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Colorado Super Lawyers Articles

Family First

Between Suzie’s estate planning practice, Jay’s DUI defense shop, and three kids, keeping up with the Tiftickjians is no easy task


Jim Gilbert’s crusade for victims of unsafe vehicles

Nothing for Granted

A near-death experience helped Keith Fuicelli relate to his clients—and remember what’s important

'What a Democracy Should Be'

Election law attorney Martha Tierney on the gold standard in Colorado and trouble elsewhere

Bribery, Fraud and Love at First Sight

Mark Senn’s first foray in real estate law was like doing a heart transplant without medical training

Highway From the Danger Zone

Retired Air Force Captain Byeongsook Seo brings an engineer’s mind to the law

Paula Greisen Discusses 303 Creative v. Elenis

The civil rights lawyer on what makes it different from the Masterpiece cases and how SCOTUS may rule on it

Comeback Drive

Former pro football player Hollynd Hoskins keeps going until the final whistle for clients like Curtis Brooks

A Country of Immigrants

Colorado attorneys on what it means to be an immigrant practicing law in the U.S.

'Some Kind of Difference'

Igor Raykin spent a decade teaching underserved kids before entering education law

Peak Performance

Eliza Steinberg has conquered more than half the state’s 14ers, including its most difficult

The Human Element

Even plaintiff’s lawyers salute Mike O’Donnell’s decency

This Is a Change, and I Want to Be Part of It

An oral history of trailblazing women in the law

Through the Fire

How Cyrus Rajabi’s firefighting and EMT training helped save his daughter’s life

'These Are Human Beings'

Mari Newman got into civil rights law to fight for those who need her most—like Diana Sanchez

Get Back Up

No matter how many times he’s been knocked down, Michael Burg always rises

Persistent as Hell

Paula Greisen isn’t going to wait around for someone else to enact change

Moving Forward

My life before, during and after cancer

A Brain Under the Helmet

Why Scott Havlick swapped his bike bag for a briefcase

'Were the Kids Safe?'

Matt Holohan and Karam Saab try to reunite families separated at the border

From Then … … to Now

An oral history of lawyers who started practicing in the 1960s

Justice Is Coming

Tina Habas is civil defense’s worst nightmare: a former defense attorney, now plaintiff’s attorney, who “speaks Judge”


On the slopes and the courtroom, Ellie Lockwood leaves the competition behind

Third Time’s the Charm

Patrick Mulligan gives defendants another shot at a second chance

When the FBI Comes Calling

What Ken Eichner has learned from years of “playing in the FBI’s sandbox”

Discovery with Anna N. Martinez

Anna Martinez talks trial law, cooks blueberry pancakes, and abides like The Dude

The Force of Nature and the Steadying Hand

How Iris Eytan and Dru Nielsen create magic—and not-guilty verdicts

Sales Force

Med-mal attorney Jim Leventhal went from selling suits to winning them

The Vanishing Jury Trial

And will it make a comeback?

Spirits of the Law

Why Kim Willoughby is the unofficial state bar mixologist

The Blueberry Patch Exception

Boulder’s Hutchinson Black and Cook allows its partners a year off

Those Damned Emails

When the FBI came looking for The Clinton Foundation’s servers, Platte River Networks went looking for Ken Eichner

Model Lawyer

How Kristi Anderson Wells’ life as a Ford model paved the way to a successful family law practice

Discovery with Michael J. Decker

Michael Decker (a.k.a. Captain Cool) on Dylan, DeLillo and dive bars

Local Counsel with Summer Woodson Berg

An Aspen attorney tells us what’s good in the neighborhood

The Bridge

Qusair Mohamedbhai tackles civil rights and employee rights in post-9/11 America

Master of the Midfield

Want a stadium built? Craig Umbaugh is your man

Bring Me Your Poor (nah), Your Tired (please), Your Electrical Engineers (maybe)

Nancy Elkind on the dysfunction of U.S. immigration policy

Raising the Bar

Maureen Reidy Witt stands up for a student’s rights

Unlimited License (to Sue)

IP attorney Christopher Seidman protects artists in the digital age

The Adjusters

Roberts Levin Rosenberg is the insurance when insurance isn’t

Cynthia Ciancio Speaks Her Mind

The family law lawyer fights escalation before seeking annihilation

Patent Office No Longer Pending

How John Posthumus helped grow Colorado

Strength From Loss

Tragedy inspired nonprofit law attorney Karen Leaffer to provide community service and disaster relief

Helping Those Who Help Those

Russell Kemp’s pro bono work with Habitat for Humanity

Playing With the Interplay

Nancy Crow on the giant puzzle of tax law and the special joy of the Windsor decision

She Could Do Without the Death Threats

Pamela Robillard Mackey talks prosecutors, system failure and Kobe

The Educator, The Dealmaker & The Reformer

Contract law attorney John Moye is all three

Homeowners’ Guide

When the walls crack, folks call on construction litigation attorney Heidi Storz

Search, Rescue and Mediate

Attorney Bonnie Schriner and her search and rescue dog are on call

Controlling the Second

After handling a two-engine failure at 9,000 feet, nothing fazes Brett Godfrey in the courtroom

Real People, Real Problems and a Chance to Help

Three reasons why the law appeals to real estate attorney Willis Carpenter

The Professional

Kenzo Kawanabe fights to live in a more meritocratic society

Marathon Man

Everyone thought Walter Sargent was crazy to open a solo practice focusing on appellate law; no one thinks that now

Krendl’s Methods of Practice

As mentor and force of nature, Cathy Krendl has left a permanent mark on Colorado business law

Serving the Secret Service

Sean R. Gallagher protects Secret Service agents all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court

Land Useful

Land use attorney Sarah M. Rockwell, of Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell, grew up hearing dinner-table conversations about Denver redevelopment

The Life of Reilly

Dan Reilly has a simple goal: he wants to put together the greatest trial team in the country

The Man from Cherry Creek North

Preservation, restoration and activism characterize Gary Jackson’s legacy

After Columbine

An oral history of the legal issues surrounding the Littleton tragedy

Where Have You Gone, Thomas Edison?

Patent attorney Darin Gibby’s new book poses the question: Why Has America Stopped Inventing?

Lone Ranger

Jean Dubofsky, the first female justice of the Colorado Supreme Court, and the appellate lawyer who took Amendment 2 to the U.S. Supreme Court, reflects on her career

Normal Genius

Malcolm Wheeler can win a case just by showing up

Tackling Giants

Employment lawyer Diane King takes on big companies like Lockheed Martin

Faithful Practice

L. Martin Nussbaum and Charles Goldberg represent churches, mosques, temples

Pro Bono: Helping Those Who Help Others

Ted White and the Boettcher Foundation

An Emotional Area of Practice

Marco Chayet chose elder law because of a landmark (and personal) case

Swimming, Not Sinking

Denver native Lawrence Litvak talks cases, judges and his ‘sink or swim’ philosophy

In the Frick of Time

Ann Frick specializes in taking over tough cases and winning

Lane v. U.S.

Whether defending death row inmates or Balloon Boy’s dad, David Lane strives to keep government abuse in check

Wartime Consigliere

How Richard Baer, accidental general counsel and wannabe cop, helped Qwest survive a $3 billion accounting scandal

Defending Goliath

Kenzo Kawanabe of Davis Graham & Stubbs on what ultimately influences jurors

Veteran’s Day in Court

Natalie Brown of Leventhal, Brown & Puga soldiers on for a soldier

Q&A With Gary B. Blum

The time and expense of the Rocky Flats case didn’t lead Gary Blum to consider alternative dispute resolution; he was already a proponent

The Gentle Giant

Bill Keating represents injured clients with uncommon compassion

Tenacity Times Ten

The unstoppable Suzanne Griffiths

From Linebacker to Lawyer

John M. Husband took Woody Hayes' football lessons to the courtroom

Lawyers of the Sky

Attorneys at the intersection of aviation and law

Single-Minded Passions

Three young lawyers find success by finding the right areas of law

The Supreme Warrior

Why Walter L. Gerash is one of the best lawyers in the whole motherbleeping country

The Denver Globetrotter

Karen Mathis sees the world as president of the ABA

Eid on the March

U.S. Attorney Troy Eid on BlackBerrys, Navajo Nation and that super-secure room

Eminent in Her Domain

Leslie Fields talks about an old book (The Good Earth), her book (Colorado Eminent Domain Practice) and the fundamental nature of owning property

Fourth-Down Man

Ken Buck is more than the punter who prosecuted the punter who stabbed the punter

The Ballad of Manuel Ramos

The legal aid attorney returned to his childhood passion—writing—and began winning awards

Wise Guy

When you think comedy and Belgium, think Frank Schuchat

The Gold Standard

When not trying cases, Jim Lyons advises governors and presidents. Oh, and he helped bring peace to Ireland, too

Trading Places

Once, Gary Pirosko ticketed drunk drivers;  then he prosecuted them; now he defends them


The U.S. government was on the verge of eradicating Indian country—then John Echohawk came along

Head of the Class

Beth Klein is a class action lawyer who strives to satisfy both sides

Stevie from the West Side

Steven Farber is a political and sports powerbroker whose biggest impact may be in the field of health care

The Supreme Thrill

What's it like to argue before the U.S. Supreme Court?

American Flyer

It’s a rare day when Jim Brown isn’t on a bicycle

Venting Spleen

Christopher Brauchli started out ribbing fellow lawyers; now he sticks it to the president of the United States

Ritter's Run

From Zambia to the Denver DA’s office, Bill Ritter has been following an unconventional path toward the state’s highest office

King of the Mountain

Jim Chalat has built his career in a Rocky Mountain niche

Bridge Over Troubled Water

Water law attorney Anne Castle deals with the lifeblood of Colorado

Dismantling OKBOMB

Sean Connelly put McVeigh away

The Never-Ending Case

For a quarter century, Jeffrey Goldstein has been working the same case, pro bono

The 175 mph Attorney

After a hard day at the office, Tom Ragonetti shifts gears

Artist on the Edge

Kelly Yaksich takes his music off the map

Of Mice and Men

John Burke and his knockout practice

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