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April 2006
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Legal Affairs


Katrina Relief

Allison Eid
has been appointed Colorado’s newest Supreme Court Justice.

Burg Simpson delivered books, donated by employees of the firm, to Bradford Publishing Company in Denver, which hosted a book drive to benefit the Louisiana libraries that were damaged or destroyed during Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Kristen L. Mix and Neil Peck will be ranked in the 2006 Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business Guide to be released in June 2006. Peck also has been reappointed a visiting professor at Nottingham Law School at Nottingham Trent University in England.




Richard Caschette, founding partner of Starrs Mihm Caschette, has been elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).

Litvak Litvak Mehrtens and Epstein is proud to announce that four of its attorneys are listed in the 12th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America publication under the category Family Law: Lawrence Litvak, Jerry N. Snyder, Ronald D. Litvak and Timothy R.J. Mehrtens.

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Robert T. Connery, Paul D. Phillips, James A. Holtkamp and Michael J. Brennan were named leading attorneys in The International Who’s Who of Environmental Lawyers.



Douglas Karet has been appointed to the faculty at the University of Colorado at Boulder. 

Steven C. Choquette was general editor for the recently published book, Colorado Causes of Action: Elements, Defenses, Remedies and Forms. 



Scott Havlick was included in The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers’ 2006 list of expert trademark attorneys.

Melinda Harper, managing partner of Harper Lutz Zuber Potenza & Associates was recently elected as chair of the HealthONE Alliance Philanthropy Committee.


The Colorado Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel is pleased to announce the recipients of its first annual 2005 Pro Bono Achievement Awards: Susan M. Thevenet, Ross Agre, and the Qwest Communications, Inc., Law Department Pro Bono Program.

The Colorado Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates is pleased to announce that Gary B. Blum has been elected president for the 2006–2007 year.


Newsweek featured prominent ski lawyer Jim Chalat in its Jan. 30 issue.

David London was listed in The Denver Post’s "Seen" section for his
presence at the Children’s Museum of Denver’s annual Birthday Bash. Penfield Tate’s mug made the same section for attending the Anti-Defamation League’s 2006 Civil Rights Award luncheon.

The Rocky Mountain News "Society" pages identified Tom Grimshaw by name and photo when he attended the "Love is in the Air" benefit for the American Heart Association. James Kurtz-Phelan and Scott Levin were named for attending the ADL luncheon (see above).

Amy Tenbrink, lead event organizer for Phoenix Rising, an academic and educational conference on all things Harry Potter, was quoted in Canada’s Wizard News, about the 2007 Potter
conference to be held in New Orleans.

Kenneth Lund¸ managing partner of Holme Roberts & Owen, was featured in a article about "cherry-picking" associates with talent to build new offices around the country.

One of The Post’s "Colorado Voices," Larry Pozner wrote an editorial about felony sentences in Colorado.

Perry Glantz is downsizing — his body, that is. He and his family are part of the RMN "Rocky Fitness Challenge IV." They have six months to shape up!

Brandon Culter wrote an article about estate planning for singles for the Denver Business Journal.

A Post story about the challenges women face in the workforce quoted University of Colorado law professor Melissa Hart, who specializes in employment discrimination.

Gary Jackson sang at the Juanita Gray Community Service Award ceremony as part of the kickoff for Black History Month. A photo capturing the moment was in The Post.

Lawrence Marquess was quoted in a DBJ article about avian bird flu,
cautioning employers to develop a response plan.

Victoria Donovan wrote a "Perspective" column for the Post about adopted children.

John Martin wrote an article for the DBJ entitled, "Is your attorney utilizing the latest technology?"


Murray Dahl Kuechenmeister & Renaud is pleased to announce that Brittany Scantland has joined their local government and land use practice. Charles Kuechenmeister has retired from his special districts and municipal practice effective April 1. He and his wife, Cheryl, plan to spend the next year or so sailing.

Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll is pleased to announce that Daniel E. Cochran has joined as an associate in the Real Estate Department.



Former Colorado Court of Appeals Judge Marsha M. Piccone has become Of Counsel at Snell & Wilmer, where she will focus on appellate work and return to product liability, pharmaceutical and medical device litigation.

Iris Eytan has been named a partner at Hoffman Reilly & Pozner.

Chad McShane and Bryan D. Biesterfeld are shareholders at Robinson Waters & O’Dorisio.



Cory E. Tipton and Sara E. Walsh have joined Lathrop & Gage as associates, practicing business litigation.

Sander Ingebretsen & Parish announces that Daniel F. Wake has joined the firm as a shareholder.



Catherine C. Gale
, former head of the Denver City Attorney’s transactional and real estate department, has joined Brownstein Hyatt & Farber.

Jessop & Company is "pleased to announce that Megan M. Handley has become associated with the firm."


Holland & Hart is pleased to announce that Susan L. Oakes has joined the Denver office as a partner in the Business Entities and Transactions practice group. Amy Hirter and Paul Maricle have joined the firm’s International practice in Boulder.




Lindquist & Vennum is pleased to announce that John A. Chanin, a trial lawyer with extensive experience in complex criminal and civil litigation, has joined the firm.


Jones & Keller is pleased to announce that D. Laird Blue, Brad H. Hamilton and Kristin S. Otero have been elected shareholders.

John Fleming Kelly has returned to Denver after a 10-year absence, most of which were spent as director of the Panels Management Group of the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution in New York. He now serves as an arbitrator and mediator, and can be reached at (303) 832-2085.


Barbara Quade wishes to express a grateful thank you to all members of the legal community who called, sent cards, flowers, balloons, and their best wishes and prayers as a result of her illness in January and February. "The positive intentions and goodwill, helped to
sustain me and my family during very difficult times. I am slowly recovering and will be back to work as soon as possible."


Hensel Phelps Construction Co. is pleased to announce that Kay-Dawn Gable Allen has changed her name to Maggie Doyle. "The reasons may be obvious … it’s simpler and everyone knows how to spell it. … Or they may not … she’s been going by Maggie for years and Doyle is her grandmother’s maiden name. Whatever the reason, from this date forward, she shall be known as Maggie Doyle, so sayeth the Denver County Court on July 1, 2005."


Daniel M. Kowalski has launched a new immigration website, sponsored by Matthew Bender (LexisNexis®), Bender’s Immigration Bulletin — Daily Edition:


Gorrell Giles has moved to 1331 17th St., Ste. 1000, Denver 80202-1566.

Fogel Keating & Wagner has moved to 1290 Broadway, Ste. 600, Denver 80203-5606.

Ambroziak Kitto is pleased to announce that it has moved to 2539 Eliot St., Denver 80211. All other contact information for the firm remains the same.

The Law Office of Joseph H. Lusk has moved to 730 17th St., Ste. 670, Denver 80202. Phone: (303) 623-3822; Fax: (303) 623-3823;

Paul Gordon, LLC has moved to: Cherry Creek Plaza II, 650 S. Cherry St., Ste. 835, Denver 80246. Phone: (303) 756-0800; Fax: (303) 756-9315;

Tim Moeller and David Graf, formerly of Winzenburg, Leff, Purvis & Payne have formed Moeller Graf, P.C., as of October of 2005. The new address is 10475 Park Meadows Dr., Sixth Fl., Lone Tree 80124. Phone: (720) 279-2568; Fax: (720) 279-2569.

Jennifer I. Holt: "Thinks she is pleased to announce" that after 15 years in the same location she has moved her office to: 621 Seventeenth St., Suite 1043, Denver 80293-1001. Her phone, fax and e-mail address will remain the same.


Stoddard White passed away at the age of 82. He was a member of the CBA, DBA and Trust & Estate Section from 1950 to 1989.

Monte Pascoe, founding member of Ireland, Stapleton, Pryor and Pascoe died at the age of 71. A Post obituary quoted Bill Tanis as saying that Pascoe "was a true Renaissance lawyer. He was so versatile, one of the most ethical, honest guys you’d ever run into."

Jim Hinga, long-time DBA/CBA member, died at the age of 57. He was a litigator for 25 years, and then began a mediation and arbitration practice. "He was most known for his affable and inclusive personality that brightened people’s day."

John Boyle, of Boyle & Boyle, died at age 58. He had been a member of CBA and DBA since 1973, and was also a member of the Real Estate section.



Stephen Kaufman (Kidneigh & Kaufman) and Nellie Kaufman (Klaas, Law, O’Meara & Malkin) welcomed their daughter, Jordana Rebecca, into the family on Jan. 20. She is the fifth Kaufman child: Jordana’s siblings are 9, 15, 24 and 27. Her sister, Jennifer, is currently a third-year student at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.


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