2019–20 Board Members
Matthew Broderick (Chair) has been a DBA YLD member since graduating law school, and has served on the DBA YLD Executive Council since 2016. Matt believes the DBA YLD serves an important role in the Denver Bar Association by providing young attorneys with opportunities to get involved in their community, encouraging young attorneys to network and interact with seasoned practitioners, and offering educational programs to help sharpen skills and develop practices. Above everything else, Matt has enjoyed developing friendships with fellow DBA YLD members over the years and he is looking forward to future events and projects with the DBA YLD. Outside of the DBA YLD, Matt is an associate attorney at the Denver Office of Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP. His practice focuses on health care and professional liability litigation, including medical malpractice and legal malpractice. Matt is also the proud father of two, and enjoys hiking and camping with his wife and children.
Matt Deegan (Chair-Elect) is an attorney for CenturyLink Communications, LLC, and has been on the DBA YLD Executive Council since 2016. Previously, Matt was an attorney at Brown & Kannady, LLC, and clerked for the Consumer Protection Section of the Colorado Attorney General’s Office. Matt attended law school at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, where he was managing editor of the Denver Law Review. Prior to attending DU, he graduated from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. In his spare time, he enjoys skiing, attending Rockies games, and exploring Colorado’s vibrant brewery scene.
Paul Jordan (Treasurer) is an associate attorney with the civil litigation defense firm Sutton | Booker | P.C. His practice focuses on premises liability, bad faith, and first and third-party insurance claims. Paul previously clerked at the Denver District Court and during law school was the business editor for the Denver Law Review and the president of the University of Denver Student Bar Association. Before law school, Paul served as a Peace Corps Volunteer focusing on health education and community organization in rural El Salvador. In his spare time, Paul enjoys traveling, taking advantage of Colorado’s parks, and spending time with his family, friends, and dog.
David Coats (Secretary) is a Deputy District Attorney in the Denver DA's Office. Prior to this, he spent a year as a law clerk for the Colorado Court of Appeals, and another year as a Fellow at the Attorney General's Office. David earned both his JD and his BA at the University of Denver. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with this three young sons and his wife. He is also an avid Broncos and Rockies fan and enjoys spending time outside any time of year.
Paul Chin is a first year law student at the University of Colorado Law School. Prior to attending law school, he worked as an engineer in Denver for six years. He is also serving as a student ABA representative and holds leadership positions in the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association and the Public Interest Students Association. Paul is strongly interested in public interest law after graduating, particularly in government work.
Josh Fitch is a corporate transactional attorney with the law firm of Troxel Fitch, LLC. He graduated from CU Law in 2017 and now practices in Denver working with startups and other small to medium sizes companies. His practice focuses on business formations, equity and debt financing, and mergers and acquisitions. Before attending law school Josh graduated from the University of Florida. When he's not in the office, he can be found in the mountains snowboarding or hiking.
Liz Hutchinson is an associate attorney at Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP. Liz concentrates her practice in business litigation, handling matters at every phase from pretrial counsel to appeals. In addition, she brings her clerkship experience to bear by assisting clients with class actions and complex litigation nationwide. Prior to joining the firm, Liz served as a law clerk to Judge Gregory Phillips of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, Justice William Hood of the Colorado Supreme Court, and Judge John Webb of the Colorado Court of Appeals. Liz also took some time to give back before entering private practice by serving as a staff attorney and pro bono coordinator at Equal Justice Wyoming, where she addressed access-to-justice issues and expanded legal services for people in poverty across Wyoming. Liz attended the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and earned her Bachelor of Arts with honors at the University of California at Davis. During undergrad, she was also a member of the NCAA Division I Women’s Rowing Team. In her free time, Liz can be found at yoga or adventuring in the mountains with her husband, John.
Joey Mark is an associate in the Trial Section at Moye White LLP. Joey’s practice focuses on all aspects of commercial and corporate litigation. Before joining Moye White, Joey was an associate at another Denver law firm and clerked for the Honorable Terry Fox at the Colorado Court of Appeals. Joey graduated from law school at the University of Denver in 2015. Before law school, Joey spent a couple of years teaching ski school and chasing powder days at Jackson Hole in Wyoming. Joey grew up in Centennial, CO, and attended DU for his undergraduate studies. In his free time, you will find Joey skiing throughout the winter, traveling when time allows, and seeking new adventures year-round in the mountains and around Denver with family and friends. Contact
Sarah McEahern was born and raised in Colorado and is excited to be joining the DBA YLD Executive Counsel. She works as an associate attorney at Zaner Harden Law, LLP, focusing her practice in plaintiffs' personal injury and insurance bad faith. Sarah graduated from the University of Washington School of Law in Seattle, WA. When she isn't practicing law, she enjoys yoga, traveling, and cooking.
Kelly Page Kelly is an associate attorney at Recht Kornfeld where her practice focuses on representing individuals in all areas of criminal defense. Prior to joining Recht Kornfeld, Kelly worked as a trial attorney in the Colorado State Public Defender’s Office. Kelly earned both her JD and BA at the University of Colorado at Boulder. In her free time, Kelly enjoys traveling the world, hiking and attending live music events.
Nick Peppler is an associate in Armstrong Teasdale’s Litigation practice group, where he handles disputes for companies of all sizes. Prior to joining the firm, he interned for the Hon. Ann Aiken of the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon and clerked for the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Nick attended the University of Oregon for law school and undergrad.
Daniel Zarnowski Born in Chicago and raised in Connecticut, Daniel Zarnowski moved to the Denver metro area after graduating magna cum laude from St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami. Prior to entering law school Daniel was an aviation structural mechanic in the U.S. Navy, serving for five years and through three combat deployments aboard the Dwight D. Eisenhower CVN 69. This experience taught Daniel the value of service to others and how to work with people from diverse backgrounds. Daniel is also an avid golfer and likes to spend weekends hiking in beautiful Colorado with his wife, child, and dogs! When at home Daniel enjoys cooking and reading. In law school, Daniel became interested in family matters as volunteer guardian ad litem. The impact of parenting time and decision making on the children was apparent working with children in dependency cases. Daniel completed over 100 hours of pro-bono work during law school, not only working with children but also engaging with other underserved communities. This work included time spent with Feeding South Florida, and the Miami River Cleanup Commission. Academically, Daniel graduated from law school in the top 5% of his class, ranking 8th out of 223 students. Daniel was a research assistant for a distinguished professor, helping her publish a forthcoming article, and was also a student instructor during his second year of law school. Daniel interned for a federal district court judge and was employed by a civil litigation firm as a law clerk during law school, handling all aspects of litigation. After law school, Daniel has worked for premiere family law firms handling all aspects of domestic relations cases before joining Miller and Law, P.C. Currently Daniel is an active member of the Denver and Colorado Bar Association, has been appointed by the Governor of Colorado to sit on the Board of Licensed Professional Counselor Examiners, and is an adjunct professor at Morgan Community College. Throughout these experiences, Daniel has remained dedicated to helping others within his community through preparation and professionalism. He believes that working with families is rewarding and he is grateful for the opportunity to be involved with people on a personal level.