Legal Affairs ~ August/September 2017

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GOOD THINGS

Durling.

Durling.

Caleb Durling, a partner at Rollin Braswell Fisher LLC (RBF Law), is a member of the group of lawyers given the Colorado Lawyers Committee’s 2017 “Team of the Year” award for their work on the pro bono case, Center for Legal Advocacy v. Bicha. This case created systemic change in the way people with mental illness are treated when they are accused of committing crimes in Colorado.

Natalzia.

Natalzia.

Otis, Bedingfield & Peters, LLC is proud to announce the promotion of attorney Brandy E. Natalzia to senior associate with the firm. “This promotion recognizes the outstanding contributions Brandy has made to the firm, her exemplary work, and her commitment to both the firm and her community,” says Senior Partner Fred L. Otis, Esq.

Suyeishi.

Suyeishi.

Ireland Stapleton attorney Kira L. Suyeishi received The Governor Ralph Carr Award awarded by the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Colorado (APABA Colorado) and has also been named to APABA Colorado’s Board of Directors.

CHANGES

Storm.

Storm.

Welborn Sullivan Meck & Tooley, P.C. is pleased to welcome Geoffrey W. Storm to the firm as an associate. His practice will focus on regulatory matters before the Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission.

Cypers.

Cypers.

Coan, Payton & Payne, LLC is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Cypers has joined the firm. Her practice is focused on all areas of estate planning, wills and trusts, probate and estate administration, elder law, business succession planning, real estate, and small and family-owned businesses.

Zellner.

Zellner.

Ryley Carlock & Applewhite is pleased to announce that Anne Zellner has joined the firm’s litigation practice group in Denver. Zellner has significant litigation experience in insurance coverage issues, mortgage-backed securities, oil and gas interests, and contract disputes.

Lewis Brisbois is pleased to welcome Craig Mueller and Ian Walsworth to its Denver office as partners in the firm’s intellectual property and technology practice. Mueller’s practice focuses primarily on the preparation and prosecution of applications based on mechanical devices and related processes, while Walsworth routinely engages in patent, trade secret, trademark, and copyright litigation and other alternative dispute resolution methods

Angstadt.

Angstadt.

Ryley Carlock & Applewhite is also pleased to announce that Greg Angstadt has joined the firm’s water and environmental practice group. Angstadt’s law practice focuses on environmental litigation and environmental permitting and compliance matters.

Ploen.

Ploen.

Wells, Anderson & Race, LLC is pleased to announce that Hollis A. Ploen and Aaron L. Hayden have joined the firm as associate attorneys. Ploen’s practice focuses on research, general civil litigation and insurance bad faith. Hayden’s practice focuses on general civil defense litigation, including bad faith, personal injury, premises liability and construction matters.

Hayden.

Hayden.

Cordell & Cordell, the nation’s largest domestic litigation firm focusing on representing men in family law cases, recently hired associate attorney Andrea Dalton to its Denver team.

Hoskin Farina & Kampf, P.C. is pleased to announce that attorney John J. Cyran recently joined the firm.

Lathrop Gage is pleased to announce the election of Denver-based partner Patrick McRorie to the firm’s Executive Committee. His term began on July 1.

BRICK AND MORTAR

Hurd.

Hurd.

Ireland Stapleton Pryor & Pascoe, PC is pleased to announce that it has opened an office in Grand Junction, Colorado. Grand Junction attorney Jeffrey S. Hurd has also joined the firm as a director, and he will lead the firm’s new office.

Bloch & Chapleau is pleased to announce the change of the firm’s name to Bloch & Chapleau Cates Ongert. This change reflects the contributions of its partners Sara Cates and Trenton Ongert.

IN MEMORIAM

The bar associations were saddened to hear that attorney Barry Stuart Engel passed away on July 21 at the age of 63 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Those wishing to honor his life are welcome to make a donation in his memory to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network: http//support.pancan.org/goto/barryengel.

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