Denver Bar Association
January 2003
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Legal Affairs


Miles Cortez, former DBA and CBA president, was given the Community Impact Award from SafeHouse Denver for his work in establishing the Family Violence Program at the Colorado Bar Association. Dale Harris, another former president of both associations, presented the award. Mary Hoagland received the Carolyn Hamil Henderson Award at the dinner in the Seawell Ballroom, for her work in representing women in dangerous family situations. She also championed the creation of SafeHouse Denver in 1977. Congratulations to both for the award —but most important, for the valuable work they’ve done.

Dave Butler of Holland & Hart has been awarded the CBA Jacob Schaetzel Award for his deep involvement in and innovative approaches to the delivery of pro bono legal services. He has served on the Legal Aid Society of Metro Denver, the Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado, COLTAF, and was the lead transactional lawyer for the merger of the various legal aid offices in Colorado into a single entity, Colorado Legal Services, which he continues to represent and counsel.

Colorado State Attorney General Ken Salazar is one of two recipients of the Anti-Defamation League’s 2002 Civil Rights Award.

University of Denver legal counsel Paul H. Chan received the 2002 Trailblazer Award from the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association at their annual conference.

The Board of Trustees of the Legal Aid Foundation appointed Meredith McBurney as its representative to the newly-formed statewide Access to Justice Commission.

Scott Holwick, with Faegre & Benson, has been appointed by the Governor to the Colorado Commission on Aging.

The recent Colorado Lawyers for the Arts annual Fundraiser Art Auction helped raised more than $20,000, which goes to support CoLA’s educational programs and pro bono legal assistance programs for artists and arts organizations.


Sally Maresh, who once was with the Thursday Night Bar, went to law school, worked at DU and then was legal counsel for the division of student affairs at Colorado State University, is back with Metro Volunteer Lawyers as the new director. She’s taking the place of Barb Chamberlain, who recently retired. We welcome her (and she invites everyone to call up and take a case!).

Tucker K. Trautman of Dorsey & Whitney, and William R. Lucero, Chief Deputy District Attorney for the Denver DA’s office, were both selected for the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Alan C. Friedberg dropped a note to applaud pro bono contributions made by members of the Colorado Court Reporters Association, Hunter & Geist and in particular Yvonne Wallace and Christine Marcus, during a recent deposition and settlement conference that Alan was involved in. He also complimented Angie Baca, head of the pro bono committee for CCRA, who helped coordinate the scheduling. "Their willingness to donate their time and services made it possible for us to level the playing field for (the client) and ultimately to settle the case . . . Their donation of time . . . was significant and very much appreciated."


A nice article by Denver County Court Judge Ray Satter in the Rocky Mountain News entitled "New Justice Center a Boon for Denver."

CU Law Professor Paul Campos had an op-ed piece in the Rocky Mountain News about the death penalty, more specifically about how it’s handled in Texas and the Web site dedicated to it.

Another good story about Manuel Ramos in The Denver Post by reporter Jenny Deam. Ramos, a Legal Aid attorney, is an award-winning novelist.

The headline: "Tenth Annual DU Law Stars Draws 800." Good pictures and a story in Greenwood Village’s The Villager, starring honorees Joseph Montano, Howard Rosenberg, Laura Embleton and Joan McWilliams.

Rob Goldstein, a business attorney with Shughart Thomson & Kilroy, wrote an article for the Denver Business Journal, with the headline: "Keep Defecting Employees From Giving Away Trade Secrets."



Melissa Trollinger is an associate with The Law Offices of R. Scott Reisch; that firm specializes in criminal law. Melissa previously interned at the bar offices with the CBA’s family violence program and we will miss her.

Stacey S. Dawes has joined Bieging Shapiro & Burrus as an associate; her practice will focus on commercial litigation.

Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons recently expanded its headquarters at One Tabor Center, adding 9,500 square feet of office space. The firm has added five new associates and 10 experienced laterals, and will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2003.

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher has named Monique Drake a new partner in the Denver office.

David W. Kirch, P.C. welcomes Lindsey K. Warren as an associate specializing in estate planning and administration.


A story in the Rocky Mountain News paid tribute to Sonya Lynch, a May, 2002 graduate of DU Law, who was killed in an automobile accident in November. The story told of her ambition, since the age of 10, to be a lawyer.

John P. Thompson, founder of the National Transportation Law Institute and who served on the Colorado PUC, died in November. At retirement, he was of counsel at Jones and Keller.

Our sympathy to both attorneys’ families and friends.


Stromberg Cleveland Crawford & Schmidt has relocated to expanded offices at 4600 S. Ulster Street, Suite 300, Denver, 80237. Phone, (303) 388-9311 and fax, (303) 322-3872 remain the same. For directions, see their Web site at

After nearly 42 years of practicing law, Hugh V. Schaefer is retiring and moving to Palm Desert, Calif. His new address: 77568 Calle Las Brisas North, Palm Desert, CA 92211.

Contrary to rumor, Julie D. Swanberg has not retired, but has, instead, opened her own practice and is accepting referrals for workers’ compensation defense. Write her at


Sullivan Sullivan and McGuire is celebrating 20 years of practice in Denver. Peter McGuire has been with the firm for seven years; Barrie and Kerry Sullivan founded the firm in 1982.

Sarah J. Baker has joined Murray Franke Greenhouse List & Lippitt as an associate.

Harry M. Sterling and James P. Gregory, formerly shareholders in Fleishman, Sterling, Gregory & Shapiro, have formed Sterling & Gregory.

Leavenworth & Karp announces that Michael J. Sawyer and Teresa L. Hock joined the firm as associates.

Jennifer Glucksman Feingold has joined Quade, Fontana & Bonin as an associate.

Minor & Brown welcomes Angela C. Kotsines as an associate.

C. Read Sawczyn has joined Brown, Berardini & Dunning as an associate.

Julie E. Haines and Todd A. Mahlik have joined Kennedy & Christopher as associates.

Leslie A. Tuft has joined Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll as an associate.

Sheela S. Parameswar is an associate with Ciliberto & Associates.

Duncan, Ostrander & Dinges announces that Rebekah S. King has joined the firm.

Sophia H. Tsai and Spencer L. Sears are associates with Senter Goldfarb & Rice.

Hogan & Hartson welcomes Geri K. House, Amy L. Nafziger , Denise D. Riley and Robert C. Jarosh as associates in its Denver office.

Robinson Waters & O’Dorisio welcomes Christine Rothe Hoth as a shareholder and Timothy M. Shea as an associate.

Wood, Ris & Hames announces that Jonathan R. Boord is a new associate.

Messner & Reeves announces these new associates: Susan Fisher, Donna Kirk, Craig Knobbe, Mimi Jordan Roach and Megan Van Putten.

One name has been added to make this new firm name: Socha Perczak Setter & Anderson. The firm, which welcomes Amy K. Bailey and Matthew B. Osofsky, is located at 1775 Sherman Street, Suite 1925, Denver, 80203.

Kiernan-Johnson Hartman

Rechlitz and Shimel welcome Milnor H. Senior III as Of Counsel and Brian G. Shoemaker as an associate.

Zupkus & Angell announces that Lynne J. Stadjuhar is a new associate.

Baldwin & Brown welcomes Peggy E. Kozal as an associate.

Krys Boyle welcomes James R. Waite as a shareholder.

Faegre & Benson has added Eileen Kiernan-Johnson as an associate in the general litigation group, Matthew S. McKinney as an associate in the business litigation group and Jeffrey C. Hartman as an associate in the corporate-finance group.

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