Limited Series Podcast for Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month


Episode 4

As the finale to this limited series podcast, Nicoal Sperrazza talks with Maha Kamal, a solo practitioner who provides sliding scale services in the Denver metro area.  Maha discusses her AAPI experience as a first-generation Pakistani-American who was disowned by her parents, living as a minority within a minority, cultivating her creativity through various artforms, and finding her way to humanism throughout it all.

Maha Kamal











Episode 3

For the third installment of this limited series podcast, Nicoal Sperrazza talks with trailblazer and powerhouse Kenzo Kawanabe, a partner with Davis Graham & Stubbs and a well-known leader in the legal community. In this episode, Kenzo discusses his love for Colorado, his own family history and the Japanese internment camps, the importance of mentorship, and his passion for pro bono work, including his contribution to the hallmark pro bono case regarding a constitutional challenge to the state's funding for education, Lobato v. State of Colorado.

Kenzo Kawanabe












Episode 2


As a follow up to the first installment featuring founders of APABA Colorado and SABA-CO, Nicoal Sperrazza speaks with Anne Lee, Immediate Past President of APABA Colorado, to discuss APABA Colorado today and what it has looked like this past year during the pandemic and amidst a racial justice crisis. Nicoal also gets to learn a little more about Anne personally: what led her into law as a second career, how she managed law school with two littles and husband who travels for work, and her legal experience in big law, in-house, and at the Attorney General’s Office.


Anne Lee














Episode 1


Nicoal Sperrazza sits down with a few AAPI pioneers in our legal community, Paul Chan, Fay Matsukage, and The Honorable Neeti Pawar, to talk about founding and forming the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Colorado (APABA Colorado) and the South Asian Bar Association of Colorado (SABA-CO).  In this podcast, they also discuss the importance of diversity, fellowship, mentorship, leadership, and what you can do to help support the AAPI community.

Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Colorado

South Asian Bar Association of Colorado

Fay Matsukage







Judge Pawar












Nicoal Sperazza












Paul Chan


The Denver Bar Association advances professionalism with the legal community and promotes justice in the broader community.