Audris (“Audie”) G. Hampton, Esq. passed away in 2021. Audie was beloved friend and a founding partner of Hampton & Pigott LLP. Mr. Hampton practiced law for over 29 years and maintained a litigation practice, primarily focusing on finance; commercial lending; and business/contract transactions. He also litigated and transacted matters involving estate planning, probate, entity formation/development, copyright, and arts/entertainment issues.
Mr. Hampton was admitted to practice law in the State of Colorado in 1984. He was admitted to the District Court, for the District of Colorado, in 1985; and he was admitted to the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in 1989. Mr. Hampton also was specially admitted to litigate cases in Federal Districts within the States of Arizona, California, Montana, Texas, and Wyoming.
Mr. Hampton received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Southern Illinois University in 1981 and his Juris Doctor from the University of Memphis in 1984. Post-graduate, he received Advanced Certifications from the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. He taught and mentored in various trial skills, litigation, and training programs, nationally and in Colorado.
Audie decided to start Hampton & Pigott with David because, after years of working in large corporate firms, he saw an opportunity to do things differently. He was passionate about providing high-quality legal services in an approachable way. He wanted to create a firm with knowledgeable and personable attorneys who provide value by eliminating the traditional layers and fees associated with most law firms. Through Mr. Hampton’s experience and passion, Hampton & Pigott became a shelter in the storm: the firm’s attorneys continue to provide empathetic, protective guidance that allows clients to focus more on their daily lives and less on their legal matters.
Mr. Hampton had extensive experience as an owner and attorney in businesses and law firms with multi-state and multinational operations. He was committed to encouraging creative and talented youth, through development and production/resource programs. Mr. Hampton was a member of the Broomfield United Methodist Church, where he served as a Discipleship Leader and Small Group Leaders’ Coach.
Audie enjoyed playing golf and attending golf tournaments with his wife. He also enjoyed studying apologetics, philosophy, and systems of belief. Mr. Hampton loved music, physics, mathematics, and the absolute awe and beauty of the State of Colorado. He is and will be missed.