First Judicial District Announces Vacancy, Brownstein Attorney Joins Cancer Society Board

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Law Firm Updates

Sherman & Howard announced May 4 that Diana Devot is joining the firm in its Denver office as an associate in the corporate and transactional practice group. Devot is a former hedge fund analyst, a small business owner and has spent the past few years in mergers and acquisitions, securities and general corporate law. 

Husch Blackwell announced May 1 that it’s expanding its healthcare, life sciences and education business unit with the addition of attorney Nick Healey. Healy, a resident of Cheyanne, Wyoming will be affiliated with the Denver office. Healy has over 20 years of experience guiding healthcare providers through regulatory frameworks.              

Regional law firm Hall Estill announced Zachary Al-Tabbaa will be joining the firm’s Denver office. Al-Tabbaa has experience in patent and trademark prosecution, complex civil and business matters and intellectual property counseling. While attending the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, he served as an intern with the U.S. Patent and Trademark office. 

Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP announced April 30 that Elior Shiloh was appointed the chair of its national labor and employment practice. Based out of New York, Shiloh focuses on handling single-party and class employment disputes. 

The Judiciary 

The First Judicial District announced a district court vacancy May 1 created by the retirement of Judge Robert Lochary, effective July 29. The First Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet June 14 at the Jefferson County Courthouse to interview and select nominees for appointment. To be eligible, the applicant must be a qualified elector of the judicial district and must be admitted to the practice of law in Colorado for at least five years. Applications are due May 25 at 4 p.m. 


Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck attorney Miranda Norfleet joined the American Cancer Society of Colorado’s Associate Board of Ambassadors, the firm announced April 28. ACT is a group aimed at raising awareness and providing networking for young professionals. 

Brownstein also announced 18 attorneys were selected for the 2023 Colorado Super Lawyers and 2023 Colorado Rising Stars lists. Included on the Colorado Super Lawyers List were Steven Abelman, Adam Agron, Richard Benenson, Steven Demby, Stanley Garnett, Bruce James, Gino Maurelli, Jonathan Pray, Christine Samsel and Carolynne White. Named to the Colorado Rising Stars were Marcela Dye, Julian Ellis Jr., Amanda Houseal, Carrie Johnson, David Meschke, Chloe Mickel, Anna-Liisa Mullis and Kevin Walsh.

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