Hall Estill Adds Associate

Tulsa-based lawyer transfers to Denver to focus on trust and estate litigation

Hall Estill associate Courtney Kelley has transferred to the firm’s Denver office from its Tulsa, Oklahoma location. She focuses her practice on trust and estate litigation, which will be a new practice area for the Denver office. She will also do work in the regulated substances and cannabis practice. 


Kelley received her law degree from Washburn University School of Law. 

In 2018, she was selected as part of the first class of the Heart of America Fellows Institute of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Kelley joined Hall Estill in 2015. 

“Courtney has tremendous experience in law and will serve our clients’ needs in Denver with the highest caliber of legal counsel and advice,” said Mike Cook, managing partner at Hall Estill. “We are also happy for Courtney to return to her home state, yet continue with Hall Estill.”

Judicial Announcements 

A new judgeship has been created in the 4th Judicial District by Senate Bill 43. The 4th Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet June 28 at the El Paso County Courthouse to interview and select nominees. Application forms are available from the office of the ex officio chair of the nominating commission, Justice Monica Márquez, 2 E. 14th Ave., Denver, CO 80203; and the office of the court executive, Scott Sosebee, 270 S. Tejon St., Colorado Springs, CO 80901.

Applications must be submitted by 4 p.m. on June 6. Any person wishing to suggest a candidate to fill the vacancy must do so by 4 p.m. on May 31. 

The application period for a vacancy on the Jackson County Court has been extended until June 7. The 8th Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet June 28 at the Larimer County Justice Center in Fort Collins to interview and select nominees. The vacancy will be created by the retirement of the Judge Cindy Wilson, effective June 5. Application forms are available from the office of the ex officio chair of the nominating commission, Justice Richard Gabriel, 2 E. 14th Ave., Denver, CO 80203; and the office of the court executive, Janelle Brunin, 201 La Porte Ave., Ste. 100, Fort Collins, CO 80521. Any person wishing to suggest a candidate to fill the vacancy must do so by 4 p.m. on May 31. 

The 1st Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet June 4 at the Jefferson Combined Court in Golden to interview and select nominees for a vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Dennis Hall, effective June 2.

Applications must be submitted by 4 p.m. on May 24. Application forms are available from the office of the ex officio chair of the nominating commission, Justice Brian Boatright, 2 E. 14th Ave., Denver, CO 80203; and the office of the court executive, Gail Pickarts, 100 Jefferson County Pkwy., Golden, CO 80401.  Any person wishing to suggest a candidate to fill the vacancy must do so by 4 p.m. on May 17.

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