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Donald K. Bain, American lawyer, specializing in the field of Trial Law, Appeals. Member of Holme Roberts & Owen LLP.


Bain, Donald Knight was born on January 28, 1935 in Denver, Colorado, United States.


Yale University (Bachelor of Arts, 1957). Harvard University (Bachelor of Laws, 1961).


Worked at Holme Roberts & Owen LLP (Denver, Colorado) specializing in General Civil Practice in all State and Federal Courts. Corporations, Real Estate, Securities, Intellectual Property, Natural Resources, Health Care, Tax and Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Municipal and Finance, Environmental and Hazardous Waste Litigation, Labor and Employment, Banking, Water Rights, Telecommunications, International Business and International Tax. Admitted to the bar, 1961, Colorado.

Member, 1975-1980 and Chairman, 1980, Colorado Supreme Court Grievance Committee. Member: Denver, Colorado and American Bar Associations. Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers.

Overview: Holme Roberts & Owen LLP was founded in 1898, only 40 years after Denver's birth, by two experienced litigators whose primary clients were railroad and mining companies. Today the firm still represents such interests, among them Southern Pacific Railroad and Newmont Gold Company, but now its lawyers number 180 or more and its clients also include local and national leaders in such industries as telecommunications, banking, corporate finance, health care, electronics and oil and gas.


Trustee Denver Public Library. Friends Foundation, 1978—1996, Denver Foundation, 1989—1995, chairman, 1993—1995. Trustee Berger Foundation, 1994—1996.

Trustee, chairman Colorado Council on Arts, 1999—2005. Trustee Human Services, Inc., 1970—1981, chairman, 1979—1980. Trustee Colorado Humanities Program, 1975—1978.

Member Denver Public Library. Commission, 1983—1991. Active Republican National Committee, Washington, 1993—1997.

Candidate for mayor City of Denver, 1987, 1991. Board directors Rocky Mountain Corporation Public Broadcasting, 1975—1983, Downtown Denver, Inc., 1977—2004, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, 1998—2009, BigHornAction.org, 1999—2003, Auraria Foundation, since 1986, Legal Aid Foundation, Colorado, 1999—2005, Auraria Higher Education Center, 1978—1989, Denver Architectural Foundation, since 2002. Chairman Auraria Higher Education Center, 1986—1989.

Fellow Royal Geography Society, American College Trial Lawyers, Explorers Club. Member American Bar Association, Colorado Bar Association, Denver Bar Association, Colorado Yale Association (president 1974-1976), Association Yale Alumni (board governors 1982-1985), Selden Society, American Antiquarian Society, International Wine and Food Society, Confrerie des Chevaliers du Tastevin, Western Stock Show Association, Cactus Club, Denver Country Club, Mile High Club, Denver Law Club, Grolier Club, Yale Club, Colorado Mountain Club, Capitol Hill CLub, University Club (Denver), Garden of Gods Club.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: antiquarian book collecting. Mountaineering.


Son of Francis Marion and Jean (Knight) B. Divorced; children: Stephen A., Andrew K., William B.