Denver Bar Association
February 2005
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Legal Affairs




John Kayser, director of marketing at Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons, has been elected president of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Legal Marketing


Association. President-elect is Mark Beese of Holland & Hart.

Ron Zall, of Berenbaum, Weinshienk & Eason, is the author of The Board of Directors in a Family-Owned Business, published by the National Association of Corporate Directors. He also was recently honored by the Daniels College of Business of DU by being named "Executive in Residence." He’ll be teaching a first-time course on family business.


Thomas A. Lemmer, a partner with the Denver office of McKenna Long & Aldridge, was named a leader in client service, in a poll of in-house lawyers from the Fortune

Debra Hindin-King, a paralegal with Holland & Hart, was named Pro Bono Paralegal of the Year by the Rocky Mountain Paralegal Association.


RMN story on husband/wife Steve Posner and Nancy Friedman’s new book, Who Needs it? Tax Exempt Organizations in Your Neighborhood That Need What You Have To Donate. Great idea!

Hooray for the attorneys at the Center on Law and Policy for pressing the cause of people who lost benefits because of the state’s new computer system (that didn’t work well enough).

Editorials in both papers are supporting the new justice center.

A story in The Post said that in the future, the Catholic Lawyers Guild of Colorado "probably will need to find a new venue and a new celebrant" for the Red Mass commemorating the martyrdom of St. Thomas More. "The Denver Roman Catholic Archdiocese is distancing itself from the group after its board of directors, in an emotional meeting ... decided not to give Archbishop Charles Chaput final say on who receives its two annual awards."

A story on the groundbreaking for the new Wolf Law Building at CU said it will be "one of the most environmentally sound academic buildings in the nation."

Great letter in the RMN by Richard Gabriel, chair of the Colorado Judicial Institute and a member of Holme Roberts & Owen, responding to a column entitled, "Keeping an eye on reckless judges." Thanks, Rich — we encourage lawyers to educate the public when these attacks are printed.

Good interview in The Post with Robert C. Troyer, partner with Hogan & Hartson, who was with the U.S. Attorney’s Office.


Marian L. Carlson
, first vice president on the DBA’s board, has joined Timmins & Associates. Reach her at, where she will continue practicing complex commercial, real estate and employment litigation.

The Chandler Law Firm, specializing in immigration law, welcomes Maya W. Monen as an associate.

Fontana & Associates has added A. Maureen Leif as an associate. She was
recently in the 18th J.D. Deputy District Attorney’s Office, Child Support Unit.

White and Steele announces that Jeanette S. Snodgrass, Lena K. Moeller and Lucas I. Lorenz have become associates.

Joy Allen Woller has joined the Denver office of Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons as a litigation associate.

Schmidt & Horen has added Mark D. Masters, who will continue to practice in estate planning, trust and estate administration, business and tax planning.

Devoe Parent Ryan Urban

Brownstein Hyatt & Farber has added new associates Adam T. Devoe, Amy J. Diaz, Christopher M. Parent, Noelle Riccardella, Daniel J. Ryan, Danielle S. Urban, and E. Tim Walker. V. Bruce Thompson has joined the Public Policy Group as Senior Counsel. Susan O. Cunningham, Kirsten N. Neisler, and Carolynne C. White are Of Counsel.

Thompson Neisler White

Larry Hudson has joined the Denver office of Greenberg Traurig as director of the office’s Governmental Affairs Group.

Featherstone DeSisto announces that Kenneth B. Thomson and Jason B. Harms are associates.

Dworkin, Chambers & Williams welcomes Bernadette J. Wasilik.

Marci A. Gilligan has become an associate with Richilano & Ridley.

Keric L. Steiner, M.D., J.D. has joined Kiel, Trueax & Gold as Special Counsel.



After a stellar run, Les Ward will step down as president and CEO of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. He will remain on the board. He’s a former president of the CBA and we think the DCPA is lucky to have had his strong leadership.

Elizabeth "Betsy" Bedient, has left the private practice of immigration law. She is still Of Counsel to Carter & Alterman, the firm where she practiced until last August. She now manages the International Scholar and Student Office at the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, Fitzsimmons Campus, where she provides immigration advice to the university’s many departments, as well as to its international scholars and students.

Treece, Alfrey, Musat & Bosworth has added Todd Calvert, Laura A. Childs, Lauren M. Getsie, Francine M. Guesnier and David E. Wilson as associates and Kathleen M. Byrne as Of Counsel.

Welborn Sullivan Meck & Tooley announces that Danielle V. Wiletsky has become a shareholder. She specializes in civil litigation and appeals, with an emphasis in oil and gas law and employment law.

Stephen D. Tick has been elected to membership in Sherman & Howard.

Cheryl A. Malcolm and Amy K. Hansen, formerly associates with Otten, Johnson, Robinson, Neff & Ragonetti, have become directors and shareholders. Their practices will continue to emphasize real estate law.


Lindsey N. Croley
and Jennifer M. Osgood have joined Burns Figa & Will as associates.

Ashley Krause has joined Snell & Wilmer as a product liability litigation attorney.

Robinson Waters & O’Dorisio announces that Zachary P. Mugge is an associate.

James M. Hunsaker has become a shareholder/director of Grimshaw & Harring and Carrie S.
is an associate.

Karen Samuels Jones has joined Perkins Coie as a partner.

Snell & Wilmer has elected to partner Wade Houser, Richard Krumbein and Scott Sandberg.

Michael Lavinsky sent a notice that after more than 30 years in private practice, he has closed his office and retired. We wish him the best.

Wonderful words from the "ugly ducks at Kelly/Haglund/Garnsey/Kahn" announcing that Katherine M. Swan, who served on the staff of Sen. John Kerry, has joined as an associate. They end, "Kate does not suffer fools gladly, but she is working on it."

Rob Steinmetz
is an associate at McConnell Siderius Fleischner Houghtaling & Craigmile, providing litigation support in all areas of the firm’s practice.


After 26 years in Market Center in LoDo, Balaban & Levinson has moved to its new offices at 1745 Lafayette. "We plan to be here for another 26 years."

Hickey & Associates is moving from its Wazee location to the Platte Valley at 2117 W. 28th Ave., Denver, 80211.

Happy birthday to Mastin Law Firm, celebrating its first year in business, specializing in immigration and nationality law. The firm remains in the Denver Tech Center, 7900 E.
Union Ave., Suite 1100, Denver or

Teddi Ann Miskulin has relocated her office to 800 Grant St., Suite 110, Denver, 80203 and thanks Jeff Timlin, Kurt Metsger, Graham Peper, Loren Ginsburg and Donna and Trish "for all of their help and support."

Dianne Miller, Jennifer Gruber and Monica Rosenbluth have formed Miller, Gruber & Rosenbluth and will continue to practice in the areas of
special district law, local government law, municipal finance and land use law. The firm is at 700 17th St., Suite 2200, Denver. Phone: (303) 285-5300.

Parsons Heizer Paul (Tim Parsons, Dean Heizer, Kevin Paul, Miranda Hawkins and Paula Weygand) has moved offices to the A.H. Root Building, 2401 15th St., Suite 300, Denver, 80202. Phone: (303) 595-4747.

Jami Vigil has formed the Law Office of Jami Vigil and Associates. They will be offering "excellent services in all matters concerning immigration and appeals of criminal convictions and sentences." Phone: (303) 433-2449.


Hal Torgan, 90, probate lawyer, active community member, public speaker, and world traveler along with his wife Grace, died in December. The RMN story about him was wonderful.

The bar has been informed that Carl Wyers, 94, longtime member of the Trust and Estate Section and the DBA Intraprofessional Committee and an honorary life member, died this past fall, as did James Forrester, 84, an
honorary life member and a member of the Trust and Estate Section.

Robert H. Ten Eyck, 58, died recently.

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