Denver Bar Association
October 2000
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Legal Affairs


Most of the following may be true; some partially correct; some may be slightly libelous. We feel certain you'll let us know.

GOOD NEWS: Andrew Loewi, litigation chair at Brownstein Hyatt and Farber, has been re-elected as national vice president of the Muscular Dystrophy Association. He and his wife Pat were noted in The Denver Post for hosting a party (9th year) for this cause. Other attorneys pictured at the benefit included Jay Kamlet (who just opened a new firm), David Greenberg and Wayne Forman. On the same page was a report about a benefit for Mi Casa--lawyers pictured included Ralph Torres, Denise Maes, Tim Jordan and Nancy Van Burgel.

Larry Trattler of Malman, Trattler & Dehncke, was elected treasurer of Trial Lawyers for Public Justice. Bill Trine and Macon Cowles serve on the TLPJ Foundation board.

Ken Lund, managing partner of Holme Roberts & Owen, was elected to the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross.

Robert Zupkus, partner with Zupkus & Angell, has been appointed to the board in the General Practice, Solo and Small Firm section of the American Bar Association.

A recent RAAP event (Rape Assistance and Awareness Program) with Mary Matalin and James Carville was partly sponsored by Brownstein Hyatt & Farber.

Jim Miles was recently elected to the Board of Directors of Community Living Alternatives, a not-for-profit that provides residential, employment and support living services to adults with developmental disabilities.

A letter to the bar from a client praised the outstanding service by attorney Harvey Williamson. The client said he was generous, thoughtful and genuinely kind.

Sam Guyton, retired from Holland & Hart, has written a thoughtful essay that's included in a new book, "Success Briefs for Lawyers, Inspirational Insights on How to Succeed at Law and Life." The editors have gathered up these essays from all over the country; they're easy to read and very meaningful.

IN THE NEWS: Arapahoe County Judge Steve Ruddick had an "op ed" piece in The Post about the need for more judges.

Newest County Court Judge Mary Celeste was profiled in the Colorado Journal in August.

Good stories in both Denver dailies announcing the new electronic filing that has begun in six courts.

Tom Faulkner was Channel 7's Everyday Hero in August. Faulkner volunteers for Metro Volunteer Lawyers and over the years, has helped numerous indigent clients with estate planning. He has also been a role model and mentor for several attorneys.

CHANGES: Lisa Brenner and T. Barton French Jr., have joined Isaacson, Rosenbaum, Woods & Levy.

Lee Osman (technology) and Thomas Smith (corporate and securities) have joined Dorsey & Whitney as partners.

Flogan Berliner Zisser Walter & Gallegos welcomes Steven McDonald to their firm as Special Counsel.

Howard Kenison has joined Lindquist, Vennum & Christensen as a partner. A DU grad, his practice includes litigation and negotiation of superfund cases.

Sheri Roswell and David Yun have become shareholders of Long & Jaudon and Christopher Baumgartner has joined as an associate.

Patton, Boggs announces the addition of Billy Cooper and John Voorhees as Of Counsel to the Denver office.

Neil Goff has joined Perkins Coie as a partner in the Denver office, where he'll practice in the Corporate Finance Group. He was formerly a shareholder with Otten, Johnson, Robinson, Neff & Ragonetti.

Pendleton Friedberg Wilson & Hennessey--celebrating its 30th anniversary in Denver--welcomes new associate Kimberly Koontz.

Elaine Wohlner has joined the Denver office of JAMS as a mediator. A DU grad, she spent the last five years as a mediator of civil disputes in the Colorado Judicial Branch's Office of Dispute Resolution.

CX: We're sorry that we got the name spelled wrong. The right name is: Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C. They're at 40 Inverness Dr. E. in Englewood, phone (303) 792-5595.

MORE CHANGES: Pearson, Milligan & Horowitz announces that J. Gregory McAuliffe has joined the firm.

M. Brendan Chatham has joined Hutchinson, Black and Cook as an associate.

Mark Gruskin, formerly with Woodrow & Gruskin, has joined Senn Lewis & Visciano as Of Counsel.

LAW SCHOOLS: Both CU and DU will be getting new law schools. CU announced the following new associate professors of law: Amy Christophersen, Scott Peppet Carolyn Ramsey and Ahmed White. Also, Todd Stafford has been appointed Legal Writing and Appellate Advocacy Instructor.

David Olivas and Craig Silverman have moved to Larimer Corporate Plaza at 1675 Larimer St., #680, Denver, CO 80202. The phone, (303) 595-0529, and fax, (303) 893-3389, are the same as before.

PASSED: A memorial service in the old Supreme Court chambers at the state capitol was held in late August for Sue Burch, who did an enormous amount of work in the legislature for the bar associations. Sue, daughter of the late state Treasurer Palmer Burch, died of cancer at 52. At her service (which was packed with legislators, judges, friends, members of her church and her service organization Zonta), a tribute was paid to her skill at drafting bills, her incredible knowledge of the state constitution, her passion for democracy, her patriotism and her tenacity. She was zealous in defending Colorado's judicial selection and retention system. She was given an award posthumously at the CBA Convention; the award will hereafter be called the Sue Burch Legislative Award.


Davis Graham & Stubbs moved into its new offices at 1550 17th St. on Sept. 5. All 250 employees are now working on floors two through five at the LoDo building, pictured above.

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