Meet David Herrera

A few details…

David is a seventh generation Colorado native, born and raised in Pueblo, Colorado. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science in 1975 from Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa, where he participated in an honors program at the American University in Washington, D.C. and worked in the United States Senate. He has also worked in the Office of the Colorado Governor and in the U.S. House of Representatives. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Colorado in 1978, where he was elected President of the Hispanic Law Students Association.

David is a founding member of Herms & Herrera, LLC. He has expertise in civil litigation, business law, real estate law, construction contracts, housing, real estate development (land use, planning, and zoning), and employment law. David also handles employment contract issues, wills, and estate planning. David is an expert in housing law and is a founding member of the National Housing and Development Law Institute.

Mr. Herrera opened his law practice in Fort Collins as a sole practitioner, later becoming a partner in Galvaldon Herrera, LLP. In 2002, he returned to being a sole practitioner.

David’s experience over the past 40 years has led to being able to serve as a neutral arbitrator or mediator in alternate dispute resolution. He is a certified mediator in the State of Colorado.

David has served as chairman of the Board for State Colleges, the Fort Collins Rotary Club’s committee on Mobility Impaired, the Fort Collins United Way, the Larimer County Bar Association, and Wells Fargo Banks of Colorado. He has been a member of the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association, the Housing and Development Law Institute, the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, the Color Supreme Court Attorney Regulation Hearing Board Pool, the American Trial Lawyers Association, as well as the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Panel on Higher Education for the Twenty-First Century.

David Herrera
Memberships
  • American Bar Association
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • Larimer County Bar Association
  • Wells Fargo Banks of Colorado Community Reinvestment Committee Member
  • Wells Fargo Bank of Fort Collins Community Board Member
  • Fort Collins Area United Way, Board of Directors, 1994 – 1997
  • Fort Collins Rotary Club, Chairman of Committee
  • Colorado Hispanic Bar Association, Member of Board of Directors, 1994 – 1998
  • Colorado Hispanic Bar Association, Member of Board of Directors, 2001 – 2002
  • Governor’s Blue Ribbon Panel on Higher Education, 2001
  • Hearing Board Member for the Office of the Presiding Disciplinary Judge
  • State Colleges of Colorado, Chairman of the Board, 1989 – 1990
  • State Colleges of Colorado, Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees, 1987 – 1989
  • State Colleges of Colorado, Chairman of Academic Affairs Committee, 1986 – 1989
  • State Colleges of Colorado, Chairman and Member of Several Presidential Search Committees
  • State Colleges of Colorado, Member of Board of Trustee Legislative Committee
  • State Colleges of Colorado, Board Actions Involving the General Assembly & the Governor
  • State Colleges of Colorado, Member of Trustee Committee on Diversity and Access
  • Auraria Higher Education Center, Denver, CO, Board Member, 1986
  • City of Fort Collins, Fort Collins, CO, Member, Economic Development Task Force, 1985
  • Governor’s Unified Housing Task Force, Housing Issues Committee, 1988
  • Larimer County Affordable Housing Task Force, Resources Committee, 1989 – 1993
  • Community Housing Resource Board, Fort Collins, 1988 – 1992
  • National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO), 1983 – 1987, 1989
  • National Community Development Committee Member
  • National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO), 1982 – 1983
  • National Member Services Committee Member
  • National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO), President of Colorado Chapter, 1986 – 1988
  • National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO), Appointed, NAHRO President’s Commission on Federal De-Regulation
  • National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO), Appointed, NAHRO President’s Commission “Keeping the Commitment”
  • Housing and Development Law Institute, National President, 1988 – 1990
  • Housing and Development Law Institute, National Vice President, 1986 – 1988
  • Housing and Development Law Institute, Charter Board Member, 1984
  • Fort Collins Area United Way, Chairman, Community Building Committee
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