Denver Bar Association
March 2004
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Legal Affairs

GOOD THINGS: At its annual dinner, The Colorado Hispanic Bar Association honored Monica Guardiola as Outstanding New Hispanic Lawyer, Manuel Ramos of Colorado Legal Services received the Christopher Miranda Outstanding Hispanic Lawyer Award and Colorado Court of Appeals Judge Jose D. L. Marquez received the Lifetime Achievement Award. University of Denver College of Law Dean Mary Ricketson received the 2004 Community Service Award. Federico Alvarez was honored for his service as president this past year.


Troy A. Eid of Greenberg Traurig has been appointed chair of the Colorado Board of Ethics by Gov. Bill Owens.

Bonnie M. Schriner, mediator and attorney, and her canine, Delta, passed the Advanced disaster search canine evaluation with the Department of Homeland Security FEMA/Urban Search and Rescue. They are deployable members of the DHS/FEMA Colorado Task Force I USAR.

Keith Lapuyade of Godfrey & Lapuyade was recently recognized for his contribution to the success of the Brain Injury Foundation’s first annual Cajun Dinner. Nearly single-handedly, he bought, cooked and served the meal, and the dinner raised more than $12,000 for BIAC.

Rob Baldwin (Baldwin & Brown) has just released a book of poetry, Light & Darkness. It’s published by Finishing Line Press and you can

Manuel Martinez was featured in the Rocky in a wonderful story, giving his background (12 years of public service, now with HRO) and many accomplishments.

Davis Graham & Stubbs and the University of Denver College of Law were the founders, organizers and primary sponsors of the 2003 Rocky Mountain Minority Legal Career Fair, which introduced students with diverse backgrounds to employers based in the Rocky Mountain Region. More than 30 employers and 150 law school students and recent grads from eight regional law schools participated. DU folks who helped included Tim Henderson, Kathleen Nalty and Norma-May Isakow, with the strong support of Dean Mary Ricketson and then-Assistant Dean of Student Affairs Patty Powell.

Davis Graham & Stubbs had Sara Kraeski, Nancy Meyer, Melissa Kulesa and Ann Sisneros involved with the strong support of the firm’s Executive Committee and Chris Richardson, the firm’s managing partner.

IN THE NEWS: Tom Locke of the Denver Business Journal wrote a story about the decline in business bankruptcies. Quoted were Jim Markus, Lee Kutner,Tom Macdonald, and Marcus Squarrell.

Tony Damon, newly joined to The Law Office of W. Robert Montgomery, was on the radio station 92.5 talking about family law. Sounding good, Tony.

Paul Campos had a column in the RMN on CBS rejecting an ad that criticizes President Bush, which would have aired during the Super Bowl.
You can still catch the ad on

David Schachter wrote his "Legal Bytes" column in the Denver Business Journal about spam and the need for legislation.

Steve Posner and Nancy Friedman were featured in the Rocky Mountain News because of their book "Who Needs It," about tax exempt organizations that want what you have to donate. Their book is at the Tattered Cover.

The Colorado Judicial Institute got some good press about its dinner and judicial excellence awards to Judges Harlan Bockman, Charles Hoppin and T.J. Cole. Post society writer Joanne Davidson listed many of the legal luminaries who attended.

CHANGES: Frank Dubofsky of the Boulder District Court will join Schuetze & Gordon, and the new firm name will be Schuetze Gordon & Dubofsky LLP.

Richard M. Petkun is a new shareholder with Greenberg Traurig’s Denver office in the tax group. He was previously with Isaacson Rosenbaum Woods & Levy.

Moye Giles welcomes William F. Jones. He’ll be in the firm’s Litigation Group as an associate.

William J. "Bud" Bourke has joined Robinson Waters & O’Dorisio as a shareholder. His practice will emphasize estate and business planning.

Barbara Quade announces her expanded practice providing dispute resolution in areas of mediation, arbitration, special master proceedings, settlement conferences and disputes under C.R.S. §14-10-128.5.

Former Denver Deputy D.A. Duncan DeVille was appointed by the White House to the staff of the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq, where he is aiding in reconstruction of the courts and law enforcement, and advising in war crime trial preparations. Prior to this, DeVille was Managing Director of Global Options, Inc. and a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School.

Faegre & Benson congratulates partner Cathy Lemon on her appointment to the Denver District Court (see story in this issue on page 9). Managing Partner John Shively said: "Cathy will make a fine judge; the firm’s loss will be Denver’s gain. We will miss her and wish her much success."

Sagrillo Hammond & Dineen has hired Virginia A. Frazer-Abel as
an associate.

Fairfield and Woods has hired Geoffrey N. Blue, who will practice in the areas of Commercial Litigation and Construction. Colin A. Walker has been made a director of the firm.

Harry Rickelman has opened The Rickelman Law Office, where he will continue his domestic relations and civil litigation practice. Phone:
(303) 504-4774.

Baker & Hostetler has added DU grad Cory Curtis as an associate.

Intellectual property lawyer J. Mark Smith has joined Pendleton, Friedberg, Wilson & Hennessey as Special Counsel. The firm elected L. Jay Labe, Edgar L. Neel and Leslie Gartrell Toepfer as director-shareholders. Each has been Special Counsel with the firm since 2002.

Godfrey & Lapuyade announces that Steve Schumacher and James Johnson have become shareholders. The firm welcomes Sue Pray as special counsel and Michael Dulin as an associate.

Claude C. Wild III has joined Greenberg Traurig.

Ireland Stapleton announces that Dino A. Ross and Russell W. Kemp have become shareholders and directors.

Jones & Keller welcome Michael F. Cyran and Bennett M. Sigmond, who have joined the firm Of Counsel. Isaac Warren is an associate.

Kamlet Shepherd & Reichert announces that Fredric M. Winocur has joined the firm as a partner in the litigation practice group. He was formerly with Haddon, Morgan, Mueller, Jordan, Mackey & Foreman.

MORE CHANGES: With the addition of Russell R. Hatten, the new firm name is Chalat Hatten Law Offices. Jim and Linda Chalat have long been neighbors of the bar association in the 1900 Grant Street Building.

Sheela S. Parameswar is an associate with Harvey W. Curtis, David L. Kueter and Patricia A. Madsen.

John D. Mereness and John H. Stevens have joined The Hustead Law Firm.

Curtis L. Clay and Peter J. Costello have joined Lowe, Fell & Skogg.

Sara Grant has joined Welborn Sullivan Meck & Tooley as an associate; Amy Seneshen is a shareholder.

Michelle R. Mieras has joined Wade Ash Woods Hill & Farley as an associate.

Georgia Bastounis Lowe, formerly of Markusson, Green & Jarvis, has joined Rumler Tarbox Lyden as an associate.

Barbara J. Kelley has been made a partner at Kamlet Shepherd.

Nancy Anderson-Graham has joined Cage Williams.

Kelly/Haglund/Garnsey/Kahn welcomes Martha M. Tierney as a member of the firm. If you want to learn of her fascinating Spanish and Irish heritage, look in this month’s lawyer’s announcements in The Colorado Lawyer.

Allman & Mitzner has a new address: The Masonic Building, 535 16th Street, Suite 727, Denver, 80202. Phone is (303) 293-9393.

Tony Viorst, a DBA Representative to the CBA Board of Governors, has joined Lapin and Associates as an

Hoffman Reilly Pozner & Williamson welcomes new partners Eric Fisher, Wendy B. Fisher and Anthony L. Giacomini.

William Jones has joined Moye Giles.

Evan D. Ela is a shareholder of Collins Cockrel & Cole.

Karen Bries and Lindsay Packard get
the scoop at last year’s Barristers Ball.


Docket editors Lindsay Packard and Karen Bries have left the DBA within a month of each other, leaving Diane and the Bar without their exceptional skills and talents. Our spin on it is that the DBA is a great place to work and prepares young people to fly away to other wonderful jobs. We will miss them both so much. Lindsay was here 20 months and Karen set a record of almost six years. They made The Docket a livelier publication, besides all the good work they did with members and various committees. Lindsay will join Jen Williams (remember her?) at Corporate Express and Karen will work for the PR firm of Schechter/

SFR Public Relations. Best wishes to them both. Nuts.

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