Denver Bar Association
October 2006
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Legal Affairs

Most of the following may be true; some partially correct; some may be slightly libelous. We feel certain you’ll let us know.


In August, Brooke Wunnicke was the speaker at the University of Wyoming Law School’s annual Judicial Luncheon for Wyoming judges and the freshman law class. See page 30 for photo.

Marc Colin and Thomas Rice made a presentation to the law enforcement executives enrolled in the University of Colorado Criminal Justice Masters Degree Program.

On Aug. 16, Colorado members of the Harvard Law School class of 1980 hosted an event in Denver for their classmate, Presidential-hopeful Mark Warner, former Governor of Virginia. This illustrious group included Lori Potter, Mike Smith, Marla Williams, Wayne Hykan, Cindy Savage, Paul Smith, Christine Arguello, Jim Linfield, Joe Fretz and Federico Alvarez. "What a class."



The Colorado Trial Lawyers Association is pleased to announce the election of its officers for the 2006–2007 year: J. Keith Killian, president; Darin L. Schanker, president-elect; Daniel W. Patterson, vice president; Natalie Brown, secretary; and Peter G. Koclanes, treasurer. Leslie Acosta is the new Director of Communications. Recently, she served as the Communications Director for The American Institute of Architects, Colorado Component.

Theodore A. Olsen of Sherman & Howard is a newly elected Fellow of the College of Labor & Employment Lawyers, Inc.

Neil Peck, partner at Snell & Wilmer, has been named to the Community Leadership Board of Mile High Montessori Early Learning Centers. Kati Miller Rothgery, an attorney at the firm, has been named to the Board of Directors and will be joining in the new fiscal year.

The University of Denver Trustees recently awarded Emeritus status to Dean Mary E. Ricketson, in recognition of her service to the University of Denver as Dean of the Sturm College of Law.


Holland & Hart is pleased to announce that Jane Michaels has been selected as one of the best commercial and intellectual property trial lawyers in the United States by The Best of the U.S. LLC. 

Shughart Thomson & Kilroy attorney Gene Commander was introduced as the Downtown Denver Partnership’s new chair-elect.

Bruce Warren, a partner with Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons has been presented with an "ImpACT Award" by JA Worldwide™ (Junior Achievement) for his longtime involvement with the organization. 

Burns, Figa & Will is pleased to announce that shareholder, Herrick K. Lidstone Jr. has published Securities Law Deskbook: For Business Lawyers, Public Accountants, and Corporate Management.


Erin McAlpin Eiselein
, an attorney at Davis Graham & Stubbs, was selected as a speaker at a national symposium in New York City on September 18–20, "2nd E Discovery: Real World Solutions and Practical Strategies in a Changing Environment."

First Lady Laura Bush acknowledged Lorenzo Trujillo, assistant dean of the University of Colorado Law School, for his study of truancy work in a letter stating: "President Bush and I are grateful to educators and leaders like you who are taking positive steps to intervene before young people have strayed too far from their connections to school and community. Over and over, the difference in the lives of our youth is made by the personal intervention of someone who shows them — not tells them, shows them — that they matter and that they have what it takes to succeed. The President and I admire you for your good work."

Lynn P. Hendrix was elected to be president of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation for 2006–2007.


Betty Arkell, partner with Holland & Hart, was honored as the winner in the professional category for Outstanding Women in Business by the Denver Business Journal. Pamela Feely and Carolyn McIntosh were finalists.

Daniel Muse was quoted in The Birmingham News story entitled, "Study finds minorities’ city contracts down."

Amy Hansen shared her business advice with the Rocky Mountain News: "Be the best lawyer possible."

The Intermountain Jewish News "Guess Who" photo featured a young Bob Rottman. The following week’s photo was of a bearded David Dezen from 1974.

Also in IJN was David Weinstein, named for giving a presentation to the Ethiopian Intellectual Property Office and government officials in August.

The Rocky tried to clear up the confusion of Denver lawyer Bob Kaufman and a Hollywood lawyer with the same name. Said our Bob: "The only problem representing celebrities in Denver is that there are not many of them."

Former Colorado Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Love Kourlis got a nod in the Rocky when she was honored as one of the 2006 Women of Distinction by the Mile Hi Girls Scouts Council.

Frances Koncilja was pictured with quite a hat in the "Society" column of the Rocky. She was attending the 19th Annual Denver Polo Classic. Brian Rodeno was named for his work with the event.

Frank Schuchat got a mention from Penny Parker in the Rocky for some humorous commentary on the Mile High City: "MTV’s Real World is filming in LoDo. I’ve got news for the kids: Twenty years again LoDo was the real world."


Metro Volunteer Lawyers and Jerremy Ramp with Kelly, Haglund, Garnsey & Kahn deserved the attention received from the Rocky Mountain News for helping 29-year-old Michelle Porter locate her 2-year-old daughter who had been abducted by the girl’s father. The article, "Mom’s persistence, FBI’s clout got her daughter back" illustrates the diligence of MVL and Ramp to make sure the story had a happy ending.




Martye M. Kendrick and Kimberly L. Intagliata have joined Brownstein Hyatt & Farber as associates.

Snell & Wilmer announces Thomas A. Dougherty has joined as part of the Intellectual Property Practice Group, where he will focus on patents, trademarks, copyrights and related litigation.


Frieda C. Leonard has joined Pendleton, Friedberg, Wilson & Hennessey as special counsel.

Ronald G. Rossi, founder and managing director of Rossi & Co., P.C., announces he has joined Greenberg Traurig’s corporate and securities practice as of counsel.


Jack M. Merritts
has joined Lathrop & Gage as of counsel in the real estate practice area.

Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons is pleased to welcome Laurel A. Durham as associate.

Davis Graham & Stubbs is pleased to announce that Constance L. Rogers has joined the firm as an associate, continuing her focus on natural resources law.





Kissinger & Fellman announced that it has hired Nancy E. Cornish to serve as an attorney specializing in employment law and general civil litigation.

Jacobs Chase Frick Kleinkopf & Kelley is pleased to announce that Joseph F. Capello and Shane J. Harvey have joined the law firm as Of Counsel, and Ilene Lin Bloom and Jacob R. Ross have joined the firm as associates. 

Holland & Hart is pleased to announce that Laura Hundley and John Melfi have joined the firm’s Wealth Transfer, Trusts and Estates practice group.





Brownstein Hyatt & Farber is pleased to announce that Meghan Berglind and Michael Byrne have joined the firm as associates. Michael Gheleta has joined the firm as senior counsel. James A. Pinto is a shareholder.

Moye White is proud to announce that James F. Booth Jr. and H. Michael Drumm recently have joined the firm’s Business group.

Sherman & Howard, has added three new associate attorneys to its Denver office: Henry Bangert, Joseph Davis and Matthew Gray.

Hale Friesen, is pleased to announce that Peter Krumholz has joined the firm as Of Counsel.


Joe Reynolds of Mesa, Ariz. recently passed away at the age of 84. Reynolds had been a member of both the CBA and DBA since 1951. 

Jamie Alexander, of Riggs Abney Neal Turpen Orbison & Lewis, passed away at age 52. Alexander previously worked for Colorado Rural Legal Services, Denver County Probation and had his own practice in the Denver area.


Hadley Anne Brown

Kara Sophia Suhr

Jessica Brown and husband Chris welcomed Hadley Anne Brown "the sweetest little newborn in town" on July 27. She was 5 lbs., 12 ounces.

Edie and David Suhr welcomed Kara Sophia on July 9. She was 5 lbs., 9 ounces, and 18.5 inches long. All are happy and well.

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