Denver Bar Association
July 2006
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Legal Affairs


The Sam Cary Bar Association and the Sam Cary Scholarship Endowment Fund sent a $2,500 donation to Dillard University, a historically black university in New Orleans that suffered severe damage to its campus by Hurricane Katrina. This donation was the result of contributions from members of the Sam Cary Bar Association, and contributions from individuals who attended the Sam Cary Bar Association annual Gala in October 2005. 


The National Institute for Trial Advocates awarded John T. Baker with The Honorable Prentice Marshall Faculty Award. Baker has taught with NITA since 1980, and currently is the Program Director for the Hanley Advanced Trial Skills Program held in Colorado each summer.

The Colorado Division of Criminal Justice sent a letter to the Bar Association, thanking Arnold & Porter for providing "extraordinary assistance with a sexual assault case that occurred in Costa Rica."

The National Federation of Paralegal Associations announces that Debra Hindin-King was re-elected NFPA Region II Director. Hindin-King also was appointed Chair of the Region Directors for NFPA.

Donald W. Hoagland, senior of counsel at Davis Graham & Stubbs, was named by the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center as the sole recipient of the Florence Rena Sabin Award, which is presented annually to an individual who has made an exceptional contribution to the health of Colorado citizens.


Other Davis Graham & Stubbs news: Michael J. Gallagher, partner in the trial department, has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

New Colorado Judicial Institute board members are: Mary Price Birk, Michael Canges, Angie Devlin, June Baker Laird and Kathryn E. Miller. New CJI board officers are Gale T. Miller, Elinor Greenberg, Leslie A. Patten and Lance Tanaka.



Holland & Hart announces that John Maxfield and Larry Petersen were named leading corporate tax attorneys by Who’s Who Legal USA for 2006.

Davis Graham & Stubbs lawyers Deborah Friedman and Tom McNamara were recognized by Who’s Who Legal: Friedman was named in The International Who’s Who of



Mining Lawyers 2006
, and McNamara for The International Who’s Who of Commercial Litigators 2006.

Four Jacobs Chase attorneys have been listed as leaders in their field in Chambers USA 2006: Jeffrey A. Chase, Ann B. Frick, Paul A. Jacobs and David D. Kleinkopf.

Also receiving top rankings were Faegre & Benson attorneys: J. David Arkell, Janet Lawler McDaniel, William J. Campbell, Douglas R. Wright, Elizabeth A. MacDonald, Renee W.


, Charles W. Weese, Michael S. McCarthy, John D. Shively, Linda L. Rockwood, Jim R. Spaanstra, Charles D. Calvin, Leslie A. Fields, Natalie Hanlon-Leh and Peter J. Kinsella.

Thorvald Nelson was appointed to the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission by Gov. Owens and confirmed by a unanimous vote of the Colorado Senate.


Sheldon E. Friedman
, with Isaacson Rosenbaum, has been appointed by the dean of the University of Colorado School of Law as a part-time faculty member to teach a clinic entitled, "Legal Assistance-Federal Court." 


Jesús M. Vázquez
, a partner at Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons, was appointed to the Denver Urban Renewal Authority Board of Commissioners by Mayor John Hickenlooper and confirmed by the Denver City Council.

Corporate Board Member magazine named five Denver law firms in a national survey that listed the top law firms nationally and in 25 major cities: Davis Graham & Stubbs; Holme Roberts & Owen; Holland and Hart; Hogan & Hartson; and Sherman & Howard.


Gale T. Miller
received The Outstanding Sustained Contribution Award from the Colorado Lawyers Committee in May.

Rachel Carnaggio, an attorney with Godfrey and Lapuyade, coaches with the Girls on the Run® of Denver program, which offers a non-competitive, after-school program that combines physical activity and experiential learning through a curriculum-based program to teach specific and well-defined social and personal skills.

Luis A. Toro of Senn Visciano Kirschenbaum was nominated to serve as a board member of the Career Service Authority.


Thanks to the attorneys at Ritsema & Lyon. All members of the firm included a donation to Metro Volunteer Lawyers with their dues payments.


Cherami Ball-Costigan got a mention in Gary Massaro’s Rocky Mountain News column for his role in helping a woman who was down on her luck.

Chris Castilian got to share his favorite restaurant in the Rocky’s "Power Meals" highlight. His choice? Benny’s.

The Rocky profiled Mark Grueskin, "Attorney likes ‘swimming upstream’."

Skip Netzorg got a mention in the Rocky’s Society column for attending the Families First Pink Flamingo gala.

Westword profiled Jay Reinan in a story called, "Switch Hitter."

Karen Steinhauser was honored at the ADL’s 2006 Torch of Liberty Award dinner, and featured in the Intermountain Jewish News. Committee co-chairs included Gary Lozow, Harry Sterling, Matthew Pluss, and Gregory Goldberg.

Kate Iverson and Nanette Gonzales were featured in a Denver Post article about the improved job market for college grads.

A Post article on innovative law firms featured Moye White; Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott; and Holland & Hart.

Jim Lyons was featured in Penny Parker’s column in the Rocky for hosting a dinner at Strings. Notables in attendance included Bill Clinton and attorneys Mike Driver and Steve Bachar.


Jose Roberto "Beto" Juarez Jr. will succeed Mary Ricketson as dean of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. Juarez was a law professor at St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio, where he also served as associate dean for academic and student affairs.

Joseph E. Lubinski and Sheri D. Straily have joined Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll as associates in the Real Estate Department. 



Michael Cheroutes Jr.
and Kevin C. Massaro have joined The Harris Law Firm as associates.

Danielle L. Moore
and Cheryl A. Peterson have joined Hall & Evans as associates.

Susan M. Roh
, a former professional golfer and golf instructor, has joined Pendleton, Friedberg, Wilson & Hennessey as an associate.



Two attorneys have joined Hensley Kim & Edgington: Bradley Benson will be a member of the real estate practice group, and Katherine Condit will be a member of the litigation practice group.

Netzorg McKeever Koclanes & Bernhardt is pleased to announce that Guy Cerasoli has joined the firm as an associate.

Tobin D. Kern has joined the litigation department of Sherman & Howard.


Hatch Jacobs is pleased to announce that Brian T. Ray and Zachary D. Chambers have joined the firm.

Megan Doberneck has re-joined Faegre & Benson as special counsel in the business litigation group. 

McConnell Siderius Fleischner Houghtaling & Craigmile have added Laura Revercomb and Jared Lockwood as associates. 


Higgins, Hopkins, McLain & Roswell is pleased to announce that Derek Lindenschmidt has joined the firm as an associate.

Godfrey & Lapuyade announced the expansion of its real estate and business transaction practice with the addition of attorney Lisa L. Culpepper.

Fairfield and Woods is pleased to announce that Bruce A. Fowler has joined the firm Of Counsel; Marcie L. Cassell and Nicholas A. Dooher are associates.


Kim Chandler, most recently with Chandler Law Firm, LLC, has left private practice to establish Lakeshore Legal, the attorney placement division of Lakeshore Companies, a specialized staffing and recruiting organization. You can reach Kim at (303) 482-3243.

Vanatta, Sullan, Sandgrund, Sullan & Smith, P.C. has relocated to 1875 Lawrence St., Suite 850, Denver 80202. Phone and fax numbers will remain the same.

Overturf & McGrath P.C. announces its new name, Overturf McGrath Hull & Doherty, P.C. — "new name, same great team."

Hale Greene

Blair Francis


Jill Greene and Brian Greene welcomed a bouncing baby boy, Hale John Greene on May 3. He was 7 lbs., 14 ounces. All are well and happy!

Rebecca Franciscus, husband Tucker, and big sister Elle welcomed Blair Madison into their family on May 5. She was 6 lbs., 13 ounces, and 21 inches long. 


Ralph F. Crandell died at the age of 76. He was a former member of the CBA, DBA and the Intellectual Property Section.



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