Denver Bar Association
September 2005
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Legal Affairs

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Bryan Shaha
received the Dorsey Award, recognizing exceptional work by a public defender or legal aid lawyer, at the American Bar Association’s annual conference in August.

Roseanne M. Hall, partner at McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, was elected a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation this year.


Attorney Richard K. Kornfeld has been listed in the 11th (2005–2006)
edition of The Best Lawyers in America® list for criminal defense.

Holme Roberts & Owen has opened an office in Los Angeles, CA.

Stephen Weinstein will serve as president of the Colorado chapter of the American Jewish Committee.

Hon. Scott McInnis, a six-term U.S. Representative of Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District and a partner at Hogan & Hartson, was recognized by Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton and other local dignitaries in a dedication ceremony for the McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area (NCA).

Troy Eid, received the Government Advocate of the Year Award for the Western United States (Region II) from the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and also was selected for listing on the Chambers & Partners USA Guide.

Kimberly R. Willoughby and Steven E. McBride have been newly admitted to the Colorado Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.


The Law Offices of Randy B. Corporon, P.C. presented a seminar for members of the National Writers Association. Participating attorneys were: Dane Torbenson and Rose M. Zapor for the Corporon Firm, and Lori Lucas Barber.

The Colorado Telecommunications Association (CTA) has named Gary B. Witt as its executive vice president.

The Arthritis Foundation, Rocky Mountain Chapter, honored Caroline Turner with the Eleanor P. Williams Arthritis Award
for a career distinguished by the highest caliber of legal service and by a broad humanitarian contribution to her

Denver City Attorney Cole Finegan was appointed acting chief of staff by Mayor John Hickenlooper.

 Wells, Anderson & Race, founded by Mary Wells, Sheryl Anderson and Geoff Race in 1995, and joined by Cathy Greer in 2001, is celebrating its 10th anniversary in


September by attending a retreat at Keystone Resort.


The Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (RMMLF) new officers include: James A. Holtkamp, president; Lynn P. Hendrix, vice president; Ralph W. Godell, secretary. Executive Committee Members: Catherine J. Boggs, Gregory R. Danielson, Mary A. Viviano. Trustees-at-Large: Catherine J. Boggs, Robert D. Comer, James F. Cress, Gregory R. Danielson, Kendor P. Jones, Ann E. Lane, Mark T. Nesbitt, Kurt M. Petersen, Mary A. Viviano, and Steven P. Williams.



Real estate attorney Howard Gelt was quoted in the Rocky Mountain News for his support of the Supreme Court’s decision on eminent domain.

Bill Berger’s article on labor law appeared in the Denver Business Journal.

"A survivor’s tale," an article about the stresses of home remodeling, was written by Lee Reichert, and published in the DBJ.

Diane Vaksdal Smith was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article, commenting on small-claims court cases.

Denver Post reporter Greg Griffin wrote a lengthy feature about Steve Farber’s battle with kidney disease.

Chief District Judge Jeffrey Bayless commented on the new phone-in system and website for jurors in a Post article.

Greg Fasing received coverage in the RMN for his Montclair-neighborhood home, which was designed by Charles Kittridge.

Two attorneys were highlighted in the RMN in its "My Heroes" feature: Jay Kamlet, co-founder of Kamlet Shepherd & Reichert, named his grandfathers as his heroes for teaching him "the importance of ethical considerations in all matters, personal and professional." Steve Kaplan, partner with Kaplan, Kirsch & Rockwell, learned the importance of public service from his heroes: Jackie Robinson, John F. Kennedy and Federico Peña.

David Schachter wrote an article for the DBJ about the new FTC privacy laws.

Jim Miller, chairman of the litigation group for Moye White was featured in the RMN: "Fierce water buffalo symbolizes trial lawyer’s grit." Tom Strickland, managing partner of Hogan & Hartson, was also featured in the "In My Office" section of the RMN.

Ed Aro, partner at Hogan & Hartson, described his experience working with Supreme Court nominee John G. Roberts, Jr. in a Post story. Also quoted were Alan Chen and Michael Huttner, professors at University of Denver Sturm College of Law, and U.S. District Senior Judge John Kane.

DU law professor Julie Nice wrote a guest commentary about John G. Roberts, Jr., for The Denver Post.

Tom Franklin, partner with Townsend and Townsend and Crew, wrote an article about software patents for the DBJ.

Howard Hurwitz, corporate counsel with Gates Corp., picked Il Fornaio as his favorite "power meal" in a RMN highlight.

According to a DBJ article, Corporate Board Member magazine named these as the top law firms in Denver:
1. Holme Roberts & Owen, 2. Holland & Hart, 3. Davis Graham & Stubbs, and 4. (four-way tie) Brownstein Hyatt & Farber, Faegre & Benson, Hogan & Hartson, and Sherman & Howard.

Judge Lewis Babcock’s mug was in the "Style" section of The Post, for his attendance at a fundraiser for the nonprofit Salon d’Arts.

Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Love Kourlis was in all the local newspapers as a candidate for the U.S. Supreme Court.



Kennedy Christopher Childs & Fogg is pleased to announce that Nathan Davidovich, formerly of Davidovich Law Firm, has joined as
Of Counsel.

The Rietz Law Firm is pleased to announce that Elizabeth "Booka" Smith, formerly of Jacobs, Chase, Frick, Kleinkopf and Kelley, has joined the firm.

Lindquist & Vennum welcomes new associate Ashley S. Kane as a member of the firm’s litigation practice group.


Bruce A. Montoya
, founding partner of Pryor, Johnson, Montoya, Carney & Karr, has joined Messner & Reeves.

Ned Giles, formerly of Moye Giles, and Hunter Ellington have joined Gorrell Giles, which was formerly Kloepfer & Gorrell.

Edward "Ted" White has been promoted to name partner at Moye White, formerly Moye Giles.

Ryan M. Stern of Dean & Stern has departed to Miami, FL. Randy E. Dunn and Linda D. Phillips have become members of the firm, which is now Dean, Dunn & Phillips.

Peter B. Scull, a registered patent attorney, and Kley L. Achterhof have joined Hensley Kim & Edgington as part of its intellectual property practice.



Attorney Kerri L. Klein has joined Sagrillo Hammond Dineen & Poskus as an associate, continuing to focus on estate planning and elder law.

Morrison & Foerster announces that Whitney Holmes, formerly of Hogan & Hartson, has joined the firm’s Corporate Group as a partner.

Hall & Evans is proud to announce that Andrew J. Carafelli has become Special Counsel with the firm, and Sarah Elizabeth Spencer has joined as an associate.

Friedlob Sanderson Paulson & Tourtillott is now Ryley Carlock & Applewhite.

More Changes

Higgins, Hopkins, McLain & Roswell, is pleased to announce that Bret L. Cogdill and Jason A. Forman have joined the firm as associates.


Socha, Perczak, Setter & Anderson announces with pleasure that Rebecca N. Ledges has joined the firm as an associate.

Holland & Hart is pleased to announce that Lori Satterfield has joined the firm as Of Counsel, specializing in water rights, water quality and public lands law.  

Dorsey & Whitney has named Tucker K. Trautman partner-in-charge of the firm’s Denver office.

King & Greisen announce the additions of two new members: Julie C. Tolleson, Of Counsel, and Leslie K. Pagett, as an associate.

Gov. Bill Owens has appointed Chris Castilian of Denver as the new chair of the Colorado Council on the Arts. Jonathan M. Anderson, formerly of Hale Friesen, has been named Chief Counsel to the Governor.


The Beatty Law Firm, announces the addition of Michael J. Wozniak,
formerly of Dorsey & Whitney, as a senior partner. The firm will now be known as Beatty & Wozniak. Also joining the firm are: Susan L. Aldridge, member; Erika Zimmer Enger, Of Counsel; Gina L. Matero, associate; Gary J. Younger, member.

J. Albert Sebald has announced his retirement from Inman Flynn Biesterfeld Brentlinger & Moritz. Emily A. Berkeley has joined the firm as an associate. Two members of the firm, Michael A. Bushell and Phillip K. Larson, have become Special Counsel to the firm of LarsonBushell.


Deserves his name spelled correctly. Aaron Bradford did a wonderful job organizing the CAN "Roll Out the Barrels" food drive. Thank you!


McKenna Long & Aldridge, Silver & DeBoskey, and Featherstone DeSisto, are all firms that donated to the "Roll Out the Barrels" food drive, but were not listed on page three of last month’s issue. Sorry!


Jo Anna and Susan Goddard like LoDo so much they bought a building.  Effective Aug. 1, Goddard & Goddard has moved to 1444 Blake St. Phone, fax and e-mail stay the same. Stop by and see Jo Anna and Susan next time you’re in LoDo.

Fisher Sweetbaum & Levin have moved their offices to 1125 17th St. Ste. 2100, Denver 80202. Phone, fax and e-mails are the same.

LarsonBushell has relocated to Golden Hill Office Centre, 12600 W. Colfax Ave., Ste. A-180, Lakewood 80215. Phone: (303) 277-1000; Fax: (303) 277-1200; website: The firm has become affiliated as Special Counsel to Inman Flynn Biesterfeld Brentlinger & Moritz, 1660 Lincoln St., Ste. 1700, Denver 80264. Phone: (303) 861-5300; website:

Harris Karstaedt Jamison & Powers has moved to 188 Inverness Drive West, Ste. 300, Englewood, 80112.


Dwight Hamilton, of Hamilton and Faatz, died June 26, at the age of 76. Hon. Robert Fullerton, Hamilton’s friend for more than 50 years, said: "He was a prize person. I wish there were more like him."

Rachel Young, active member of the Sam Cary Bar Association from 1978 until her relocation to L.A. in 1983, passed away in California at the age of 52.

Mary Patricia Golden, who received her J.D. from St. Louis University, and was licensed in Missouri and Illinois, passed away in August. She was 43.

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