Denver Bar Association
June 2001
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Legal Affairs

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GOOD NEWS: Attorneys elected to the board of the ACLU include D. Rico Munn, a member of the DBA Board of Trustees, Jim Donaldson, Norma-May Isakow, Mari Newman, and law student Jane Ritter.

A recent issue of 5280 picked up a list of Denver’s Best Lawyers from the "Best Lawyers of America" list. Including those on the list, the following had profiles and pictures: Larry Pozner, Ann Allott, Michael F. DiManna, Frederick Y. Yu, John J. Rossi and Pamela Robillard Mackey.

Robert F. Hill of Hill & Robbins, Scott S. Barker of Holland & Hart, and Jeffrey A. Chase of Jacobs Chase Frick Kleinkopf & Kelly were recognized as fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers. The college was created in 1950 to recognize excellent trial lawyers and to improve the standards of trial practice, the administration of justice, and the ethics of the profession.

Paul R. Franke III of Hall & Evans will be president of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of Strategic Connections, Inc. and chair of the DIA Business Partnership, a group that provides resources for business expansion in the DIA area.

Kim Willoughby of Willoughby Law Firm is the Colorado Legal Initiative Projects "Barrister of the Year."

The Colorado Trial Lawyers Association honored these attorneys at its annual spring dinner in April: J. Kyle Bachus is the Young Trial Lawyer of the Year; Daniel S. Hoffman received the Kenneth Norman Kripke Lifetime Achievement Award; Tom Mauser was honored with the Consumer Protection Award; and Colorado Senators Ken Gordon and Stanley Matsunaka were legislator nominees. Former State Rep. Gary McPherson was honored posthumously. ACLU President Nadine Strossen addressed the group.

Kevin F. Kuhn, shareholder and civil trial attorney at Montgomery, Little and McGrew, was promoted to the rank of Colonel in the Air Force JAG reserve. He will teach trial advocacy and professional responsibility in Montgomery, Ala. He also serves in their TRIALS program, a traveling trial advocacy team that travels across the country to teach young military lawyers trial advocacy skills.

IN THE NEWS: The Denver Post wrote, "If you’re ever stranded in El Paso, Texas, give (Denver County Court Judge) Claudia Jordan a call. Collect." She was given the key to El Paso, Texas. She was also honored for "distinguished achievement" at the University of Colorado School of Law Alumni Awards Banquet.

Right there on the front page of a late April Denver PostJim Cage standing outside his law office of Cage & North, apparently right in the population center for metro Denver, according to some reporters who didn’t have a lot to do one day.

Bennett Raley, attorney for the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District, has been hired by Interior Secretary Gale Norton as her assistant secretary for water and science. His nomination needs Senate approval.

CHANGES: William N. Krems, formerly with Anderson & Jahde, and Cindy Berley have joined the Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP Tax, Benefits & Estates practice group, of counsel.

Aviva Siegel, a DU Law grad, has joined the Trial Department as an associate.

Rumler Law Corporation welcomes Tammy N. Giroux, an associate in civil litigation and business law.

Evan D. Ela and Heidi A. Anderson are associates with Collins, Cockrel & Cole and will join the firm’s practice of special district and municipal, land use and water law.

Gorsuch Kirgis welcomes Randall Komisarek to its real estate department.

Neil Arney is of counsel at Lathrop & Gage, concentrating on intellectual property matters.

Cole, Raywid & Braverman announced that Denver-based Madie Gustafson will join the firm as a partner. She will serve cable and telecommunications clients throughout the country.

David H. Carroll joins Dorsey & Whitney as a partner "to help bolster its Rocky Mountain technology practice."

Frederick Y. Yu is now a member of the business & real estate department at Sherman & Howard.

Jacobs Chase Frick Kleinkopf & Kelley sent us a cool announcement with their new folks’ initials as elements on the periodic table (hark back to those chemistry days). The announcement says, "We continue to refine the chemistry." Robert Detrick is a member and practices real estate; Neureiter N. Reid is member and a litigation attorney who helped represent Terry Nichols; John R. Webb is of counsel and will practice commercial litigation and employment law; and associates Lori Duwve, Robert "Les" Caldwell and Jodi Gallivan Kratz will all concentrate in various forms of real estate.

Cynthia Treadwell-Miller is an associate practicing construction and condemnation litigation for Otten, Johnson, Robinson, Neff & Ragonetti. The firm’s newest shareholders are Victoria L. Hellmer, Patricia C. Campbell and C. Bart Johnson.

Steven A. Roseman joined LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & McRae.

R. Brian Daniel and Jennifer A. Poynter joined Grund & Breslau as associates.

Susan R. Pierson, Phillip Chupik and Anthony C. Schwartz are associates at Long & Jaudon.

CX: The phone number for Greg Huls should be (303) 904-2361; his e-mail is

MORE CHANGES: Arnold & Porter is moving to Republic Plaza, 370 17th St., Suite 4500, Denver, CO 80202. Phone and fax are the same: phone, (303) 863-1000 and fax, (303) 832-0428.

Kathryn Haight (with best wishes to her former partners at McAllister & Murphy) is now at Welborn Sullivan Meck & Tooley at 821 17th St., Suite 500, Denver, CO 80202. Contact her at e-mail or (303) 830-2500.

Julie Tolleson has moved her practice from Semple, Miller & Mooney to Kennedy & Christopher. She continues to emphasize employment, civil rights and professional negligence claims. Call her at (303) 825-2700. Sandy M. Gorman is also an associate there.

Denver founding partner Cliff Pearl of Solomon Pearl Blum Heymann & Stich was in China with Mayor Webb for the opening of the first U.S. trade office in China, partner Theresa M. Moore reported (she just joined the firm’s securities and tax practice). They also have a new address: 1801 Broadway, Suite 1150, Denver, CO 80202. Call them at (303) 832-6686.

Levy & Lambdin is now Levy, Morse & Wheeler. They will continue to emphasize general civil litigation. Their new address is 6400 S. Fiddlers Green Circle, Suite 900, Englewood, CO 80111-4923. Contact them at (303) 796-2900 by phone or (303) 796-2081 by fax.

Baker & Hostetler welcomes Michael F. Feeley to the firm.

Lindquist Vennum & Christensen is now Lindquist & Vennum. "Except for plans to selectively expand our base of legal expertise, the only thing changing is the name," says Craig Christensen, the Denver office’s Partner-in-Charge. The firm changed its name to keep the Denver firm’s identity consistent with its Minnesota offices.

S. Lee Terry, Jr., is now at Gorsuch Kirgis.

Kamlet & Shepard is now Kamlet Shepard Reichert & Hueston, which continues to practice real estate, general corporate, environmental, securities, land use and regulatory law. E. Lee Reichert and Robert G. Hueston are partners.

Larry G. Johnson is pleased to announce his new law office at 333 W. Hampden Ave., Suite 500, Englewood CO 80110. His phone number is (303) 806-8886; fax, (303) 806-8881; e-mail, He focuses on construction law, real estate, business disputes, civil litigation, appeals and eminent domain.

Johnson, McConaty & Sargent is the new name of Johnson, Ruddy, McConaty & Sargent. Thomas J. Kresl is an associate.

Gregory C. Parham and Layne Randolph are pleased to announce the formation of Parham & Randolph. Their address is 4350 Wadsworth Blvd., Suite 240, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033. Call Greg at (303) 423-8601 and Layne at (303) 456-1985.

Lowe, Fell & Skogg is pleased to announce that Curtis L. Clay and

Kristopher L. Gotzmer have joined the firm as associates.

PASSED: We recently learned that Barbara Jones, former partner at Sherman & Howard, who moved to San Francisco in 1993, has died. Barbara was a past president of the Sam Cary Bar Association and a mentor to many young African American female attorneys.

David Gorsuch, son of John Gorsuch who helped found Gorsuch, Kirgis, also died recently. He was a labor attorney at that firm before he retired. His list of accomplishments is long and we knew him most recently as a volunteer at the bar association for the Federal Court mentor program.

Raymond K. Gates, 79, died in April. He was a DBA life member and received his law degree from Washburn University in 1949. In July 1959, he came from Topeka, Kansas, to Denver to work with an oil company, and then moved on to a general practice. He served in the Army Air Forces during World War II.

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