Denver Bar Association
June 2006
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Legal Affairs


Bradford Publishing would like to thank the members of the legal community who contributed to their book drive for the Louisiana libraries. Together with the Denver community, 30,000 books were donated to the damaged and destroyed libraries.

Howard Gelt, a director with Shughart Thomson & Kilroy, has been appointed to the Denver Botanic Gardens’ board of trustees.


Holland & Hart is pleased to announce that Paul Schlauch was named the world’s leading mining lawyer at the 2006 Who’s Who Legal Awards. 

Debbie Hindin-King, a paralegal with Holland & Hart, received the Minoru Yasui Community Volunteer Award, and was profiled in Gary Massaro’s column in The Rocky Mountain News.


Craig Silverman
was honored with an Alumni Excellence Award at his alma mater, CU Law School, at its Barrister’s Ball. Professor Paul Campos made the presentation at the gala event attended by CU law students, staff and administration.

Michael S. Burg was appointed plaintiffs’ co-lead and liaison counsel by Judge David A. Katz of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, in the Ortho Evra Products Liability Multidistrict Litigation.


The Association of Legal Administrators and The Burton Awards gave Stern Elkind & Curray its annual award for best law firm brochure.

Clifton, Mueller & Bovarnick is celebrating its 25th year of service to its clients.

James R. Clifton has been elected to the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel. 

Edward D. "Ted" White III has been appointed vice-chairman of the Boettcher Foundation.

Kristin McCandless and Cara Hinshaw, with Otten, Johnson, Robinson, Neff & Ragonetti, volunteer as mentors for the Colorado Youth at Risk mentoring program.  



James M. Lyons
has been named by the legal-services information company Law Dragon to its list of "500 Leading Litigators in America."

Davis Graham & Stubbs is pleased to announce that Christine M. Arguello has been named Managing Senior Associate University Counsel for the University of Colorado’s Boulder campus, and Steve Brainerd was elected a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.


Faegre & Benson has established an annual scholarship to benefit law students of under-represented ethnic backgrounds who are attending the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. This scholarship is established in the name of Joe Montano, a University of Denver law alumnus, and one of the firm’s most prominent and respected former partners.

Loren Ginsburg is a municipal judge pro tem in Central City.

Steve Posner’s legal treatise, Privacy Law and the USA PATRIOT Act, was published at the end of April.


Willie Shepherd received the 9News Leader of the Year Award at the Colorado Leadership Alliance Luncheon and was profiled in The Denver Post.

Michael McCarthy was named in a Post article about a Rwandan refugee as his firm, Faegre & Benson, represented the man, pro bono.

The Rocky and Post both profiled John R. Moran as he stepped down from his role as president and chief executive of The Colorado Trust.

Peter Guthery was featured in the Intermountain Jewish News in the "Guess Who?" photo column.

Jim Ruh was profiled in the Vail Daily.

An obituary in The Post for a Denver hairdresser quoted Dan Sloane, who was a faithful client, along with Sloane’s grandfather, who wouldn’t pay more than $3 for a haircut.

Kyle Hall got his mug in The Post wearing a pig snout. He was portraying "Francis Bacon" during Brownstein Hyatt & Farber’s mock trial of the Big Bad Wolf v. Three Little Pigs. The trial was part of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.

Willis Carpenter was quoted in a Post story, "Why we talk like we do." Said Carpenter, a Colorado native: "When I went to college in Boston, I once went into a drugstore and asked for a chocolate malt, and they didn’t know what I meant. It turned out I wanted a frappe."

The Rocky’s "Seen" column named Dan Caplis as emcee for a dinner to support "Day of Caring." Steve Demby was listed for attending a fundraiser for the Kempe Foundation. Hon. Wiley Daniel and former justice Rebecca Love Kourlis were named for their presence at the Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center 25th anniversary dinner.

Holland & Hart was profiled in The Post for launching a Washington, D.C. lobbying practice.

A Post story on "blawgs" mentioned a number of attorneys: Greg Piche, Jeralyn Merritt, Blain Myhre, Lawrence King, Christopher Griffith and Timothy Hadley.


William Fischer has joined the Holland & Hart’s Business Entities and Transactions practice group. Janice Roetenberg and Kevin Boully have joined the firm’s in-house trial consulting service, Persuasion Strategies.




Heather C. Larson, a registered patent attorney, has joined Hensley Kim & Edgington as part of the firm’s growing intellectual property practice. 

Ireland Stapleton Pryor & Pascoe is pleased to announce that Mark E. Haynes and Timothy G. Atkinson have become shareholders and directors; Brian D. Meegan has become an officer and director; and Stefania C. Scott has become an associate.

Kaplan Law announces that Julia M. Woodrow joined the firm as an associate.


Maya W. Monen has joined Stern Elkind & Curray as an associate.

Corinne Magid and Jeremy Fancher have become associates at Ambroziak Kitto.

James D. Jeffers has become an associate of Poulson, Odell & Peterson.

Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons is proud to welcome Barbara A. Mica as its new chief operating officer. Craig C. Garby and Kevin M. Galligan have joined as lateral partners.




Valerie Ann Garcia
has been unanimously elected shareholder at Kennedy Childs & Fogg.

Jacobs Chase Frick Kleinkopf & Kelley announces that the following attorneys have joined the firm: Liane L. Heggy as Of Counsel; Lewis H. Miller, as an associate in the Corporate Practice Group; and Shane C. Orr and Tracey M. Roberts as associates in the Real Estate Practice Group.


Rex O’Neal
has been named co-chair of Faegre & Benson’s emerging companies practice group. 

Featherstone DeSisto is pleased to announce the addition of associate Kevin R. Dehring to the team.

Matrix Bancorp, Inc. announces that Theodore J. Abariotes has been appointed general counsel, senior vice president and secretary.


Jason Brenkert has joined Dorsey & Whitney as an associate in the corporate group.

The Hustead Law Firm announces that Christopher G. Baumgartner, formerly with Silver & DeBoskey, has joined the firm.



More lawyers who have climbed all 54 "14ers": Leslie C. Annand, Tom Cope, Steve Gerdes, Sam Guyton, Dan Haskell, Tom Hodel, Dennis Jackson and Rich Slivka. Those who are on their way, having completed many: Rolf Aspaugh, Tom DeMarino, Barbara Jacobi, Frank King, Leigh Lutz and Cynthia Olson. DU Law Professor Thompson Marsh, now deceased, also climbed all 54.


Winston Howard passed away on April 15, at the age of 98. He was a member of the CBA and DBA since 1936, and an active member of the Seniors Committee, attending the holiday luncheon in December, still sharp as a tack. Howard retired from Sherman and Howard in 1973. John Low described him as "an ethical, dedicated, committed practitioner."

Murray Blumenthal died on April 13, at the age of 80. He spent 20 years working at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, where he was a professor teaching subjects including negotiation, counseling, law and society, and trial tactics. He also worked on behalf of historical preservation in Georgetown, Colo., where he and his family lived for more than 30 years.



Alison Butler Daniels gave birth to Lila Elizabeth Daniels on April 22. She was 7 lbs., 9 oz. The two, and dad (Greg Daniels), are doing well and are very happy.




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