Shanna Montoya is the new Online Community Manager for CBA, DBA and CLE. Shanna is currently working to develop and launch “Community”. She was previously with the Financial Planning Association.


On March 1, Latino Leaders magazine named Regina “Gina” Rodriguez, a litigation partner at Hogan Lovells, as a 2018 Top Latino Lawyer. In addition, the American College of Trial Lawyers recently admitted her as a Fellow into one of the premier legal associations in North America.


Crystal J. McDonough, founding partner of McDonough Law LLC, was named to Law Week Colorado’s 2018 Top Women Lawyers.


Sati C. McLafferty has joined the law firm Ambler Keenan Mitchell Johnson as an associate attorney. Her practice focuses on estate planning, probate, and trust administration. Sati is a member of the Colorado Bar Association Trust & Estate Section, the Arapahoe County Bar Association, and the Aurora Bar Association, and is a board member on the Women’s Estate Planning Council.


Lewis, Bess, Williams, & Weese P.C. is pleased to announce that LaLonnie Gray joined the firm as an associate on April 17, 2018. LaLonnie is a member of the firm’s employment and litigation practices and will continue her work on behalf of national and regional companies in all areas of employment law and commercial litigation.


Mark Fogg was appointed by ABA President-Elect Robert M. Carlson to be a member of the ABA Standing Committee on Professionalism for a three-year term commencing with the adjournment of the 2018 Annual Meeting in August, 2018. Mark was previously Chair of the DBA and CBA Professionalism Committees now known as the CBA-DBA Professionalism Coordinating Council.


Allen Vellone Wolf Helfrich & Factor P.C. is pleased to announce that Rachel A. Sternlieb has joined the firm as an associate. Rachel focuses on complex commercial and civil litigation, multi district litigation and class actions, products liability and contractual disputes.


Allen Vellone Wolf Helfrich & Factor P.C. is pleased to announce that Lance J. Henry has joined the firm as an associate. Lance specializes in assisting individuals and entities on a range of matters, in both litigation and commercial transactions.


Allen Vellone Wolf Helfrich & Factor P.C. is pleased to announce that Carissa V. Sears has joined the firm as a senior associate. Carissa is experienced in a wide range of matters involving real estate, securities fraud, contracts, products liability and complex commercial litigation.


Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C. is pleased to announce Angela E. McGraw has joined the firm as of counsel. McGraw’s practice will focus on medical malpractice litigation.


The national litigation firm Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell (WTO) has promoted attorney Amy DeVan to the position of executive director. DeVan oversees all administrative responsibilities for the firm’s 100 lawyers and 100 staff across three offices. DeVan is licensed in Colorado and serves currently as chair of the Colorado Bar Association Ethics Committee. She has served in the Colorado Supreme Court Office of Attorney Regulation and as the executive director of the Colorado Independent Ethics Commission. DeVan also serves on the advisory board to Colorado Lawyer.


Elkind Alterman Harston P.C. is pleased to announce that Courtney Butler has joined the firm as senior attorney.


Baker Hostetler today announced that it has named Laurin Quiat as its next Denver office managing partner. Quiat joined BakerHostetler in 1997, was elected partner in 1999 and serves as leader of the firm’s national construction practice. In his practice he tries complex legal disputes for clients in the areas of product liability, construction, and commercial litigation.




Jones & Keller is pleased to announce that Christopher S. Mills has joined the firm as special counsel. Chris focuses on civil and complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis on business, contract, and financial disputes.


Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to welcome Adam Veltri as a partner in the Oil and Gas and Real Estate practice groups. Veltri boasts 30 years of experience with much of his career focused on the oil and gas industry, including acquisitions, divestitures, financing, development, and operations.


Lathrop Gage is pleased to welcome Partner Justin Vaughn to the firm’s corporate practice in the Denver office. Before joining Lathrop Gage, Vaughn had his own law firm, The Vaughn Law Office, for over 17 years. He is a frequent presenter to attorneys and business owners in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, business transactions, employment law and estate planning.

Schoenwald & Thompson LLC is pleased to announce, after the privilege of practicing together for over 22 years, Julia T. Thompson and Lawrence J. Schoenwald are beginning new chapters in their lives. Thompson has joined the firm of Leventhal & Puga, P.C. as of counsel, continuing her 25-year litigation practice with emphasis on medical malpractice and personal injury cases. Schoenwald is winding down his practice, after 48 years as a trial lawyer, and wishes Julia continued success.




In Memoriam David G. Hill

January 3, 1935 – May 25, 2018