As a first-year law student at the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law, Chad Kreblin was terrified of doing trial work.
But he got drawn to it after participating in his law school’s moot court program.
“Something about doing trial work, even though it scared the daylights out of me, it kept calling me back,” Kreblin said. “So it really came down to trying to find a job where I can help people and use some trial skills, and this seemed like a good fit for me.”
Part of Kreblin’s drive to help people stems from his humble roots. He is the first person in his family to graduate from college.
The stars aligned after he graduated in 2001 when he found himself interviewing for a position with Hupy and Abraham.
Jason Abraham, managing partner at the firm, knew from his initial interview that Kreblin would be a great addition to the firm. But Kreblin went beyond that.
“From that time forward he has really separated himself and made himself an indispensable member of the firm,” Abraham said.
Six years later, Abraham and Mike Hupy decided to make Kreblin a shareholder. Abraham noted that Kreblin has the ideal mix of qualities that make him essential to the firm, including an ability to get along with clients and perform well in a courtroom.
“He’s just got this wonderful demeanor around him that lets him be aggressive when he needs to be but allows him to be humble and kind,” said Abraham.
Kreblin’s dedication to helping people extends outside of the work he does in the law. Kreblin said he finds it extremely rewarding that Hupy and Abraham encourages him to give back to the community.
He is responsible for starting the firm’s child-identification program and has personally fingerprinted more than 10,000 children.
“I just thought that this is something easy we can do,” he said. “If we fingerprint 1,000 kids, and it helps find one, it’s time and money well-spent.”
Outside work, Kreblin enjoys reading, as well as spending time and traveling with his wife and two daughters. They are heading to Norway and Germany this summer.
“Hopefully they see the world is bigger than their tablet,” he said.