Denver Bar Association
October 2005
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Legal Affairs


Harry L. Arkin, of Arkin and Associates, has been appointed by the U.S. Department of State as a member of the U.S. delegation to the NAFTA Advisory Committee on Private Commercial Disputes.

Terrance R. Kelly is the new president of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.


Matthew Weber
, of Holland & Hart, authored the Medicaid Litigation section of Managed Care Litigation, a book recently published by BNA Books through the American Bar Association Health Law Section.

Mark Squillace was named director of the Natural Resources Law Center at the University of Colorado at Boulder School of Law.

Robert Sagrillo, founding partner of Sagrillo Hammond, Dineen & Poskus, was certified as an elder law attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation.

Jennifer M. McCallum was awarded the Outstanding Business Woman of the Year Award in the Professional Services Category by the Denver Business JournalAnne Castle was a finalist in the professional category; Barbara Kelley was a finalist in the real estate category.

James E. Bye, partner at Holme Roberts & Owen, was honored by the Arthritis Foundation at its "Evening of Stars" tribute dinner.

Matt Crouch would like to thank Beth Karshmer, Charlie Peters, Cheryl Peterson, Chris & Laurie Forsyth, David & Leah Molnar, David, Dottie & Kenny Simmental, Geoff Long, Jim Giles, Justin Garren, Kristen & Kirk Shillington, Linda Kreusel, Mary Jo Plutt, Shawn Derrera, Ronald Johnson and Tina Diaz. These Riggs, Abney, Neal, Turpen, Orbison & Lewis attorneys/staff and their families joined Matt and his wife Jeny on a Saturday to paint a senior citizen’s home for the 28th Annual BRI Paint-A-Thon.

Riggs, Abney, Neal, Turpen, Orbison & Lewis attorneys help at the 28th Annual BRI Paint-A-Thon.

Bob Zupkus was just elected secretary of the General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section of the American Bar Association.


New Colorado Trial Lawyers Association officers are: Murray Ogborn, president; J. Keith Killian, president-elect; Darin L. Schanker, vice president; Daniel W. Patterson, secretary; and Natalie A. Brown, treasurer.

Immigration attorney Jeff Joseph was elected to the American Immigration Lawyers Association National Board of Governors for a one-year term. He continues to serve on the National Liaison Committee to Immigration and Customs Enforcement Headquarters.


Lesleigh Monahan
has been reappointed to the Colorado Supreme Court’s Standing Committee on Family Issues.

Lindquist & Vennum met their Law Firm Challenge of devoting 3 percent of their time to pro bono services.

Henry R. "Dick" Reeve was appointed to the Colorado Lottery Commission by Gov. Owens.

Ian Saffer, a partner with Townsend and Townsend and Crew, received the first Attorney of the Year award from the Colorado Lawyers for the Arts.

Steve Farber has formed the Transplant Foundation to help those who need transplant surgery.

University of Colorado law professor Robert Dieter has been appointed ambassador to Belize by President Bush.

Eight Denver attorneys won the Denver Business Journal’s "Forty under 40" award, which is based on business leadership, recognition of accomplishments and community involvement. Congrats to Merrily Archer, White & Steele; Mark Beese, Holland & Hart; Laird Blue, Jones & Keller; Michael Carrigan, Holland & Hart; Kenneth Chang, Townsend and Townsend and Crew; D. Rico Munn, Baker & Hostetler; Howard Pollack, Brownstein, Hyatt & Farber; and Fredric Winocur, Kamlet, Shepherd & Reichert.


Mark D. Masters was featured in Time magazine’s "Ask Francine" column, which addressed elder law estate issues.

Lino Lipinsky, chairman of the Colorado board of the ACLU and McKenna Long & Aldridge attorney, was quoted in The Denver Post on the role Justice Rehnquist played on the Supreme Court.

Steve Farber and Merry and John Low were listed in the Rocky Mountain News "Society" page for their appearance at the University of Denver 2005 Korbel Dinner.

DBA president Chris Little got a mention in The Post "Scene" for the party kicking off his year as president of both the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association and the DBA. Brian McConaty got a mention for the
Myo-yoS Gala to benefit the Rocky Mountain MS Center Guild.

Cecil Morris was a source in the Greeley Tribune’s article on the Weld County District Attorney.

The Villager featured "the ladies of law": Cynthia Honssinger Coffman, Terri Harrington, Maureen Leif, Candy Figa, and Hon. Ruthanne Polidori.

Twins Susan and Jo Anna Goddard, attorneys with Goddard & Goddard, were featured in the RMN "In My Office" feature for their new building at 1444 Blake St.


Brian T. Ray joined Moye White as an associate in the firm’s Litigation Group, where he will represent clients in complex civil and commercial litigation, as well as transactional business matters.

Holland & Hart is pleased to announce that Beat U. Steiner, Dennett L. "Hutch" Hutchinson, James B. Borgel, and Elizabeth E. Pinckard have joined the firm in its real estate practice division. Richard D. Spilde, Jr., has joined as an associate in the business department, and Michael R. MacPhail has joined as of counsel.







Sarah Elizabeth Spencer and Katherine M. L. Pratt have joined Hall & Evans as associates.



Brownstein Hyatt & Farber announces two attorneys have become shareholders: Carolynne C. White and Christina G. "Tina" Nida. Five new attorneys have joined the firm: Kristin R. Hanson, Jason B. Wesoky, Holly S. Kirsner, Margaux Trammell and Victoria O. Williams.

Todd L. Vriesman
has joined Montgomery, Kolodny, Amatuzio & Dusbabek as a partner; Erik D. Cansler, Paul R. Flick, Thomas H. Blomstrom and Libby C. DeBlasio have joined the firm as associates; Judith F. Tartaglia has joined the firm as of counsel.

The latest edition of The Best Lawyers in America will include 31 Denver-area lawyers from Holland & Hart: Betty C. Arkell, H. Gregory Austin, Scott S. Barker, John S. Castellano, Henry C. Cleveland III, Adam M. Cohen, Robert T. Connery, Gregory A. Eurich, Jane O. Francis, Marcy G. Glenn, James E. Hartley, John M. Husband, Dennis M. Jackson, A. Bruce Jones, Robert R. Keatinge, Denise W. Kennedy, Richard M. Koon, Mark R. Levy, Michael D. Martin, Ronald M. Martin, John R. Maxfield, Jane Michaels, William E. Murane, Davis O. O’Connor, Paul D. Phillips, Robert Alan Poe, Robert M. Pomeroy, Jr., Paul J. Schlauch, John F. Shepherd, Sheldon H. Smith, and John R. Wilson.


Samuel M. Ventola and Ernest Staggs have formed Ventola & Staggs P.C., located at 2435 S. Monroe St., Denver, CO 80210. Phone is (303) 864-9797, fax is (303) 496-6161, and e-mail is Visit

Louise Bouzari is pleased to announce the formation of The Law Offices of Louise Bouzari, LLC, specializing in Education and Commercial Litigation. Address is 7887 E. Belleview, Ste. 1100, Englewood, CO 80111. Phone is (303) 228-1616.

daphne salone (who doesn’t capitalize her name or business name), owner/director of law & equity, ltd., announces they have relocated to a convenient Capitol Hill location. law & equity, ltd. provides consulting and accounting services to both new and established law firms throughout the entire state of Colorado, as well as conducting QuickBooks classes and Trust Accounting School at the CBA offices.


Nov. 1 is the 50th anniversary of the date when John Gilbert Graham placed a bomb in his mother’s luggage, killing 44 people on board flight 629. Tuesday, Nov. 1 is a "Book Beat Luncheon" at the Denver Press Club with attorney Andrew J. Field, whose new book, Mainliner Denver – the Bombing of Flight 629 covers the tragic event.


Barbara L. Roberts passed away on July 11. She received her J.D. from the University of Denver in 1982 and practiced probate law for 23 years. She was active in the Jeffco Action Center, Goodwill Industries and Zonta International.

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