Matthew Grove Appointed to Court of Appeals

Grove is Hickenlooper’s 183rd judicial appointment

Gov. John Hickenlooper on Thursday appointed Matthew Grove to the Colorado Court of Appeals. 

Grove is a senior assistant attorney general and assistant solicitor general in the Public Officials Unit of the state services section of the Colorado Attorney General’s Office. He has served in the Public Officials Unit since 2009.  

As a member of the Public Officials Unit, he represents Colorado’s four statewide elected officials, the Judicial Branch and several executive branch agencies. 

Previously, he was an attorney with Bjork Lindley Little, an assistant attorney general with the appellate division of the Attorney General’s Office and a law clerk to Justice Nathan Coats on the Colorado Supreme Court.  

Grove received a bachelor’s degree from Duke University and a law degree from the University of Colorado Law School. Grove’s appointment is effective Dec. 28.  

Grove’s appointment marks the governor’s 183rd court appointment in his eight years in office. Grove is the governor’s 10th appointment to the 22-judge Court of Appeals. Hickenlooper has appointed five of the seven justices on the Colorado Supreme Court.  


Southern Land Company, a national real estate developer added Kevin Holst as senior vice president and general counsel.

In this role, Holst will head the company’s in-house legal department and will be responsible for supporting Southern Land’s development activity. Southern Land is currently developing four communities in Colorado and recently opened a downtown Denver office at 1225 17th St.

Holst joins Southern Land from McWHINNEY, a Colorado real estate development firm, where he served as vice president and associate general counsel. 

Holst has spent over 15 years in commercial real estate operations, including a senior director and assistant general counsel role with Vail Resorts Management Company. He also held associate attorney positions at Sherman & Howard and Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck. 

He received a bachelor’s degree from the Saint Olaf College and a law degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.

Foley & Lardner announced Tuesday that Emily Weber has joined the firm’s health care practice as a partner in its Denver office.

Weber brings over a decade of experience in the health care industry, both in private practice and as in-house counsel for major academic medical centers and teaching hospitals. 

Weber joined Foley from Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, where she was a shareholder in the firm’s Denver office. Before entering private practice, she served as associate general counsel at the University of Colorado Health and, previously, as associate counsel at Temple University Health System Inc. and as associate counsel and compliance officer at Vail Valley Medical Center.


Werge Law announced Wednesday that the firm added Daniel Williams as an associate attorney. 

Williams will focus on supporting the firm’s commercial litigation practice for small business clients. Williams received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a law degree from the University of Colorado Law School.


Gov. John Hickenlooper on Thursday appointed Dawn Mann to the Huerfano County Court in the 3rd Judicial District.

Mann is an attorney with The Mann Law Firm, a position she has held since 2010.  She practices general civil law and serves as a contract attorney with the Colorado Office of the Child’s Representative and the Colorado Office of Dispute Resolution. Previously, she was an attorney with Forbush & Associates, a self-employed attorney and an associate with Huffaker Barnes & Conway. She received a bachelor’s degree from Florida Atlantic University and a law degree from Nova Southeastern University. Mann’s appointment is effective Jan. 8. 

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