Hon. Richard L. Gabriel

Title:  Supreme Court Justice
Company: Colorado Supreme Court
Location: Denver, CO United States


  • American Bar Association
  • American Bar Foundation (fellow, 2013-present)
  • Chief Justice’s Commission on Professional Development (CJCP) (member, 2011-2019) (chair, professionalism working group, 2014-2015)
  • Colorado Bar Association (Judicial Liaison Section, 2008-present, secretary, 2013-2015, vice chair, 2016-present) (Board of Governors, 2010-2016, vice president, 2012-2013)
  • Colorado Bar Foundation (fellow, 2003-present)
  • Colorado Judicial Institute (director, 1999-present) (vice chair, 2001-2002) (chair, 2004-2006)
  • Colorado Lawyer (Civil Evidence column editor, 1992-1996) (Civil Litigator column editor, 1996-2005)
  • Colorado Wind Ensemble (trumpeter, 1990-present) (director, 1993-2008) (president, 1994-2008)
  • Denver Bar Association (member, Professionalism Coordinating Council, 2009-present) (board of trustees, 2013-2016)
  • Minoru Yasui Inn of Court (member, 2009-present) (vice president, 2012-2013) (president, 2013-2014)
  • New York Bar Association
  • Our Courts Colorado (executive committee, 2008-present) (federal courts committee, 2007-2008) (content committee chair, 2009-present) (chair, 2015-present)
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Yale University


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2020)
  • Featured, Who’s Who in America, Marquis Who’s Who (2020)
  • Inductee, Top Professionals of the Year, Marquis Who’s Who (2020)
  • Recipient, Pursuit of Justice Lifetime Achievement Award, Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center (2019)
  • Recipient, Denver Bar Association Award of Merit (2014)
  • Featured, Chambers’ Leading Lawyers for Business (2007-2008)
  • Featured, Colorado Super Lawyers (2007-2008)
  • Honoree, Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year, Law Week Colorado (2007)
  • Named as a Lawyer of the Year, Lawyers USA (2007)
  • Honoree, Forty Under 40, Denver Business Journal (2002)
  • Recipient, Richard Marden Davis Award, Denver Bar Foundation (2002)
  • Champion for Children, Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center (1997)
  • Winner, Keedy Cup Moot Court Competition (1987)

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