Denver Bar Association
October 2007
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Arnold & Porter has been named to the first-ever list of "Best Law Firms for Working Mothers" published by Working Mother magazine and Flex-Time Lawyers LLC.

J. Triplett Mackintosh authored a chapter of White Collar Law Defense Strategies: Leading Lawyers on Preparing for Trial, Offering Evidence, and Overcoming the Challenges of a White Collar Crime Case.

Holland & Hart was awarded three Bronze Telly Awards, which honor the best film and video productions in the world. The firm’s "Business Class" advertising campaign was recognized with two awards, and the first segment in the campaign, featuring client Outlast Technologies, Inc., also was honored.



Adam T. DeVoe was appointed to the charities board of directors of the Metro Denver Sports Commission.

C.J. Chapman was appointed to the Denver Kids, Inc. board of directors.

Katina Banks, a senior associate with Dorsey & Whitney, was appointed by Gov. Bill Ritter to the Colorado Civil Rights Commission. 

Maureen Witt, attorney at Holland & Hart, was honored by the Denver Business Journal and the National Association of Women Business Owners as one of the "Outstanding Women in Business." Barbara Kelley, partner at Kamlet Shepherd & Reichert, was a finalist. Nominees also included: Martha Allbright, Kristin Bronson, Stacy Carpenter, Catherine Gale, Barbara Glogiewicz, Sheila Gutterman, Donna Lance, Kim McCullough, Annita Menogan, Marsha Piccone, Michele Rowland and Holly Shilliday.

Craig R. Carver was elected the 53rd president of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation.

Rebecca W. Watson was honored as one of the 2007 Women of Distinction by the Girl Scouts Mile Hi Council.

Marshall Snider was appointed to a four-year term on the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners.



Stephen Vertucci has joined The Harris Law Firm as an associate.

Moye White has added Dominick D. Sekich and Lorni Fenton Sharrow to the Business Section. Christopher T. Leach, Matthew A. Morr and Suzanne E. Rauch have joined the Trial Section.


Sarah "Sally" Brashears has joined Hensley Kim & Holzer as a registered patent attorney. Michelle A. Pinkowski, Ryan E. Warren and Michael P. Dulin have joined the firm’s Litigation Group.





Hall & Evans is proud to announce that Beth A. Dickhaus has become special counsel.

McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter is pleased to announce that Kristi L. Blumhardt has joined the firm as an associate in the employment group.

David H. Miller is doing temporary duty as the Director of the Colorado Civil Rights Division.
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck is pleased to announce that Richard Benenson has rejoined the firm as of counsel. Philip A. Gosch has joined as a shareholder.


Hon. Patricia A. Madsen has joined Legal Resolution Center to lead the firm’s water law arbitration and mediation practice. 

Shane Niebergall has joined Holland & Hart as of counsel in the Business Department.

Fisher, Sweetbaum, Levin & Sands is pleased to announce that William B. Stanton and Mark E. Honhart have joined the firm’s litigation department.

Former city attorney (and faithful Docket Committee member) Greg Rawlings has joined Springer and Steinberg.

Patton Boggs is pleased to announce that Hugh C. Thatcher has joined the firm as an associate, focusing on litigation, health and safety, and industrial crisis management matters.

Six attorneys have joined Kutak Rock: Angela Birky Bohnert, Meredith R. Riley, Jaimee L. Boyd, Kamille J. Curylo-Delcour, Everett B. Martinez and Peter A. Sabey.

Sender & Wasserman is pleased to announce that Jennifer E. Jespersen has joined the firm as an associate, focusing on bankruptcy litigation.


Tyler Y. Harvey has joined Hogan & Hartson as a partner in the M&A practice with a focus on sports and entertainment matters.

Kamlet Shepherd & Reichert has elected Barry A. Schwartz as partner and chair of the appellate practice area of the litigation group. Eight new attorneys have joined the firm: Mary E. Carter, Steven L. Hill, John D. Mereness, Elizabeth J. Peros, Beth H. Regas, Lukas B. Staks, Aimee H. Wagstaff and Hannah M. Wanebo.









McKenna Long & Aldridge has added Arash Heidarian to its government contracts practice group.

John M. Palmeri, Thomas B. Quinn, Franz Hardy, Jennifer C. Forsyth, Heather K. Kelly, Amy M. Darby, Molly Walsh Ennis and Steven P. Johnston have joined Gordon & Rees.



Gibson Arnold & Associates welcomed Matt Cohen as an associate.

Foster Graham Milstein Miller & Calisher has added David L. Miller as a partner. Jerri L. Jenkins, Michael C. Bullock, Alison E. Zinn and Christopher P. Carrington also have joined the firm.




Hollynd Hoskins was mentioned in a Denver Post story about "Bionic Boomers," baby-boomers who push their bodies to the limits but stay active through new medical techniques. Hoskins still does long bicycling events and is trying to stave off knee-replacement surgery.

You may know of Duane "Dog" Chapman as the bounty hunter, but did you know his attorney is Denver’s own Gary Lozow? Lozow got a mention in The Post’s entertainment column that featured Dog’s new autobiography.

Penny Parker’s Rocky Mountain News "On the Town" column gave a nod to Hal Haddon, who received the first-ever "Owl Farm Fire Extinguisher Award," given by Hunter S. Thompson’s widow Anita, at an event at the Denver Press Club.

Don Bain was pictured in The Post for his attendance at the National Sports Center for the Disabled’s summer fundraiser.

Immigration lawyer Nancy Elkind was quoted as an expert in a Post story about legal scams aimed at immigrants.

Gale Miller and Rebecca Love Kourlis were pictured in The Post, along with a write-up of the Colorado Judicial Institute’s first Judicial Independence Breakfast.

In a Denver Post Q & A, Curtis Kennedy, attorney for the Association of US West Retirees, said, among other things, that his heroes were his schoolteachers and foster parents.

DBA Past-President Chris Little’s darling daughters Kate and Molly Jordan Little were pictured in The Post at Zip-A-De-Do at the Zoo, a fundraiser for the zoo’s Red Apple Fund.

The Post’s "Catching Up with the Social Scene" featured the Culturehaus Annual Membership’s 10th anniversary party organized by Ericka Englert, who was pictured with Mayor Hickenlooper — an original founder of the organization — and other board members.


According to a Robert Half Legal survey, nearly half (45 percent) of attorneys polled said their legal departments have increased their use of outside legal counsel in the last year. Only 12 percent said levels have decreased.


Julie Waggener has become of counsel to Cockrell, Quinn & Creighton. As of Nov. 1, two of the firm’s lawyers, Richard Foster and Victor Quinn, will join her to form Waggener & Foster LLC. Contact her at 400 S. Colorado Blvd. #900, Glendale, 80246. Phone: (303) 322-0236; fax: (303) 860-7344; e-mail:

R.J. Wittenbrink has moved to 13949 W. Colfax Ave. #250, Lakewood, 80401. Phone: (303) 237-9900; fax: (303) 202-5201; e-mail:

Martin Conklin, P.C., a seven-attorney firm dedicated to representing and advising health care professionals, hospitals and health care companies in litigation and risk management activities, has relocated to 90 Madison St., Suite 601, Denver, 80206. Firm attorneys are John O. Martin and John L. Conklin, Carole Salamaha, Carolyn Knaut, Kathleen Shea, Amy Cardone and Jerome Geraghty.

Baby McHughs


Rodger C. Daley and Regan Murphy of the Law Offices of Rodger C. Daley, announce the first birthday of their son, Monroe Rodger Daley born Oct. 3, 2006.

Brian Daniel McHughs Jr. was born on July 25 to Catherine McHughs, DBA/CBA web specialist, and husband Brian. Baby McHughs was 7 lbs. 2 oz. and 19 inches long. He’s pictured with proud sister, Charlotte.


Wesley A. Miller, former Denver Bar Association president, passed away in September at the age of 75. He was DBA president from 1975 to 1976.


Donald Quigley wrote to share his take on the September issue of The Docket: "I read this month’s lead article on alcoholism, and then I flipped back

to the front page and read the next heading, "Much Ado About Liver." I assumed it was going to be a Point-Counterpoint thing. …"


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