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March 2008
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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.

GOOD THINGS

De Herrera

The Colorado Hispanic Bar Association awarded associate Jerome De Herrera of Arnold & Porter with the Outstanding New Hispanic Lawyer Award for 2007. De Herrera achieved this goal by demonstrating a strong commitment to the Hispanic community and the principles of the legal profession. The award was presented to him at the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association’s Annual Banquet on Jan. 26.

Kenneth L. Levinson’s eBook, A Shadow In The Night, available at http://www.uncialpress.com and http://www.amazon.com, has been selected as a finalist in the mystery category for the 2008 EPPIE awards.

Vigil

The Colorado Hispanic Bar Association recognized DU Sturm College of Law Assistant Dean Daniel Vigil with its lifetime achievement award for service to the state’s Hispanic community.

Holland & Hart clients named the firm a "Go-To Law Firm for the Nation’s Top 500 Companies," and it is recognized for this honor in the reference guide In-house Law Departments at the Top 500 Companies.

Dick Holme of Davis Graham & Stubbs was appointed to the Colorado Supreme Court Nominating Commission by Chief Justice Mary J. Mullarkey.

David L. Erickson’s book on the early Colorado Bar, 1858-1920, is being published by the Colorado Bar Association CLE and will be out this spring. It took David five years to complete the research and write the book.

Peck

Jordan A. Arnot
, a Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck associate, was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the American Cycling Association.

Snell & Wilmer attorney Neil Peck has been named to the 2008 International Who’s Who of Commercial Litigators.

Lundberg

Rikard D. Lundberg
, a Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck associate, was recently appointed to the Swedish School of Colorado Board of Directors.

Mark W. Williams, a member of the Litigation Practice Group at Sherman & Howard, has been awarded the professional designation of Master Advocate by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA), that organization’s highest distinction.

Angela Reyes and Leonard Vigil of Arnold & Porter’s Denver office received "Above and Beyond" awards from the Colorado Lawyers Committee and the Denver Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division for their volunteer efforts at the very successful Legal Night events. Partner Tim Macdonald was also recognized as a co-founder of the Legal Night events.

IN THE NEWS

Tony Viorst was quoted as an expert in a Rocky Mountain News story about the appeal in the Boulder adverse possession case. See the article here: http://www.rockymountainnews.com/news/2008/jan/11/boulder-couple-appeals-taking-property-neighbors/.

CHANGES

Seth A. Rider and Tory D. Riter have become partners of the firm Baldwin & Carpenter. Rider practices commercial trucking litigation, automobile litigation, insurance coverage and defense, and product liability matters. Riter practices insurance coverage, and commercial and employment litigation.

Fowler Schimberg & Flanagan is pleased to announce that Adam B. Linton and Andrew R. McLetchie have become partners and shareholders.

Colorado Court of Appeals Judge Jose D.L. Marquez announced his retirement effective April 1.

Stenman

Franke Greenhouse List & Lippitt is pleased to announce the promotion of Jennifer L. Stenman to partner. Her practice will continue to emphasize commercial real estate, corporate and finance transactions.

Borke

Karin E. Borke joins Hensley Kim & Holzer and practices in the areas of corporate, securities, financing and general business law as well as intellectual property law focusing on copyright, trademark and licensing.

Sheridan Ross is pleased to announce that Pamela N. Hirschman has become an associate with the firm. Scott R. Bialecki has become

Hirschman

Bialecki

a shareholder with the firm where he advises clients on intellectual property, antitrust and Federal Trade Commission matters. Mark L. Yaskanin also has become a shareholder with the firm where he advises clients regarding all areas of intellectual property, including patent, trademark and copyright matters.

Peterson

Holland & Hart is pleased to announce that Cori Peterson has joined the firm’s Denver office. Peterson is a member of the Natural Resources Department. Her practice focuses on environmental compliance with federal and state statutes, water law, oil and gas, air pollution control, and environmental litigation.

Cameron Chandler has joined the Denver office of Fennemore Craig as a director in the Business and Finance practice. Chandler focuses on business transactions, commercial litigation, and environmental and natural resources law.

Wells Anderson & Race is pleased to welcome Larry S. McClung as special counsel and Adam P. O’Brien as an associate. McClung will practice in the areas of construction/surety litigation, professional liability and transportation/commercial carriers. O’Brien will practice in the areas of product liability, aviation, intellectual property, and commercial litigation.

Barbara Ann Dalvano has joined the law firm of Engel & Reiman and will practice in the integrated estate planning and tax & business planning departments.

Snell & Wilmer is pleased to announce that Nathan Davis has been elected partner in the Denver office. Davis is a litigator with experience in product liability, commercial and oil, and gas litigation. 

David H. Wollins is pleased to announce that Michael J. Axelrad has joined as special counsel.

Christine L. Hayes, Matthew D. Pluss and Byeongsook Seo have been named shareholders with Isaacson Rosenbaum.

The Hustead Law Firm is pleased to announce that Brandon T. Duber, a former associate with Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office in Ohio, has joined the firm.

Kahn

McKenna Long & Aldridge has added former Assistant U.S. Attorney Hamid M. Khan to its Denver litigation team.

Treadwell

Foster, Graham, Milstein, Miller & Calisher is pleased to announce that Cynthia M. Treadwell has been elected to partnership in the firm. FGMC has also added three associate attorneys: Alison Zinn in the litigation group, Chris Carrington in the criminal law group, and Michael Bullock in the real estate transactional group. FGMC also welcomes Douglas J. Striker to its executive management team as Chief Operating Officer of the firm.

Striker

Socha Perczak, Setter & Anderson is pleased to announce that Donna H. Bakalor, Michael O. Frazier and John M. Seebohm have joined the firm.

Denver-based immigration-only law firm Stern Elkind Curray & Alterman named David Harston, Brad Hendrick and Lisa York partners.

John

Brairton

 

Holland & Hart is pleased to announce that Giji John and Scott Brairton have joined the firm’s Denver office.

 

 

Holt

DECEASED

Robert Holt, 50, a Denver attorney who was one of the first lawyers in the nation to represent HIV patients as well as people with disabilities in the workplace, died of a heart attack Dec. 16.

Baby Alex Mae

 

NEW FACES

Denver Bar Association staff member Erica Driver and husband Brian welcome their first child, Alex Mae, to the world. She weighed in at 7 lbs. 9 oz.

 

SHARE YOUR NEWS WITH US!

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