Clair Smith joined the CBA and DBA in June as the Graphic Designer of the Docket as well as the Docket online blog. She also handles digital media.
Brendan Baker has joined the CBA and DBA as a Writer/Editor and Communications Specialist. Brendan will edit the Docket and write features for Colorado Lawyer, alongside other communications tasks.
Coan, Payton & Payne, LLC is pleased to announce that Abe Laydon has joined the firm. Laydon represents clients in complex commercial and residential real estate matters .
Coan, Payton & Payne, LLC is pleased to announce that Amanda T. Huston has joined the firm. Huston focuses her practice on business law and real estate matters. Ms. Huston holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Northern Colorado.
David Holman joins Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP as a partner. Holman represents clients in oil and gas litigation, commercial litigation, construction litigation, and products liability litigation.
Erin Simmons joins Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP as a partner. Simmons represents banks, financial institutions, businesses, and private equity sponsors in complex commercial lending transactions.
Alison Zinn joins Lathrop Gage as a partner, bringing valuable experience as a trial attorney whose litigation practice is focused on trust and estate litigation, particularly disputes involving wills, trusts, guardianships, conservatorships, probate fiduciaries, beneficiary disputes, and heirs/beneficiaries.
Leia Ursery joins Lathrop Gage as of counsel, specializing in estate planning, estate and trust administration and protective proceedings. Additionally, she has extensive experience in probate litigation, breach of fiduciary duty and removal actions, fiduciary surcharge actions and asset recovery actions.

Doug Traeger joins Lathrop Gage as of counsel and brings a wide range of fiduciary experience and knowledge. He specializes in estate planning, estate and trust administration, estate and trust litigation, guardianships and conservatorships, and elder law.
Wells, Anderson & Race, LLC is pleased to announce that David W. Hall has joined the firm as an associate attorney. Hall’s practice focuses on construction law, premises liability, insurance coverage and defense, and complex commercial litigation.

Frie, Arndt & Danborn P.C. is pleased to announce that Patrick R Thiessen has joined the firm. Thiessen will continue to focus his practice on elder law , estate planning and probate.


Coan, Payton & Payne, LLC is pleased to announce that Steve Suneson has been elected to the board of directors for the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors®. Mr. Suneson practices in the areas of business law and commercial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, commercial contracts, secured transactions, private equity, and corporate structure and governance.


Attorney Maureen Watson, DBA Board of Trustees member and VP/General Counsel at CQG, Inc., and husband Jonathon Watson, of Sherman & Howard, welcomed daughter Avery Romance Watson to their family on December 13, 2017.


It is with great sadness that we announce that our friend and collegue, Anne Grasee passed away on November 23rd, on Thanksgiving morning. For those of you who knew Anne and worked with her over these many years, she was a kind and beautiful person inside and out and a wonderful care manager. She took on many difficult guardianships and case management cases over the years and always approached them with calmness, wisdom and compassion. We will all miss her.