Denver Bar Association
February 2003
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Legal Affairs



The team from the University of Denver Graduate Tax Program placed second in the graduate division of the Deloitte & Touche Tax Challenge held in Orlando.

Lawyers from Davis Graham &
Stubbs wrapped presents for
the Santa's Corner project.

Lawyers and staff at Davis Graham & Stubbs were living out the holiday spirit in December. They shopped for and wrapped presents to make the wishes of 134 kids come true through the "Santa’s Corner" project. This program, under Denver Human Services, ensures that children in foster care who had scheduled visits with their biological parents over the holidays, left the visits with a present. The firm also made a donation to the Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center, and several associates donated their holiday gift checks to the Denver Public School’s Pupil Assistance Fund, which provides medical and clothing assistance to low-income DPS students.

The University of Denver College of Law celebrated midterm commencement; 50 law students received their degrees.

Matthew J. Hogan, partner in the public finance department and resident in the Denver office of Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, was recently elected president of the Board of Directors of the Denver Children’s Advocacy Center. The goal of the DCAC is to reduce the trauma of child abuse and victimization in a nurturing, child-centered environment; provide treatment opportunities for child victims of trauma and their families, and develop multi-disciplinary teams of professionals who collaborate to improve the evolution, investigation and prosecution systems for children.

Carl F. Eiberger recently received the Michael McCafferty Award for "50 plus years of tireless and loyal support of Notre Dame and its law school." The article went on at length to name some of the many things Carl has done for his school, and also listed many contributions to his city and state.

Sheldon E. Friedman was named Business Leader of the Year at the seventh annual "Reel Hope" film fund raiser for Jewish Family Service of Colorado.

Bill Hansen of McDermott, Hansen & McLaughlin, has co-authored his second local bestseller neighborhood guide for Historic Denver, Inc., "The Park Hill Neighborhood." The first book, "The Montclair Neighborhood," also written with noted historian Prof. Tom Noel, has just gone into its second edition.


Michael Schlueter was in a Rocky Mountain News story on circuit training as an effective way to stay in shape.

In a Denver Business Journal story about the implementation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), attorneys Sam Butts and H.C. "Buzz" Cleveland were quoted. In the same issue, Bill Berger had a column entitled "Courts Remain Divided on Enforceability of ‘English-only’ Policies" and Michael Woodson wrote a viewpoint column with the headline "Shield Doctors, Lawyers From Society’s Pressures."

The law firms of Faegre & Benson in the U.S. and Hobson Audley in the U.K. have "tied the knot." The 35 English solicitors of Hobson Audley will serve clients as the London office of Faegre & Benson under the formal name Faegre Benson Hobson Audley. They’ve operated a partnership in London since 1997.


An e-mail from Dan Kowalski said he’s moved again, from Denver to Seattle to Austin, where he "hopes to die with his boots on." His wife is the new oboe professor at Texas School of Music and Dan has opened a solo practice limited to deportation defense, Immigration Court, BIA appeals and federal court litigation. You can e-mail him:

Kennedy & Christopher is pleased to announce that Cynthia Treadwell-Miller and Christopher M. Gorman have joined the firm as associates.

Gary A. Horton has joined Hatch & Moschetti as an associate.

Brigette M. Paige and Christopher W. Ford have become members of Hutchinson Black and Cook.

Irene Kawanabe is the new associate director at the Colorado Lawyers Committee (and yes, she's married to Kenzo, an associate at Davis Graham & Stubbs).

Alvin M. Cohen and Jordan M. Fox have become shareholders and directors of Cage Williams Abelman & Layden.

James W. Owens, Jr. has joined The Herscovici Law Firm as an associate.

Otten, Johnson, Robinson, Neff & Ragonetti is pleased to announce that James C. Ellenberger, formerly an associate, has become a director and shareholder.

Ryan A. McManis and Carrie D. Thornburgh have joined Ruegsegger Thomas as associates.

Miller Wood announces that Natalie M. Mack has joined the firm as an associate.

John F. Kane has joined Welborn Sullivan Meck & Tooley as an associate.

Meghan E. Pound has become an associate of McConnell Siderius Fleischner Houghtaling & Craigmile.

Dawn M. Yager has been named a shareholder of Ritsema & Lyon.

JAMS welcomes Hon. Terri Diem and William F. Campbell to their Denver panel.


White and Steele is celebrating its 50th anniversary—congratulations.


Trout, Witwer & Freeman extends best wishes to Mark T. Pifher as he takes up new duties as Executive Director of Colorado’s Water Quality Control Division and welcomes the addition of Paul L. Benington and Peter D. Nichols.

Andrea C. Barrett

Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons is pleased to announce that Andrea C. Barrett has joined the firm’s Denver office as special counsel.

Louisa M. Ritsick has joined Moser & Silver as an associate.

Michael J. Gates and Lauren H. Hockensmith have become associates with the Denver office of Montgomery Kolodny.

Deborah L. Bayles has joined Jones & Keller has Of Counsel.

Norman H. Wright, formerly with Holme Roberts & Owen, has joined Downey & Knickrehm as Of Counsel.

M. Scott Regan, formerly with Holland & Hart, has joined Kerr Brosseau Bartlett O’Brien as an associate.

Moye, Giles, O’Keefe, Vermeire & Gorrell announces that Peter K. Kloepfer has become an equity partner and will continue his real estate practice, and Marilyn M. McWilliams has become a partner and will continue her estate planning practice.

Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh Jardine welcomes Michael J. Heydt, formerly 4th Judicial District Court Judge and Tracy Pride Stoneman.

Marcus L. Squarrell and Joel W. Cantrick have become shareholders of Ducker, Montgomery, Lewis & Aronstein.

Goldstein & Dodge and Brauer, Buescher, Goldhammer & Kelman are pleased to announce their merger: Jeffrey A. Goldstein is Special Counsel and Shelley P. Dodge and Eric C. Staton are associates, joining the firm’s present members: Wally Brauer, Tom Buescher, Joe Goldhammer and Ellen Kelman.

Steven G. Greelee and John R. Chase are new partners in the Denver office of Montgomery, Kolodny, Amatuzio & Dusbabek.

Edward T. Ramey will serve as chair of the Litigation Practice Group at Isaacson, Rosenbaum, Woods & Levy. He replaces criminal defense attorney Gary Lozow, who will remain actively involved in the group’s practice.

J. Christopher Kinsman has been made a director of Fairfield and Woods.

Richard B. Benenson has joined Brownstein Hyatt & Farber as an associate in the Commercial Litigation Group.


Barbara M. Jacobi has moved her office to 950 S. Cherry, Suite 620, Denver, CO 80246. The phone remains the same: (303) 388-6100.

Thomas A. Feldman has moved to 1120 Lincoln St., Suite 1607, Denver, CO 80203.

Julie D. Swanberg has opened her own practice and will continue to represent respondents in workers’ compensation cases. Her new address: 1658 S. Colorado Blvd., Unit S #247, Denver, phone (720) 570-8629.

Stromberg Cleveland Crawford & Schmidt has relocated to: 4600 S. Ulster St., Suite 300, Denver, CO 80237. Phone: (303) 388-9311.

Thomas E. Root has terminated his practice of law in Denver and has taken a job at the Department of Environmental Quality for the State of Montana. His new address: 2209 Phoenix Avenue, Helena, MT 59620.

Joanne C. Perington, formerly with Ritsema & Lyon, has opened her law practice at 747 Kalamath Street, Denver, CO 80204. Phone: (303) 623-3036.

Engel Reiman & Lockwood has relocated its office to: The Equitable Building, 730 Seventeenth St., Suite 500, Denver CO 80202. Phone: (303) 741-1111.

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