Robert Smith Treece, 1936 – 2015


Robert Smith Treece
6/7/1934 – 10/22/2015

TAM Founding Shareholder and long-time Managing Partner Robert S. Treece passed away on October 22, 2015.

Robert Smith “Bob” Treece was a Colorado native, born to Lee Oren Treece, Sr., and Ruth Ida Smith in Colorado Springs on June 6, 1934. He was a giant, both in his 6’4″ stature and in his professional reputation. To those who were fortunate enough to know and love him, he was a powerful, larger-than-life presence and a man of strong principles, tremendous wit and great intellect. Never one to hesitate to speak his mind or voice his opinions, it was hard to be ambivalent about Bob.

Having worked his way through law school as an insurance adjuster and served his country in the United States Air Force, Bob embarked on a stellar legal career that would see him manage two highly successful law firms. Bob mentored through example generations of lawyers in his nearly 50-year legal career, setting a high bar for incisive analytical work, creative arguments, and a near-peerless trial skills as one of the most highly-regarded civil litigators in Colorado.

Bob was preceded in death by his daughter, Tamara Cole Treece, whose loss he felt his entire life, and his siblings Lee Oren, Betty Ruth, Thomas and James. His death leaves a huge void in the lives of his wife Connie, daughters Alison Treece, Courtney Farrell and Joslyn Treece, sons Scott Treece and Eric Treece, grandchildren Kristen Tamblyn, Rhea Comar, Alexander Comar, Matthew Hutchins, Christian Hutchins, Jacob Treece, Hayden Imgrund, Georgia Imgrund, Lilyana Treece, Makayla Treece, Torin Treece, Connor Farrell, and Ian Farrell, and great-grandchildren Greta Maloney, Milo Maloney and Brooke Hutchins.

In lieu of a memorial service, the family asks that donations be made in his memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance, which were causes close to Bob’s heart.