Holland & Hart Adds Three

The firm added associates across its Colorado offices

Aaron Tucker, Justin Nyberg and Shawn Eady joined Holland & Hart as associates.

Tucker practices in the firm’s environment and natural resources practice in its Denver office. His practice focuses on air quality, water quality, contaminated properties and environmental litigation. 

He has environmental agency experience through five years working at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality where he represented the Office of Public Interest Counsel in proceedings before the commission and contested case hearings at the State Office of Administrative Hearings over air, water, and waste permits. 

Tucker received a law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and a bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College. He is admitted to practice in Texas. He is not yet admitted to practice in Colorado.

Nyberg joined Holland & Hart’s Aspen office in the firm’s real estate and development practice. 

He assists corporate clients on residential, resort and commercial real estate transactions and development activities relevant to the mountain communities of Colorado’s Western Slope. 

Prior to joining Holland & Hart, Nyberg was an associate with a regional law firm based in Denver. 

He received a law degree from the University of New Mexico School of Law and a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University.

Eady joined Holland & Hart’s commercial litigation practice in its Denver Tech Center office. He has more than 14 years of experience working with insurance industry clients. He counsels clients on a range of business and transactional matters including contract negotiations, risk management, and real estate. 

Eady received a law degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and a bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University.

Lateral Watch

Coan Payton & Payne announced Lisa Szasz joined the firm.

Szasz is an attorney with Coan Payton & Payne’s business litigation group in its Greeley office. Her practice focuses on business and real estate litigation, trust and probate litigation, and agricultural law. 

Szasz is admitted to practice law in Colorado, Wyoming, the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, and the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. 

Szasz obtained her undergraduate degree from Washington State University and received a law degree from the University of Colorado School of Law. 

Akerman announced Wednesday that Brian Nugent joined the firm’s labor and employment practice group as a partner in the Denver office.

Nugent represents employers throughout the U.S. in labor and employment matters, as well as corporate formation, contracts, unemployment taxation and M&A. 

His focus includes advising human capital and human resources outsourcing companies such as professional employer organizations and temporary staffing companies. 

Board Appointments

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck announced that Dr. Randolph Treece, a patent agent in the firm’s Denver office, has been elected to the board of directors of the Colorado Intellectual Property American Inn of Court.

The Colorado IP American Inn of Court’s objectives are to promote professionalism, ethics, civility and legal skills in intellectual property law as well as mentor young lawyers and promote diversity within the state’s IP community.

 Judicial Announcements

Several new judgeships, in the 2nd, 10th, 19th and 21st, were created by Senate Bill 19-43 and are effective July 1, 2019. Requirements and applications can be found on the court’s home page at http://www.courts.state.co.us/Careers/Judge.cfm

The 2nd Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet at the Denver City and County Building on June 5, to interview and select nominees for two new District Court judgeships.

Application forms are available from the office of the ex officio chair of the nominating commission, Justice Brian Boatright, 2 E. 14th Ave. in Denver. 

Applications must be submitted by 4 p.m. May 24. Any person wishing to suggest a candidate to fill the vacancy may do so by 4 p.m. May 17.

The 10th Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet at the Pueblo Combined Court on June 10 to interview and select nominees for appointment to the district court (Pueblo County). 

Application forms are available from the office of the ex officio chair of the nominating commission, Justice Carlos Samour, 2 East 14th Ave. in Denver, and the office of the court executive, Laura Snyder, 501 N. Elizabeth Street in Pueblo. Applications must be submitted by 4 p.m. on May 20. Any person wishing to suggest a candidate to fill the vacancy may do so by 4 p.m. on May 13.

The 19th Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet at the Weld County Courthouse on June 19, to interview and select nominees for appointment to the 19th Judicial District Court (Weld County). 

Application forms are available from the office of the ex officio chair of the nominating commission, Justice Richard Gabriel, 2 E. 14th Ave. in Denver, and the office of the court executive, Marci Hoffman, 901 19th Ave. in Greeley. Applications must be submitted by 4 p.m. May 29. 

Any person wishing to suggest a candidate to fill the vacancy may do so by 4 p.m. May 22.

The 21st Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet at the Mesa County Justice Center on June 14 to interview and select nominees for appointment to the office of 21st District judge (Mesa County). 

Application forms are available from the office of the ex officio chair of the nominating commission, Justice William Hood, 2 E. 14th Ave. in Denver and the office of the court executive, Will Sightler, 125 N. Spruce Street in Grand Junction. 

Applications must be submitted by 4 p.m. May 24. Any person wishing to suggest a candidate to fill the vacancy may do so by 4 p.m. May 17.

New Commissioners

New commissioners have also been appointed to the judicial nominating commissions in the 1st, 7th, 8th and 11th districts. 

Linza Giamo Douglas of Golden, Colorado, was appointed to serve as a non-attorney and as a Democrat from Gilpin County on the 1st District commission, occasioned by the resignation of Lynn Hirshman.

Bradley Harding of Paonia was appointed to serve as a non-attorney and as a Republican from Delta County on the 7th District commission.

Robert Bacon of Fort Collins was appointed to serve as a non-attorney and as a Democrat from Larimer County, and Jill Honneke of Coalmont was appointed to serve as a non-attorney and as an unaffiliated from Jackson County on the 8th District commission.

Marianne Stein Wancura of Salida was appointed to serve as a non-attorney and as a Democrat from Chaffee County on the 11th Distict Commission.

Prisllena Nightstarr of Towaoc and Eric Stiasny of Dove Creek were appointed to serve as non-attorneys on the Judicial Performance Commission for the 22nd Judicial District. 

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