Mr. Haight was born in Salem, Massachusetts and grew up in the
New England area. He participated in the honors program in political philosophy at the University
of Virginia, earning his B.A. in 1962. He spent the next ten years in the Central Intelligence
Agency, part of that time detailed to the Strategic Air Command of the US Air Force. During his service in the CIA, he did post-graduate work at George Washington University, the University of Maryland Pentagon Extension, and the University of Bonn, Germany. After resigning from the CIA, Mr. Haight
attended Boston College Law School, where he became editor-in-chief of
Environmental Affairs Law Review, and earned his Juris Doctorate cum laude in 1975.
Moving to Colorado, Mr. Haight served a term as law clerk on the Colorado Court of Appeals, and
entered private practice in 1976. Mr. Haight has been a sole practitioner, principal in a multi-office
consumer-oriented law firm, associate with two medium-size Denver law firms, and director of a third.
From 1988 through 1992, Mr. Haight served as chief litigation counsel for the State-appointed corporate receiver of the 14 Colorado
industrial banks that failed in the late 80's, and contributed in that capacity to the extremely
successful operations and eventual conclusion of the receivership.
In 1995, Mr. Haight resumed the practice of law following a three-year hiatus during which
he was leader of the Western Hemisphere Summits Expedition, a mountaineering and cultural
exploration expedition covering mainland North, Central, and South America from the Arctic
to the Antarctic oceans. He reached the summits of the highest mountains in 17 of the 23
countries of the Americas.
Upon his return to the U.S., he utilized his experiences during the expedition to establish
an adventure tour company specializing in the Andes Mountains area of South America.
He has also taught courses on the Inca Empire at the University of Colorado in Boulder.
Mr. Haight's practice emphasizes civil transactions and litigation, particularly in
business and commercial matters, mechanics liens, non-competition agreements,
consumer law, real estate, and wills and trusts. He was admitted to practice before the Colorado State Courts, the Federal District Court in Colorado and the Tenth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in 1976, and the U.S. Supreme Court in 1978. He has a working knowledge of
German and Spanish, enabling him to serve clients who are perhaps more at home
in those languages than in English. He participates in the pro bono program of
Boulder County Legal Services. Mr. Haight is a member of the Colorado and Boulder County Bar Associations, and the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association. In addition to mountaineering, his outside interests
include backpacking, camping and bicycling.