Official Magazine of the Denver Bar Association

May: Legal Affairs


Ryann-Peyton(LA)The GLBT Community Center announced that J. Ryann Peyton has been appointed director of The Center’s Legal and Training Program.

Wade Warthen, associate at Darling Milligan Horowitz, PC formerly known as Darling Milligan Smith & Lesch, PC, was named 2014 Member of the Year for NAIOP (National Association of Industrial and Office Properties). Warthen focuses on commercial real estate transactions.


Miller & Steiert, PC is pleased to announce that Christopher J. Forrest and Mollie B. Hawes have become shareholders of the firm.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit has appointed Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP partner Tom McNamara as a new U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Colorado effective March 23. He has been appointed for a term of 14 years and will replace the Hon. A. Bruce Campbell upon his retirement.

PR-Bill-FloydWilliam R. Floyd joins Hall & Evans, LLC as a special counsel litigation attorney in the transportation practice group. Floyd has a practice that focuses on railroad, toxic exposure, FELA, asbestos, grade crossing accidents, and property litigation.

Emily-PeytonKirch and Rounds, P.C. is pleased to announce that Emily L. Peyton has joined the firm as an associate attorney. Peyton’s practice will focus in the areas of estate planning, estate and trust administration, elder lax, taxation, and probate litigation.

Semple, Farrington & Everall, P.C. is pleased to announce that Holly Ortiz and Susanne Starecki Kim have become partners in the firm.

Lewis Brisbois is pleased to welcome new of counsel attorney Thomas A. Dougherty to their office and Intellectual Property and Technology Practice.

Wells, Anderson & Race, LLC is pleased to announce that Paul D. Dinkelmeyer has rejoined the firm as an associate attorney, and Surbhi Garg has joined the firm as an associate attorney. Dinkelmeyer’s litigation practice will continue to focus on insurance defense, construction, premises liability, and insurance bad faith. Garg’s practice focuses on insurance defense, commercial litigation, employment law, and construction litigation.

Craig A. Sargent joins Hall & Evans, LLC as a special counsel litigation attorney in the health and medical malpractice group. Sargent also handles business and commercial litigation, is trained as a mediator, and serves as a trial and litigation consultant.

YoungNancy Pearl and Laura Schneider are pleased to announce that Jason Young became a member of Pearl Schneider LLC, effective January 1.


Kevin S. Neiman is pleased to announce the opening of his new law firm, the Law Offices of Kevin S. Neiman, P.C., which is located at 1621 18th St., Ste. 260, Denver. The telephone number is 303-996-8637. The firm specializes in business and individual bankruptcies; bankruptcy litigation and appeals; commercial litigation; and workouts and restructurings.

Founded by Kim Childs, Dan McCune, Chris Miller, Steve Michalek and Julie Warren, Childs McCune celebrated its first year in business on March 10.

Jeff Stengel and Matt Hoppe have partnered to launch Stengel Hoppe LLP. Based in Denver, the firm specializes in natural resources and oil and gas law, title opinions, and representing mineral owners in Colorado.


PadillaLucia Padilla and her husband Chris Leach welcomed their son Hayden Amadeo Leach on March 24. He weighed 5 pounds, 15 ounces and was almost 19.5 inches long.





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