During my first year of law school in 1977, my father, who had been paying my tuition, lost his business. I saw a job listing for the “Dean’s Assistant” and applied for that job, as it would cover tuition and even provide a modest monthly salary. I was selected to be Dean Hoffman’s assistant. That enabled me to remain in law school, graduating in December 1979. I don’t know what I would have done without that job.

Dan was a wonderful boss. While I did not get to witness his lawyering skills, I was able to view his management skills first hand. He was a master.

People loved working for and with Dan because of his compassion and thoughtfulness. As I had no family in the Denver area, Dan invited me to share Thanksgiving dinner with him and his family. I have never forgotten his kindness and hospitality.

A few years ago, I ran into Dan at an event and was able to thank him in person for all that he had done for me. He had no idea that because of him, I was able to finish law school.

Fay M. Matsukage
Dill Dill Carr Stonbraker & Hutchings, P.C.
455 Sherman Street, Suite 300
Denver, CO 80203