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November 2010
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Legal Affairs

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Glen Schlabs
Peteer Konclanes

Sherman & Howard announces that Glenn Schlabs has been awarded the Colorado Public Health Association’s Sabin Award. The award, established in 1947 and given yearly, recognizes achievement in public health, honoring the outstanding leadership of Dr. Florence Sabin in the promotion of better public health in Colorado.

Sherman & Howard attorney Peter G. Koclanes has been elected president of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association. He is a member of Sherman & Howard’s Litigation Practice Group.

Skip Netzorg

Skip Netzorg,a member of Sherman & Howard’s Trial Practice Group, has been named Chairman of the Colorado State Committee of the American College of Trial Lawyers.


Timothy J. Parsons, Special Counsel at Pendleton, Friedberg, Wilson & Hennessey, P.C. has been elected to the Board of the Legal Center.



Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons LLP is pleased to announce that associate E. Martín Enriquez has been selected as a member of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce Chamber 101 program.


Frank Schuchathas been named an adjunct professor at the University of Denver’s Korbel School of International Studies. He is teaching the graduate level course International Business Transactions during the Fall 2010 semester.

Foster Graham Milstein & Calisher, LLP is proud to announce that Joan Fritsche, partner, has been named as a

Peter Willis

Board Member to the Civic Center Conservancy.



Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck is pleased to announce that Steven Demby, a shareholder at the firm’s Denver office, has been named to the Colorado “I Have a Dream” Foundation Board of Directors.

Peter D. Willisof the Denver office of Kutak Rock LLP has been honored with the 17th Annual Earthen Vessel award from Christian Living Communities for his legal volunteer work.



Anderson Wells

Andrew Lopezhas joined Schuchat, Herzog and Brenman, LLC as an associate practicing corporate and securities law.


Willoughby & Eckelberry, LLC is pleased to welcome Kristi Anderson Wells. Wells brings more than 12 years of experience in tax, benefits, and executive compensation law to the firm’s family law practice.

Featherstone Petrie DeSisto LLP would like to announce that Adrian (Jay) Leonard IV and Rachel R. Mentz have become associates of the firm.

McConnell Fleischner Houghtaling and Craigmile, LLC is pleased to announce Matthew C. Miller as a member of their professional malpractice team.

Semple, Farrington & Everall, P.C. is pleased to announce that M. Brent Case has become a shareholder of the firm and that Ben Figa has become associated with the firm.





Brock R. Wood is pleased to announce the opening of his new law practice in central Denver. Wood’s practice emphasizes family law.



Bye and Garts
Bye & Garts


Becky Byeand James Rufus Garts, III were married on Oct. 9 at Red Rocks Amphitheater and Park.  Bye is a 2005 graduate of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, a member and past chair of The Docket Committee, and the current chair of the CBA Young Lawyers Division.  She works as legal counsel for the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Garts is a 2002 graduate of the Samford University Cumberland School of Law. He is the immediate past chair of the CBA Young Lawyers Division and is an associate at Pelegrin & Radeff, PC. 

In Memorium



David J. Menzies, a well-known Denver criminal defense attorney and longtime Denver resident, died on Aug. 21. He was 70.

Menzies was born and educated in Kansas, but started his legal career with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation and would later serve as a prosecutor for the Arapahoe County District Attorney’s Office. He was an active member of the Colorado Bar Association. To read his full obituary or to leave a personal tribute, visit

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