Ivonne Esparza joined the CBA/DBA as the new Legal Services Coordinator for the Metro Volunteer Lawyers (MVL). As a recent graduate from the Paralegal Studies Program of New Mexico State University, Ivonne started volunteering with MVL’s Family Law Court Program and has also worked for MVL in several aspects of each program as an intern.
Kevin Chen has joined Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP. Prior to coming to DGS, Kevin Chen served as a law clerk to the Honorable Nathan Coats and the Honorable Monica Márquez of the Colorado Supreme Court.
Colin Roche has joined Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP. Colin Roche’s practice focuses on corporate and business law, including mergers and acquisitions, securities, and general corporate matters.
Martinez Law Group, P.C. is pleased to announce that Arielle Berens has joined the firm as an associate attorney. Ms. Berens’ practice focuses on employment litigation and advice.
Critical Path IP Law is pleased to announce that managing member Rick Zelenka recently passed ten years of serving on the Aerospace Alumni Board of the University of Illinois. Critical Path IP Law is a Denver-based law firm focused on Intellectual Property. Zelenka has 20 years’ experience with tech innovation and business growth at places like NASA, Boeing, and UC Berkeley prior to practicing law.
Erise IP is pleased to announce the addition of Karyn Kesselring as an associate in the firm’s Denver office. She focuses her practice on intellectual property litigation, particularly defensive matters, utilizing her varied background and experience to assist clients.
Patricia M. Jarzobski was given the 2018 DU Law Star’s Hon. Robert H. McWilliams Alumni Professionalism Award. Patricia was the President of the Colorado Bar Association (2016-2017) and the President of the Colorado Women’s Bar Association (2012-2013). She is the owner of The Law Office of Patricia M. Jarzobski, P.C., a plaintiff personal injury and wrongful death law firm in Denver.
Fisher Phillips announces that Denver partner Todd A. Fredrickson has been honored by his alma mater, the University of Colorado Law School, with its Distinguished Achievement Private Practice Award. Fredrickson will be honored at the Colorado Law Alumni Awards Banquet on March 14, 2019.
Wells, Anderson & Race, LLC is pleased to announce that Carl F. McEncroe has joined the firm as an associate attorney. Mr. McEncroe’s practice focuses on insurance defense, insurance coverage, extra-contractual insurance defense, commercial litigation, and other civil matters.
Foster Graham Milstein & Calisher is pleased to announce the addition of two new associates at the firm, Erik Carlson and Erin O’Neil
Coan, Payton & Payne, LLC is pleased to announce that Amanda Huston, an attorney with the firm, has successfully completed the Development 360° Program with Urban Land Institute, Colorado “ULI”.
Frascona Joiner Goodman and Greenstien PC is pleased to announce that Jesse Howard Witt has joined the firm as Of Counsel. Mr. Witt’s practice will emphasize Construction, Real Estate, Association Law, Appeals and Mediation.
Higgins, Hopkins, McLain & Roswell, LLC is pleased to announce that Steven L. Heisdorffer has joined the Firm as Special Counsel. Our practice will continue to focus on Construction Law and General Civil Litigation.



Coan, Payton & Payne, LLC is pleased to announce that Abe Laydon, a member of the firm, has been elected to the Douglas County Board of County Commissioners for District 1. Mr. Laydon presently serves on the Douglas County Planning Commission and has extensive experience with land use applications, zoning, and subdivision regulations.
Woods & Aitken LLP is proud to announce that Daniel M. Gross, an attorney in the Firm’s Construction Law and Commercial Litigation practice groups, has been added to the panel of prequalified candidates for the Dispute Review Board (DRB) of the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT). For over 35 years, Gross has represented contractors, suppliers, sureties, owners, and design professionals in the public and private construction arenas.
Litigation attorney Benjamin J. Larson has been named a shareholder and director at the Colorado law firm, Ireland Stapleton Pryor & Pascoe, P.C. In his practice, Larson counsels clients on a variety of business issues, including antitrust, business dissolution, breach of contract, construction defect, product defect, employment law, intellectual property, business professional liability and securities claims.
Collins Cockrel & Cole is pleased to announce that Allison C. Ulmer became a Partner on January 1, 2019. Allison provides general counsel representation to special districts, municipalities, and local government authorities, with a particular emphasis on real estate, employment, and construction law.
Eric Olson, a partner at Bartlit Beck, will serve as Solicitor General. Olson is Vice-Chair of the Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado, a member of Leadership Denver 2019, and a former law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.
Moye White LLP is pleased to announce that Scott James has been named a partner of the Denver law firm, effective January 1, 2019. He focuses on counseling clients regarding risk management, risk transfer, insurance procurement, coverage issues, and related litigation.
Werge Law LLC is pleased to announce that Daniel J. Williams has joined the firm as an Associate Attorney. Daniel focuses his practice on litigation for small business clients, and music law.
Merchant & Gould P.C., a national intellectual property (IP) law firm with clients in the Rocky Mountain Region, congratulates patent agent Nobu Yoda for his elected role as president of the Japan America Society of Colorado (JASC), a nonprofit organization that helps expand people-to-people relationships between Colorado and Japan through business, education and cultural opportunities.




Anthony Colby van Westrum, age 74, of Golden, Colorado passed away on Sunday, January 20, 2019. He was born April 10, 1944 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Tony was a loving father and grandfather. He was an accomplished attorney for 50 years, held in high esteem by his colleagues. He was also much admired and respected by his friends. As an avid photographer and lover of the outdoors, Tony spent countless hours in nature. He was a voracious reader of all genres, always looking for new ways to learn and to challenge his mind. Anthony is survived by his wife Jenny, son Derek (Jen), daughter Heather (Mike) and granddaughter Ruby. He will be deeply missed, and his impact on the those who knew him will be lasting. A Memorial Service will be planned for early Spring 2019.