Distinguished Achievement—Solo/Small Firm Practitioner: W. Harold “Sonny” Flowers Jr. (’71)

“Sonny Flowers is a litigator with Hurth, Sisk & Blakemore LLP in Boulder. His practice is concentrated in litigation, including plaintiffs’ personal injury, professional malpractice, criminal defense, and commercial litigation. He has represented hundreds of clients in the areas of criminal law from minor traffic offenses to death penalty cases.

Flowers is a leader in Colorado’s legal community whose service includes the presidencies of the Sam Cary Bar Association, the Boulder County Bar Association, and the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, where he continues to serve on the CTLA executive committee. He is a past president of the American Board of Trial Advocates, an invitation-only membership group of trial lawyers who represent both civil defendants and plaintiffs, and the American Association for Justice, where he has served on its executive committee and board of governors. He also served as vice president of the Colorado Bar Association and the National Bar Association.

Over the decades he has served the University of Colorado as president of the Alumni Association’s board of directors, a member of the Colorado Law Alumni Board and CU Foundation board, and mentor of black student-athletes. Flowers helped establish the Black Alumni Association and create an endowed scholarship for students of color at both Colorado Law and the University of Denver. In 2016, he was recognized with the Alumni Association’s George Norlin Award.”