Butler Snow is pleased to announce that Martina Hinojosa has been selected as Colorado Hispanic Bar Association’s (CHBA) 2017 Outstanding New Hispanic Lawyer.
Hinojosa will be honored at the 2018 CHBA Annual Banquet and Membership Meeting held on Jan. 20, at the Ritz Carlton in Denver.
The annual award is presented to an outstanding Hispanic attorney, in practice for five years or less, who has demonstrated a strong commitment to the Hispanic community and the principles of the legal profession.
“Martina has illustrated a deep dedication to the Hispanic community – and to all communities across Colorado — and is very deserving of this award” said Don Clark, Jr., chairman, Butler Snow. “We look forward to her continued success in positively impacting the community.”
The CHBA was incorporated on Feb. 23, 1977, as the Chicano Bar Association. Original incorporators envisioned the organization as the legal adviser to the Hispanic community and a catalyst in expanding the number of Hispanics in the legal profession.
Over the last 40 years, the CHBA has initiated projects designed to advance the cause of its founders in expanding the number of Hispanic lawyers in Colorado. Today, there are more than 500 Hispanic attorneys in the state specializing in all facets of the legal profession. The CHBA also has a successful mentoring program to assist and ensure the success of Hispanic law students. The CHBA has worked to ensure the appointment of Latinos to the bench, district attorney offices, governmental entities and private law firms.
The CHBA is an affiliate of the Hispanic National Bar Association, having hosted the 1990, 2001, and 2013 national conventions in Denver. Additionally, CHBA members have earned significant leadership positions within the national bar.
Hinojosa was previously named to the first board of directors for the Colorado Lawyers Committee young lawyers division, where she serves as special projects co-chair. Hinojosa – who has been recognized as one of Law Week Colorado’s Up and Coming Lawyers – also serves on the board of directors for the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association and Denver’s Head Start Program. She is a member of Butler Snow’s public finance, incentives and tax credits group. Hinojosa earned her undergraduate degree from Rice University, master’s degree from Harvard University and Juris Doctor from the University of Colorado Law School.