Updated: May 11
Christina Gomez was appointed to the Colorado Court of Appeals.
Laurie Dean was appointed district court judge in the Eighth Judicial District.
Lindsay VanGilder was appointed district court judge in the First Judicial District.
Kimberly Schutt was appointed district court judge in the Nineteenth Judicial District.
Frances Johnson was appointed district court judge in the Fourth Judicial District.
On the Move
CWBA board member Anna-Liisa Mullis became a partner at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP.
Jennifer Allen and Tess Hand-Bender became partners with Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP.
Ellen Giarratana joined Rathod Mohamedbhai LLC.
Karen Hen joined Parker Lipman LLP.
Molly Kokesh and Sarah Rice Carlson joined the Trial Department at Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP.
Erica Montague joined the Special Districts Group at Spencer Fane LLP.
Andrea Hicks joined the Commercial Litigation Group at Snell & Wilmer.
Kendra Snyder joined Hall Estill as an associate.
Kimberly Brunelle Willis joined the commercial litigation practice at Holland & Hart as of counsel.
Kate Sanford joined the Natural Resources Department at Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP.
Elisabeth Hutchinson joined Shook, Hardy & Bacon.
Angela Vichick joined Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie.
You Were Recognized
Theresa Wardon Benz was awarded the 2019 Richard Marden Davis Award, an award given “to a Denver lawyer who is 40 years old or younger and combines excellence as a lawyer with civic, cultural, educational, and charitable leadership.”
Meshach Rhoades and Meranda Vieyra were honored at the 2020 Colorado Hispanic Bar Association banquet.
Elizabeth Meck was honored at the Denver Foundation’s Philanthropic Leadership Awards.
Sonia Anderson, Nicole Godfrey, Ruchi Kapoor, and Laura Wolf were finalists for the CBA YLD Gary L. McPherson Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year Award.
Maureen Witt was inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, the world’s most prestigious organization of trial lawyers.
Ryann Peyton was awarded the American Bar Association’s Rosner & Rosner Young Lawyer Professionalism Award.
Ruchi Kapoor won first place in the Non-fiction category in the Denver Bar Association’s Arts and Literature Contest for “The Rizzo Diaries.”
Leading the Way
Abeer Abu Judeh was featured as a “rule breaker” by Business Insider.
Ariel DeFazio, Cara Nord, Christina Gomez, Danaé Woody, Gina Glockner, Halleh Omidi, Jennifer Chamberlain, Hon. Melina Hernandez, and Hon. Susan Blanco were accepted to the 2020 COBALT class.
Katharine Lum was elected to the CBA Family Law Section Executive Council.
Rebecca Watson was selected president of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation.
Phi-Hang Tran was elected to a second term as president/director of Women in eDiscovery’s Denver Chapter.
Liz Hutchinson and Kelly Page are members of the DBA YLD Council.
Jenny Carman coauthored (with David Furman, Kristin Marburg, and Claire Collins) “ICWA on Appeal: New Challenges and New Approaches” for the January issue of the Colorado Lawyer.
Amanda Milgrom wrote “Navigating the Web of CBD Regulations: How to Assist Clients” for the December issue of the Colorado Lawyer.
Ryann Peyton coauthored (with Marian Lee) “One-on-One Professional Development: Mentoring and Coaching in the Legal Profession” for the October issue of the Colorado Lawyer.
CWBA President Sarah Parady and Charlotte Sweeney co-authored (with Bill Berger) “Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act: What Employment Counsel Need to Know” for the November issue of the Colorado Lawyer.
Katharine Lum wrote “Leap of Faith: Retiring While Paying Spousal Maintenance” for the October issue of the Colorado Lawyer.