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with Charles F. Brega of Fairfield and Woods, P.C., Denver, listed in The Best Lawyers in America for 30 years

What interested you about going into your particular area of law? Since I was a young boy I have wanted to be a trial lawyer. I loved debate, giving speeches, and in high school we had a minister only one Sunday a month so the Bishop commissioned me to lead

the morning prayer service and read the sermon. What would you say is the most rewarding aspect of practicing in your area of law? The pleasure you get by helping people when they have problems that they can’t solve on their own. What has been the key to your success? Working hard and studying people more than most. What is one example of a case/ matter that you are particularly proud of? Defending a prominent

woman who was charged with hiring a person to kill her husband. We proved that the tapes they were relying on had been edited and added to. This was before all of today’s technology. How has the legal industry in your field changed in the last 30 years? People seem to believe today that they are owed and that entitlement has taken the place of responsibility. What does being included in Best Lawyers for 30 years

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mean to you? It has been the most satisfying recognition for me because of its longevity. It was harder to come by 20 or 30 years ago. What is one piece of advice you would give to new attorneys? As a trial lawyer, there is no possibility of being over-prepared and 8am-5pm/ five days a week will not get you the success you would like. What is the biggest obstacle you see for your practice area in the next 30 years? People trying to destroy the jury system.

with David G. Palmer of Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Denver, listed in The Best Lawyers in America for 30 years

What interested you about going into your particular area of law? After handling many types of matters—corporate, real estate—I found the challenges and often definitive outcomes of trial work more satisfying to my somewhat competitive nature. I came to appreciate the give and take of trial work, working with (and against) good lawyers in a fair process to resolve serious disputes.

What would you say is the most rewarding aspect of practicing in your area of law? Trials and litigation create an environment conducive to developing strong bonds among those on your side of the lawsuit, and often even with those across the courtroom or on the bench. These bonds can last for a lifetime. What has been the key to your success? The contributions of so many others, that I hesitate to identify a “key.” How has the legal industry in your field changed in the last 30 years? Without a doubt, technology has had a major impact on the practice of law. The expectations for quality and value have always

been there but where 30 years ago you responded to an urgent request with a letter that arrived in three days, today a response is expected within three minutes after receiving an email. Time and geographic boundaries have been shattered. The advantage, and the disadvantage, are the same—you can work from anywhere at any time. What does being included in Best Lawyers for 30 years mean to you? Since my unexpected early listing, I have always valued the honor of the anonymous process and the kind words of other experienced lawyers over so many years. I always try to pay forward these benefits I’ve received over time from Best Lawyers.

What is one piece of advice you would give to new attorneys? Always remember that today’s adversary may be tomorrow’s cocounsel or colleague. What is the biggest obstacle you see for your practice area in the next 30 years? Litigation has become too expensive, and trials for the civil practitioner seem to be ever more scarce due to these costs. Pretrial discovery has become an industry unto itself, with little eye towards strategic usefulness at trial. This hurts everyone involved—most especially the client. It also does damage to the process itself by undercutting efficiency and speed to a resolution.

with Bill Trine of Trine & Metcalf, P.C., Denver, listed in The Best Lawyers in America for 30 years indignant when the circumstances warranted. Harnessing the fear of trial by using that fear to thoroughly prepare is the key. What is one example of a case/ matter you are particularly proud of? Lawsuits filed by 200 prisoners (not a class action) against a private prison company, Corrections What has been the key to Corporation of America (CCA), for your success? Thorough and injuries sustained in a prison riot complete preparation of a client’s caused by the negligence of CCA, case for trial and then just being resulting in individual settlements a “real” and honest person in the following public exposure of the courtroom, which has permitted companies policies and procedures me to be spontaneous, creative, compassionate and self-righteously that led to the riot. The lawsuits

resulted in five appeals to Colorado Appellate courts with two published opinions, one resulting in new law favorable to prisoners’ rights. How has the legal industry in your field changed in the last 30 years? There has been a steady decline in jury trials as access to justice diminishes and as the American trial lawyer is replaced by litigators and ADR. The changes in tort law commenced nationwide in 1985 and are ongoing. Corporate America continues to succeed in increasing profits by depriving citizens of access to justice.

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For more than 30 years, Elizabeth Temkin has focused her practice exclusively in the area of environmental law and litigation. As a result, she has been included in The Best Lawyers in America for years, and in 2014 she was named Lawyer of the Year in Denver for environmental law. In addition, her firm, Temkin Wielga & Hardt LLP, has been ranked Tier 1 in Colorado for environmental law and litigation by U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” for 2014. “I think our success has a lot to do with the cutting-edge nature of what we do,” says Temkin of these recognitions. “We are known for handling complex projects, from complicated redevelopment matters to high-stakes litigation and enforcement cases. Our reputation therefore lies in our ability to litigate when need be, but also to be creative in moving the parties involved toward an outcome or resolution that is hopefully positive.” As part of her focus on complex environmental cleanup and risk management, Temkin has worked with many of the states’ site cleanup programs, including some of the most complicated Brownfields and Superfund sites in the West. She is particularly well known for her work involving the Coeur d’Alene Basin Superfund site, which is one of the largest and longest litigated Superfund sites in the country. “The science and policy in these cases are fascinating, and my perspective has always been that there’s only so much gross national product to be spent on environmental protection, so whenever I’m involved I try to make sure the money needs to be spent and is spent well,” Temkin says.

Throughout her life, Charlotte Wiessner has always had an interest in design and construction; indeed, over the years she has built two houses and renovated others. So when the opportunity to handle construction cases arose early on in her career, she saw it as a natural fit. “I’ve focused in construction law for probably the last 25 years,” Wiessner notes. In her practice, Wiessner handles construction litigation, arbitration, appellate work, and contract preparation and negotiation. Many of her clients are involved in airport construction, and in one of her biggest cases she obtained a $20 million verdict—including $9 million in punitive damages—for a runway contractor at Denver International Airport. She also handles a significant amount of work for airline fuel consortia and heavy highway contractors. She regularly represents municipalities and counties on public projects in Colorado. “The highlight of my career has been working with great clients,” Wiessner says. “When I was a young lawyer, I remember a senior partner saying that your practice is only as good as your clients, and I have found that to be completely true— it takes a great client to get a good result.” This year, Wiessner was selected by her peers as Best Lawyers’ Lawyer of the Year in Denver for construction law. She previously served for two years as co-chair of the Construction Litigation Committee of the Section of Litigation of the American Bar Association.


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An Institution Among Plaintiffs’ Firms because of our ability to provide leadership in these cases,” says Michael, who has been ranked among America’s 45 Leading Trial Lawyers by the Legal 500. “During the past few years, four of our lawyers—Peter Burg, Janet Abaray, Seth Katz, and myself—were appointed by federal judges to leadership positions in multidistrict litigation, and that really shows the firm’s depth.” Michael in particular has assumed leadership roles in many national pharmaceutical mass tort cases. He was a member of the state liaison committee for the Vioxx litigation and was appointed to the executive committee in the Zyprexa litigation, which achieved a settlement in excess of three-quarters of a billion dollars. Currently, he is co-lead counsel in the litigation regarding the oral contraceptive/birth control pills Yaz/Yasmin, which involves more than 14,000 claims. “These are very difficult cases, and when you’re in a

including numerous verdicts of more than $1 million dollars in “bet-the-company” litigation. David Hersh and David TeSelle are the leaders Lawyers’ 2014 Lawyer of the of the commercial litigation Year: Peter Burg for plaintiffs’ department, and they, along mass tort litigation/class with Kammerer, have been actions in the Denver area (a included in Best Lawyers. recognition Michael received In the area of mass tort, in 2013); Janet Abaray for Burg Simpson continues to be plaintiffs’ mass tort litigation/ ranked as one of the premier class actions in the Cincinnati firms for handling complex area; and David Hersh for pharmaceutical mass tort plaintiffs’ legal malpractice law litigation in the United States. in the Denver area. Not only has the firm been As the leader of Burg ranked Tier Simpson’s 1 nationally personal FOR THE LAST DECADE in 2014 for injury WE HAVE BEEN AT THE plaintiffs’ mass department, FOREFRONT OF MASS tort litigation/ Holly Kammerer TORT AND MULTIDISTRICT class actions by U.S. News oversees LITIGATION. – Best Lawyers a group “Best Law Firms,” but it has that has achieved more than also been top ranked in the 20 verdicts in excess of $1 United States by the Legal 500 million and has recovered, for pharmaceutical mass tort in aggregate, hundreds plaintiff representation. of millions of dollars. The “For the last decade we have firm’s commercial litigation been at the forefront of mass department is also well known tort and multidistrict litigation for its successful recoveries,

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ver its nearly 40-year history, Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C. has become a true institution among plaintiffs’ law firms, with a national footprint and a reputation for trial success. In all, the firm has recovered in excess of $1 billion for its clients, including more than 100 verdicts, settlements, and judgments of $1 million or more. “There aren’t many plaintiffs’ firms that have achieved track records comparable to ours, and a lot of that has to do with the depth of experience and expertise that we are able to offer our clients,” says the firm’s founding shareholder, Michael Burg. Indeed, of Burg Simpson’s 53 attorneys, 17 have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America. The firm also includes three lawyers who have been named as a Best

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hile most lawyers would be content to be known solely for their legal accomplishments, the attorneys at Burg Simpson strive to be acknowledged as something more—“Good Lawyers, Changing Lives.” “We’re very proud of our ability to change our clients’ lives for the better by going to court and getting them fair compensation,” notes founding shareholder Michael Burg. “But we also believe that we have an obligation to change lives by giving back to the community.” Throughout its history, Burg Simpson has regularly taken on meaningful causes that benefit both its clients and the community at large. The list of organizations the firm has supported now comprises more than 80 non-profits and community groups. And while the firm’s charitable

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endeavors are wide-ranging, they are characterized by an unusually high level of commitment. Indeed, a strong culture of service permeates the firm: Burg Simpson as a whole is a champion of Kaps for Kendall, a local non-profit that provides knitted hats to patients undergoing chemotherapy and other treatments that cause hair loss. Shareholder Seth Katz, meanwhile, serves as a board member of Make-A-Wish Colorado, and shareholder Holly Kammerer is the current president for the Longmont-based Wild Plum Center, a non-profit dedicated to providing underprivileged children with opportunities for learning and growth. In 2013, Michael and his brother Peter Burg were recognized for their humanitarian service—as well as their professional achievements—when their alma mater, the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, awarded them its

Outstanding Alumni Award. Both lawyers are strong supporters of the Ali Meyer Foundation, an organization that offers medical assistance to underprivileged children and educates the public on the dangers of drunk driving. Currently, Peter is on the Foundation Board for Craig Hospital, a non-profit rehabilitation facility for survivors of spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries; he previously served a six-year term on the Craig Operating Board, including serving as chairman of the board. In 2013, Peter helped set a new fundraising record of more than $1.3 million as co-chair of Craig Hospital’s annual PUSH Dinner (Burg Simpson was a presenting sponsor of the event). Peter is also on the board of directors of Rocky Mountain Human Services, which provides aid to military veterans suffering from traumatic brain injuries through Operation

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TBI Freedom. RMHS also assists families and individuals dealing with developmental disabilities and autism. “The spirit of giving back has really become an important part of our legacy,” Peter observes. “Once people see how involved we are in the community, they come to understand that our main goal is to be good lawyers changing lives on multiple levels.”


leadership role, firms around the country look to you to put this litigation together. We feel we’ve done an outstanding job in terms of lining up experts and making sure fair compensation has been paid to women injured by the Yaz/ Yasmin product,” Michael says. “During the course of this litigation, we’ve taken more than 117 depositions, reviewed more than 90 million pages of documents, and represented, globally, more than 260 law firms. We’ve also successfully argued 17 Daubert motions. As a result of all that, over the last year and a half more than $2 billion has been paid to women injured by the Yaz/ Yasmin product. Settlement conferences in thousands of other Yaz/Yasmin cases are scheduled through 2014.” Not only was Michael appointed as co-lead in the Yaz/Yasmin multidistrict litigation, but Janet Abaray was selected as co-chair of the MDL Science and Expert Committee, and Seth Katz was named chair of the MDL Discovery Committee. Both are fellow Burg Simpson shareholders. “Janet is one of the top experts in the country with regard to the pharmacological issues relating to drugs and devices, and Seth is an expert in electronic discovery, which is very important in these cases,” Michael notes. Katz has also been appointed to the plaintiffs’ steering committee in the DePuy ASR hip implant litigation, and he has been named as the co-lead lawyer on the multidistrict litigation involving the drug Pradaxa. In addition, Peter Burg acted as co-lead of the plaintiffs’ steering committee and the executive committee for the Gadolinium litigation. “Having such a high level of expertise and leadership—not to mention the people at our firm who work day and night

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making sure our clients are getting the highest level of representation—is ultimately what allows us to take on these kinds of cases,” Michael says. Beyond pharmaceutical litigation, Burg Simpson is known for handling serious personal injury, medical malpractice, workers’ compensation, and social security disability claims, as well as commercial litigation and construction defect litigation. And the firm continues to grow, expanding its Phoenix, Arizona office and bolstering its construction defect group by adding the

lawyers of Sullan², Sandgrund, Perczak & Nuss, P.C. “We’ve known the lawyers at the Sullan firm for years, and they really are considered the premier construction defect firm in Colorado,” Michael says of the acquisition. “They’re at the top of their game and we’re both client-oriented firms, so it’s a good fit.” Given their forward-looking nature, Burg Simpson and its attorneys continue to receive recognition for being at the forefront of the legal profession. This past year, Michael was awarded the Clarence Darrow Award—one of the most

prestigious awards given to trial lawyers—which he notes was especially significant, as it was Clarence Darrow who first inspired him to become a lawyer at the age of 12. “I remember finding a biography of Clarence Darrow on my parents’ bookshelf, and after finishing the book I made up my mind that I wanted to be a trial lawyer,” Michael explains. “It was inspiring to see what trial lawyers have done to change the world for the better, and it’s humbling now to be recognized by my peers as being a part of that important tradition.” www.bestlawyers.com | 9


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COLORADO SPRINGS LEWIS ROCA ROTHGERBER Eric V. Hall

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DENVER

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MUTUAL FUNDS LAW DENVER DAVIS GRAHAM & STUBBS Peter H. Schwartz, Lester R. Woodward JONES & KELLER Reid A. Godbolt, Glen A. Payne 303.573.1600 | page 10

NATIVE AMERICAN LAW BOULDER JEANNE S. WHITEING, ATTORNEY AT LAW Jeanne S. Whiteing LAW OFFICES OF BRUCE R. GREENE & ASSOCIATES Bruce R. Greene MCELROY, MEYER, WALKER & CONDON Scott B. McElroy NATIVE AMERICAN RIGHTS FUND Melody L. McCoy TILDEN MCCOY + DILWEG Padraic I. McCoy

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As the President and CEO of the family law firm Sherr Puttmann Akins Lamb PC, Megan Sherr has become known for her tireless work ethic and her relentless commitment to her clients. Sherr, a seasoned attorney, has over a decade of family law experience. She began her career as a deputy district attorney for Denver before turning to family law in 2003. Sherr is equally experienced in litigation, mediation and settlement negotiations. She exemplifies the highest degree of professionalism and service in her representation. In 2010, Sherr, Puttmann, Akins, and Lamb opened their doors, providing domestic relations services exclusively. Sherr has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America and Rising Stars since 2009. She is also AV®-PreeminentTM rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

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ANTONIO BATES BERNARD W. Randolph Barnhart (P) BALDWIN MORGAN & RIDER Robert M. Baldwin (D) COOPER & CLOUGH Paul D. Cooper (D) COZEN O’CONNOR Brad W. Breslau (D) DAVIS GRAHAM & STUBBS Charles L. Casteel (D) DON GALLEHER & SALIMAN Shelley B. Don (P), Watson W. NON-PROFIT / Galleher (P) CHARITIES LAW EASONROHDE S. Macon Cowles III (P) COLORADO SPRINGS FAIRFIELD AND WOODS BRYAN CAVE Charles F. Brega (P) Stuart J. Lark, John R. Wylie HALL & EVANS LEWIS ROCA ROTHGERBER Kenneth H. Lyman (D) L. Martin Nussbaum HILLYARD, WAHLBERG, KUDLA, SLOANE DENVER & WOODRUFF Neil A. Hillyard (P), Michael Lee Nimmo FAEGRE BAKER DANIELS (P), Stephen W. Wahlberg (P) J. William Callison HOLLAND, HOLLAND EDWARDS & HEIZER PAUL GROSSMAN Cara B. Lawrence, William E. Walters III John Robert Holland (P) LEAFFER LAW GROUP JAUDON & AVERY Karen E. Leaffer Alan D. Avery (D) LEWIS ROCA ROTHGERBER KAYE AND BUSH James R. Walker Mari C. Bush (P), Bruce J. Kaye (P) PETER B. NAGEL KEATING WAGNER POLIDORI FREE Peter B. Nagel William L. Keating (P), Steven R. SHERMAN & HOWARD Polidori (P), Robert A. Wagner (P) Michael Dubetz, Jr. LAW OFFICES OF STUART A. KRITZER Stuart A. Kritzer (P) TUTHILL & HUGHES Kelly R. Berg LEVENTHAL, BROWN & PUGA Natalie A. Brown (P), Hollynd C. GREENWOOD VILLAGE Hoskins (P), Jim M. Leventhal (P), MASTIN HOFFMAN & CREWS Jim Puga (P) Denise D. Hoffman MCCONNELL FLEISCHNER HOUGHTALING Michael T. McConnell (D) OIL & GAS LAW MCDERMOTT & MCDERMOTT Gerald P. McDermott (P) DENVER MESSNER REEVES BEATTY & WOZNIAK Bruce A. Montoya (D) Michael J. Wozniak MONTGOMERY, KOLODNY, AMATUZIO & BJORK LINDLEY LITTLE DUSBABEK Laura Lindley Peter S. Dusbabek (P) BRYAN CAVE PARKER LIPMAN Phillip R. Clark, Lynn P. Hendrix, Steven Lorraine E. Parker (P) B. Richardson PELZ & ASSOCIATES CARVER SCHWARZ MCNAB KAMPER Harlan P. Pelz (D, P) & FORBES REILLY POZNER Craig R. Carver Daniel M. Reilly (P), Joseph J. DAVIS GRAHAM & STUBBS Zonies (P) Gregory R. Danielson, Judith M. Matlock RICHARD W. LAUGESEN HOGAN LOVELLS US Richard W. Laugesen (D) Scot W. Anderson ROBERTS LEVIN ROSENBERG HOLLAND & HART Ross B. H. Buchanan (P), Bradley A. Janet N. Harris Levin (P), Thomas L. Roberts (P) LEWIS, BESS, WILLIAMS & WEESE ROGER T. CASTLE Robert G. Lewis Roger T. Castle (P) POULSON, ODELL & PETERSON SCOTT H. ROBINSON Scott H. Robinson (P) Randall M. Case WELBORN SULLIVAN MECK & TOOLEY SENTER GOLDFARB & RICE Arthur J. Kutzer (D) Kendor P. Jones SNELL & WILMER 303.830.2500 | page 11 Lee Mickus (D)

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SPENCER FANE BRITT & BROWNE Stuart Pack (D) THE LAW FIRM OF SPRINGER & STEINBERG Jeffrey A. Springer (D, P) WELLS, ANDERSON & RACE Sheryl L. Anderson (D), Mary A. Wells (D) WHEELER TRIGG O’DONNELL John M. Fitzpatrick (D), Craig R. May (D), Michael L. O’Donnell (D), Edward C. Stewart (D), Malcolm E. Wheeler (D) WHITE AND STEELE Monty L. Barnett (D)

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METIER LAW FIRM T. Thomas Metier (P) RAY & HEATHERMAN LAW Steven B. Ray (D, P)

GREENWOOD VILLAGE MCELROY, DEUTSCH, MULVANEY & CARPENTER June Baker Laird (D) PRYOR JOHNSON CARNEY KARR NIXON Peter W. Pryor (D)

PRIVATE FUNDS / HEDGE FUNDS LAW DENVER JONES & KELLER Reid A. Godbolt 303.573.1600 | page 10

PRODUCT LIABILITY LITIGATION D Product Liability – Defendants; P Product Liability – Plaintiffs

ARVADA THE GILBERT LAW GROUP James L. Gilbert (P)

BOULDER KLEIN & FRANK Carrie R. Frank (P) PURVIS GRAY John A. Purvis (P)

DENVER

WELLS, ANDERSON & RACE Mary A. Wells (D) WHEELER TRIGG O’DONNELL John M. Fitzpatrick (D), Hugh Q. Gottschalk (D), James E. Hooper, Jr. (D), Craig R. May (D), Habib Nasrullah (D), Michael L. O’Donnell (D), Edward C. Stewart (D), John R. Trigg (D), Malcolm E. Wheeler (D), Michael T. Williams (D)

DENVER

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BALLARD SPAHR W. Michael Clowdus, Beverly J. Quail, BURG SIMPSON ELDREDGE Roger P. Thomasch* HERSH & JARDINE BERENBAUM WEINSHIENK Peter W. Burg (P), Michael S. Burg (P), James L. Kurtz-Phelan Brian K. Matise (P) BROWNSTEIN HYATT FARBER 303.792.5595 | page 2 SCHRECK Edward N. Barad, Lea Ann Fowler Fowler, PROFESSIONAL Bruce A. James, Robert Kaufmann, MALPRACTICE LAW Steven M. Sommers, Ana Lazo Tenzer Tenzer, Carolynne C. White D Professional Malpractice – Defendants; 303.223.1100 | page 7 P Professional Malpractice – BRYAN CAVE Plaintiffs Robert H. Bach, Robert A. Holmes**, Bruce L. Likoff BOULDER CARPENTER & KLATSKIN PURVIS GRAY Willis V. Carpenter John A. Purvis (P) DANIEL J. CULHANE TRINE & METCALF Daniel J. Culhane William A. Trine (P) DAVIS GRAHAM & STUBBS DENVER Thomas C. Bell*, James E. Culhane, Catherine A. Hance, Barbara J. Mueller ANTONIO BATES BERNARD W. Randolph Barnhart (P) DUFFORD & BROWN John R. Heronimus CHALAT HATTEN KOUPAL & BANKER FAEGRE BAKER DANIELS James H. Chalat (P) Charles D. Calvin, Diane B. Davies**, 303.861.1042 | page 16 Leslie A. Fields* COOPER & CLOUGH FAIRFIELD AND WOODS Kay J. Rice (D) Charlton H. Carpenter, Craig D. Joyce*, GORDON & REES Thomas P. Kearns John M. Palmeri (D) FISHER & SUHR MCCONNELL FLEISCHNER HOUGHTALING Fritz L. Fisher Walter N. Houghtaling (D), Michael T. FOX ROTHSCHILD McConnell (D) Marshall H. Fishman, Alan B. Lottner, MCDERMOTT & MCDERMOTT Janet E. Perlstein Gerald P. McDermott (P) GORRELL GILES GOLLATA TREECE ALFREY MUSAT Teryl R. Gorrell Michael L. Hutchinson (D) GREENBERG TRAURIG WHEELER TRIGG O’DONNELL Neil Oberfeld, Keith M. Pockross Andrew C. Efaw (D), Carolyn J. HOLLAND & HART Fairless (D), John M. Fitzpatrick (D), Rebecca W. Dow, Andrew A. Folkerth, Kevin J. Kuhn (D) Elizabeth A. Sharrer HUSCH BLACKWELL ENGLEWOOD Paul A. Jacobs BURG SIMPSON ELDREDGE LATHROP & GAGE HERSH & JARDINE Jay F. Kamlet Scott J. Eldredge (P), David P. LEWIS, BESS, WILLIAMS & WEESE Hersh (P) Charles W. Bess 303.792.5595 | page 2 OTTEN JOHNSON ROBINSON NEFF + RAGONETTI PROJECT FINANCE LAW Victoria L. Hellmer, Thomas J. Ragonetti, Frank L. Robinson, John D. DENVER Sternberg, Michael C. Villano, Michael DAVIS GRAHAM & STUBBS Westover John L. McCabe ROBINSON WATERS & O’DORISIO HOGAN LOVELLS US John W. O’Dorisio, Jr. David J. Scott RYLEY CARLOCK & APPLEWHITE HOLLAND & HART Lawrence J. Donovan, Jr., David Mark D. Safty M. Powell SENDER WASSERMAN WADSWORTH PUBLIC FINANCE LAW John B. Wasserman SENN VISCIANO CANGES DENVER Barry Permut, Mark A. Senn BUTLER SNOW SHERMAN & HOWARD Dee P. Wisor Robert L. Brown, Rebecca Anderson HOGAN LOVELLS US Fischer, Gordon W. Netzorg*, Diana Helen C. Atkeson, David J. Scott M. Wendel KUTAK ROCK SILVER & DEBOSKEY James D. Arundel, Robert D. Irvin, Joe L. Silver** Michael R. Johnson, Thomas M. Peltz SNELL & WILMER SHERMAN & HOWARD James M. Mulligan, Andrew L. Pidcock Matthew J. Hogan, Kurt A. Kaufmann, SWEETBAUM SANDS ANDERSON Stanley M. Raine Geoffrey P. Anderson*, Jon F. Sands THE SWEETSER LAW FIRM RAILROAD LAW Daniel A. Sweetser** WAAS CAMPBELL RIVERA JOHNSON & BOULDER VELASQUEZ SCHUETZE & GORDON Darrell G. Waas* Robert A. Schuetze WAGGENER & FOSTER Julia T. Waggener** DENVER WOOD, RIS & HAMES BRENT COON & ASSOCIATES Donald L. Cook James L. Cox, Jr.

ANTONIO BATES BERNARD W. Randolph Barnhart (P) DAVIS GRAHAM & STUBBS Charles L. Casteel (D), Kenzo S. Kawanabe (D) FAEGRE BAKER DANIELS Russell O. Stewart (D) FENNEMORE CRAIG Greg L. Perczak (D) FORMAN, PERRY, WATKINS, KRUTZ & TARDY David M. Setter (D) HALL & EVANS Kenneth H. Lyman (D) HILLYARD, WAHLBERG, KUDLA, SLOANE & WOODRUFF Neil A. Hillyard (P), Daniel Arlen Sloane (P) HOLLAND & HART Dennis W. Brown (D), Patricia Dean (P) KEATING WAGNER POLIDORI FREE William L. Keating (P), Steven R. Polidori (P) MARKUSSON GREEN JARVIS Dennis H. Markusson (D) PELZ & ASSOCIATES REAL ESTATE LAW Harlan P. Pelz (P) * Litigation Only SNELL & WILMER ** Litigation & Practice area Timothy G. O’Neill (D), Daniel S. Wittenberg (D) BOULDER SULLAN2 , SANDGRUND, PERCZAK & NUSS BRYAN CAVE Scott F. Sullan (P) John B. Wood

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FORT COLLINS COAN, PAYTON, & PAYNE G. Brent Coan MYATT BRANDES & GAST Richard S. Gast

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GREENWOOD VILLAGE BENJAMIN, BAIN, HOWARD & COHEN Alvin M. Cohen HOLLAND & HART Dennett L. Hutchinson LAFF CAMPBELL TUCKER & GORDON Matthew D. Gordon, Michael M. Page

LAKEWOOD BANKS & IMATANI Barbara S. Banks

LITTLETON DANIEL M. MINZER Daniel M. Minzer

SECURITIES / CAPITAL MARKETS LAW * Litigation Only ** Litigation & Practice area

AURORA LAW OFFICE OF JAMES E. NESLAND James E. Nesland

BOULDER HOLLAND & HART Scott Berdan

BROOMFIELD COOLEY James C.T. Linfield, Francis R. Wheeler

DENVER BALLARD SPAHR Dwight R. Landes, Roger P. Thomasch* BROWNSTEIN HYATT FARBER SCHRECK Jeffrey M. Knetsch, John V. McDermott*, Lawrence W. Treece* 303.223.1100 | page 7 BRYAN CAVE Timothy R. Beyer, W. Dean Salter DAVIS & CERIANI Gary J. Ceriani* DAVIS GRAHAM & STUBBS Thomas P. Johnson*, Ronald R. Levine II, Patricia Peterson, S. Lee Terry, Jr., David A. Zisser* DORSEY & WHITNEY Kenneth G. Sam, Tucker K. Trautman* FAEGRE BAKER DANIELS Michael S. McCarthy*, Jeffrey A. Sherman, David W. Stark*, Douglas R. Wright GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER Robert C. Blume*, George B. Curtis*, Gregory J. Kerwin* GREENBERG TRAURIG David G. Palmer* HADDON, MORGAN, AND FOREMAN Harold A. Haddon* HILL & ROBBINS Robert F. Hill* HOGAN LOVELLS US Paul Hilton, Daniel F. Shea* HOLLAND & HART Holly Stein Sollod HUSCH BLACKWELL Michael H. Berger* JONES & KELLER Reid A. Godbolt, Edward T. Lyons, Jr.*, Samuel E. Wing 303.573.1600 | page 10 JOSIAH HATCH Josiah O. Hatch III* KUTAK ROCK Robert J. Ahrenholz LEWIS ROCA ROTHGERBER Frederick J. Baumann* MORRISON & FOERSTER Randall J. Fons* OGBORN MIHM Susan Bernhardt* PERKINS COIE Robert N. Miller* REILLY POZNER Jason M. Lynch* SANDER INGEBRETSEN & WAKE S. Kirk Ingebretsen SHERMAN & HOWARD Garth B. Jensen, J. Nicholas McKeever, Jr.*, Gordon W. Netzorg*, James F. Wood WHEELER TRIGG O’DONNELL John M. Vaught*


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SECURITIES REGULATION * Litigation Only ** Litigation & Practice area

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DENVER BROWNSTEIN HYATT FARBER SCHRECK John V. McDermott 303.223.1100 | page 7 BRYAN CAVE W. Dean Salter DAVIS GRAHAM & STUBBS S. Lee Terry, Jr., Lester R. Woodward, David A. Zisser GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER George B. Curtis, Beau Stark HOGAN LOVELLS US Daniel F. Shea JONES & KELLER Reid A. Godbolt 303.573.1600 | page 10 KUTAK ROCK Robert J. Ahrenholz LEWIS ROCA ROTHGERBER Frederick J. Baumann* MORRISON & FOERSTER Randall J. Fons SHERMAN & HOWARD Garth B. Jensen

FAIRFIELD AND WOODS Bruce A. Fowler FORTIS LAW PARTNERS Liane L. Heggy GREENBERG TRAURIG Samuel L. Levy, Richard M. Petkun HEIZER PAUL Cara B. Lawrence HOLLAND & HART Kelly Dickson Cooper, David E. Crandall, Laura Dinan, Heidi S. Glance, Arthur A. Hundhausen, Robert R. Keatinge, John R. Maxfield, Peter J. Perla, Carol Warnick, John R. Wilson HUSCH BLACKWELL Winn W. Halverhout JOSEPH H. THIBODEAU Joseph H. Thibodeau** LEWIS ROCA ROTHGERBER James R. Walker** LEWIS, BESS, WILLIAMS & WEESE Paul T. Ruttum ROBINSON, DISS AND CLOWDUS Fred J. Diss, Richard B. Robinson SHERMAN & HOWARD John H. Birkeland, Douglas M. Cain**, Michael Dubetz, Jr., Bridget K. Sullivan, Duane F. Wurzer SILVERSTEIN & POMERANTZ Neil I. Pomerantz

ENGLEWOOD HOREN, LOCKWOOD AND MASTERS David L. Lockwood

GREENWOOD VILLAGE HOLLAND & HART Adam M. Cohen

LAKEWOOD BUCHANAN & STOUFFER James W. Buchanan III

GREENWOOD VILLAGE BURNS, FIGA & WILL Herrick K. Lidstone, Jr. HOLLAND & HART Mark R. Levy

SECURITIZATION & STRUCTURED FINANCE LAW DENVER SHERMAN & HOWARD Karen L. Chapman

SPORTS LAW DENVER AUGUSTINE LAW FIRM Leigh L. Augustine FAEGRE BAKER DANIELS James D. Leonard

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BOULDER BRYAN CAVE Paul E. Smith HOLLAND & HART Laura S. Hundley

CENTENNIAL THE POE LAW OFFICE Alan Poe**

DENVER ATLASS PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION Theodore B. Atlass BAKER HOSTETLER Theodore Z. Gelt**, Raymond L. Sutton, Jr. BALLARD SPAHR John L. Ruppert BARBARA ANN DALVANO, ESQ. Barbara Ann Dalvano BERENBAUM WEINSHIENK Stephen P. Rickles BROWNSTEIN HYATT FARBER SCHRECK Gregory W. Berger Berger, Neil M. Goff 303.223.1100 | page 7 BUTLER SNOW Rene Adema Moore CHORNEY & MILLARD Marc A. Chorney DAVIS GRAHAM & STUBBS William N. Krems, Laurence E. Nemirow** DEBRUYN LAW OFFICES John W. DeBruyn FAEGRE BAKER DANIELS J. William Callison

LONGMONT STOVER & SPITZ Jennifer M. Spitz

TECHNOLOGY LAW BROOMFIELD COOLEY Jim Brogan

COLORADO SPRINGS HOLLAND & HART Wendy J. Pifher

DENVER DORSEY & WHITNEY Lee R. Osman HOLLAND & HART Kevin S. Crandell PERKINS COIE Peter J. Kinsella SHERMAN & HOWARD Mark W. Williams

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BOULDER HOLLAND & HART Laura S. Hundley HUTCHINSON BLACK AND COOK Constance Tromble Eyster JANE CADDELL PADDISON Jane Caddell Paddison SHELLY MERRITT Shelly D. Merritt

COLORADO SPRINGS BUELL & EZELL Bruce T. Buell KRUSE AND LYNCH Franklin E. Lynch SHARON A. HIGGINS Sharon A. Higgins STANLEY C. KENT Stanley C. Kent

DENVER ATLASS PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION Theodore B. Atlass BAKER HOSTETLER David L. Starbuck, Michael R. Stiff, Raymond L. Sutton, Jr.** BARBARA ANN DALVANO, ESQ. Barbara Ann Dalvano BERENBAUM WEINSHIENK Steven C. Hoth, Stephen P. Rickles CHAPMAN & ROTH Jay H. Chapman, Sharon Roth CHORNEY & MILLARD Marc A. Chorney, Kevin D. Millard

CONSTANCE BECK WOOD WATER LAW Constance B. Wood DAVIS GRAHAM & STUBBS BOULDER Stephen M. Brainerd**, William N. MOSES, WITTEMYER, HARRISON AND Krems WOODRUFF DEBRUYN LAW OFFICES Timothy J. Beaton, James R. Montgomery John W. DeBruyn VRANESH AND RAISCH ELIZABETH A. BRYANT Jerry W. Raisch, Michael D. Shimmin Elizabeth A. Bryant DENVER FAIRFIELD AND WOODS Bruce A. Fowler**, Robert L. Loeb, Jr., BROWNSTEIN HYATT FARBER Constance D. Smith SCHRECK Steven O. Sims GLATSTEIN & O’BRIEN 303.223.1100 | page 7 M. Carl Glatstein CARLSON, HAMMOND & PADDOCK GODDARD & GODDARD Mary Mead Hammond, William A. Susan B. Goddard Paddock HOLLAND & HART DAVIS GRAHAM & STUBBS Kelly Dickson Cooper**, David Zach C. Miller E. Crandall, Laura Dinan, Kami Pomerantz, C. Jean Stewart, Carol HILL & ROBBINS Warnick** Dennis M. Montgomery, David W. Robbins LAW OFFICES OF JOSEPH G. HODGES JR. HOLLAND & HART Joseph G. Hodges Jr. Chris Thorne LEWIS ROCA ROTHGERBER HOSKIN FARINA & KAMPF James R. Walker** William A. Hillhouse II PENDLETON, WILSON, HENNESSEY PETROS & WHITE & CROW Raymond L. Petros Nancy R. Crow RYLEY CARLOCK & APPLEWHITE POSKUS, CATON & KLEIN Brian M. Nazarenus Bernard A. Poskus ROBINSON, DISS AND CLOWDUS TROUT, RALEY, Richard B. Robinson MONTAÑO, SHERMAN & HOWARD Douglas M. Cain, Gregory T. Densen**, WITWER & Bridget K. Sullivan, David Thomas III FREEMAN STEENROD, SCHWARTZ & MCMINIMEE ENVIR O N M E N TAL LAW Bennett W. Raley, Marcie R. McMinimee, Melissa R. Schwartz, R.L. Steenrod Jr.ATIO N James S. Witwer LITIG 303.861.1963 THE LAW OFFICE OF JOHN A. WARNICK John A. Warnick TUTHILL & HUGHES WHITE & Michelle M. Rose-Hughes, Stephanie JANKOWSKI M. Tuthill David F. Jankowski, WADE ASH WOODS HILL & FARLEY Sarah A. Klahn, Merry H. Balson, Marc C. Darling**, Josie M. Faix, Laurie A. Hunter, Keith Michael D. White D. Lapuyade**, Herbert E. Tucker 303.595.9441 IV*, James R. Wade**, Gregory B. Washington* GREENWOOD VILLAGE WAGGENER & FOSTER BURNS, FIGA & WILL C. Victor Quinn Stephen H. Leonhardt ZISMAN, INGRAHAM & MONG James F. Ingraham WORKERS’ ZUSPANN & ZUSPANN COMPENSATION LAW Eugene P. Zuspann II

ARBITRATION / MEDIATION / EMPLOYMENT LAW – INDIVIDUALS / EMPLOYMENT LAW – MANAGEMENT Katy Miller began her legal career with Holland & Hart in 1980 and joined the law firm of Miller & Steiert in 1985. Her law practice was devoted to the area of employment law, representing both employers and employees. Her strong interest in striking a balance among differing perspectives caused her to explore alternative methods to resolve employment disputes. In 1997, Katy founded the Littleton Alternative Dispute Resolution group (LADR), through which she serves as an employment/labor arbitrator, mediator, and independent fact-finder. Since January 2006, she has devoted 100% of her time to serving as a neutral, primarily in the areas of workplace disputes and elder issues. Katy is co-managing editor of The Practitioner’s Guide to Colorado Employment Law. She has been named in The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of both Labor and Employment Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution, and is a member of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. She was selected to the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals in 2010. She has lectured extensively to lawyers and human resource professionals on a variety of employment issues. Katy has been named by her peers as a Super Lawyer/ADR Professional since 2006.

1901 W. Littleton Blvd. | Littleton, CO 80120 PHONE 303.798.2533 | EMAIL Katy@LADRmediation.com

www.LADRmediation.com

S. HANNON KEVIN S. HANNON, KEVIN ESQUIRE

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW LITIGATION

The Hannon Law Firm, LLC was established in 1988 to serve those who The Hannon Law Firm, LLC have suffered personal injury, property damage was established in 1988 to and economic loss. The firm serve those who have suffered emphasizes environmental torts and personal injury personal injury, property matters, including class actions in several states. damage and economic Kevin’s work includes loss. The Firm emphasizes experience with a broad range of toxic chemicals in air, soil and water. His environmental torts and appellate work has resulted in groundbreaking law in personal injury matters, trespass, medical monitoring and class action claims. He received a “Trial Lawyer of the Year” award from C Workers’ Compensation Law including class actions in several states. Kevin’s Claimants; ENGLEWOOD Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, and “Case of the Year” E Workers’ Compensation Law – HOREN, LOCKWOOD AND MASTERS and “Outstanding Young Trial Lawyer” awards from the work includes experience with a broad range of Employers Mark D. Masters Colorado Trial Lawyers Association.

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BOULDER in air, soil and water. His appellate KAREN BURNS THE HANNON LAW FIRM, LLC work has resulted in groundbreaking law in trespass, Karen A. Burns (C, E) 1641 Downing Street | Denver, CO 80218 PHONE 303.861.8800 | FAX 303.861.8855 COLORADO SPRINGS medical monitoring and class action claims. He LAFAYETTE www.hannonlaw.com RITSEMA & LYON KINGSBERY, JOHNSON & LOVE SusanLawyer K. Reeves (E) of the Year” award from received a “Trial John G. Steinkamp DENVERJustice, and “Case of the Trial Lawyers for Public LAKEWOOD BUESCHER, GOLDHAMMER, KELMAN BUCHANAN & STOUFFER & PERERA Year” Young Trial Lawyer” awards James W. Buchanan III, Lisaand Eastin, “Outstanding Joseph M. Goldhammer (C) TODD J. MCNAMARA Richard M. Hess Jr., James P. Stouffer from Colorado Trial Lawyers Association. DODGE LAW FIRM DOUSSARD TURNER & BOWERS SUSAN R. HARRIS & ASSOCIATES Susan R. Harris

Shelley Phelps Dodge (C) LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAW - INDIVIDUALS RITSEMA & LYON Tama L. Levine (E), Lynn P. Lyon (E) LITTLETON Todd J. McNamara excluSENTER GOLDFARB & RICE sively practices employment FRANK T. HILL - ATTORNEY AT LAW William M. Sterck (E) Francis T. Hill law. With over 35 years of THE LAW FIRM OF LEE + KINDER MILLER & STEIERT experience, he has secured Katherine Markheim Lee (E) Walter M. Kelly II** numerous multi-million dollar TREECE ALFREY MUSAT recoveries on behalf of LONGMONT Karen Gail Treece (E) employees. He is co-author STOVER & SPITZ WILLIAM J. MACDONALD of Federal Employment Jury Street | Denver, CO 80218 Jennifer M. Spitz, Thomas L. Stover 1641 Downing William J. MacDonald (C) Instructions, used nationally. PHONE 303.861.8800 | FAX 303.861.8855 VENTURE CAPITAL LAW GREENWOOD VILLAGE In addition to his Best Lawyers www.hannonlaw.com recognition, Todd has been a THOMAS POLLART & MILLER BOULDER Stacy J. Tarler (C) Colorado Super Lawyer since FAEGRE BAKER DANIELS 2006, maintains an AV®James H. Carroll LAKEWOOD PreeminentTM rating with Martindale-Hubbell, and has been THE FRICKEY LAW FIRM BROOMFIELD frequently listed as one of the Top 50 or Top 100 lawyers in Janet L. Frickey (C) COOLEY the state. In 2013, Todd was selected as the Best Lawyers James C.T. Linfield, Michael L. Platt Lawyer of the Year in Employment Law-Individuals, in Denver. Todd was honored with induction as a Fellow of the College DENVER of Labor and Employment Lawyers in 2005 and frequently DAVIS GRAHAM & STUBBS lectures and publishes on employment law. Ronald R. Levine II HOLLAND & HART MCNAMARA ROSEMAN & KAZMIERSKI LLP Betty Carter Arkell, Christina Groll 1640 East 18th Avenue | Denver, CO 80218 PHONE 303.333.8700 | FAX 303.331.6967 EMAIL tjm@18thAveLaw.com Joseph E. Doussard

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Chalat Hatten Koupal & Banker PC Jim Chalat earned his listing in Best Lawyers because of his success as a career personal injury trial lawyer. Jim’s practice is focused on wrongful death, personal injury, auto/trucking, ski accident and malpractice cases. Jim’s credentials include membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates, annual recognition by Colorado Super Lawyers, an AVPreeminent Bar Register rating with Martindale Hubbell. If you go to Lawyers.com, you will see Jim has a 5.0/5.0 peer review rating. On AVVO.com, Jim’s clients have rated him “10 out of 10: Superb.” But the strongest endorsements are always the results—the million dollar verdicts and settlements that Jim has obtained for clients. That money has provided his clients with the means to live lives with dignity and security when their injuries or losses may otherwise have condemned them to poverty and public assistance. Jim’s success as a trial lawyer is mirrored by his recognition in professional circles. He has authored law review articles and contributed to law texts. Jim is also a popular speaker. He has lectured at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, the University of Colorado School of Law, and Harvard Law School. Jim and his firm are committed to the old-fashioned ideals of public service. Since 2011, the firm has received annual recognition from the Colorado Supreme Court for Pro Bono service. Credentials coupled with a published record of success, that’s what makes our firm a top pick for Colorado personal injury firms. According to Jim Chalat: “Our clients call us when searching for a law firm with real credentials in the profession. They have claims for catastrophic injuries; often these matters are critical to provide resources for recovery. If you need a personal injury lawyer, consider our credentials, then give us a call. We welcome an opportunity to answer your questions and there is no charge to discuss your case. ”

1900 Grant Street | Suite 1050 | Denver, CO 80203 PHONE 303.861.1042 | FAX 303.861.0506

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