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Luis A. Toro

Member Spotlight

May 2022

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Hometown: Littleton
Law School: University of California, Berkeley
Live in: Boulder
Works at: Boulder City Attorney’s Office
Practice Areas(s): Litigation and Open Records
CBA Member Since: 1995

Luis Toro is a “seasoned” attorney in the third phase of his career. He currently works as a municipal attorney after previous positions with a law firm and a nonprofit. He’s been a member of the Colorado Lawyer advisory board since July 2021.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?

Learn to read financial statements.

What’s the worst advice you’ve ever been given?

My high school guidance counselor recommended that I go to trade school to learn how to repair computers.

What’s your favorite memory from law school?

Drinking beer with my classmates on a rooftop bar on a sunny December afternoon.

What do you wish you had learned in law school?

How to build and run a law firm—i.e., the business side of law practice.

Social media network of choice?

I inhabit the mean streets of Twitter, where there’s no pretense that the people you’re interacting with are your “friends.”

Favorite place you’ve traveled to:

Singapore. The food is fantastic, the cultural blend is fascinating, the weather is gorgeous, and it doesn’t hurt that English is the most commonly spoken language.

What’s your favorite thing to cook?

My wife introduced me to an Instant Pot recipe to make green chile stew from scratch. I love going from chopping raw chiles to enjoying the finished product.

What sport do you love to play or watch or both?

I’ve been a Denver Nuggets fan since around the time they started in the NBA, and I watch their games every chance I get.

On your desk right now:

A Colorado Avalanche 2001 Stanley Cup souvenir puck, a map of Kyrgyzstan I received from a visiting delegation from there, a photo of me with my son in Singapore, a calavera coaster, and a Denver Nuggets face mask.

If I had a dime for every time I heard (blank), I’d be a rich person.

“It is what it is.”