District 1, Democrat
Current Term 2011-2017

Regent Michael Carrigan

555 Seventeenth St., Suite 3200
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-295-8314
Cell: 303-601-7667
Fax: 303-975-5489
E-mail: Michael.Carrigan@cu.edu
University of Colorado Regent Michael Carrigan, chair, is a Colorado native, civic leader, proud CU alumnus and a recognized attorney who practices with the Denver law firm of Holland & Hart. A Democrat, Carrigan has served on the CU Board of Regents since 2004 and represents Colorado’s 1st Congressional District. In 2010, he was re-elected to a second six-year term.

Carrigan was elected as chair of the board in FY 2013 and re-elected in FY 2014. Currently, he chairs the audit committee and serves as a member of the laws and policies committee and intercollegiate athletics committee.

He graduated with honors from the University of Notre Dame in 1990, and from the University of Colorado Law School in 1994.

After five years of experience as a prosecutor, Carrigan currently is a senior litigator and partner at Holland & Hart. His civic leadership includes time spent as a volunteer teacher at an inner-city high school in the Bronx, N.Y., and as a volunteer worker at a community center in La Paz, Bolivia. He also has served two of Colorado’s largest charities, serving on the Easter Seals Colorado board of directors and working with the Latin American Research and Service Agency.

In 2007, Carrigan received the prestigious Richard Marden Davis Award for his professional and civic contributions. The annual award recognizes a Denver attorney under the age of 40 who has combined excellence as a lawyer with civic, cultural, educational and charitable leadership. It is sponsored by the Davis Graham & Stubbs law firm, the Denver Bar Foundation and the Davis family.