Denver Bar Association
November 2013
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Legal Affairs


Eric Liebman


Eric Liebman will serve on the 2013–2014 Special Committee on the Uniform Bar Examination of the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

Liebman is a partner at Moye White LLP and a member of the firm’s Law Practice Professionals Group.

Pendleton, Wilson, Hennessey & Crow, P.C. is pleased to announce that Edward M. Allen has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Colorado Lawyers Committee.

Trademark copyright attorney David Weinstein was recently honored by Jefferson County Mediation Services with a Certificate of Appreciation for mediating more than 100 cases during the past three years.

Kimberly Ryan
Laura Kurzyna

Kimberlie Ryan, founder of Ryan Law Firm, LLC, was appointed by the Colorado Department of Revenue to the Marijuana Enforcement Division’s Medical Differentiation Working Group, which contributed to the development of retail and medical marijuana regulations for the State of Colorado. Ryan’s practice focuses on employment civil rights, with expertise in medical marijuana employment law.

Laura J. Kurzyna, a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves, (Judge Advocate) and Banking Law Counsel with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency in Denver, graduated from the United States Army War College with a Master of Strategic Studies on July 26, in Carlisle, PA.




Michael Broms

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton announced that Charles Gray is one of ten new members elected to its partnership effective January 1, 2014. Gray is a member of the Intellectual Property Department in the firm’s Denver and Shanghai offices.

Berenbaum Weinshienk PC is pleased to announce that Michael E. Broms has joined the firm as an associate attorney and as a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property & Technology and Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice groups.

Colin Mielke
Jen Wascak

Lewis, Bess, Williams & Weese, P.C. is pleased to announce that Ben H. Kass has joined the firm as an associate.

Seter & Vander Wall, P.C. is pleased to welcome Colin B. Mielke and Jen M. Wascak to the firm. Their experience will enhance the firm’s municipal, special district, library district and litigation practice.

Sweeney & Bechtold, LLC is delighted to announce that Madeline Collison has joined our firm as of counsel. Collison’s practice will focus on the representation of plaintiffs in employment law matters.

Moser Silver and Hoak LLP is very pleased to announce that W. Douglas Hoak has joined the firm as a partner. Hoak’s practice focuses on estate planning.

Judson Hite

Judson C. Hite has joined joined Grund Dagner & Jung as a partner.

Litvak Litvak Mehrtens & Epstein P.C. is pleased to announce that Diane Carlton has become a partner in the firm. The firm name has been changed to Litvak Litvak Mehrtens Epstein and Carlton, P.C. The firm focuses on all aspects of family law including divorce, parenting and financial support.

Gus Michaels
Ann Shroeder

Berenbaum Weinshienk PC is pleased to announce that Gus R. Michaels and Ann M. Schroeder have joined the firm as special counsel and associate attorney, respectively. Gus and Ann will continue to advise clients on business transactions, estate planning, probate, health care, and real estate law.

Gibson Dunn welcomes John Dwyer as an associate.

Danielle Contos

Jonathan J. Corrigan joined the professional malpractice defense team at McConnell Fleischner Houghtaling LLC.

Courtney Gibb

Willoughby & Associates proudly announces that Danielle Contos has joined the firm as an associate.

The Colorado and Denver Bar Associations would like to welcome Courtney Gibb. Gibb is the bar association’s new marketing and communications specialist.



Wells, Anderson & Race, LLC, is celebrating its 18th Anniversary.

Wells, Anderson & Race, LLC, a women-owned litigation law firm, recently celebrated its 18th Anniversary. Mary A. Wells, Sheryl L. Anderson, and Geoffrey S. Race founded the firm in 1995. The firm’s practice has focused on litigation of product liability, insurance, commercial construction, and aviation matters. Cathy Havener Greer joined the firm as an owner in 2001, and the firm’s practice expanded into the defense of employment and civil rights litigation.

In January, 2012, Holme Roberts & Owen merged with Bryan Cave and became Bryan Cave HRO. Now Bryan Cave HRO will become Bryan Cave LLP.

Welborn Sullivan Meck & Tooley, PC is pleased to announce the opening of their Salt Lake City, Utah office in the Wells Fargo Center.



James L. Treece, 88, former United States Attorney 1969–77, died on September 7; The memorial service will be held on Nov. 2, 3:00, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Denver.


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