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Congratulations to the attorneys listed in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©! Leventhal & Puga, P.C. received a U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" Tier 1 ranking in Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs and Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs in Colorado Jim Leventhal

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Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs Best Lawyers 24 years

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Choose Colorado’s preeminent Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice firm. Leventhal & Puga’s life-changing work for its clients has resulted in numerous safety changes throughout Colorado and the U.S. One of the nation’s premier personal injury and medical malpractice firms, Denver-based Leventhal & Puga provides legal counsel to those seriously injured as a result of negligence, medical malpractice, or defective products, handling a wide array of cases from auto, trucking, and aviation accidents to brain injury, slips and falls, or insurance bad faith. “We remain devoted to helping people, and we pride ourselves on improving our clients’ quality of life,” says Founding and Senior Partner Jim Leventhal, a member of The Inner Circle of Advocates, an invitation-only induction of the top 100 trial lawyers in the U.S. “Trial lawyers continue to make our community and country safer—and we help people who desperately need our assistance.” The firm’s unparalleled trial experience has resulted in multiple record verdicts and settlements in the fields of medical negligence and personal injury, providing necessary compensation to victims throughout the country. Leventhal & Puga’s award-winning attorneys—including Jim Leventhal, Jim Puga, Hollynd Hoskins, and Molly Greenblatt—are superior trial lawyers with unparalleled results. They don’t rest until they achieve justice.

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American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado: Arash Jahanian (civil rights law, 2018) is seeking records related to Kamyar Samimi, who was arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials in November. Samimi had been convicted of cocaine possession 12 years prior, and ICE alleged that due to this felony, he was eligible for deportation. Samimi died while held in a detention facility, and the ACLU and other organizations are looking for more information.

Eytan Nielsen: Iris Eytan (criminal defense: general practice, 2011) is representing criminals with mental illness who have been jailed and are suffering due to lack of proper treatment for their illnesses. The Colorado prison system is currently so overwhelmed that prisoners with mental illnesses are waiting up to four times as long as legally allowed for their evaluations and treatments.

Klein Frank: Carrie Frank (product liability litigation – plaintiffs, 2012) and Beth Klein (professional malpractice law – plaintiffs, 2015) are representing Gail Goehrig in a case against Silverton Mountain. Goehrig is suing the establishment after being knocked off a chairlift platform by its chair, which caused her to fall head-first onto rocks. She sustained serious injuries from her fall.

Rathod Mohamedbhai: Qusair Mohamedbhai (civil rights law; employment law – individuals, 2016) filed a complaint regarding John Veach, who was shot and killed by two Rawlins police officers, Sergeant Jared Frakes and Officer Joe Balestrieri, in a gas station parking lot. The complaint alleges that the officers shot Veach “execution style” as he tried to drive away from them.

Recht Kornfeld: David Beller (criminal defense: white-collar, 2017) is defending Steven Michael Jenkins, former staff member at a Castle Rock charter school. Jenkins faces charges for sexual exploitation of a child after “up-skirt” videos were found on his phone, which included at least three videos of underage children from Renaissance Secondary School where he worked.

Recht Kornfeld: Megan Downing (DUI/DWI defense, 2017) and attorney Douglas Cohen represented Ian Fitzgerald O’Connor, who drove under the influence of alcohol and possibly drugs and caused an accident that led to the death of motorcyclist Paul Dacko.

HONORABLE MENTION Payton & Payne announced the addition ► Coan, of technology to its practice areas that it will cover in July 2017.

C. Canney: Randy C. Canney (criminal ► Randy defense: general practice, 2016) became a

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Non-Profit Volunteers, Donors, Employees, and Refugees Seeking Help Allege Corruption at the Hand of Its Chief Executive ITN FEATURE

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but that money was slow to oster Graham Milstein arrive to refugees in need, & Calisher: Lara Baker and staff members weren’t (c r i m i n a l d e fe n s e : bei ng pa id . Shor t ly a f ter general practice, 2018) and arriving in Boulder, Ayoub attorney Gary Lozow are fou nd b a n k re cord s t h at defending Andrew Baron, the LARA BAKER showed that Baron had taken chief executive of the Boulderapproximately $130,000 for his based charity Humanwire. own expenses (restaurants, Humanwire is a non-profit children’s activities, groceries, that assists displaced Syrian etc.). refugees. Mona Ayoub came to In the end of November, Colorado from the Bekaa Valley Boulder District Court Judge in Lebanon this summer to help Marizela Cano ordered Baron Baron with his non-profit. He GARY LOZOW to refrain from soliciting or had promised her temporary housing in his home and assistance with accepting donations on beha lf of acquiring a work visa. Instead, Ayoub Humanwire. Zolow and Baker said says Baron turned against her and she he is adhering to those conditions. is “practically homeless,” according to Ayoub is a key witness with Boulder prosecutors, and Baron faces felony the Colorado Daily. Donors gave the non-profit almost counts of charity fraud and theft of $1 million in the span of two years, $130,000.

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ADMINISTRATIVE / MCCORMICK & KENNEDY REGULATORY LAW G. Paul McCormick CAPLAN AND EARNEST Linda L. Siderius

ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION

EDUCATION LAW

HEALTH CARE LAW CAPLAN AND EARNEST Linda L. Siderius, Jennifer A. Sullivan, Matthew Ullrich

IMMIGRATION LAW

CAPLAN AND EARNEST CAPLAN AND EARNEST James C. Branum, Richard E. Bump, W. Brad J. Hendrick Stuart Stuller

INSURANCE LAW EMINENT DOMAIN AND CONDEMNATION LAW CEDERBERG LAW FIRM

CLINE WILLIAMS WRIGHT JOHNSON & OLDFATHER Tracy A. Oldemeyer (A) STEVEN MEYRICH Steven Meyrich (A, M)

2018 S U RV E Y R E S U LT S COLORADO

W. B. SCHROEDER LAW OFFICE Wayne B. Schroeder

Jason D. Haislmaier (C, P)

COCHRAN FREUND & YOUNG William W. Cochran II (C, P, T), James R. Young (IP*, P, P*, T)

HUTCHINSON BLACK AND COOK William D. Meyer

COOLEY Orion Armon (IP*), James P. Brogan (C, IP*, P, P*)

CONSTRUCTION LAW BERG HILL GREENLEAF & RUSCITTI Richard F. Greenleaf HOLLAND & HART Christopher A. Gunlikson HUTCHINSON BLACK AND COOK C. Brad Peterson

CIANCIO CIANCIO BROWN, P.C. CYNTHIA L. CIANCIO 303.451.0300 WWW.COLO-LAW.COM

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE FRANK A. DEVINCENT AND COMPLIANCE LAW Frank A. DeVincent

HUTCHINSON BLACK AND COOK James L. Carpenter, Jr. (G)

MICHAEL E. MINER Michael E. Miner

CORPORATE LAW STAHLY BRYAN CAVE Mark W. Weakley COAN, PAYTON & PAYNE G. Brent Coan

Todd A. Stahly

FAMILY LAW MEDIATION

COOLEY James C.T. Linfield, Michael L. Platt, Francis R. Wheeler

ROBERTS & OLIVIA Keith M. Olivia

LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW

HOLLAND & HART Judith A. Biggs (EM, LE*, LM), Mark B. Wiletsky (LE*) LEH LAW GROUP Christopher M. Leh (EM)

LAND USE & ZONING LAW BERG HILL GREENLEAF & RUSCITTI Josh Marks*

PACKARDDIERKING Bruce D. Dierking

LEGAL MALPRACTICE LAW

HUTCHINSON BLACK AND COOK James L. Carpenter, Jr., Maureen E. Eldredge

LAW OFFICES OF ERIC JONSEN Eric Jonsen (P)

CIANCIO CIANCIO BROWN, P.C. CYNTHIA L. CIANCIO

CIANCIO CIANCIO BROWN Gene A. Ciancio

MCCORMICK & KENNEDY G. Paul McCormick

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METIER LAW FIRM T. Thomas Metier (P) OLLANIK LAW Stuart A. Ollanik (P)

PURVIS GRAY THOMSON, LLP JOHN A. PURVIS (P) 303.442.3366 PURVISGRAY.NET

PURVIS GRAY THOMSON, LLP JOHN A. PURVIS (D, P) 303.442.3366 PURVISGRAY.NET

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAW

FAEGRE BAKER DANIELS James H. Carroll HOLLAND & HART Beat Steiner HUTCHINSON BLACK AND COOK James L. Carpenter, Jr.

NATIVE AMERICAN LAW BERG HILL GREENLEAF & RUSCITTI Padraic I. McCoy FREDERICKS, PEEBLES & MORGAN Thomas W. Fredericks, Jeremy J. Patterson

PURVIS GRAY THOMSON, LLP MICHAEL J. THOMSON (P) 303.442.3366 PURVISGRAY.NET STEVE RAY LAW Steven B. Ray (D, P)

PRODUCT LIABILITY LITIGATION KLEIN FRANK Carrie Frank (P)

LAW OFFICES OF BRUCE R. GREENE & ASSOCIATES Bruce R. Greene MCELROY, MEYER, WALKER & CONDON Scott B. McElroy NATIVE AMERICAN RIGHTS FUND John E. Echohawk, Melody L. McCoy, Heather Whiteman Runs Him

CRIMINAL DEFENSE: 303.451.0300 GENERAL PRACTICE WWW.COLO-LAW.COM JURDEM Scott Jurdem

MASS TORT LITIGATION MACON COWLES ASSOCIATES / CLASS ACTIONS S. Macon Cowles III (P) MACON COWLES ASSOCIATES S. Macon Cowles III (P)

HOLLAND & HART CAPLAN AND EARNEST Andrea Anderson (T), Donald A. Degnan (C, IP*, P*), Michael L. Drapkin Sheryl Bridges (D) (P, P*), Timothy P. Getzoff (IP*), Scott HUTCHINSON BLACK AND COOK S. Havlick (C, IP*, P*, T) Kimberly M. Hult (P), Baine P. Kerr (P) LATHROP GAGE METIER LAW FIRM Curtis A. Vock (P) T. Thomas Metier (P) MARSH FISCHMANN & BREYFOGLE Robert G. Crouch (C, IP*, P, P*, T), Kent MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS LAW A. Fischmann (P) COOLEY James C.T. Linfield, Francis R. Wheeler

HOLLAND & HART Beat Steiner

HOLLAND & HART Scott A. Berdan

HUTCHINSON BLACK AND COOK Christopher W. Ford (P), Glen F. Gordon (P), Robert A. Schuetze (P)

DRISCOLL ROSE David J. Driscoll

DRISCOLL ROSE David J. Driscoll

SHOEMAKER GHISELLI + SCHWARTZ Andrew R. Shoemaker

COOLEY James C.T. Linfield, Michael L. Platt

James A. Cederberg

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW TAFFET LAW BANKRUPTCY AND CREDITOR DEBTOR RIGHTS / INSOLVENCY VRANESH AND RAISCH Steven Taffet AND REORGANIZATION LAW Jerry W. Raisch, Eugene J. Riordan INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW THE DALEY LAW FIRM Darrell M. Daley* FAMILY LAW BRYAN CAVE COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

ROSE LEVERAGED BUYOUTS AND DRISCOLL PRIVATE EQUITY LAW David J. Driscoll (P)

NATURAL RESOURCES LAW VRANESH AND RAISCH Jerry W. Raisch

PURVIS GRAY THOMSON, LLP JOHN A. PURVIS (P) PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION 303.442.3366 PURVISGRAY.NET

STEVEN MEYRICH Steven Meyrich

PURVIS GRAY THOMSON, LLP JOHN A. PURVIS (P) 303.442.3366 PURVISGRAY.NET

CANNON HADFIELD STIEBEN & DOUTT Peter S. Dusbabek (P)

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PROFESSIONAL COOLEY MALPRACTICE LAW James C.T. Linfield, Michael L. Platt FAEGRE BAKER DANIELS James H. Carroll

KLEIN FRANK Beth Klein (P)

PROFILED FIRM/LAWYER

SILVER & DEBOSKEY Gary B. Blum (A, M) THE LAW OFFICE OF MICHAEL F. DIMANNA Michael F. DiManna (M)

WATER LAW TIERNEY LAWRENCE

MOSES, WITTEMYER, HARRISON AND WOODRUFF James R. Montgomery VRANESH AND RAISCH Jerry W. Raisch

Martha M. Tierney (A)

PURVIS GRAY THOMSON, LLP JOHN A. PURVIS (P) 303.442.3366 PURVISGRAY.NET

DENVER ADMINISTRATIVE / REGULATORY LAW HOLLAND & HART John F. Shepherd

RAILROAD LAW IRELAND STAPLETON PRYOR &

HUTCHINSON BLACK AND COOK Robert A. Schuetze

PASCOE Tom Downey

KAPLAN KIRSCH & ROCKWELL REAL ESTATE LAW John E. Putnam CAPLAN AND EARNEST LEWIS, BESS, WILLIAMS & WEESE Richard E. Bump Ezekiel J. Williams COAN, PAYTON & PAYNE RECHT KORNFELD G. Brent Coan Mark G. Grueskin DARLING PRINTZ RYLEY CARLOCK & APPLEWHITE Elizabeth C. Darling Richard C. Kaufman GAST JOHNSON & MUFFLY WELBORN SULLIVAN MECK & Richard S. Gast HOLLAND & HART Christopher A. Gunlikson, J. Marcus Painter, Beat Steiner** KOTTKE & BRANTZ Jon F. Kottke PACKARDDIERKING Bruce D. Dierking

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ADVERTISING LAW

C. WILD III, ATTORNEY SECURITIES / CAPITAL CLAUDE LAW MARKETS LAW AT Claude C. Wild III

COOLEY James C.T. Linfield (R, S), Francis R. Wheeler (S) HOLLAND & HART Scott A. Berdan (S)

GREENBERG TRAURIG Justin J. Prochnow

Williamson (A)

DAVIS GRAHAM & STUBBS Dale R. Harris (A, M), Sybil R. Kisken (A)

COOLEY Aaron Pomeroy HOLLAND & HART Margot Summers Edwards, Laura S. Hundley STOVER & SPITZ Jennifer M. Spitz COOLEY James P. Brogan

TRUSTS AND ESTATES HOLLAND & HART Margot Summers Edwards, Laura S. Hundley HUTCHINSON BLACK AND COOK Constance T. Eyster JANE CADDELL PADDISON Jane Caddell Paddison KINGSBERY, JOHNSON & LOVE Eric V. Love S.D. MERRITT & ASSOCIATES Shelly D. Merritt STOVER & SPITZ Jennifer M. Spitz, Thomas L. Stover VINCENT, ROMEO & RODRIGUEZ Thomas A. Rodriguez*

EASONROHDE Richard L. Eason (B)

DORSEY & WHITNEY Tucker K. Trautman

CHOQUETTE & HART Steven C. Choquette

FAEGRE BAKER DANIELS David W. Stark (B*)

FAEGRE BAKER DANIELS Michael S. McCarthy

CONFLICT RESOLUTION SERVICES Julie M. Williamson

GREENBERG TRAURIG David G. Palmer

DAVIS & CERIANI Gary J. Ceriani

HADDON, MORGAN, AND FOREMAN Harold A. Haddon, Pamela Robillard Mackey

DAVIS GRAHAM & STUBBS Thomas C. Bell, William A. Bianco, Charles L. Casteel, John A. Francis, Michael J. Gallagher, Dale R. Harris, Richard P. Holme, Thomas P. Johnson, Kenzo S. Kawanabe, Jordan Lipp, Andrew M. Low, Jason M. Lynch, Shannon Wells Stevenson

DORSEY & WHITNEY Tucker K. Trautman* GREENBERG TRAURIG David G. Palmer* HILL & ROBBINS Robert F. Hill*

GREENBERG TRAURIG David G. Palmer (B*) HOLLAND & HART Richard M. Koon (B, R), Christopher H. Toll (B*) HOLLAND & KNIGHT Mark R. Goldschmidt (B)

JONES & KELLER Stuart N. Bennett (B*) page 14 LEWIS ROCA ROTHGERBER CHRISTIE Tennyson W. Grebenar (B, R), William P. Johnson (B*), Gregory B. Kanan (B*), Kevin M. Kelly (B)

HOLLAND & HART MOYE WHITE James E. Hartley**, Mark F. Sheridan* John E. Moye (B)

JONES & KELLER G. Stephen Long* page 14

REILLY POZNER Daniel Reilly (B*) SHAPIRO BIEGING BARBER OTTESON I. Thomas Bieging (B, B*, R)

MICHAEL L. GLASER Michael L. Glaser SHERMAN & HOWARD Robert E. Youle* WHEELER TRIGG O’DONNELL Kathryn A. Reilly* ARNOLD & PORTER KAYE SCHOLER Timothy R. Macdonald DAVIS GRAHAM & STUBBS Richard P. Holme, Andrew M. Low, Shannon Wells Stevenson DEAN NEUWIRTH Dean S. Neuwirth GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER Gregory J. Kerwin HADDON, MORGAN, AND FOREMAN Norman R. Mueller Richard A. Westfall

HOLLAND & HART Marcy G. Glenn, Stephen G. Masciocchi

SHERMAN & HOWARD John W. Low (B), Gordon W. Netzorg (B*), Mark W. Williams (B) STINSON LEONARD STREET Barkley Clark (B, B*, R), Ernest J. Panasci (B)

DAVIS GRAHAM & STUBBS Thomas C. Bell**, Christopher L. Richardson FAIRFIELD AND WOODS Caroline C. Fuller**, John M. Tanner* HAYNES AND BOONE Patrick L. Hughes

LEVIN SITCOFF Bradley A. Levin

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rial lawyers have long served on the front lines of American justice, championing civil rights and safety regulations that have made the country fairer, the environment cleaner, and medicine safer. Their efforts have helped preserve the civil justice system and ensure accountability for American consumers—and, as attorney Michael Burg notes, they are needed now more than ever. “The framers of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence understood the importance of the jury trial and how vital lawyers are to a civil society,” says Burg, founder of the leading plaintiffs’ trial firm Burg, Simpson, Eldredge, Hersh & Jardine, PC. “But many of our civil liberties are now under attack, and the only people left to fight for consumer rights are trial lawyers.” Burg has personally served as lead counsel in more than 185 jury trials, including high-profile cases against the financial industry and pharmaceutical giants Eli Lilly and Johnson & Johnson. His lifelong battle against corporate greed and corruption is chronicled in the recent

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“Many of our civil liberties are now under attack, and the only people left to fight for consumer rights are trial lawyers.” memoir, Trial by Fire: One Man’s Battle to End Corporate Greed and Save Lives, which quickly became an Amazon bestseller following its release last year. “From the start, I’ve been inspired by the work of other trial lawyers who have fought so hard to change the world for the better,” Burg says. “So, when I look back on the cases I’ve handled over the years, I take pride in knowing that I’ve made a contribution to an incredibly important tradition.” Among his notable achievements, Burg recovered $6.4 million in a gas explosion case that prompted dramatic safety changes to a city’s pipelines. More recently, he fought an eight-year battle against UBS for knowingly selling risky mortgages to investors, and he filed a sweeping action against 18 California wineries to stop them from selling toxic wine contaminated with arsenic. He is also representing the victims of a

company’s fraudulent scheme to illegally sell their loved ones’ body parts, which were donated for medical research. In the area of pharmaceutical multidistrict litigation, Burg has achieved many highprofile leadership appointments by federal judges throughout the country: he served as co-lead counsel in the Ortho Evra and Yaz/Yasmin litigations, which resulted in settlements of over $3 billion to more than 10,000 injured women; as a member of the state liaison committee for the Vioxx litigation; and as a member of the executive committee in the Zyprexa litigation, which received a global settlement of more than a billion dollars. He has also taken on Big Pharma in cases concerning the drugs FenPhen and Pradaxa. “Part of what inspired me to become a lawyer and handle these types of cases was finding a biography of Clarence Darrow on my parents’ bookshelf at a young age


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and reading about his contributions,” Burg says. “It showed me that trial lawyers truly are protectors of the community who guard the rights of injured individuals.” In 2013, Burg was recognized as being in the same realm as his legal hero when he received the Clarence Darrow Award, one of the most prestigious awards given to trial lawyers. More recently, he has been inducted into the National Trial Lawyers’ Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame, whose impressive group of honorees includes such legendary trial lawyers as Darrow, Thurgood Marshall, Melvin Belli, and Johnny Cochran. This year, Burg, along with a third of the firm’s other 60-plus litigation attorneys, was named in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America © in Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs, and Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs in Denver. He was also listed as the 2018 Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” in Mass Tort Litigations / Class Actions – Plaintiffs in Denver, along with Scott Eldredge, Scott Sullan, and James Heckbert. Given this talent, it should come as no surprise that Burg Simpson has become an institution among plaintiffs’ law firms, with a national footprint and a reputation for trial success. In all, Burg Simpson has recovered more than $1 billion for its clients, including more than 100 verdicts, settlements, and judgments of $1 million or more. The firm also continues to be recognized as a national Tier 1 firm for Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs by U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.” “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 offer clients,” Burg says. “People here work day and night to ensure clients receive the highest level of representation—and that is ultimately what allows us to serve as a strong voice for American consumers.” from lef t to right :

David K. TeSelle, Steven G. Greenlee, Peter W. Burg, Mari K. Perczak, Thomas W. Henderson, Seth A. Katz, John M. Connell, Scott J. Eldredge, Nick D. Fogel, Michael S. Burg, Holly Baer Kammerer, Colin M. Simpson, David P. Hersh, Brian K. Matise, Meghan C. Quinlivan, Larry B. Jones, Kerry N. Jardine not pictured :

Janet G. Abaray, James G. Heckbert Ronald M. Sandgrund, Curt T. Sullan Scott F. Sullan, Calvin S. Tregre, Jr.

Michael Burg on the vital work of trial lawyers.

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& LYON WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAW RITSEMA Tama L. Levine (E), Lynn P. Lyon (E), Susan K. Reeves (E)

BURG SIMPSON ELDREDGE HERSH & JARDINE John M. Connell (C), Nick Fogel (C) page 19

RUEGSEGGER SIMONS SMITH & STERN Tiffany Scully Kinder (E),

CLAWSON & CLAWSON Michael M. Clawson (C) HEUSER & HEUSER Barkley Heuser (C), Gordon Heuser (C) KEATING WAGNER POLIDORI FREE Laurence J. Free (C), Bradley Unkeless (C) LAW OFFICE OF O’TOOLE & SBARBARO John A. Sbarbaro (C, E) LEE & BROWN Joseph Gren (E), Katherine Markheim Lee (E), Karen Gail Treece (E)

POLLART MILLER Eric J. Pollart (E) page 18

& ASSOCIATES FAMILY LAW DUGAN Thomas P. Dugan

SJT LAW Stacy J. Tarler (C)

OATES, KNEZEVICH, GARDENSWARTZ, KELLY & MORROW Ted D. Gardenswartz

WILLIAM J. MACDONALD William J. Macdonald (C)

WESTERN COLORADO COMMERCIAL LITIGATION PORTERFIELD & ASSOCIATES Wendell B. Porterfield Jr.

THE LAW FIRM OF ANDERSON & BAKER Deborah Anderson KARP NEU HANLON Sander N. Karp (EI)

REAL ESTATE LAW HOLLAND & HART Arthur C. Daily

MAYNES, BRADFORD, SHIPPS & SHEFTEL Thomas H. Shipps

WATER LAW BALCOMB & GREEN David C. Hallford

MAYNES, BRADFORD, SHIPPS & SHEFTEL Thomas H. Shipps

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HOSKIN FARINA & KAMPF William A. Hillhouse II

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MAYNES, BRADFORD, SHIPPS & SHEFTEL Thomas H. Shipps

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BURG SIMPSON ELDREDGE HERSH & JARDINE James G. Heckbert (P) page 19

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HOLLAND & HART Mark E. Hamilton HOSKIN FARINA & KAMPF William A. Hillhouse II

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COX BAKER & PAGE, LLC 858 West Happy Canyon Road, Suite 215 Castle Rock, CO 80108 phone 303.688.8588 | fax 303.663.0850 email mcb@coxbaker.com www.coxbaker.com

David A. Lamb is a founding shareholder and CTO of Sherr Puttmann Akins Lamb PC. Prior to opening Sherr Puttmann Akins Lamb PC, David practiced at a major family law firm from 2008 to 2010 and was a prosecutor at the Denver District At torney ’s Of f ice from 2001 to 2008. He also worked previously at Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell handling complex corporate and financial matters earlier in his career. David loves the practice of family law. He has focused most of his career on helping families through the legal process. “It’s an honor to help people in these very difficult times in their lives,” David says. David often encourages mediation and arbitration to settle cases fairly and favorably without trial.

Cour tney is an at torney at Sherr Put tmann Akins Lamb, PC. Prior to joining SPAL, Courtney was an attorney at Hinds and Hinds Family Law and worked for the Honorable A ngela A rkin and the Honorable Kerr y Hada. Cour tney has dedicated her professional career to helping families experiencing transition and conf lic t. She handles complex domestic relations matters, ranging from financial disputes to high conflict child custody matters. Cour tney gives each case the individual attention it deser ves, understanding that no family is the same. She is a passionate advocate for her clients, working hard to obtain an amicable resolution whenever possible. Courtney is also a skilled and respected trial law yer with experience tr ying domes tic cases in jurisdictions throughout Colorado.

SHERR PUTTMANN AKINS LAMB PC

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As a founding member of Pollart Miller, Eric draws on over 20 years as practicing attorney to represent clients in Colorado, Utah and Nebraska. As litigation counsel and advisor, he supports and advocates for the interest and rights of his clients in their insurance and employment-related issues with an emphasis on defending workers’ compensation matters. Whether large national corporations or those with regional focus, Eric provides counsel to assist clients with risk assessment and litigation analysis. Eric’s trial experience means his clients have the security of a seasoned trial advocate when necessary, but at the same time a counselor who helps them find solutions to reduce claim exposure and the costs before litigation. POLLART MILLER LLC 5700 South Quebec Street, Suite 200 Greenwood Village, CO 80111 phone 720.488.9586 | toll free 877.259.5693 fax 720.488.9587 www.pollartmiller.com

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BALCOMB & GREEN David C. Hallford

GARFIELD & HECHT Robert E. Kendig

THE FRICKEY LAW FIRM Janet L. Frickey (C)

DAVIS RICHTER & MAYLE NATURAL RESOURCES LAW KILLIAN J. Keith Killian (P)

ENERGY LAW DUGAN & ASSOCIATES Thomas P. Dugan

SENTER GOLDFARB & RICE William M. Sterck (E)

Par t ner, Mar y C . B aker, graduated from Illinois State University, summa cum laude, with Depar tment al Honors, and she obtained her law degree in 1989 from the Universit y of Denver, College of Law. Beginning in Texas as a civil litigator, she limited her prac tice exclusively to family law in 1993. Also licensed in New Mexico and Colorado, she returned to Colorado in 2003, establishing Cox Baker & Page in 2006. Understanding that divorce, even if amicable, is difficult, she is passionate about helping her clients through their transitions, one step at a time. Ms. Baker was honored to serve her professional associations in a number of capacities, including leadership in her local bar association. She enjoys her family, including her husband, two daughters, their horses and pets, and the great state of Colorado.

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Catherine Puttmann, Esq., is a founding shareholder at Sherr Put tmann Akins Lamb PC. Ms. Put tmann received her B. A . in political science from the Universit y of Colorado, Boulder, in 199 4 and her J. D. in 1997 from the Universit y of Houston. Ms. Put tmann is an experienced litigator and negotiator. She was a criminal prosecutor with the 18 th Judicial Distric t from 1999 until 2005 when she moved to private practice, specializing in family law. Ms. Put tmann is an advocate for alternative dispute resolutions, in which both par ties agree to set tle and forgo cour troom in te r v e n t i o n . H o w e v e r, w i t h h e r e x te nsi v e litigation experience she is equally comfortable advocating for her client in the cour troom. Ms. Put tmann is a member of the Colorado B ar A ssociation as well as a member of the Denver, Douglas, and Arapahoe County Bar Associations.

Megan M. Sherr, J.D., is a founding Shareholder and the President/CEO of Sherr Puttmann Akins Lamb PC. Prior to opening Sherr Puttmann Akins Lamb PC, Megan was a Shareholder at Gutterman Griffiths PC. Megan also served as a Deputy District Attorney for the City and County of Denver, Colorado. Over the past 14 years, Megan has litigated, mediated, and settled all types of family law cases, including dissolution cases, paternity actions, post decree cases, contempt citations, complex financial high asset cases, and high conflict matters. Megan is a trained family law mediator. Megan has been given the honor and privilege to lecture, teach, coach, and mentor her colleagues, expert witnesses, and law students on various family law topics and trial techniques. Megan has developed an excellent reputation for providing thoughtful, compassionate, and thorough representation for her clients.

SHERR PUTTMANN AKINS LAMB PC

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