Merchant & Gould announced Thursday that Tadd Wilson returned to the firm as a partner and Brent Lindon joined as an associate.
Wilson was an associate with Merchant & Gould from 2004 to 2007 and rejoined the firm from Sheridan Ross. He specializes in counseling companies on business-focused legal strategies that promote growth and profitability. His practice includes advising clients on strategic patent protection, patent prosecution, licensing and patent enforcement.
Lindon joined the firm as an associate with a practice focusing on the prosecution of patents in electrical, software and semiconductor technologies. Lindon previously worked for Sheridan Ross. Prior to that, he was a patent examiner in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office where he worked in technologies relating to camera devices, image acquisition and processing and video compression and transmission.
Michael Harrison, Kellen Wittkop and Alex Paalborg have joined DavisGraham & Stubbs, the firm announced Thursday.
Harrison joined the firm’s trial department. His practice focuses on general commercial litigation.
Prior to joining DGS, he served asa law clerk to JudgeM. Page Kelley of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts and judge Raymond Moore of the U.S. District Court for theDistrict of Colorado. He also completed an externship during law school at theU.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts in the major crimes unit of the criminal division.
Harrison received his law degree fromBoston College Law School. He received a bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University. He is a member of the Colorado and Denver Bar associations and is admitted to practice in Colorado, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
Paalborg also joined the firm’s trial department. He advises clients on data privacy and security, technology, intellectual property, commercial transactions and corporate law matters and isa certified information privacy professional.
Paalborg also frequently drafts and negotiates a variety of intellectual property and technology agreements.
Prior to joining DGS, he advised technology entrepreneurs and startups at a boutique, full-service technology law firm in Austin, Texas. He began his career in the public sector, working on legislative, policy, and enforcement is-sues involving technology and consumer protection.
He received his law degree from theUniversity of San Diego School of Law and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona. Paalborg is a member of the Colorado and Denver Bar associations and is admitted to practice inColorado, California and the District of Columbia.
Wittkop joined the finance and acquisitions department. Her practice focuses on general litigation and trial matters, including complex commercial litigation and business disputes. Prior to joining DGS, she was an associate at Faegre Baker Daniels’ Denver office, where she focused on business litigation.
Wittkop received her law degree from Harvard Law School and bachelor’s degrees from Colorado State University.She is a member of the American, Colorado, and Denver bar associations, as well as the Colorado Women’s Bar Association.
She is admitted to practice in Colorado and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit.
Tiftickjian Law Firm announced Wednesday that attorney Megan Bibliowicz joined the firm.She previously worked at a Denver-based criminal defense firm, The EvansFirm, where she represented individuals charged with municipal, misdemeanor, and felony crimes across the Denver metro area.
Bibliowicz graduated from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and began her career clerking for theBoulder County District Attorney’s Office and then Judge Lilly Oeffler in Jefferson County District Court.She replaced attorney Travis Zeigler.
The Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado announced Thursday eight new trustees were added to its board:Wendy Cassity, senior vice president and general counsel of Zayo Group in Boulder; Linda Chalat, a partner at Chalat Hatten Bank-er in Denver;Roger Clark, a partner atClark Williams Matsunaka in Loveland; Stan Garnett, a partner at Brown-stein Hyatt Farber Schreck in Denver;Jeff Hurd, a partner at Ireland StapletonPryor & Pascoe in Grand Junction; TimMacdonald, a partner at Arnold & Porter in Denver;Jennifer Parker, an attorney at Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell in Den-ver; and John Vaught, senior counsel at Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell in Denver.
Officers are chair person Natalie HanlonLeh, a partner in the Denver office of WilmerHale; vice-chairpersonEric Olson, a partner in the Denver office of Bartlit Beck; secretaryTony Giacomini, a solo practitioner in Denver; treasurer Cheryl Walton, a principal in the accounting and consulting firm of Causey Demgen & Moore, and past-chairpersonChris Ford, a member of theBoulder law firm of Hutchinson Black &Cook.
The 18th Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet Aug. 14 at the Arapahoe County Justice Center to interview and select nominees for appointment by the governor to the office of county judge for Arapahoe County.The vacancy will be created by the appointment of Judge Darren Vahle to the district court.
The vacancy occurred on July 16. To be eligible, the applicant must be a qualified elector of ArapahoeCounty at the time of investiture and must have been admitted to the practice of law in Colorado.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 district administrator,Shaun Clark, 7325 S. Potomac St., inCentennial.
Applications also are avail-able on the court’s home page.Applications must be filed by 4 p.m.Aug. 3. Any person wishing to suggest a candidate to fill the vacancy may do so by 4 p.m. on July 27.
The members of the nominating commission for the 18th Judicial District are: Timiann Aguilar, Castle Pines;Candace Figa, and Adelita DeHerrera, Aurora; Stanton Dodge, Castle Rock; Delford Philips, Denver;ChristopherRichardson, Elizabeth; and Michael Yowell, Hugo.
The 10th Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet at the PuebloCombined Court Aug. 29, to interview and select nominees for appointment by the governor to the office of county judge for Pueblo County.
The vacancy will be created by the resignation of JudgeValerie Haynes, effective Aug. 17.
To be eligible, the applicant must be a qualified elector of Pueblo County at the time of investiture and must have been admitted to the practice of law in Colorado.
Application forms are available from the office of the ex officio chair of the nominating commission, Justice Monica Márquez, 2 E. 14th Ave. in Denver and the office of the district administrator,Laura Snyder, 501 N. Elizabeth St.,Room 116, in Pueblo. Applications also are available on the court’s home page.Applications must be filed by 4 p.m.Aug. 13. Any person wishing to suggest a candidate to fill the vacancy may do so by 4 p.m. Aug. 6.
The members of the nominating commission for the 10th Judicial District are: James Whitmire, Gloria Gutierrez, Clayton Kettelkamp, Lisha McKinley Coultrip, andZane Grant, all of Pueblo; and Keri Williams and Sharon Swerd-feger of Pueblo West.
The July 9 article, “Flurry of Colorado Supreme Court Rulings in June” incorrectly stated the court’s finding in In RePeople v. Shank. The article should have stated that the court found that a public defender could not represent someone in civil forfeiture case. We apologize for the error