Honoring Corky Gonzales

The Sawaya Law Firm sponsored Boxing Night and a dedication to Rudolfo Corky Gonzales at the Denver Athletic Club on March 16, 2012. On that same day Corky was inducted… into the Golden Gloves Hall of Fame!

In his day, Corky was rated number three in the world in his weight class. He was a phenomenal fighter in the ring and also fought for the rights of the people. Many people considered Corky a guiding light to escape poverty and oppression. John Nunez, who was part of the Denver Athletic Club boxing night, was a boxing student of Corky Gonzales, and considered Corky his mentor/teacher. John gave us this treasured photo of him with the boxing legend. Corky was the central leader of chicano civil rights in Colorado. His legacy is still one of the driving forces in Colorado civil rights. The Sawaya Law Firm was proud to dedicate the boxing evening to this great Colorado man.

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Michael established The Sawaya Law Firm in 1977 and built it into one of the largest personal injury law firms in Colorado, with more than 20 lawyers and 80 staff members serving clients from five offices located in Denver, Greeley and Colorado Springs. Throughout its history, the firm has stayed true to its 12 Core Values, which emphasize excellence in advocacy and a commitment to providing outstanding client service. Michael studied sociology and economics as an undergraduate student at The Colorado College, and he earned his law degree from the Texas Tech University School of Law. In addition to being involved in several legal and community organizations, Michael enjoys playing music and cooking, and he has written a book on spiritual matters.