BY DORIS B. TRUHLAR
Attorney Doris B. Truhlar, formerly a Centennial City Council member, is joining the staff of The Villager.
A founding partner of Truhlar and Truhlar, LLP, a Centennial law firm, she is a graduate of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and has her Bachelor of Journalism Degree from the University of Missouri School of Journalism in Columbia. She also holds a Master of Arts Degree in Mass Communications from DU.
Truhlar will be covering the Centennial City Council, and other matters in Arapahoe County and the south suburban area. She will continue to practice law at the law firm she owns with her husband, Robert J. Truhlar, who concentrates in employment law. She has practiced in the area of family law, and also writes wills, powers of attorney and a variety of other documents.
A resident of what is now Centennial since 1983, Truhlar has received numerous honors and awards, and has served as the president of both the Arapahoe County Bar Association and the Colorado Women’s Bar Association (CWBA). She also was the vice president of the Colorado Bar Association, an organization for which her law partner/husband was president. Truhlar also has received the CWBA’s highest award, the Lathrop Award, of which two previous recipients include U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Colorado Supreme Court Chief Justice Mary J. Mullarkey.
Truhlar also has served as a member of the Eighteenth Judicial District Nominating Commission (2008-13). She received the DU Law Alumni Professionalism Award (Law Stars) with her husband in 2003 and the YWCA/Metropolitan Denver Entrepreneur of the Year Award (1993). She has founded several volunteer programs and has been repeatedly honored for her outstanding public service.
“I am delighted to be joining The Villager staff,” Truhlar said. “I happen to be a subscriber and an avid reader. I am excited to be working with Gerri and Bob Sweeney and look forward to covering the Centennial City Council and other topics in the south suburban area.”
Truhlar has three daughters and three grandsons, most of whom live in the Denver metropolitan area. She is active in many community and legal organizations. She has written numerous articles for legal and other publications. Prior to attending law school (where she was fourth in her class), she worked for a number of daily newspapers, including The Denver Post, the St. Louis Globe Democrat, the Columbia Missourian, and the Springfield Leader & Press.
She was editor-in-chief of the Fulton Daily Sun-Gazette newspaper in Fulton, Mo., when she was only 20 years old. While working for The Denver Post, she received the Charles Stewart Mott Award for First Prize (circulation of more than 75,000 daily) for writing of an editorial headlined “Aurora Board of Education Stages ‘Best Show in Town.’”
Truhlar may be reached at her home (303) 771-5012 (leave a message) or via her cellular telephone (720) 934-4645.
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