Denver Bar Association
May 2006
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Legal Affairs


Judging by the calls and e-mails received last month about the article, "Colorado Institutes Cap on Attorneys," people are still reading The Docket. And with good humor, too. Have no fear, those of you with low attorney registration numbers — your license is safe. In case you missed it, that wasn’t a real story, there is no page 25, and Bill Husted even wrote about it in The Post (see his April 3 column, "Lawyers walk into Bar joke in journal’s April Fools’ Day prank").



U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas made an appearance at the swearing-in ceremony for new Colorado Justice Allison Eid.

The following attorneys were honored at the Denver Business Journal’s "Forty under 40" Recognition Luncheon: Jessica Brown, Mark T. Clouatre, Gregory Goldberg, Richard Harris, J. Bart Johnson, Mashenka Lundberg, Robin Repass, Trey Rogers, Andy Spielman and Stephen Young.


Dan Recht
was selected to The Best Lawyers in America.

The estate of Forrest and Patricia McGrath has donated $459,000 to support the Bruce B. Johnson Memorial Scholarship Fund at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. Johnson earned his J.D. from DU in 1970. He had been a partner with Otten, Johnson, Robinson, Neff & Ragonetti before his death in 2000.

Tucker Trautman, partner-in-charge of the Dorsey & Whitney Denver office, was recognized as one of the world’s leading commercial litigators involving international disputes in The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers. Lee Osman, who leads the firm’s Intellectual Property group, was recognized in Who’s Who in the West as one of the most influential people from America’s heartland.

Tom McGimpsey, executive vice president and chief legal officer of McDATA Corporation (Nasdaq: MCDT; MCDTA), was recently appointed by Gov. Owens as a Commissioner on the Information Management Commission for the State of Colorado.

Terry Kelly at Kelly|Haglund|Garnsey+Kahn informs us that his article "Canaanites, Catholics and the Constitution" has just been published by the Rutgers Journal of Law and Religion. The article is a light-hearted ditty that tells the story of how secular law and culture have historically advanced religious doctrines, including religious freedom, marriage, slavery, racism and women’s rights. It can be found at; then "Journal Articles," Vol. 7. It is, of course, long, tedious and several of the footnotes are actually meal recipes.

Jim Bayer is celebrating his 56th year of practice and 55 years with the same firm, Bayer & Carey, P.C., formerly Sheldon & Nordmark. Says Bayer, "I’ve never had to look for another job."

James "Jim" Miller, chair of the litigation group at Moye White, was appointed vice-chair of the Directors and Officers and Errors and Omissions sub-committee of the Defense Research Institute, the national organization of defense trial lawyers and corporate counsel.

Jacobs Chase Frick Kleinkopf & Kelley is pleased to announce that the following attorneys have been selected to appear in The Best Lawyers in America 2006: Albert J. Givray, Jeffrey A. Chase, Ann Frick, N. Reid Neureiter, and Paul A. Jacobs.

Holland & Hart was recognized with two "Your Honor Awards" from the Legal Marketing Association: first place in the category of Community Relations for the work done with the Holland & Hart Foundation; and second place in the category of Identity, which includes trademarks, logos, identity and style guides, and integrated branding

Robert R. Keatinge has been appointed to ALI-ABA’s Business and Corporate Law Advisory Panel, including Corporate Taxation.

Beth A. Klein has become a certified member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

George Curtis and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher were recently recognized by the National Committee for Employer Support of the National Guard and Reserve as a patriotic employer.




Michael T. Mihm, founding partner of Starrs Mihm Caschette, has been named co-webmaster of a new site being developed by the American Bar Association’s 3,000-member business torts litigation committee.


Bob Marshall was featured in a Rocky Mountain News story about his service in Iraq with the Marine Corps.

Willie Shepherd and his wife, Sarah, made it into Penny Parker’s RMN "On the Town" column for the birth of his son, Andrew William Shepherd.

Ann Allott wrote a guest opinion column for The Mountain Mail, "Immigration reform is tough to sort out."

A Denver Post story about P-51 Mustang fighter planes quoted Joseph Thibodeau, who owns and flies a Mustang.

John A. Eckstein wrote a RMN editorial, "Aid to filmmakers might
pay off."

Planet Jackson Hole featured a Q & A with ski lawyer, Jim Chalat.

The Intermountain Jewish News "Guess Who" photo featured Jack Hyatt, founding partner of Brownstein, Hyatt and Farber.

Carrie Ann Lucas was profiled in The Post for her work with the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition and major class-action settlement with Kmart. Tim Fox was also quoted in the article.

Harvey Steinberg was mentioned in a "RockyTalk" column in the RMN for the efforts of his wife, Stephanie, to ban smoking in casinos in Colorado.

Greg Lawler’s name made it to the Dallas Morning News as he commented on a teacher accused of abuse in the classroom.

The Post’s "Style" section covered the Harrison Memorial Animal Hospital’s fifth Mutts & Models fashion show, where former Denver D.A. Norm Early appeared with his miniature Chihuahua, Snack. Craig Silverman also was mentioned, with his dogs, Miles and Matilda.

Judge Morris B. Hoffman penned an op-ed for The New York Times about jury selection, entitled "Unnatural Selection."

Ray Friedlob, senior partner at McKenna Long & Aldridge, shared his favorite restaurant, Capital Grill, with the RMN "Power Meals" highlight — he "recommends the sirloin salad."

Mike King and his wife were
featured in Sunset magazine’s article about the top suburbs to live in around the West.



Moye White announces the addition of two new partners: Robert St. John Roper, who will chair the Telecommunications & Media Subgroup, and Eric Liebman, formerly a partner at Lindquist & Vennum.

Holland & Hart is pleased to announce that Amy Hirter and Paul Maricle have


joined the firm’s International practice.

Karen Kelly-Braem has become an associate at Bloom Murr & Accomazzo.

Senn Visciano Kirschenbaum announces the arrival of two lateral attorneys, Kelly K. Calocci and Terry R. Bowen, on the heels of the return of former shareholder, Christine R. Hoth.


Mac Hester will be Of Counsel to Bachus & Schanker. Bastion Kane and Shari Willis are associates.

Dan Hoffman has joined Hogan & Hartson.

Reilly Pozner & Connelly announces that Sean Connelly has been made a named partner.

Jerry C.M. Orten has joined Orten Cavanagh Richmond & Holmes.

Stanley J. Gradisar has joined Merchant & Gould as an associate.




Stacey A. Campbell has joined Baker Hostetler as a partner, where he will focus his practice on employment litigation and employment policy matters.


When former Docket editor Diane Hartman and Fred Brown formed a media consulting firm last fall (, they took on clients who get media calls. They have broadened their mission to helping people communicate effectively — whether speaking (court? Rotary?) or writing (a brief? a speech? a column?). You can reach H&B at (303) 832-5758.


Schwartz & Goldberg, P.C. is pleased to announce that it has moved to The Tabor Center, 1200 17th St., Ste. 2190, Denver, 80202. All other contact information for the firm remains the same.

Responding to recent growth of their political and election law practice, Doyle Zakhem Suhre & Lilly, LLC has moved their offices from Cherry Creek to downtown Denver at 700 17th St., Ste. 2000, Denver, 80202. The firm’s new phone number is (303) 228-1200 and fax is (303) 228-1210.


Retired lawyer Jim Gehres and Nancy Cohen from the Office of Attorney Regulation were profiled in the April Docket (no joke) for climbing all 54 of the 14ers. We asked for others in the legal community to let us know if they’ve climbed all 54 of the 14ers. This distinction goes to Joseph Morris and Tom Stover. David Gibans is on his way, with 51 of the 14ers completed. Any more out there?

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