Burg Simpson Attorney Reeves Whalen Appointed by Superintendent Boasberg to 2012 Denver Public Schools Citizen Planning Advisory Committee (CAPC)

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Burg Simpson is pleased to announce that associate Reeves D. Whalen has been appointed by Denver Public Schools Superintendent, Tom Boasberg, to serve on the 2012 Denver Public Schools Citizen Planning Advisory Committee (CPAC).

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Education has always been a passion of mine. It led me to teach as a substitute guest teacher in the Denver Public Schools; it took me into the homes of students as a youth mentor; and it led me to travel and visit schools in Haiti.

Burg Simpson is pleased to announce that associate Reeves D. Whalen has been appointed by Denver Public Schools Superintendent, Tom Boasberg, to serve on the 2012 Denver Public Schools Citizen Planning Advisory Committee (CPAC). Mr. Whalen was appointed, along with other established Denver community members, business professionals, DPS parents, and Denver taxpayers to meet over the next six months and advise The Denver Public Schools on possible November bond and mill levy overrides. The 2012 DPS CPAC will examine the district's need to update its aging school facilities and possibly add new schools due to overcrowding and enrollment growth, as well as how a mill levy override could be used; for example, to expand early education opportunities and school enrichment programs and provide more class time.

“Education has always been a passion of mine. It led me to teach as a substitute guest teacher in the Denver Public Schools; it took me into the homes of students as a youth mentor; and it led me to travel and visit schools in Haiti and on reservations in South Dakota. I feel privileged to work on the committee with such a great group of dedicated business and community leaders,” Mr. Whalen commented on the appointment.

Reeves D. Whalen is an accomplished Colorado injury attorney. Mr. Whalen focuses his practice on personal injury and product liability lawsuits, representing injured victims and consumers nationwide. In 2012, Mr. Whalen was selected as a Colorado Super Lawyer Rising Star. No more than 2 1/2 percent of attorneys in Colorado receive this honor. In 2011, Reeves was a recipient of the Denver Business Journal "Forty Under 40." He is also a National Trial Lawyers "40 Under 40" award winner, and was previously a finalist for the Colorado Bar Association’s Young Attorney of the Year. Mr. Whalen has also served on Denver Mayor Michael Hancock's Transition Team as the Co-Chair for the Department of Excise and Licensing.

With offices in Denver, Steamboat Springs, Cincinnati, Cody and Phoenix, Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C. is a firm of award winning trial lawyers practicing in the areas of personal injury, class action, mass torts, medical malpractice, dangerous drug litigation, defective products, insurance bad faith, employment law, workers' compensation, social security and commercial litigation.

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