Denver Bar Association
May 2008
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Legal Affairs



Patricia "Tricia" Gruber, a Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck shareholder, recently was appointed to the board of directors of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Colorado.

Peter W. Burg has been appointed as co-chair of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee and the Executive Committee for the Gadolinium-Based Contrast Agents Product Liability Multi-District Litigation.


Fairfield and Woods announced that Robert J. Loew, an attorney in the firm’s real estate practice, has been named chair of the Adams County Economic Development Executive Committee.

Holland & Hart partner James Hartley and Wells Anderson & Race partner Mary A. Wells have become Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Colorado Trial Lawyers Association named Mari Newman "Outstanding Young Trial Lawyer of the Year." The award will be given at a dinner on May 1.



The National Judicial College announced that the Hon. Frederic Rodgers recently became chair-elect of the NJC’s Board of Trustees.

Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons announced that partner Richard "Dick" K. Clark has been elected to the Board of the World Trade Center Denver.

For the second year in a row, the Colorado Lawyers Committee honored Snell & Wilmer with its "Above and Beyond Award" for its volunteer work with the Legal Night Clinics at Mi Casa Resource Center for Women and Centro San Juan Diego. Also, to help give low-income children the tools they need to enter school more prepared to succeed, the Denver office of Snell & Wilmer has committed to donating $60,000 over three years to the to Mile High United Way School Readiness initiative.


Attorney John S. Zakhem has been reappointed by Colorado State Senate President Peter Groff to the Colorado Access to Justice Commission.


The Shining Stars Foundation, a local organization dedicated to providing sport, recreational and outreach programs for children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases has named Matthew B. Finnigan the new Chairman of the Shining Stars Foundation’s Denver Advisory Board.

Savit, right was presented the award on Feb. 27.

Mark Savit, managing partner in the Denver office of Patton Boggs, was recently honored by the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration with its coveted Daniel C. Jackling Award.

On May 20, Michael J. Cook of Sherman & Howard will receive the Outstanding Sustained Contribution Award for his longstanding support and his extensive contributions to the work of the Lawyers Committee.

David Goldberg, a partner with Schwartz & Goldberg, has been elected to the board of the Colorado Ethics in Business Alliance.

Hogan & Hartson partner Carin Kutcipal has joined the Davis Phinney Foundation’s board of directors.

Ken Fellman of Kissinger & Fellman received a 2007 Public Health Champion of the Year award for his efforts to enhance health and vitality throughout the Denver region.



Kimberlie Ryan was quoted in The Wall Street Journal’s Work & Family column in March, discussing the recent national spike in pregnancy discrimination claims.


After years of co-counseling cases, Denver’s historic Sherman & Howard last month combined forces with Wear, Travers & Perkins of Vail, bringing the team’s roster up to 160 members with seven offices in Colorado, Nevada and Arizona. Wear will add its mountain-based real estate counsel to Sherman’s business, real estate and public institution services.

The law firm of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck announced that Michael Strand has joined the firm as an associate.


Dill Dill Carr Stonbraker & Hutchings announced that Leonard N. Waldbaum has become of counsel to the firm.

Featherstone Petrie DeSisto announced that Andrew D. Thompson has become an associate of the firm.


Hall & Evans announced that Mark S. Ratner has joined the firm as an associate.

The Harris Law Firm announced that Elissa Bercovitz has joined the firm as an associate attorney.

Robert D. Irvin has been elected managing partner of the Denver office of Kutak Rock and as national vice chair of the firm. Anne M. Gish and Thomas M. Peltz were named co-chairs of the Denver Public Finance Department, and Peggy A.


and William S. Martin were named co-chairs of the Denver Corporate Department.

Litvak Litvak Mehrtens and Epstein announced that Christina H. Patierno has become an associate of the firm.

The Law Offices of Louise Bouzari announced that Anita Icenogle has joined the firm and will be practicing juvenile criminal defense and education law.



Moye White announced that it has added two attorneys to its practice. The firm welcomes litigator Dean Richardson and transactional attorney Lindsey Rothrock.

Poulson, Odell & Peterson announced that Jeremy I. Ferrin and Erik Lighthall have become associates of the firm. The firm also announced that William A. Keefe has retired from the firm and taken a new position at Fulbright & Jaworski.


Elwyn F. Schaefer has become counsel to Solomon Pearl Blum Heymann & Stich. He will continue his practice emphasizing employment matters and commercial litigation.

Mary Dilworth has joined Stern Elkind Curray & Alterman as a marketing specialist. Prior to that, she was the marketing manager for Mountain States Employers Council and was also the director of marketing for the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations for nearly eight years.

Patton Boggs has announced that Brian Hart, Adams Miller, and Melissa Mong have been elected to the partnership in the Denver office.
       Hart                 Miller                Mong

Montgomery Little announced that Stephen Hensen has become a director with the firm. Prior to joining the firm, he was a shareholder with Tiemeier & Hensen.

McConnell Siderius Fleischner Houghtaling & Craigmile announced that Michael Gagnon as joined the firm as an associate.

Leslie A. Woodworth has joined Hall & Evans as an associate.

The law firm of Dorsey & Whitney announced that Rob Tuttle has joined the firm as an associate in the patent group.


Fisher & Phillips announced that its Denver office has moved to a new location in the city at 1999 Broadway.

Litvak Litvak Mehrtens & Epstein announced that the firm has opened a branch office in Centennial.

Baby Bloom


Ilene Bloom and her husband welcomed their son Hayden Von Henrikson into the world on March 21, at 5:33 p.m. He weighed 7 lbs., 5 oz. and was 21 inches long.

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