Joseph Berenbaum, JD’40 (Deceased)

Outstanding Alumni Award - 1996

Joseph Berenbaum, a senior partner in the Denver law firm of Berenbaum, Weinshienk and Eason and the oldest practicing lawyer in Denver, received the Outstanding Alumni Award in 1996. Berenbaum was chosen for his leadership in the legal community, his humanitarian service and his outstanding loyalty to the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. Berenbaum has served as President of the Jewish Family and Children’s Service, and on the boards of the National Jewish Hospital and the United Way. In 1991, he received the Learned Hand award from the American Jewish Committee. Berenbaum’s ongoing commitment to the law school was evidenced by the his firm’s establishment of an endowed scholarship (named in part for fellow partner and DU Law grad, Richard Eason, JD’56), which provides support to a minority law student pursuing a career in business law.