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Richard Lee Thorgren, American lawyer. Bar: Georgia 1978, Colorado 1982, United States District Court Colorado 1982, United States Court Appeals (10th circuit) 1984. Lieutenant colonel United States Air Force Reserve, retired; Member American Bar Association, Denver Bar Association.


Thorgren, Richard Lee was born on April 27, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of William and Veronica (Friedeck) Thorgren.


Indiana University (Bachelor of Arts, 1971). Emory University (Juris Doctor, with highest honors, 1978).


Worked at Harding, Shultz & Downs (Denver, Colorado) specializing in General, appellate and trial practice before local, state and federal courts, departments and agencies. Administrative; Bankruptcy. Business; Civil; Community Associations.

Condemnation; Condominium. Corporate and Commercial. Employment and Labor.

Environmental; Estate Planning. Interstate Commerce; Interstate Land Sales. Litigation; Motor Carrier.

Municipal; Pension and Profit Sharing. Probate; Products Liability. Real Estate; Reorganizations.

Tax; Transportation; and Water Rights. Admitted to the bar, 1978, Georgia. 1982, Colorado, United States.

District Court, District of Colorado and United States. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit. Order of the Coif. Member, 1976-1978 and Notes and Comments Editor, 1977-1978, Emory Law Journal.

Author: Note, "Boys Market Exception to Federal Courts' Power to Enjoin Labor Strikes Further Defined," 26 Emory Law Journal 213, 1977. Member: Denver and Colorado Bar Associations. Military: Lieutenant Colonel, United States Air Force Reserve (Retired).

Harding, Shultz & Downs was founded in 1957 and has offices in Denver, Colorado, and Lincoln, Nebraska. Harding, Shultz & Downs has 22 lawyers (8 in Denver and 14 in Lincoln). In Nebraska, Harding, Shultz & Downs is dominant in representing public and private clients in labor relations and employment matters.

The Denver office has strong business, real estate, labor and employment, and environmental practices. The business practice services emerging companies and growth-oriented established businesses, real estate development and mortgage lending. Both offices have significant litigation practices, focusing on complex, commercial, employment and environmental litigation.

In addition, both offices handle Municipal, estate planning and transportation matters.


Lieutenant colonel United States Air Force Reserve, retired. Member American Bar Association, Denver Bar Association.


Married Vie Raskosky, September 5, 1970. Children: Jennifer, Shannon.