Denver Bar Association
March 2007
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Legal Affairs


Brooke Wunnicke was featured in a three-page spread in the Wyoming Lawyer for her 23 years of private practice in Cheyenne, Wyo., and 60 years of practice to date. (She’s still going at age 88!)

Sherman & Howard was number one in the Colorado and Nevada state rankings and placed in the top 10 nationally as Bond Counsel and Disclosure Counsel in 2006, according to data by Thomson Financial.



Holland & Hart announced a new Global Climate Change Practice Group, lead by James Holtkamp.

Joe Ramirez was elected as the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association’s 2008 president and also was selected to attend the ABA’s Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Leadership Academy. Meshach Rhoades was named the Outstanding New Hispanic Lawyer of the year by the CHBA.


Holland & Hart’s Persuasion Strategies Graphics and Video team, headed by Pen Volkmann, won Law Technology News’ 2006 "Most Innovative Use of Technology During a Trial" award. The firm also received the Corporate Member of the Year award from the Alliance of Professional Women.


Robert E. Benson and Barb Quade received the Continuing Legal Education Award of Excellence from the Continuing Legal Education division of the Colorado Bar Association.

Orten Cavanagh Richmond & Holmes has been awarded the Community Associations Institute — Southern Colorado Chapter 2006 Education Award.



Davis Graham & Stubbs attorneys Jeff Pilkington and Shannon Stevenson published "Whose Label Is It Anyway? Liability for Injuries Caused by Generic Prescription Drugs," which appeared in the Winter 2007 issue of In-House Defense Quarterly, published by the Defense Research Institute.


Jamie L. Jost has been selected to join the 2007 class of the Colorado Leeds School of Business 50 for Colorado Executive Development program.

Minor & Brown will be featured in an "Inside Business" series on "Achieving Personal and Business Objectives" for PTG Studios’ In-Flight Entertainment Network.

Sue Fox was named president-elect of the Rotary Club of Denver. The photo (right) was taken with Rotary International’s president, Bill Boyd, of New Zealand.

Boyd & Fox


In a Rocky Mountain News story about a U.S. Senate seat vacancy, Attorney General John Suthers and radio talk show host and lawyer Dan Caplis were named as contenders.

After Kristin Bronson received the Richard Marden Davis Award, she was profiled by RMN columnist Gary Massaro.

Awilda Marquez was profiled in The Denver Post in a Q & A in the Business Section.

Thomas Hoeflinger was quoted in a Post story about meth labs. Hoeflinger said his client was exposed to a methamphetamine level many times more than what is considered a health hazard.

Jim Scarboro was quoted in a RMN story about the Colorado Lawyers Committee’s request that the legislature form a commission to consider reforms to sentencing laws.

The Post quoted Marc Musyl as an expert in an article about venture-capital investment.

Robert Abrams was profiled in the RMN Spotlight section, "Trial lawyer sees parallels in chess and litigation." From the article: "He eagerly talks about ‘the chess thinking process’ as a key element in completing the University of Denver’s four-year night program in two-and-a-half years and immediately passing the Bar Exam."

Bob Hoban was quoted in a Telluride Daily Planet story about eminent domain: "It puts the burden on the courts to see whether there’s truly blight. ..."

Penny Parker gave nods to Mitch Morrissey and Willie Shepherd in her RMN column for pledges they’d received for Concerts For Kids. Folks were giving them money to see them ride a mechanical bull. A photo of Morrissey in The Post caught his ride of 16.9 seconds before he was "sent flying."

Holland & Hart’s Jim Goh was quoted in a RMN article about how businesses celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

We learned that Tennyson W. Grebenar’s first job was with the Vista volunteer program through a highlight in RMN.

A Post obituatry for dance-band leader Jay Wieder quoted lawyer and trumpet player Rich Gabriel, "In his day and his niche, he was like a rock star here."

Oodles of people were pictured and named within the RMN for Gov. Bill Ritter’s inauguration, but Rob Simon and his wife were featured front and center as a "fashionable couple."



Thomas D. Leland
, formerly with Hale Friesen, joined Messner & Reeves as a partner.

Moye White is proud to announce that it has added senior litigator Becky DeCook.

Otten, Johnson, Robinson, Neff + Ragonetti is pleased to announce that James T. Johnson, Jay W. Philp and Andrew J. Schwartz have become shareholders of the firm.





Allison Olenginski
recently joined Hensley Kim & Edgington as a registered patent attorney practicing in the field of intellectual property law.

Orten Cavanagh Richmond & Holmes is pleased to announce that Laura S. Heinrich, a former law clerk for Judge Sheila Ann Rappaport, has joined the firm as an associate.

Edward M. Allen became a director/shareholder at Pendleton, Friedberg, Wilson & Hennessey, and Joseph T. Bernstein has joined as an associate.



Kutak Rock has established an intellectual property practice with Neil L. Arney, Glenn H. Lenzen Jr. and Daniel W. Roberts joining as partners.

Sabina Y. Chung, a member of the Board of Directors of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Colorado, has joined G.W. Merrick & Associates as an associate.



Holland & Hart is pleased to announce that Michael Beaver and Gregory Eurich have been elected to the firm’s Management Committee, replacing outgoing committee members, Maureen Witt and John Husband. Tarek Saad has joined the firm as a partner, and Georginne Dudash, Andrew Irvine and Michael Shull have joined as associates. Elizabeth Sharrer has filled the new position of Denver Administrative Partner.






Baker & Hostetler announced that Michelle M. St. Pierre has been elected to the partnership. Jack D. Patten III and Alexandra N. Rodu have joined as associates.

St. Pierre




Daniel J. Block
has been added as a shareholder to Robinson Waters & O’Dorisio.

Ambroziak Kitto is pleased to announce that Jennifer Schaffner recently joined the firm’s litigation department as counsel.

Former Denver City Attorney and mayoral Chief of Staff Cole Finegan has joined Hogan & Hartson as a partner.

Silver & DeBoskey is pleased to announce that Victoria E. Lovato has become associated with the firm.



Lt. Col. John Scott, Judge Advocate, USMCR, was again released from active duty after having been recalled for two of the last three years and is now practicing at The Reisch Law Firm.

Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons announced that Frederick J. Baumann is the new managing partner, succeeding Michael D. Nosler.


Featherstone Petrie Desisto is pleased to welcome Matthew D. Collins and Sarah Block Wallace as partners.


Hopkins Tschetter Sulzer is pleased to announce its newest associate, Gerritt J. Koser.

Collins Cockrel & Cole is pleased to announce that Linda G. Alexander and David A. Greher have become partners/shareholders.

Julie A. Caputo has joined forces with the Law Offices of Katherine Karuschkat at the end of 2006. They say, "Way to go Julie!"

Greg Creer and Nick A. Swartzendruber have joined Poulson, Odell & Peterson as associates. Estee A. Sanchez and Paul E. Upsons have become members of the firm.

Brett D. Chardavoyne has joined The Hustead Law Firm.

Kassie L. Moss will head up Godfrey & Lapuyade’s new Nursing Home Litigation Practice Section. The firm also announced that Michael P. Dulin, Lori C. Pappas and Ryan E. Warren have been named shareholders.





Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck is pleased to announce that Kelly de la Torre, Cristal Torres DeHerrera, Matthew B. Finnigan and James S. Hardy have joined the firm as associates. New shareholders are Marc C. Diamant, Catherine C. Gale, Daniel J. Garfield and Steven O. Sims.

St. Pierre







Sherman & Howard is pleased to announce the election of Kimberley Crawford, Bryon Farnsworth, Douglas Flinn, Patrick Miller, Sarah Tasker and Katherine Varholak to membership in the firm.


Duncan, Ostrander & Dingess has moved to 3600 S. Yosemite St., Ste. 500, Denver, 80237-1829. Phone, fax and e-mail remain the same.

Quiat & Bourrillion is moving to 4501 Wadsworth Blvd., Wheat Ridge, 80033. The practice will continue to focus on family law, estate planning, and probate and trust administration.


E. Lee Hamby passed away Jan. 2, just weeks shy of his 81st birthday. He attended the University of Denver and practiced as a defense attorney in Denver until 1978, when he was appointed as a magistrate of the Denver Juvenile Court. He retired in 1997. He was active in the Denver Democratic Party, the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations, the American Friends Service Committee and the Thai community through the Wat Buddhawararam of Denver.


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