Legal Affairs: March


David W. Furgason of Dufford & Brown, P.C. has been elected to serve on the Board of Trustees of the Iliff School of Theology.

C.ChanThe Center for Legal Inclusiveness is proud to announce that it has recently expanded its board of directors to include: Miko Brown, Catherine Chan, Susan Klopman, Misae Nishikura, Ryann Peyton, Connie Talmage and Mario Trimble. Brown is a partner in the Denver office of Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell LLP. Chan is the managing partner at the Chan Law Firm, PC. Klopman is a shareholder in Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck’s employment group and serves on the firm’s diversity and inclusiveness committee and mentoring committee. Nishikura is the Director of Recruitment and Professional Development at Holland & Hart LLP. Peyton is an associate at Pendleton Wilson Hennessey & Crow P.C. Talmage is the Executive Director of the Colorado Lawyers Committee. Trimble is a partner in the public finance department of Kutak Rock LLP.

The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board™ has announced that Edward “Ted” White has been named to its board of directors.


Colorado Preservation, Inc. has announced the election of Dominick Sekich as Vice Chair of the Front Range and as the organization’s Chair Elect for 2014. Sekich is a partner with the Denver law firm of Moye White LLP, where he specializes in commercial law and real estate, guiding clients working with utilities, technology and sustainable and natural products.

Brad V. Varmo has been named 17th Judicial District Magistrate. Varmo was a senior associate attorney with Ciancio Ciancio Brown, P.C. and a member of the family law team.

Mechelle Faulk of Dufford & Brown, P.C. has been appointed by the Senate President to the Judicial Performance Commission for the 18th Judicial District.


NEW-M Bender pPerkins Coie is pleased to announce that former Colorado Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael L. Bender joined the firm’s litigation practice. He will focus his practice on complex commercial and business litigation, white collar defense, internal investigations and appeals.

The Nelson Law Firm is pleased to announce that Sean M. Wells has joined the firm’s construction defect practice. Wells brings experience to the design and engineering issues specific to construction defect litigation.

Montgomery, Kolodny, Amatuzio & Dusbabek, LLP is pleased to announce that Thomas H. Blomstrom has become partner in the firm.

Chip Schoneberger

Foster, Graham, Milstein & Calisher, LLP is proud to announce the addition of three new partners: Chip Schoneberger, David Canter and Chris Carrington. Schoneberger has a nationwide appellate practice (state and federal) that spans a variety of practice areas including commercial litigation, casualty/negligence, insurance coverage, criminal and administrative law.

David CanterCanter represents residential mortgage lenders in connection with contractual disputes, insurance carriers and their insured in such matters as insurance bad faith, breach of contract, and personal injury/tort litigation.

Christopher CarringtonCarrington’s practice area focuses primarily on civil litigation with an emphasis on the financial sector, including mortgage securities litigation.

ClineMontgomery Little & Soran, PC announces the selection of Courtney J. Cline as an equity shareholder. Cline continues her family law litigation and mediation practice focusing on dissolution of marriage, post-decree proceedings, child custody, guardianship, marital agreements, adoption, paternity actions and appeals. The firm also announces the promotion of three associates to non-equity shareholders, Nathan G. Osborn, Echo D. Ryan and Michael R. McCormick. Osborn’s practice is focused on real estate litigation, commercial litigation and professional liability defense. Ryan’s practice emphasizes complex commercial litigation, construction litigation, real estate litigation, legal malpractice and appeals. McCormick will continue to emphasize commercial litigation, real estate litigation and eminent domain.

Perkins Coie announced that Michael A. Sink has been promoted to partner. Sink is a member of the firm’s appellate, privacy & security, and investigations & white collar defense practices. He is a recipient of the firm’s Pro Bono Leadership Award.

Silver & DeBoskey, P.C. is proud to announce that Thomas M. Haskins and Robert R. Marsh have become shareholders of the firm.

SchanzGutterman Griffiths PC proudly announces that two new associates, Neal Schanz and Kyle McFarlane, have joined the firm.


McFarlaneSchanz and McFarlane will practice in all areas of family law, including dissolutions of marriages, parental rights and responsibilites, asset valuation, property division and post-decree matters.
Lowe, Fell, & Scogg, LLC is please to announce that Kirsten J. Pederson has been made a member and partner of the firm. Pederson’s practice focuses on business corporate counseling, commercial real estate, amd business acquisition and dispositions.

Goddard & Goddard, P.C. is pleased to announce that Miranda K. Hawkins has become a partner of the firm. Hawkins’ practice focuses on estate planning and trust and estate administration.

Otis & Peters, LLC is pleased to welcome attorney Lee J. Morehead to their team.


Former Metro Volunteer Lawyers attorney Kevin D. Murphy, is pleased to announce the opening of the law firm Murphy & French, P.C.

The firm name Appel & Lucas PC has been changed to Appel, Lucas & Christensen PC.

Onsager, Guyerson, Fletcher, Johnson is please to unveil its new firm name and to announce the relocation of its practice. The firm’s new address is 1801 Broadway, Ste. 900.

In Memoriam

Former Denver Probate Judge Field C. Benton passed away last week at the age of 87. Judge Benton received both his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Colorado, and he was admitted to practice in Colorado in 1951. Judge Benton’s true calling was the law, and he served as a lawyer, judge, and senior judge for over 40 years. Additionally, he served in both the U.S. Army and the Navy. He was passionate about fly fishing and enjoyed spending time outdoors.

A memorial service for Judge Benton was held on Thursday, Feb. 20, at St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Denver Dumb Friends League, Brookdale Hospice, or a charity of your choice