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Confetti for Spring 2023



Bench Strength

  • CWBA President Kathryn Starnella was named U.S. Magistrate Judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado.

  • Inga Causey was appointed to the Eagle County Court.

  • Meegan Miloud was appointed to the First Judicial District Court.

  • Monica Haenselman was appointed to the Boulder County Court.

  • Jonathan Shamis was appointed to the Fifth Judicial District Court.

On the Move

  • Glory Schmidt joined Griffiths Law PC as an associate.

  • Stephanie Schrab joined Solem Woodward & McKinley, P.C. as an associate.

  • Sara Bush, Mia Boggs, and Mary Walsh joined Johnson Law Group.

  • Emily Olson joined the Harris Law Firm.

  • Emily Miller was named shareholder at Nathan Dumm & Mayer, P.C.

  • Haley Carmer became a shareholder at Garfield & Hecht, P.C.

  • Kathleen Craigmile, Elizabeth Weishaupl, and Kris Zumalt joined JAMS.

  • Jessica Kyle joined the Sparks Willson, P.C. Executive Committee as Chief Operating Officer.

  • CWBA Board member Andrea Bronson, Past CWBA Board member Brandee Caswell, Sarah Kellner, Almira Moronne, and Alena Prokop became partners with Davis Graham & Stubbs.

  • Alexi Gedlaman joined Zinda Law Group, PLLC as an associate attorney.

  • Tomi Hanson started her own firm, The Best Interests of the Child, LLC, in Fort Collins.

  • Kristin Bronson will serve as the new executive director of the Colorado Lawyers Committee.

  • CWBA Past President Miranda Hawkins and Jennifer Gordon have formed the firm Hawkins Gordon.

  • CWBA Board member Chelsea Augelli became a shareholder at Wells Family Law, P.C.

You Were Recognized

  • CWBA COLGBT Representative Kyriaki “Kiki” Council was featured in the March issue of Colorado Lawyer.

  • CWBA Board Member Sonia Russo, Nora Passamaneck, and Phyllis Wan are finalists for the 2023 Inclusiveness@Work awards from the Center for Legal Inclusiveness.

  • Justice Monica Márquez received the Lifetime Achievement award from the Center for Legal Inclusiveness.

  • Jennifer Evans received the Distinguished Achievement-Private Practice Award at the 42nd Annual Colorado Law Alumni Awards.

  • Jenipher Jones Bonino was named to the Denver Business Journal 40 under 40.

Leading the Way

  • Teresa Akkara coauthored “Demystifying Colorado’s Atypical Civil and Administrative Appeals” for the January/February issue of Colorado Lawyer.

  • J. Ryann Peyton authored “It Takes a Village: The Case for Distributed and Agile Mentoring” for the January/February issue of Colorado Lawyer.

  • Abigail Walker coauthored “Construing the Restitution Statutes” for the March issue of Colorado Lawyer.

  • Martine Wells, Airina Rodrigues, and Kayla Dreyer coauthored “Colorado’s Non-Compete Statute Q&A for the March issue of Colorado Lawyer.

  • Reagan Larkin coauthored “Dirt in the Courts: A Summary of Recent Colorado Real Estate Caselaw” for the March issue of Colorado Lawyer.

  • Gene Commander authored “Staying Ahead of the Talent Curve—Part 1: Talent Challenges Facing Colorado Law Firms” for the March issue of Colorado Lawyer and “Staying Ahead of the Talent Curve—Part 2: Talent Solutions for Colorado Law Firms” for the April issue of Colorado Lawyer.

  • Ashley Chase and Cara Nord coauthored “House Bill 22-1038: Colorado Continues Its History of Expanding Children’s Voice and Representation in D&N Proceedings” for the April issue of Colorado Lawyer.

  • Hon. Maria E. Berkenkotter authored “Judges’ Corner: Seven Questions with Christina Gomez, Dea Lindsey, and Ashley Andrews” for the May issue of Colorado Lawyer.

  • Amy Lopez, Claire Mueller, Codi Cox, Hannah Westmont, Isabel Broer, and Melanie Jordan are members of the 2023 COBALT Class.

 

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