Brooke Wunnicke (Deceased)
Robert B. Yegge Excellence in Teaching Award - 2003
Brooke Wunnicke is currently Of Counsel to the Denver firm Hall & Evans and has been in that capacity since 1986. She received her Bachelor of Arts, Phi Beta Kappa, from Stanford University in 1939 and Juris Doctor from the University of Colorado School of Law, Order of the Coif, in 1946. In 1973, she left the private sector for public law service in Denver as the Chief Appellate Deputy District Attorney until leaving to become Of Counsel to Hall & Evans. Among the many awards and honors during her career, Wunnicke was the 1999 recipient of a national award from the Defense Research Institute, the Louis B. Potter Lifetime Professional Award, and the 1999 Colorado Bar Association Award of Merit, (described as "the highest CBA honor given annually to a CBA member who has made an outstanding contribution to the legal profession and the bar association"). Wunnicke was adjunct professor of law (1978-1997) at the University of Denver College of Law, teaching Oil and Gas Law for 18 years and also teaching Future Interests, Real Property Law, and Law of Western Coal. The College of Law designated her the 1997 Frank H. Ricketson, Jr. Adjunct Professor, the first person to receive this honor.