Mary Mead Hammond (affectionately known as “Mooey”) is a Denver native. She graduated from Harvard University magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in 1975. She received her law degree from Harvard University in 1979. Upon graduation she joined the Denver law firm of Holland & Hart, LLP, where she worked for 6 years on a wide variety of legal matters, including water rights and water quality. In 1985 she left Holland & Hart with John Carlson and others to form the predecessor to Carlson, Hammond & Paddock. While no longer active in the firm’s day-to-day legal practice, she remains a very valuable colleague.