Denver Bar Association
June 2009
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Denver’s very own Jim Carrigan recently received the national Pursuit of Justice Award from the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section at a reception on April 24. Carrigan served as a U.S. District Judge for the District of Colorado from 1979 to 1995, where he sat by designation on the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Tenth and Federal Circuits. He was appointed by the U.S. Supreme Court to the U.S. Court of Foreign Surveillance, and then to the U.S. Judicial Conference Committee on Bankruptcy.

Colorado Housing and Finance Authority is pleased to announce that Joel Rosenstein, shareholder with Senn Visciano, was reappointed by Gov. Bill Ritter to continue his service on CHFA’s board of directors. Additionally, CHFA welcomes David Myler, attorney with Myler Law Firm, as a new member to its Board of Directors.


Lauren Holmes, attorney at Orten Cavanagh Richmond & Holmes, was admitted to the College of Community Association Lawyers.

Qwest’s Law Department was named the recipient of this year’s Western Region "2009 Employer of Choice Award" by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association.



Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons is pleased to announce that Kristin M. Bronson was elected chair of the Colorado Real Estate Commission.

Snell & Wilmer attorney Neil Peck was re-appointed as visiting professor at Nottingham Law School. Peck will serve a three-year term and will be a senior advisor to the dean and faculty on a variety of academic and professional issues.



This is the third consecutive appointment for Peck.

Philip Weiser, law professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder, accepted an appointment with the U.S. Department of Justice.

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck is pleased to make the



following announcements: Blair E. Daniels was elected to the board of directors for the Emily Griffith Foundation; Bret A. Fox was named to Colorado Humanities’ Board of Directors; Kristin Macdonald was appointed to the Boulder 2140 Board of Directors; Michael R. McGinnis was named to the Adams County Economic Development Corporation’s executive committee.


Featherstone Petrie DeSisto announced that Matthew A. Morr returned as an associate of the firm. He currently focuses his practice on commercial litigation.


Hensley Kim & Holzer is pleased to announce that Stacy A. Carpenter joined the firm as its newest member. She practices in the area of civil litigation with emphasis on commercial litigation, employment and professional liability. The firm also announced that John P.J. Kim was elected to serve as its managing member. Kim’s practice emphasizes corporate, securities, financing and general business law.



Kamlet Shepherd & Reichert is pleased to announce that Peter Hughes joined the firm as Of Counsel. Hughes brings experiences in real estate, infrastructure and public finance.

Polsinelli Shughart adds to its intellectual property practice with the addition of patent attorney David J. McCrosky. He previously served as a patent examiner for the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office in the medical device technologies.


Reilly Pozner announced that Marisa Hudson-Arney joined the firm as an associate. Her practice will focus on civil and commercial litigation. The firm also is pleased to announce that Glenn E. Roper joined the firm as an associate. Roper’s practice will focus on civil and commercial litigation. Before joining the firm, Roper served as Deputy Associate Counsel in the Office of Counsel to the President of the United States.


Stephen C. Robertson is pleased to announce that he opened Robertson Law Firm. Robertson, formerly with Willkie Farr & Gallagher’s D.C. Litigation Department and the Arlington, Virginia Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, will focus on commercial litigation and business advice. The new contact information is: Robertson Law Firm, 1675 Larimer St., Suite 730, Denver, Colo. 80202; telephone: (303) 825-1015; Web site:

Ruegsegger Simons Smith & Stern is proud to announce that Bradley J. Hansen joined the firm as an associate. The firm also announced that Gregory B. Cairns joined as special counsel.

Sheridan Ross is pleased to announce that Erin A. Kelly, Joseph A. Chen and Jason A. Kotzker became associates with the firm.



Ingrid Briant, attorney at Arnold & Porter and member of the COBALT class, and her husband are happy to announce the new addition to their family. Mia Jane Briant was born on April 26, weighing in at 6 lbs. 13 oz. and 20 inches long.


Michael E. Reidy, 90, passed away April 12. He was a member of the CBA and DBA since 1943 and was given a lifetime membership to both in 1993. Reidy also was a former member of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Energy and Real Estate sections.


Lawrence E. Gustafson and Baum & Gustafson proudly announce the relocation of their offices to 950 S. Cherry St., Suite 300, Denver, Colo. 80246.

In last month’s Docket, there was a mistake about Jackson Lewis’ new office location. Here is the correct information: Jackson Lewis LLP – Denver, 950 17th St., Suite 2600, Denver, Colo., 80202; telephone: (303) 892-0404; fax: (303) 892-5575.

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