Denver Bar Association
January 2007
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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.


Colorado Supreme Court Chief Justice Mary Mullarkey was honored with the MS Achievement Award during the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s annual Dinner of Champions.

Mayor John Hickenlooper appointed Denver District Court Judge Lawrence Manzanares to succeed Cole Finegan as city attorney.



Attorneys appointed to Governor-elect Bill Ritter’s transition team: Jim Lyons, Scott Martinez and Sarah Marks. The inaugural team includes Frances Koncilja.

The Defense Research Institute named James Rollin Miller the national chair of its Financial Institutions and Creditors Rights Specialized Litigation Group.

The 2007 Supplement to Brooke Wunnicke’s co-authored book, Standby and Commercial Letters of Credit (3d ed.), was published by Aspen Law & Business. In October, Wunnicke was a speaker at the University of Colorado School of Law’s annual Recognition Reception honoring scholarship donors and recipients of awards, fellowships and scholarships.



Holland & Hart is pleased to announce that Laura Dinan and Arthur Hundhausen received the Denver Foundation’s Philanthropic Leadership Award.

Shughart Thomson & Kilroy recently launched a podcast as a way for clients to have quick access to important information at the click of a mouse. Phil Bledsoe, a shareholder, recorded the first podcast, which offers suggestions for avoiding common causes of litigation.


Holland & Hart is a sponsor of The German American Chamber of Commerce’s Seventh Annual Denver Christkindl Market.

David Weinstein, a Denver trademark/copyright attorney, made two one-day presentations in Jakarta, Indonesia on trademark and copyright law for Indonesian Ministry of Trade officials and at a World Trade Organization workshop covering the role of intellectual property in world trade.


Bradley Levin
, a founding shareholder of Roberts Levin & Patterson, has been reappointed to the Colorado State Commission on Judicial Performance.

Harper Lutz Zuber Potenza & Associates has been selected to join the Financial Consulting Group.


Keith Lapuyade
and Patrick O’Quin of Godfrey & Lapuyade prepared and cooked "Cajun shrimp boil" for more than 100 people at the Cajun Night for LISTEN benefiting the LISTEN foundation.

University of Denver Sturm College of Law Alumni Council announced its new officers: Howard Kenison, chair; James M. Mulligan, vice chair; George "Skip" Gray III, secretary. New members are: Stuart N. Bennett, Ginny Brannon, Hon. Christopher Charles Cross, J. Robert "Bob" Dempster, Elizabeth A. Fazio, Mark L. Parrish, Shannon M. Bell and Carolynne C. White.

Ann B. Frick has become chair of the Colorado Committee of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Minor & Brown’s website received national recognition when Mindfire Interactive, which redesigned the firm’s site, was selected as the winner of the Training and Support/Corporate category at the 11th Annual MITX Awards. 

Civic Ventures, a national think tank, has named Jerry Conover as one of its inaugural Purpose Prize Fellows.


Col. Kevin Kuhn retired from the Air Force JAG (Judge Advocate General) Reserves on Veterans Day, 32 years after his commissioning, with 29 years of combined active duty and reserve service.


Ed Ramey was the focal point of Diane Carman’s column in The Denver Post for writing an amicus brief in the case against the EPA that was argued before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Two firms made the Denver Business Journal’s list of "Best Places to Work" for 2006. The annual survey of employees named Kamlet Shepherd & Reichert "top medium-size" company, and Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons was number five in the same category.

Matt Abell, Natalie Hanlon-Leh and Scott Sandberg were quoted in a DBJ story about the dispute between Telluride and Breckenridge resorts over the use of "The Peaks" name.

Harlan Pelz wrote a letter-to-the-editor published in The Post: "Why is it that our society believes that it is OK for people to stand in line for 40 hours to purchase a video game player, but it is not OK to stand in line to vote?"

The Intermountain Jewish News ran Harry Sterling’s photo in its "Guess Who" column.

IJN profiled Robert Pitler and his wife, Rhoda, who will be honored at the Aish-Ahavas Yisroel annual dinner.

John Moran’s mug was featured in the Rocky Mountain News. He was the honoree at the Mental Health Association of Colorado’s annual Tribute Dinner.

Retired Judge Raymond Dean Jones attended the Spirituals Project annual reception and concert, and was pictured in The Post.

Former CBA prez Miles Cortez and his wife, Jan, also were in The Post for their work with a benefit for Girls Inc.

The Post featured an interview with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher partner, George Curtis, in its Sunday "Business" section.

Charlene Krogh was quoted in a Post story about her experience as an election judge, "Training was absolutely atrocious."

Penny Parker’s column in the Rocky featured this quip: "Eavesdropping on a woman talking to a man: ‘What do you think of the new Broncos quarterback Jay Kamlet?’ ‘You mean Jay Cutler. Jay Kamlet’s a lawyer.’"

John Head was quoted as a real estate expert in a Jim Spencer column in The Post about shabby home loans.


David W. Kirch is pleased to announce that Charles E. Rounds has joined the firm as an associate.


David Howell
, formerly a research assistant at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, has joined McKenna Long & Aldridge.

Hatch Jacobs is pleased to announce that Daniel L. Bray has joined the firm and will focus in the firm’s real estate practice.

Bruce Dahl and Sue Chetlin, formerly of Dahl & Chetlin, have joined Fennemore Craig as directors in the firm’s new Denver office.

Fairfield and Woods welcomed three attorneys to the firm: Adam P. Chenell, Jennifer L. Lufman and Rehan K. Hasan.






Combus J. (C.J.) Chapman, Neil Dougherty, Hamid M. Khan, Matthew W.E. Koren and Kristin Lehman have joined Brownstein Hyatt & Farber as associates.



White and Steele is pleased to announce that Molly A. Walsh, John P. Streelman and Heather K. Kelly have joined the firm as associates. 

Susan Brushaber is a partner with Schuchat, Herzog & Brenman.

McGeady Sisneros is pleased to announce that Kristin J. Bowers has become associated with the firm.

The Hustead Law Firm is pleased to announce that Juliet R. Piccone, formerly an associate with Lambdin & Chaney, and Catherine E. McDaugale, formerly a clerk with the Court of Appeals, have joined the firm.

Michael F. Mills has joined Bieging Shapiro & Burrus as an associate.

Theodore P. Watson and Associates is pleased to announce that Ilene P. Buchalter is an associate with the firm.

Joseph J. Fraser III, formerly with Irwin & Boesen, has become associated with Senter Goldfarb & Rice.


Brownstein Hyatt & Farber merged with the Las Vegas-based firm, Schreck Brignone. The new name will be Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck.



Two firms have submitted details from their fall blood drives. Godfrey & Lapuyade hosted its second Annual Blood Drive in October, collecting 23 pints of blood. Foster, Graham, Milstein & Calisher declared its first annual blood drive a "bloody success." The firm had 35 people who came out to roll up their sleeves and donate. Foster issued this challenge: "Next year we look forward to challenging other law firms to see if we can’t make a bigger impact on the blood supply. Details and challenges to follow. …" Both firms donated to Bonfils Blood Bank.


Eugene Hames passed away on Thanksgiving Day at the age of 86. An obituary in the Rocky quoted his son Tom: "There are two things he taught me: the value of the respect of people. He treated the judges the same as the clerks and the bailiffs. … And he really taught me how to be an advocate. … He taught me you can be firm but reasonable without being overly adversarial."

Philip Henry Sheridan, 83, died Dec. 10 in Denver, from congestive heart failure. Sheridan founded the law firm Sheridan, Ross P.C. The firm recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, and specializes in patents and trademarks.

Robert Yegge, dean emeritus of the University of Denver College of Law, died Dec. 16. He was 71. He was a member of the ABA’s Law Practice Management Section and the LPM College. The Colorado Hispanic Bar Association will award him with its Lifetime Achievement Award posthumously on Jan. 20.


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