Denver Bar Association
March 2006
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Legal Affairs



John Moye
of Moye White was this year’s recipient of the Colorado Bar Association Award of Merit, the association’s highest honor.

Lesleigh Wiggs Monahan, a partner of Polidori, Franklin and Monahan, has been listed in the 12th edition of The Best Lawyers in America for family law.

Greg Kerwin, a partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, was named to the 2006 BTI Client Service All-Star list. Other firm attorneys were busy writing: Jessica Brown authored an article on blogging for the December issue of Law Firm Partnership and Benefits Report; Taggart Hansen wrote "Going beyond the humdrum and taking on leading roles," for




Judith A. Biggs, John M. Husband and Jeffrey T. Johnson were named leading management labor and employment attorneys in Colorado by Who’s Who Legal USA for 2006. 





The Ethiopian Intellectual Property Office in Addis Adaba, Ethiopia recently retained the services of Denver trademark/copyright attorney David A. Weinstein as a legal consultant to author new geographical (trademark) indications and trade secrets laws for Ethiopia.

Wheeler Trigg Kennedy has formed a foundation to promote volunteerism and channel donations to charitable organizations.

American Lawyer named Hogan & Hartson to its "Distinguished Dozen," which was featured as part of the publication’s 2005 Litigation Department of the Year special report.

Dean, Dunn & Phillips is proud to announce that James B. Dean has been appointed to a "reporter" position for the National Council of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL).

Barry Engel, founding principal of Engel & Reiman, announces the release of the 2nd edition of his book, The Asset Protection Planning Guide.



Robert Marshall
was featured in the article "Lawyer answers call of duty," in the Rocky Mountain News for returning to active duty in Iraq with the Marines.

A Denver Post article about venture-capital companies quoted Marc Musyl as a Colorado expert.

What paper didn’t cover the retirement of Supreme Court justice Rebecca Love Kourlis and the new judicial institute she will head at the University of Denver, along with Pam Gagel and Mac Danford.

Pat Furman was quoted in The Longmont Daily Times-Call about the role of "sorry" in criminal cases.

Hogan & Hartson landed a feature in the RMN for its "well-connected attorneys," who include Tom Strickland, Scott McInnis, Bill Ritter and Rebecca Watson.

Post columnist Al Lewis featured Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons attorney Phil Feigin for his talent as a folk singer.

The DBA YLD Winter Festival was featured in the print edition of, a joint community publication of the Post and RMN.

A Post article about parenting in the digital age quoted Scott Lasater, "Mature, intelligent, responsible parents are foolish not to monitor the Internet activity and conversations of their kids."

A Post editorial noted Walter Gerash in its commentary about volunteer policing programs.

Willie E. Shepherd was profiled in The Post’s Business section. Linnea Simons was featured, as well.

A RMN story about Uriel Terrero-Gonzalez, whose brother was killed by a hit-and-run driver, highlighted Wes Howard, who read about the teen’s desire to become a lawyer and took him under his wing. To donate to Terrero-Gonzalez’s college fund, call (303) 290-6600.

The Post profiled a few female attorneys who have made partner in Denver, including Kristin Bronson, Natalie Hanlon-Leh and Marcy Glenn.

Post reporter Greg Griffin featured Karen Mathis, "Incoming bar chief has brains, heart," for her upcoming role as ABA president.

An explosion that demolished the Louisiana Station Lofts near Wash Park affected Steven Warden, who lives nearby. As quoted in the RMN, "It was just lit up here like a huge campfire."
Craig Silverman and Dan Caplis got a nod from Penny Parker’s RMN gossip column for getting O.J. Simpson on air to "talk, and talk, and …"




Temkin Wielga Hardt & Longenecker is pleased to announce that Alison J. Thayer has become a partner of the firm.

Adam L. Weitzel has joined Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons as an associate.

Jennifer Wisniewski, a franchise attorney with Snell & Wilmer, has been elected a partner of the firm.







Manuel A. Pellicer has joined The Harris Law Firm as an associate.

Holland and Hart announces: Aaron Pomeroy has joined as an associate in the business department; Carl Barton and Don Degnan have been elected to the firm’s management committee; and Rick D. BaileySteven M. Gutierrez and Christopher L. Thomas have been admitted to the firm partnership.


Otten, Johnson, Robinson, Neff + Ragonetti is pleased to announce that Robert P. Attai has become a director of the firm. 





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Lewis Scheid congratulates Ian R. Walsworth on passing the Colorado Bar, and welcomes him as an associate specializing in patent prosecution and litigation support.

James Faber, formerly of Dufford & Brown, has joined partners Jonathan Oster and John Martin to launch Oster Martin & Faber.

Scott Bauer has become an equity partner, and Lynn Greene, William F. "Billy" Jones and Melissa Mong have been named partners at Moye White. Jill Greene and Brian Ray are associates.




Baker & Hostetler has announced that four lawyers have been elected to the partnership: Steven W. Moore, John L. Palmquist, Thomas B. Romer, and David B. Waller. A. Jeremy Atencio has joined as an associate.




Davis Graham & Stubbs is pleased to announce that three of its attorneys have become partners: Adam Cohen, Kristin Lentz and Chad Williams.






Michael G. Milstein, formerly a shareholder at Bloom Murr & Accomazzo, has joined Foster, Graham, & Calisher as a partner. The firm has changed its name to Foster, Graham, Milstein & Calisher.



McConnell Siderius Fleischner Houghtaling & Craigmile announces the promotion of Troy Rackham to partner.

Carolyn J. Fairless and Craig R. May are partners with Wheeler Trigg Kennedy.

Brownstein Hyatt & Farber’s new shareholders are: Adam J. Agron, Nicole R. Ament, Jeanine M. Anderson, Jennifer Eiteljorg, Benjamin A. Kahn, Michelle C. Kales, Michael W. King, Mark M. Oveson, Bonnie J. Paisley, Elizabeth Dickson Paulsen and Carolynne C. White.










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Bloom Murr & Accomazzo is pleased to announce that Torben M. Welch has become an associate.



Susan R. Harris
has started a new practice, Susan R. Harris & Associates, specializing in estate planning, estate and trust administration, advising fiduciaries, estate tax planning and conservatorships.

Martha P. Allbright, special assistant to the U.S. Secretary of the Interior and executive director of Take Pride in America, has joined Patton Boggs as a partner.

Stephen J. Dietrich has been named a shareholder at Greenberg Traurig.



After way too many years fighting the battles on I-25, Glenn Merrick is moving his practice and team to the DTC. G.W. Merrick & Associates, LLC has moved to the Quadrant, 5445 DTC Parkway, in Greenwood Village. He is joined by associates Rick Pruett and Ryan Kirchoff, and paralegal Dyanna Spicher.

The firm of Orten & Hindman is now HindmanSanchez PC. Their new address is 5610 Ward Rd., Ste. 300, Arvada, CO 80002. 


Nina Kazazian
has formed Kazazian & Associates, LLC, specializing in employment law, employee benefits and commercial litigation. They are located in the Colorado State Bank Building, 1600 Broadway, Ste. 2600, Denver, 80202. Phone: (303) 888-1100; Fax: (303) 484-4362;

Tawni L. Cummings has opened Cummings Law, P.C., focusing on domestic relations law. The firm is located in the River Point Building, 2300 15th St., Ste. 200, Denver, 80202. Phone: (303) 477-1387;

Lucas & Max


Quinn Joseph Kelly

Wendy McCord, of Ducker, Montgomery, Aronstein & Bess, and her husband Dodge welcomed Lucas Elijah to the world on Nov. 15, 2005. Lucas joins brother Max.

Megan Kelly and husband Tom welcomed Quinn Joseph on June 1, 2005. Megan has left her firm for her new job with Quinn.




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