Official Magazine of the Denver Bar Association

Legal Affairs ~ September 2015


Gary Lozow, a partner at Foster Graham Milstein & Calisher, LLP, has been awarded the Alvin D. Lichtenstein Award for remarkable accomplishments over a lifetime of distinguished service by the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar.

Miles Cortez from the class of ’64, will be inducted into the Trinity University Athletic Hall of Fame Oct. 3. Cortez was a major contributor in one of the most successful eras in Trinity tennis history. During his final three years as a Tiger player, from 1962 to 1964, Trinity amassed three undefeated seasons.

Meshach Y. Rhoades, an attorney with Greenberg Traurig, LLP, has been selected to receive the University of Colorado’s 2015 Kalpana Chawla outstanding recent graduate award.

brownThe Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado is pleased to welcome eight new trustees to its board: Loren Brown, a shareholder at Ciancio Ciancio Brown and current President of the Colorado Bar Association; retired U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Bruce Campbell; Julie Gifford, a shareholder at Otten Johnson Robinson Neff & Ragonetti; Steve Levine, a partner at Husch Blackwell; Heather Perkins, a partner at Faegre Baker Daniels; Matt Pring, an associate at Houtchens Greenfield & Sedlak; Warren Thomas, general counsel for MegaStar Holdings; and Cheryl Walton, a principal at Causey Demgen & Moore.

Newly elected officers are Chairperson Chris Ford, a member of Hutchinson Black & Cook; Vice-Chair Natalie Hanlon-Leh, a partner at WilmerHale; Secretary Eric Olson, a partner at Bartlit Beck; Treasurer Cheryl Walton, a principal at Causey Demgen & Moore, and Past-Chair Jessica Brown, a partner at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher.






Moye White LLP announced that Patrick Hickey has joined the firm as an associate. He will be a member of the firm’s trial section.

Treece Alfrey Musat PC welcomes Jeremy L. Swift as a shareholder, Paul D. Cooper and Dan R. Christopher as of counsel and Eric T. Lund as associate to the firm.

Lewis Brisbois announced the addition of Willow Arnold to its office as an associate in its workers’ compensation practice. Arnold represents employers, insurers and self-insured employers in workers’ compensation matters.

Hogan Lovells is pleased to announce that partner Scot W. Anderson has been named global co-head of the energy and natural resources group. Anderson has an international practice focusing on commercial transactions, regulatory advice, and project development involving the oil and gas, mining, and energy industries.

Kutak Rock LLP welcomes of counsel attorney Estee Sanchez to the firm’s corporate group specializing in oil and gas law. She represents oil and gas companies in all phases of acquisition, development and operation of oil and gas properties.



Jones & Keller, PC is pleased to announce that Kristin A. Lockwood has joined the firm as an associate. Lockwood’s practice focuses primarily on complex commercial litigation. She represents large financial institutions, private investors, public and private corporations, and individuals.

Coan, Payton & Payne, LLC is pleased to announce John W. Madden III has become of counsel to the firm. Madden has experience with real estate litigation, which will be his primary focus.

Fisher & Phillips LLP announced that Jocelyn Campanaro and Angelica Ochoa have joined the law firm as partners. Ochoa and Campanaro specialize in employment-based immigration law.

Porya Mansorian recently joined Evans Case, LLC, where his practice will focus on personal injury, medical negligence and nursing home abuse cases.



Matthew J. Ninneman joined Hall & Evans as a special counsel litigation attorney in the design and construction practice group. Ninneman’s practice focuses on commercial and construction litigation emphasizing legal representation of owners, general contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers, and suppliers.


Moye White LLP announced that Scott James has joined the firm as an associate. He will be a member of the firm’s trial section.

Akerman LLP announced transactional lawyer Howard Gelt joined as a partner in the real estate practice group.

Coan, Payton & Payne, LLC is pleased to announce that Curtis Sears, has become of counsel to the firm. Sears has been actively involved in real estate development, construction and brokerage throughout his career.

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton announced the addition of Sara Bradford to the firm. Bradford joins as an associate on the engineering and software team in the intellectual property department.



Cordell & Cordell recently hired associate attorney Heather Coleman.

The Colorado and Denver Bar Associations welcomed Jessica Volz as their new Communications and Marketing Specialist and Editor of The Docket.



In addition to Treece Alfrey Musat PC (TAM) acquiring new office space (see the April edition of The Docket), the general liability defense practice of Cooper & Clough, PC merged into TAM effective April 27. TAM has also been elected as the Colorado member of The Harmonie Group.

Riggs Abney announced that Christopher B. Lyons & Associates, PC is merging with Riggs Abney.

Edward M. Allen and Michael P. Curry are pleased to announce the formation of their new law firm, Allen & Curry, PC. Its professionals will continue providing commercial and construction-litigation services.

Wells, Anderson & Race, LLC is celebrating it’s 20th anniversary. They would like to thank all of their clients, attorneys, staff, friends and supporters.



McCune & D’Aversa


Congratulations to past DBA President Dan McCune of Childs McCune on his recent nuptials to Lorraine D’Aversa. The couple were wed in the mountains on July 24.









Colorado and Denver Bar Associations Communications and Marketing Manager Alexa Drago and her husband Pete welcomed their second son Charlie Drago on July 25. He weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was almost 19 inches long. Congratulations to the Drago family!



Colorado Bar Association Public Legal Education Director Carolyn Gravit and her husband Michael welcomed their daughter, Ella Jane. Ella weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces.



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