Today, the world lost one of its brightest lights. Colorado and Denver lost one of their greatest sons. The legal world lost one of its finest lawyers. And, the Brownstein firm lost one of its founders.
Jack Hyatt, our childhood friend, died today, at the age of 75, while surrounded by family and friends. We all grew up within three blocks of each other in west Denver. After graduating from the University of Colorado law school, and after seven years together as students, we pooled our resources and opened our own law firm. Nearly 50 years later, the firm is still thriving, reflecting Jack's indelible imprint and his unwavering focus on excellence, fairness and collaboration.
Jack was instrumental in leading the firm's commitment to the Denver community. He was active in the Jewish Federation, with Mental Health America of Colorado and the University of Colorado Law School.
Jack was a devoted family man, a colleague, a friend and a brother to us both. Along with Aaron Hyatt, Jack's nephew, we will ensure that the firm carries on Jack's legacy of love and respect for the law and his devotion to family.
We send our condolences to Jack's wife, Andrea; his daughters Holly, Hope and Alyson; and, his three grandchildren.
Rest In Peace, our brother. You will be forever in our hearts.
-Norm and Steve