Denver Bar Association
November 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.



The Colorado County Judges Association recently recognized Gilpin County Court Judge Frederic B. Rodgers with the Anthony Greco Award "For Exemplary Achievement and Leadership as a County Court Judge." The award was presented to Judge Rodgers at this year’s Colorado Judicial Conference.


Perkins Coie Real Estate Partner Karen Samuels Jones has


been named president elect of CREW Denver. She will take her post as president of the organization in 2010.

Attorney Kevin J. Kuhn, a partner with Wheeler Trigg Kennedy, was elected to serve as this year’s president of the Faculty of Federal Advocates. Chairman of the firm, Michael O’Donnell, was named chairman of the Colorado State


Committee of the American College of Trial Lawyers.


Christopher M. Parent
, a Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck attorney, was recently named to The Listen Foundation’s Board of Directors. Cristal Torres DeHerrera, also with the firm, was recently named to the Project WISE Board of Directors.

Holland & Hart partner Jim Goh was recently appointed to the American Bar Association’s Commission on Women in the Profession by ABA President


H. Thomas Wells, Jr. This is the second blue-ribbon ABA presidential appointment Goh has received.

Frederick Y. Yu, of Sherman & Howard, was elected chair of the Board of Trustees of the National Conference of Bar Examiners.



Kennedy Childs & Fogg announced that Julie Haines was elected shareholder of the firm. Her practice involves medical, device and drug litigation, commercial and product litigation, and professional counsel for professionals, including doctors, engineers and athletes.

Baker Hostetler announces the expansion of its employment practice with the addition of partner Cole A. Wist in the firm’s Denver office. He was a partner at


Patton Boggs.

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck is pleased to announce that Michael F. Feeley has joined the firm’s government relations group as a shareholder.

Fisher, Sweetbaum, Levin & Sands is pleased to announce that Tammy M. Alcock has joined the firm’s litigation department.


Holland & Hart is pleased to announce that Brenda Berg and Ivan Koves have joined the Denver office as of counsels to the firm. Berg will practice in the firm’s Benefits Law Group. Koves will practice in the firm’s litigation department. The firm also is pleased to announce that John Carpenter joined the firm as an associate in the intellectual property practice.   

The Hustead Law Firm is pleased to announce that Adam B. Kehrli, formerly an associate with Gregory R. Giometti & Associates, has joined the firm.


Inman Flynn Biesterfeld & Brentlinger is pleased to announce that Melissa Garscin, formerly of the Brighton Public Defender’s Office, has joined the firm as an associate, practicing in criminal defense and civil litigation.

Lawyers Thomas J. Wolf and Allan B. Adams have merged their practices into the Denver-based law firm Ireland Stapleton Pryor & Pascoe.

The firm of Quiat & Bourrillion has been changed to Quiat, Bourrillion &



Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons is pleased to announce that Kenneth F. Rossman, IV joined the firm as partner in its Denver office.

Sheridan Ross is pleased to announce that Rita P. Sanzgiri and Patricia Y. Ho have become associates with the firm.

The Denver-based law firm of Sherman & Howard is pleased to announce the addition of six new associates to its office: Jessica Broderick, Elizabeth Chilcoat, Taylor Dix, Aubyn Krulish, John Poor and Matthew Stromquist.

Jesse Howard Witt recently left Benson & Associates to develop a solo practice, The Witt Law


Firm. The new practice will concentrate on appeals and civil litigation.

Jackson Lewis named Mickey Silberman managing partner of the firm’s Denver office, the National Chair of Jackson Lewis’s Affirmative Action/Diversity practice. Silberman assumed the leadership of the group after the untimely passing of longtime Jackson Lewis partner and friend Matthew Halpern.


John Zakhem was quoted in the Sept. 26 issue of the Wall Street Journal in an article on national campaign finance. The article can be found at:


Kimberlie Ryan appeared on 9News in October to discuss the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act (a.k.a. the financial institution bailout plan) and its effect on Golden Parachutes and executive compensation. The news clip is at


The law firm of Bucholtz & Bull, now in its 40th year of existence, opened a new and second office in Frisco. The new address is 307 Main St., #1, across from the Boatyard Grill, which serves as their conference room.

Brett N. Huff and Richard W. Leslie are pleased to announce the opening of their law firm at 2480 Gray St., Denver CO 80214. Telephone: (303) 232-3622; facsimile: (303) 274-0638.


Julie Herzog and William Mosher are celebrating the anniversary of the births of their triplets Madison, Noah and Chloe Mosher on Nov. 3, 2007. Happy Birthday!

      Madison             Noah              Chloe


Former DBA Public Legal Education Director Deb Spaar Sanchez passed away on Oct. 5. She worked for the Bar for several years in the 1980s.

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