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Law Firm Updates
Hall Estill announced Aug. 28 the addition of Daniel Couch to its Denver office. His practice is focused on assisting businesses and families with legal needs including litigation, construction, real estate, business services, probate and trusts, as well as homeowners’ association matters. He has been in private practice since 2007, including owning his own small firm for several years. Couch received his law degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law.
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck announced Aug. 29 Sloane Whelan joined the firm as a senior policy advisor in its Denver office, adding to their state government relations practice. Her work includes being a strategic communications and public affairs counselor to clients in a variety of industries including the energy, cannabis, higher education and healthcare sectors. Most recently, Whelan was a senior vice president in the state and local practice, Direct Impact, at BCW.
Davis Graham & Stubbs announced Aug. 31 Makenna Johnson and Chelsea Reinhard joined the firm’s property rights group. Johnson’s practice focuses on eminent domain, land use and other real estate-related dispute resolution and litigation. She represents property owners and condemning authorities in eminent domain proceedings, including appraisal review, negotiation of possession and litigation. Johnson earned her law degree from William & Mary Law School. Reinhard’s practice has an emphasis on property rights and real estate litigation. She has experience in all stages of litigation and across diverse real property issues. Reinhard received her law degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.
Colorado’s 4th Judicial District announced Aug. 29 it will soon launch an eviction diversion program in the El Paso County Court with a grant from the National Center for State Courts. The program is designed to provide landlords and tenants with a dispute-resolution process other than court-filed eviction and to help tenants find housing post-eviction when court action is warranted. The program will refer evicted tenants to appropriate community resources to help them avoid future evictions. The $309,357 grant will fund two positions to execute the program. The NCSC Eviction Diversion Initiative obtained a grant in 2021 to strengthen eviction diversion efforts in state courts and improve housing stability. For more information on the grant program, click here.
Levin Sitcoff Waneka announced Aug. 17 that four of the firm’s lawyers were included in the 2024 editions of The Best Lawyers in America® and 2024 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America. For Best Lawyers®: Bradley Levin, Jeremy Sitcoff and Nelson Waneka. Susan Minamizono was named for Ones to Watch®. Additionally, Levin was recognized by Best Lawyers® as “Lawyer of the Year” for appellate practice and Waneka was recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” for insurance law.
Sheridan Ross announced Aug. 17 that 12 of its attorneys were listed in Best Lawyers® 2024 across four practice areas. Twelve of the firm’s Colorado attorneys were recognized. View the full list of recognitions here.
Foley Hoag announced Aug. 17 that 50 of the firm’s lawyers were recognized by Best Lawyers® in its 2024 U.S. edition. Also, 41 of the firm’s lawyers were recognized in the Ones to Watch® category. Colorado attorneys for Best Lawyers® include Brooke Yates, Chris Mosley and Stephen Robin. View the full list of recognitions here.
Husch Blackwell announced Aug. 17 that 237 of the firm’s lawyers were recognized by Best Lawyers® in its 2024 edition. This also includes eight attorneys who were named “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective areas and 64 attorneys who were recognized for the first time. The firm’s Best Lawyers® recognition included 10 Colorado attorneys and Ones to Watch® includes 12 Colorado attorneys. View the full list of recognitions here.
Ogborn Mihm announced Aug. 17 that 10 of the firm’s lawyers were included in the 2024 edition of Best Lawyers® and three of the firm’s lawyers were included in the Ones to Watch®. In addition, attorney Michael Mihm was recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2024 “Lawyer of the Year” for legal malpractice law-plaintiffs. View the full list of recognitions here.
Caplan & Earnest announced Aug. 21 Best Lawyers® 2024 recognized six of the firm’s attorneys. Richard Bump (education law, real estate law) Barbara Glogiewicz (medical malpractice law), Brad Hendrick (immigration law), Meghan Pound (health care law), Kristofer Simms (trusts and estates) and Jennifer Sullivan (health care law). Each of the six attorneys has appeared on the Best Lawyers® list for multiple years. Bump is celebrating his 15th year of recognition. In addition, attorney David Strachan (insurance law) was honored for Ones to Watch®. He was previously recognized in 2023.
Hall & Evans announced Aug. 28 that 17 of the firm’s attorneys were recognized in the 2024 edition of Best Lawyers®. Additionally, Matthew Ninneman was recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2024 construction law “Lawyer of the Year” in Denver. Six of the firm’s attorneys were included in the Ones to Watch® list. View the full list of recognitions here.
Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell announced Aug. 29 Best Lawyers® 2024 edition ranked 44 of the firm’s lawyers in litigation specialties. Best Lawyers® also listed three of the firm’s Denver lawyers as “Lawyers of the Year” — James Hooper, Jr. (mass tort litigation/class actions), Kevin Kuhn (medical malpractice law; personal injury litigation), Malcolm Wheeler (product liability litigation). View the full list of recognitions here.
Robinson Waters & O’Dorisio announced Aug. 29 that 19 of the firm’s lawyers were included in the 2024 edition of Best Lawyers® and Ones to Watch®. View the full list of recognitions here.
Wells, Anderson & Race announced Aug. 29 that Best Lawyers® recognized seven of the firm’s attorneys. Six were recognized as Best Lawyers®: Sheryl Anderson, L. Michael Brooks, Jr., Paul Dinkelmeyer, Adam O’Brien, William O’Connell III and Mary Wells. William Healy was recognized for Ones to Watch®.
Higgins, Hopkins, McLain & Roswell announced Aug. 31 recognized David McLain in Best Lawyers® 2024 for construction law and litigation – construction and Todd Likman in Ones to Watch® for construction law.
Keating Wagner Polidori Free announced they were recognized by Best Lawyers® for their Denver attorneys. For personal injury: Michael O’Brien Keating, Deirdre Ostrowski, Melissa Sullivan and Robert Wagner. For insurance: Zachary Warzel. For business litigation: Ross Pulkrabek and Aaron Goldhamer. For workers’ compensation: Laurence Free.