Denver Bar Association
May 2004
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Legal Affairs



Richard K. Clark, senior partner with Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons, has been elected president of the Japan American Society of Colorado. Other attorneys serving include Kim Chandler, executive vice-president and Brian Pendleton, senior vice-president.

Christopher Neumann, with Greenberg Traurig, has been appointed to the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission by Gov. Owens.

Fred Baumann, a senior partner and 22-year veteran at Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons, was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.



Robert Walter, with Holland & Hart, has a new publication, "Financing Your Small Business." It’s published by Barron’s under its Business Library Series. It should be in local bookstores.

Alec Rothrock of Burns, Figa & Will, has published "Essays on Legal Ethics and Professional Conduct in Colorado," and it’s available through CLECI.

Two attorneys in the Denver Holland & Hart office, Robert Connery and Paul Phillips, are included in The International Who’s Who of Environment Lawyers. Three H&H lawyers in other offices were also on the list.


Tom Morgan, a senior partner at Faegre & Benson, has been named chairman of the management committee.

The Best Intellectual Property Lawyers in Colorado, as published by IP Law & Business, are Scott Havlick, Holland & Hart; Robert C. Dorr, Dorr Carson Sloan & Birney; Glenn K. Beaton, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher; Gregg I. Anderson and Thomas Young of Merchant & Gould, and David Weinstein.

Jim Bye, a senior partner at HRO, was honored in ColoradoBiz magazine as a winner of an "ethics in business" award. The story, with great pictures, told of his 47-year career at Holme Roberts & Owen, his work for diversity and his community service. Congratulations!


The Denver Post editorialized against Sen. John Andrew’s proposed Constitutional Amendment to change the state judiciary, which "contains so many goofy ideas one hardly knows where to begin in detailing them." They also railed against Rep. Brophy’s idea to impeach Judge Coughlin. Thanks to The Post!

Steve Peters, with Lindquist & Vennum, was featured in The Post with this headline, "Lawyer overcomes life’s trials. Paraplegic attorney in Qwest case respected for tenacity." Nice story by Kris Hudson.

A story in the Rocky Mountain News was about animal rights and quoted Trish Bangert, an environmental and civil rights lawyer who’s been teaching animal-rights law at DU.

Inspirational piece in the Denver Business Journal about Toby and Lauren Cleaver, former criminal defense attorneys who sold the house they built and bought Iguana Lodge on the "exotic Osa Peninsula in the southern Pacific Ocean area of Costa Rica." Just going to their website,, might make you pack your bags and head out. A few years after they made this huge decision, they offer some advice: take risks, follow your personal calling, realize there’s never a right time, respect all family members involved and act upon your wishes.

Judge Dan Taubman and attorneys Pamela Streng and Pam Christensen volunteered to help with "We the People," a constitutional project for eighth-grade students to prepare them for high school.

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The Style section of The Post had a feature on people and their dogs. David R. Juarez was pictured with Remington and Duncan, two golden retrievers he got from shelters. David, with Donelson Goodwin & Juarez (and a municipal judge for Commerce City) said that neither know how to retrieve and "Remy hates to get his feet wet."

Retired federal judge and former Colorado Supreme Court justice Jim Carrigan wrote a wonderful op-ed piece for the Rocky Mountain News entitled "CU Law School needs building to match its superb reputation."


Brownstein Hyatt & Farber has four new shareholders in the Denver office: Mark T. Barnes, Meghan W. Martinez, Connie L. Peterson and Christopher D. Reiss.

Morrison & Foerster has added Bruce Cunningham, formerly of the Denver office of Greenberg Traurig.

Patrick T. O’Rourke and Frederick B. Skillern have become directors of Montgomery Little & McGrew. Michael J. Decker has joined that firm as an associate.

Bloom Murr & Accomazzo welcomes associate attorney William D. Thode.

Intellectual property law firm Merchant & Gould announces that Peter Gergely has joined the partnership in the Denver office.

You probably have already heard that Rep. Scott McInnis is joining Hogan & Hartson upon leaving Congress. He will focus on state and federal regulatory and legislative matters.


Ruegsegger Simons Smith & Stern announces that Connie K. Hulst has become a member of the firm.

Mark W. Yoder has joined Minor & Brown as an associate.

Holland & Hart welcomes Ellis E. Rosenzweig to its Business Department.



Kurt M. Petersen has become a shareholder in Bjork Lindley Little.

Joshua J. McDowell has joined Cage Williams.

Andrew C. Testerman and Elaine Soltis Walshe have joined Lowe, Fell & Skogg as associates.

Ross W. Pulkrabek has joined Starrs Mihm & Caschette as an associate.

Kathryn Santoro has joined Hall & Evans as an associate.


John E. Scipione is now a member of Caplis & Beary.

Conflict Resolution Services, Inc. and Joe Epstein announce that Steve Berkowitz has joined the CRS panel as a mediator and arbitrator.

Hogan & Hartson welcomes Michael A. Hammel and Andrew L. Spielman.

Michelle R. Brandt has joined Dufford & Brown as an associate.

Lentz, Evans and King has changed its name to Robinson and Diss and includes Francis P. King, Richard B. Robinson, Richard M. Hopper and Fred J. Diss.

Gorsuch Kirgis welcomes: James L. Huemoeller and Neil E. Ayervais as Special Counsels, Alexander A.P. Singha as a senior associate and Michael J. Keenan and Michelle Roche as associates.

Daniel S. Reimer has joined Kaplan Kirsch Rockwell as a partner.

David Zisser has been named a shareholder with Isaacson, Rosenbaum, Woods & Levy.



McElroy, Deutsch & Mulvaney has merged with Carpenter, Bennett & Morrissey. The new name will be McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter.

Nicholls & Associates and Biles Popp & Bower have merged and the new name is Nicholls Nicholls Biles Popp & Bower.


We received a letter from a client of Francine Salazar of Salmon Lampert & Clor saying that Francine is a "true credit to her profession" and "compassionate, understanding and . . . of high integrity."


Paul M. Grant has opened Grant Law PC. Info: 1616 17th Street, Suite 381, Denver 80202. Phone: (303) 628-5445 and e-mail:


Pat Furman, criminal law professor at CU Law, ran into a buzz saw (literally) with his hand recently, which involved 911, an ambulance, and some days in the hospital. He’s now in a cast, but, thankfully, it hasn’t interfered with his freedom of speech. Our best wishes for full recovery to him.


DBA's  newest babe

Here is DBA’s newest babe: Solveig— pronounced "Sole-vay." Born October 18, 2003, she is the darling daughter of Matt Hammon and our IT whiz, Heather Burkham. A few fun facts: her alias is "Froggy," she enjoys eating milk and rice cereal, loves stuffed animals and shoots left in hockey. What a kid!

At The Docket, we love to keep up-to-date with the families of our members. So—send us your pictures!

In fact, if you don’t send those photos of your own grandsons, granddaughters, nieces, nephews, sons, daughters or anyone else important in your life, we will do something drastic like run pictures of Diane Hartman’s grandson every month.

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