New Trustees at Legal Aid Foundation, Gilbert Román Selected as Court of Appeals Chief-Judge Designate

Law Firm Updates

Regional firm Holland & Hart added two attorneys to Colorado offices, according to an Oct. 8 announcement. Erin Nave joined the Denver office as of counsel in the firm’s real estate practice. Nave, a graduate from the Washington University School of Law, brings experience in private practice and in-house counsel and was a law clerk for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Colorado. Jolly Northrop joined the firm’s intellectual property practice as of counsel in the Boulder office. Northrop, who earned her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, has focused on trademark and intellectual property law for 20 years including as trademark counsel at L’Oréal USA.

On Oct. 14, regional firm Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP announced the addition of Emily Mendoza to its trial group as an associate. Mendoza is a University of Denver Sturm College of Law graduate and clerked for Colorado Supreme Court Chief Justice Brian Boatright. Previously serving as a summer associate at DGS, Mendoza will focus on complex commercial litigation at the firm. 

The Judiciary 

On Oct. 8, Colorado Supreme Court Chief Justice Brian Boatright appointed Gilbert Román as Chief-Judge designate to the Colorado Court of Appeals. Román has served on the state Court of Appeals since 2005 and served informally as Deputy Chief Judge of the court for three years. The University of Michigan Law School graduate worked in private practice before joining the Colorado Court of Appeals. Román will take over as the administrative leader on Dec. 31, the same day of Chief Judge Steve Bernard’s retirement

Gov. Jared Polis appointed Myka Landry to the Sedgwick County Court in the 13th Judicial District on Oct. 13. The appointment, effective immediately, comes after Judge Craig Dolezal retired earlier this month. Landry, the sole practitioner at Myka Marie Landry, Attorney at Law since 2008 and a University of Denver Sturm College of Law graduate, has practiced estate and business planning law.


The Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado added nine new trustees to its board, according to an Oct. 13 announcement. The non-profit raises money for Colorado Legal Services to assist low-income Coloradans with legal needs and to increase access to justice in the state. 

The new board trustees are: 

  • Dimitri Adloff, a shareholder at Otten Johnson Robinson Neff and Ragonetti
  • Franz Hardy, a partner at Gordon & Rees Scully Mansukhani
  • Nathanael Koch, the firm president and principal partner at Gordon & Rees Scully Mansukhani
  • Reagan Larkin, a partner at Messner Reeves in Denver
  • Jenny Parker, a partner of Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell in Denver
  • Amanda Peek, a partner at Peek Goldstone
  • Jerremy Ramp, a partner at Lass Moses Ramp & Cooper
  • Sheela Stack, a partner at Nazarenus Stack Wombacher
  • Yuefan Wang, a senior associate of Husch Blackwell

Joi Kush from Johnson Kush and CBA president Holly Leeser from Arnold & Porter will join the board in an ex officio capacity.

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