Denver Bar Association
December 2006
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Legal Affairs



L. Martin Nussbaum
, a partner with Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons, has been honored for outstanding contributions and achievements to the Center for Christian-Jewish Dialogue with its "Dove of Peace" Award.

Gary G. Harrop, chief operating officer of Isaacson Rosenbaum, received the 2006 David Award from the Mile High Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators.



Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons announces the creation of the RJ&L Michael D. Nosler Scholarship to honor and recognize managing partner Michael D. Nosler, who has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to diversity in the legal profession.

Kristin M. Bronson has been presented with the Woman Who Makes A Difference Award by the Denver chapter of the Commercial Real Estate Women organization.


Otten, Johnson, Robinson, Neff + Ragonetti is proud to congratulate its friend and colleague, Frank Robinson, for being honored with the 2006 University of Denver Sturm College of Law Outstanding Alumni Award.

Greg Goldberg is co-chair of the American Bar Association’s White Collar Crime Committee for the Rocky Mountain Region. 

Holland & Hart is pleased to announce that Tava Davis, Karen Hartley and Pauli Ingwersen have been elected as officers of the Colorado Association of Legal Support Staff.







Sheldon Smith
has been named a Fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel. 

Harry L. Arkin, of Arkin and Associates, has been named a Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators. 


University of Colorado Law School Assistant Dean Lorenzo Trujillo was appointed as General Counsel for the Hispanic National Bar Association.

Lesleigh Monahan caught a 7.11-lb. bonito to take third place in the daily open competition and first place in the weekly female division at the 61st Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby.




Zachary Warzel
, an associate with Roberts Levin & Patterson, has been appointed to Colorado Lawyers for the Arts’ board of directors.

Meagan Partilla has been elected to the Senior Housing Options’ board.

Cozen O’Connor member Richard R. Rardin was honored for


his ongoing pro bono work for abused and neglected children by the Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center.

Richard Krumbein, a partner in Snell & Wilmer, was elected treasurer and re-elected director of the U.S.-Mexico Bar Association for a second term.

Kristen L. Mix has been appointed to Governor Bill Owens’ Commission on Family Medicine where she will serve a three-year term.

Sherman & Howard has added Kenneth B. Siegel and Dee P. Wisor to its Executive Committee.

Davis Graham & Stubbs partners Gail Wurtzler and Bob Lawrence were featured speakers at the EPA’s Brownfields 2006 Conference in Boston.

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Bob Harry was recognized by The Historical Society of the 10th Judicial Circuit for his hard work in getting the Historical Society off the ground.


The Intermountain Jewish News featured a few lawyers in its "Very Important People" section. Karen Steinhauser was featured: "From victims’ advocate to civil lawyer, ethics and compassion are guideposts." Radio legal beagles Dan Caplis and Craig Silverman were highlighted, exploring how these two "who sound like the set-up for a ‘priest-and-rabbi’ joke" ended up hosting a radio talk show. DU Professor Mark Lee Levine also was profiled. His commonly recognizable degrees include BS, PhD and JD, "Plus two dozen sets of initials representing Levine’s extensive training and certification in law, real estate, accounting and appraisal."


Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons welcomes Tamara F. Goodlette, Edward T. Schroeder and John S. Wroldsen as associates.





Anna Natividad Martinez
has joined Starrs Mihm & Caschette as an associate.

Fox & Robertson is pleased to announce that Ari R. Krichiver has joined the firm as an associate.

Sheridan Ross is pleased to announce that Bradley M. Knepper and Benjamin B. Lieb have become shareholders in the firm. Sarah J. Miller, Darla G. Yoerg, David L. Walker, Ian R. Walsworth and Kathleen S. Taylor have become associates with the firm. Jason H. Vick has become of counsel, and Matt R. Ellsworth and Brian J. Ignat have become patent agents.

Bennington Johnson Biermann & Craigmile is delighted to announce that John W. Madden III has joined the firm as of counsel and that his firm has affiliated with Bennington Johnson Biermann & Craigmile.

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Shughart Thomson & Kilroy shareholder Larry Ward and his wife Joan watched as their son Robert Ward was sworn-in at the Boettcher Concert Hall. Robert has been working for the firm since August.

Paige K. Hogan, Bret J. Roundy, and Devi C. Yorty have joined Hall & Evans as associates.

Tyrone Lufman has joined Snell & Wilmer as part of the real estate practice group.

Robert B. Bliss has joined Robinson Waters & O’Dorisio.

Karen L. Golan, Kevin E. Holst and W. H. Allen Shelden have joined Brownstein Hyatt & Farber as associates in the real estate practice group.




Holland & Hart is pleased to announce that Buck Beltzer, Sarah Marks, Scott Martinez, Cathryn Milkey, Tasha Newland and Alyssa Yatsko have joined the firm. Gregory W. Osterloth and James A. Sheridan have joined the firm’s Intellectual Property practice group. William L. Taylor has joined the firm’s White Collar and Government Investigations practice group.










Karsh, Fulton, Gabler & Joseph welcomes Christian D. Aggeler as an associate.

Benson & Case is pleased to announce that Kelly LaPar has joined its office as an associate.



Jacobs Chase Frick Kleinkopf & Kelley is pleased to announce that Jennifer Forbes and Michael J. Meacher have joined the firm as associates.

Patton Boggs is pleased to announce that Kenneth S. Witt has joined the firm as a partner.

Jeffrey S. Pagliuca and David S. Kaplan have joined



Haddon, Morgan, Mueller, Jordan, Mackey & Foreman. They will become shareholders in January. 

Christopher W.  Myers and Christopher G. Peterson have joined Jackson Kelly as associates.



Bruce D. Pringle
, a former U.S. Magistrate Judge for the District of Colorado, has joined Dill, Dill, Carr, Stonbraker & Hutchings as a partner.

Welborn Sullivan Meck & Tooley is pleased to announce that William M. Stenzel has joined the firm as an associate.


Peter B. Scull
, Maria G. Berrones and Elizabeth A. Fazio have become associates of Berenbaum, Weinshienk & Eason.

Glenn Roper joined Arnold & Porter as an associate attorney. Milan Vinnola rejoined the firm as a patent associate.

Bloom Murr & Accomazzo is pleased to announce that


Jason A. Forman
has become an associate of the firm.


They are "back and better than ever!" Chuck Mastin and Christine C. Mastin have returned to their firm, Mastin Law Firm, P.C., located at 7900 E. Union Ave., Suite 1100, Denver, 80237. Phone: (303) 217-4876. Joining them is attorney C. Paige Gardner. The firm’s practice focuses on immigration & nationality law, business transactions, tax and estate planning. 

Featherstone DeSisto partners Bruce Featherstone, John DeSisto, and Frank Porada are pleased to announce that Andrew J. Petrie has become a member of the firm, and that Lisa Lee Jordan, Sarah Block Wallace, James L. Wooll and Matthew A. Morr, formerly of the Denver office of Petrie Schwartz, have joined the firm as associates. The firm is now known as Featherstone Petrie DeSisto.

Montgomery, Kolodny, Amatuzio & Dusbabek, has relocated its Denver office, effective Jan. 2, 2007, to the Denver Financial Center, 1775 Sherman St., 21st Floor, Denver, 80203; Peter J. Dauster and Angela L. Hunt have joined the firm as associates.

Schmidt & Horen is proud to announce its new name: Schmidt, Horen & Lockwood. The office is located at 1050 17th St., Suite 1700, Denver, 80265.


Former U.S. District Chief Judge Sherman G. Finesilver died Oct. 12 at the age of 79. From The Denver Post: "He was known far and wide for his ability to achieve settlements in the most contentious of cases," said federal District Judge Richard P. Matsch.

Marshall Quiat died Oct. 15. He was 84. He was a former judge, state legislator and a notable contributor to Amateur Radio antenna law. His obituary in The Denver Post quoted Bob Drake saying: "He was a one-man, under-the-radar public defender and legal aid society. He had incredible compassion. His biggest thing was injustice and he would go to any length to stop it."

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