of the Year Award for his outstanding and ongoing contributions to the promotion of the rule of law worldwide. Mr. Meyer was honored at the annual Central European and Eurasian Law Initiative (CEELI) luncheon, along with President Mikheil Saakashvili of the Republic of Georgia, and Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer.

Young Lawyer of the Year Award
Constance Tromble Eyster received the 2004 Young Lawyer of the Year Award from the Boulder County Bar Association for her many hours of service on behalf of the Bar Association and for her initiative in organizing and maintaining the Boulder County Pro Se Probate Program through which BCBA attorneys volunteer their time to assist individuals with probate forms, questions and issues. The Program greatly reduces the inefficiencies of the probate process for the court and for petitioners and has been a remarkable success, praised by the court, volunteers and public alike.

"100 Hour Club"
Carla Sledge was recognized for over 200 hours of pro bono service to Boulder county residents in 2001 by Boulder County Legal Services.