Denver Bar Association
May 2009
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Legal Affairs


The American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section honored Jim Carrigan with its Pursuit of Justice Award, which recognizes lawyers and judges who have shown outstanding merit and who excel in providing access to justice for all.


Mario T. Trimble
, an associate at Kutak Rock, was elected to the Board of Directors of the Colorado Lawyers Committee, as a representative of the Sam Cary Bar Association.

Snell & Wilmer announced Timothy G. O’Neill was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in America.



Robert Kaufmann
, shareholder at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, was named Chairman of the HCA-HealthONE LLC® Board of Governors. Neil M. Goff, shareholder at the firm, was named to the Brent Eley Foundation’s Board of Directors. Robert Low, of counsel, was appointed as a director on The Partnership for Families & Children Board.


Holland & Hart attorney Lee Gray was named to the Board of Directors for Denver Children’s Home. As a member, Gray will assist in governing and fundraising for the home.

Frank Schuchat of Schuchat, Herzog and Brenman gave lectures in Shanghai to students of the Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade and the East China University of Politics and Law on "A Private Practitioner’s View of the Organization and Function of U.S. Government Trade Agencies and the Inter-Agency Process."


Craig J. Knobbe joined Ballard Spahr as of counsel in the Business & Finance Department’s Franchise and Distribution Group.

Jim Jablonski is pleased to announce he has opened his own office downtown, Law Office of James A. Jablonski, specializing in intellectual property and other litigation.



Keith Block
and David J. Moses announced the formation of their new firm, Block & Moses. The firm will specialize in the documentation, workout and purchase and sale of asset-based loans, aircraft loans, project finance loans, real estate loans, SBA loans, and other agricultural and commercial loans and leveraged and single-investor leases and the development and sale of renewable energy projects.

University of Denver Chancellor Robert Coombe announced Professor Martin Katz will serve as interim dean of the Sturm College of Law, effective July 1. Katz follows outgoing Dean José R. (Beto) Juárez Jr., who announced in February his decision to step down as dean.


Faegre & Benson is pleased to welcome the following new partners to their bankruptcy team: Larry Bass, Elizabeth Flaagan and Bradford Dempsey. All three join the firm from the Denver office of Holme Roberts & Owen.

Fairfield and Woods announced they have expanded their litigation department with the addition of two attorneys: Craig N. Johnson and Lee Katherine Goldstein.


Paul Faraci and Doug Wolanske announced the formation of their new firm, Faraci Wolanske. Their office is located at 1512 Larimer St., Suite 950, in Denver.

Suzie Tiftickjian is pleased to announce the formation of her new firm: Suzanna Wasito Tiftickjian, loctated at 3801 E. Florida Ave., Suite 400, in Denver. The firm’s phone number is (303) 991-4676. Suzie focuses her practice in the areas of estate planning and administration.



Stanley J. Gradisar, registered patent attorney, formed his own law firm, Stanley J. Gradisar Attorney At Law, specializing in patents and intellectual property law.

Snell & Wilmer announced the addition of John K. Carson as of counsel. Carson’s practice covers housing and community development, Housing and



Urban Development (HUD)/Federal Housing Administration (FHA) financed development, financial services, the federal response to the economic and foreclosure crisis and government relations. Also, Lisa A. Decker joined the firm as partner. Decker brings experience in environmental litigation issues, such as Superfund cleanups, toxic tort class actions, natural resource damages, citizen suits, toxic mold and underground storage tanks.


Duncan DeVille
, former Deputy D.A. in Denver, was appointed Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University.  Duncan continues to lead the anti-money laundering/anti-terrorist financing program at Booz Allen Hamilton in Washington, DC.

Kamlet Shepherd & Reichert is pleased to announce that Jessica Roe joined the firm as Director of Marketing and Communications.




The law office of Jackson Lewis moved to a new office. The new contact information is: Jackson Lewis LLP – Denver, Independence Plaza, 950 17th St., Suite 2600, Denver, CO 80202; telephone: (303) 892-0404; fax: (303) 892-5575.


Moye White managing partner, Jim Burghardt, was quoted in a front page article in the Denver Business Journal, "Lawyers, bankers wary of cramdowns." Charles Luce, chair of the intellectual property group at the firm, was quoted in a DBJ article, "Patent-infringement suits hold steady during recession."

Merrily Archer, of counsel to Fisher & Phillips, was featured in a story in the National Law Journal entitled "Workplace anti-bias training takes a hit."


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