Joseph N. de Raismes, III, was City Attorney for the City of Boulder from 1979-2003. During this time, he rewrote the entire City code and drafted the Open Space sections of the Boulder City Charter. He handled a vast array of litigation, taking three cases to the Supreme Court. He served as interim City Manager during 1990-1991.
He received his B.A., magna cum laude from Yale College in 1967 and his J.D. from the Harvard Law School in 1970. He received the Order of the Coif (1991) from the University of Colorado law faculty and served as Adjunct Professor of Law at the University, as well as President and Trustee of the International Municipal Lawyers Association, the national organization of city and county attorneys. He currently serves as General Counsel of Mental Health America, a national mental health and substance use disorder advocacy organization based in Alexandria, VA. He is admitted to practice law in Colorado and Virginia.Read More