Denver Bar Association
November 2001
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Legal Affairs

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GOOD THINGS: John W. Suthers is the new United States Attorney for the District of Colorado.

Newly elected Fellows of the American Bar Foundation include Peter Dennis Willis and Timothy M. Tymkovich.

The staff of Hall & Evans donated more than $40,000 to the disaster rescue and relief efforts on the East Coast in lieu of the firm’s annual party of clients and colleagues.

University of Denver College of Law students, staff, faculty, alumni and members of the legal community gathered at DU Law on Oct. 1 in a "Day of Unity and Remembrance," from noon to 7 p.m. The names of 7,120 dead and missing in the terrorist attack were read aloud.

Good news from Holland & Hart is that it was the only Denver-based firm to be ranked in The American Lawyer’s 2001 listing of the top 200 law firms in the country, and it was ranked third in the nation for pro bono work.

Brad Friedman has been named Executive Director of the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation. Friedman is the immediate past president of the Board of Jewish Family Service of Colorado and is currently the president of the Colorado College Alumni Association Board. Write him at

IN THE NEWS: Brandon Cutler and Timothy K. Jordan had a column in the Denver Business Journal headlined: "Doing Business as a Sole Proprietor Can Be Risky."

CHANGES: Former Wyoming Gov. Michael J. Sullivan has joined Rothgerber Johnson and Lyons. Sullivan was governor from 1987-1995 and U.S. ambassador to Ireland from 1999 to earlier this year. He will work out of their new office in Casper but also will be active in Cheyenne and Denver. He will specialize in counseling, public policy, mediation and international business development.

Karen E. Ford has become a partner of Ford & Harrison, a national labor and employment law firm representing employers. Previously, she was a partner with Littler Mendelson.

Moye, Giles, O’Keefe, Vermeire & Gorrell welcomes John L. Watson, formerly a partner with Freeborn & Peters, as an equity partner. M. Elizabeth Lokey and Patrick J. Linden had joined the firm as associates.

James K. Tarpey has joined the Denver office of Holland & Hart, as Of Counsel in their Energy and Telecommunications Practice Group.

Walberg, Dagner & Tucker is happy to announce that Matthew A. Holmes has become a shareholder and will continue to work primarily in the areas of business law, civil litigation and insurance.

Maureen M. Batson, formerly with Faegre & Benson, has become associated with Silver & Deboskey. Gary B. Blum, formerly with Long & Jaudon has become a director, and Christopher G. Baumgartner, also with Long & Jaudon, has become an associate.

Baldwin & Brown is pleased to announce that Stacy Carpenter has become a partner. Her practice will continue to emphasize commercial litigation, employment litigation and insurance matters. She may be reached at 1512 Larimer St., Suite 450, Denver, 80202 or


He’s BAAACK: Dan Muse has returned from an 18-month sabbatical. Dan fulfilled his ambition to walk the earth and emulate Todd and Buzz of Route 66 by taking a 6,000 mile odyssey around the country. He knew the odyssey was over, however, when he caught himself hallucinating as he passed through beautiful downtown Julesburg. Deciding it was time to become gainfully employed rather than be a burden to society, Dan has hooked up with Pendleton, Friedberg, Wilson, and Hennessey where he found Rich Hennessey and Joel Cantrick, two fellow former AGers with whom he practiced in the 1970s. Muse looks forward to the sanity of private practice after his stint as Denver City Attorney, an experience Muse describes as one of the most rewarding and difficult in his legal career. Muse praises his new firm as a place where the lawyers make substantial accomplishments in the community, engage in a number of significant pro bono activities and place a premium on client service. Dan’s practice will emphasize municipal law, civil litigation, and commercial transactions.

MORE CHANGES: Mark Heimlich, formerly of Greenberg Traurig, has joined the Denver office of Hogan & Hartson as a partner in the Corporate and Securities Group.

Sheila L. Meehan has joined the firm of Lamontagne & Guinn.

Tony Ogden has joined the Colorado Attorney General’s office as Assistant Attorney General in the Business Regulation Unit, Consumer Protection Section. He will generally act as senior representative on all matters involving the tobacco Master Settlement Agreement and the Smokeless Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement.

Campbell Bohn Killin Brittan & Ray announces that Marguerite L. Sadler has become a partner with the firm and that James P. Campbell, Russell P. Rowe and David H. Stacy have joined the firm as partners. Bret M. Heidemann and Daniel P. Queen have joined the firm as associates.

Gelt, Paddison & Zinn announces that Randi M. Grassgreen has become an associate.


Lenore Martinez, DBA treasurer, has joined Colorado State Bank and Trust to head up its Business Trusts and Escrow unit. She will continue her work with Foundations and Endowments, along with personal trust and investment management services. She is the author of the Annual Survey of Trust Law for the Colorado Bar Association.

Foster & Graham has added Michael D. Huttner as Special Counsel to their firm. Huttner is an adjunct professor at the University of Denver College of Law where he teaches Legislation and Lobbying. They welcomed Huttner, just back from an eight-month sabbatical in India, Africa and Israel, at a party that also celebrated the opening of its new office in the Golden Triangle, 1226 Bannock St. Phone is (303) 333-9810.


Frederick W. Long, formally of Long & Jaudon, has joined Zupkus & Angell as special counsel. He has extensive trial experience in state and federal courts in the general casualty field with emphasis on motor vehicle, premise liability and products liability.

Richard E. Mishkin is a shareholder in Berenbaum, Weinshienk & Eason.

That firm also proudly announces the following additions to the law firm: Stan Matsunaka, president of the Colorado Senate, is a shareholder; James A. Dierker, formerly of Long & Jaudon, is a shareholder; Cheryl Toman-Cubbage is special counsel;

Michael J. Belo, formerly general counsel to United Food and Commercial Workers Local No. 7, is an associate; K. Kalan, formerly a law clerk in the Colorado Court of Appeals, is an associate; and James A. Nottingham is an associate.

Brian S. Popp has joined Rechlitz and Shimel as an associate. Reach him at He’s welcomed by Tony Rechlitz, Lisa Shimel, Sheri Kelly, Brent Eisen and Brian Shoemaker to their growing real estate and lending practice.

NEW, RELOCATED, ETC: Dodson and Associates has relocated to 24918 Genesee Trail Road in Golden, CO 80401; phone, (303) 526-2756.

We announced in October that Doug Bragg and John Baker are "going their separate directions as friends and with respect and admiration for one another." Doug Bragg will continue on with the law firm and the firm will be renamed The Law Office of Douglas Bragg. Reach him at 600 17th St., Suite 1700 North, Denver, CO 80202, As John pursues public interest law projects, teaching and consulting, his new firm will be John T. Baker. Reach him at P.O. Box 460638, Denver, CO 80246; phone (303) 329-3856 or e-mail

Former Long & Jaudon attorneys Michael McConnell, Linda Siderius, Cindy Fleischner, Walter Houghtaling, Chris Craigmile, Jim Miletich and Traci Van Pelt have started McConnell Siderius Fleischner Houghtaling & Craigmile with the new address: The Root Building, 2401 15th St., Suite 300, Denver, CO 80202; phone (303) 480-0400. Troy R. Rackham and Sue R. Pierson have joined the new firm as associates.

MORE CHANGES: Brownstein Hyatt & Farber welcomes Michael J. Pankow, formerly a partner at Faegre & Benson, as Senior Counsel to the firm, and Teresa M. Bruce, formerly with The Kobayashi Law Firm, as an associate.

Jeff Scott has joined Head & Associates as Special Counsel. He will continue to emphasize securities, arbitration, and litigation and will assist John Head in class action cases.

Mark D. Korman is now Senior Attorney, Corporate Compliance, at Qwest.

Godfrey & Lapuyade PC is pleased to announce that Michelle A. Pinkowski and Greg Washington have become shareholders, and Randee Stapp, Rob Busch, and Bill Burk have joined the firm as associates.

PARTY: If you missed the Oct. 3 CBA/DBA party at the LoDo Tattered Cover, you missed a wonderful time. The bar associations gathered up writings from 25 Colorado attorneys/writers and put them in a book called "Disturbing the Peace." The party was set up to be both a reading and signing event, with time to socialize and have refreshments. The Tattered Cover’s Margaret Maupin (she’s a saint) made everything flow smoothly. Afterward, many people came up to Karen Bries (who coordinated everything for the bar association) and said "Surely, you’re going to do this again next year?" Karen just smiled. A high point was listening to Manuel Ramos read from a fascinating bar scene. Many thanks to all who attended, read and wrote. You can get "Disturbing the Peace" at The Tattered Cover ($14.95) and profits will go to Colorado Lawyers for the Arts.

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