For more than 30 years, Ralph Ogden has served justice as a trial lawyer, handling more than 200 appeals to the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal in Indiana, Colorado, Iowa, South Carolina and four federal circuit courts of appeal. He graduated magna cum laude from Indiana University School of Law at Indianapolis and in 1979, formed the firm of Wilcox & Ogden P.C. with Anne Wilcox.
Mr. Ogden has devoted his services to improving democracy at home and around the world. In 1995, he taught lay public defenders how to represent indigent clients for the Cambodian Defenders Project in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. In 1999, he interviewed refugees from Kososva, reported on details of war crimes, and conducted independent research on Serbian para-military treatment of Kosova citizens for the American Bar Association Central and Eastern European Law Initiative. He worked to analyze and recommend improvements to the judicial system in Afghanistan in 2004-5 for the U.S. Agency for International Development. He has volunteered as an election witness in Denver and abroad.
Most recently, Mr. Ogden’s passion for social justice has led him to take on the role of chief legal advisor and Legal Committee Chair for the Colorado Foundation for Universal Health Care. He also serves on the board of directors and as a legal advisor for Cooperate Colorado.