Denver Bar Association
April 2010
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 Kathy Kust

Michael Burg, founder and shareholder of Denver firm Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, was appointed the 2010 president of The American Trial Lawyers Association.

Fairfield and Woods announces that Craig Johnson, a director in the firm’s litigation practice, was named to Opera Colorado’s Board of Directors.

Fleishman & Shapiro congratulates Katherine Karamalegos Kust for being elected chair of the Mental Health America of Colorado’s Public Policy Committee.  

Gomez   Ament


 Kevin Cudney  
 Cudney  Diamant

The law firm of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck announces the  following: CleanLaunch named shareholder Kevin A. Cudney to its board of directors; Marc C. Diamant, a shareholder, was named to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Denver’s Board of Directors.; Matthew W.E. Koren, an associate, was named a 2010 Truman Security Fellow; Associate Michelle L. Gomez was named to St. Rose of Lima’s School Development Board; and Nicole R. Ament, a shareholder, was named to the Urban Land Institute’s Executive Committee as co-chair of the Membership Committee.



Gordon & Rees announces that?Gregg I. Anderson joined the firm as a partner. He will continue to focus his practice on litigation of intellectual property matters, including biotechnology and software patents.?The firm also announces that Rachel A. Morris joined the firm as an associate.?

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart announces that Cole Wist joined the office as a shareholder.?Joining Wist is Hugh Thatcher as of counsel.?Wist and Thatcher bring experience in litigation, occupational/mine safety and health law, emergency response and industrial crisis management. Also, Stacy D. Mueller joined the firm as an associate representing employers in the areas of employment law and litigation, including class action defense.

The Law Firm of David W. Kirch announces that Andrew J. Waters joined the firm as an associate.


Isaacson Rosenbaum promoted five attorneys: F. Brittin Clayton III, Kristin N. Schelwat and Kara Veitch were elected shareholders; Lara E. Marks was promoted to senior associate and Byeongsook Seo was named chair of the Litigation.

Hensley Kim & Holzer announces the addition of Gregory O’Connor.

Argon  Feeley

The law firm of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck announces its new department chairs for 2010: Adam J. Agron, corporate and business department; Michael F. Feeley, government relations group; and Ana Lazo Tenzer, real estate group.



Kenneth J. Buechler announces the formation of Buechler Law Office. He will continue to focus on bankruptcy matters, financial restructuring, workouts and reorganizations, including representing debtors, creditors and trustees. 


Woods & Aitken recently opened its newest office in Denver. The full service law firm specializes in construction law. Kory George, a partner at Woods & Aitken, is managing the new office. Phone: (303) 606-6700.



Michael D. Evans worked for the Denver Public Defenders Office as a criminal defense lawyer before joining the firm of Benson & Case as their newest associate. In March’s issue, this announcement stated Evans came from the Denver District Attorney’s Office.

Baby Harper


Ilene Bloom and her husband JJ Henrikson welcomed a baby girl named Harper Fe into the world on Feb. 20. Big brother Hayden is excited about the new addition to the family. Harper is not even one hour old in this photo!

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