Colorado Super Lawyers Articles

From Then … … to Now

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

Featuring Robert E. Benson, …

Paul Wedlake

Justice Is Coming

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

Featuring Christina M. Habas


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

Featuring Ellie Lockwood

Third Time’s the Charm

Patrick Mulligan gives defendants another shot at a second chance

Featuring Patrick Mulligan

When the FBI Comes Calling

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

Featuring Kenneth F. Eichner

Discovery with Anna N. Martinez

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

Featuring Anna N. Martinez

Paul Wedlake

The Force of Nature and the Steadying Hand

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

Featuring Dru Nielsen, …

Paul Wedlake

Sales Force

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

Featuring Jim Leventhal

The Vanishing Jury Trial

And will it make a comeback?

Featuring Bradley A. Levin, …

The Long, Globetrotting Apprenticeship of Jason C. Astle

What becomes a pre-law student most?

Featuring Jason C. Astle

Spirits of the Law

Why Kim Willoughby is the unofficial state bar mixologist

Featuring Kimberly R. Willoughby

The Blueberry Patch Exception

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

Featuring William Meyer, …

Those Damned Emails

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

Featuring Kenneth F. Eichner

Model Lawyer

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

Featuring Kristi Anderson Wells

Discovery with Michael J. Decker

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

Featuring Michael J. Decker

Local Counsel with Summer Woodson Berg

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

Featuring Summer Woodson Berg

Paul Wedlake

The Bridge

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

Featuring Qusair Mohamedbhai

Paul Wedlake

Master of the Midfield

Want a stadium built? Craig Umbaugh is your man

Featuring Craig Umbaugh

Paul Wedlake

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

Featuring Maureen Reidy Witt

Unlimited License (to Sue)

IP attorney Christopher Seidman protects artists in the digital age

Featuring Christopher Seidman

Paul Wedlake

The Adjusters

Roberts Levin Rosenberg is the insurance when insurance isn’t

Featuring Michael J. Rosenberg, …

Paul Wedlake

Cynthia Ciancio Speaks Her Mind

The family law lawyer fights escalation before seeking annihilation

Featuring Cynthia L. Ciancio

Paul Wedlake

Patent Office No Longer Pending

How John Posthumus helped grow Colorado

Featuring John Posthumus

Strength From Loss

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

Featuring Karen Schauble Leaffer

Helping Those Who Help Those

Russell Kemp’s pro bono work with Habitat for Humanity

Featuring Russell W. Kemp

Playing With the Interplay

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

Featuring Nancy Crow

Paul Wedlake

She Could Do Without the Death Threats

Pamela Robillard Mackey talks prosecutors, system failure and Kobe

Featuring Pamela Robillard Mackey

Paul Wedlake

The Educator, The Dealmaker & The Reformer

Contract law attorney John Moye is all three

Featuring John E. Moye

Paul Wedlake

Homeowners’ Guide

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

Featuring Heidi E. Storz

Search, Rescue and Mediate

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

Featuring Bonnie M.J. Schriner

Controlling the Second

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

Featuring Brett Godfrey

Real People, Real Problems and a Chance to Help

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

Featuring Willis Carpenter

Susan Goddard

The Professional

Kenzo Kawanabe fights to live in a more meritocratic society

Featuring Kenzo Kawanabe

Susan Goddard

Marathon Man

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

Featuring Walter Sargent

Susan Goddard

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

Featuring Sean R. Gallagher

Land Useful

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

Featuring Sarah M. Rockwell

Susan Goddard

The Life of Reilly

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

Featuring Daniel M. Reilly

Susan Goddard

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

Featuring James A. Cederberg, …

Where Have You Gone, Thomas Edison?

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

Featuring Darin J. Gibby

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


Ray Ng

Normal Genius

Malcolm Wheeler can win a case just by showing up

Featuring Malcolm E. Wheeler

Ray Ng

Tackling Giants

Employment lawyer Diane King takes on big companies like Lockheed Martin

Featuring Diane S. King

Ray Ng

Faithful Practice

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

Featuring Charles Goldberg

Pro Bono: Helping Those Who Help Others

Ted White and the Boettcher Foundation

Featuring Edward D. White

An Emotional Area of Practice

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

Featuring Marco Chayet

Swimming, Not Sinking

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

Featuring Lawrence Litvak

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

Featuring David Lane

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

Featuring Kenzo Kawanabe

Veteran’s Day in Court

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

Featuring Natalie Brown

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

Featuring Gary B. Blum

The Gentle Giant

Bill Keating represents injured clients with uncommon compassion


Tenacity Times Ten

The unstoppable Suzanne Griffiths

Featuring Suzanne Griffiths

From Linebacker to Lawyer

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

Featuring John M. Husband

Lawyers of the Sky

Attorneys at the intersection of aviation and law

Featuring Joseph H. Thibodeau, …

Single-Minded Passions

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

Featuring Daniel B. Markofsky, …

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

Featuring Troy A. Eid

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

Featuring Kenneth R. Buck

The Ballad of Manuel Ramos

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

Featuring Manuel Ramos

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

Featuring James M. Lyons

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

Featuring Beth A. Klein

Stevie from the West Side

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

Featuring Steven W. Farber

The Supreme Thrill

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

Featuring Tucker K. Trautman, …

American Flyer

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

Featuring James E. Brown

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

Featuring James H. Chalat

Bridge Over Troubled Water

Water law attorney Anne Castle deals with the lifeblood of Colorado


Dismantling OKBOMB

Sean Connelly put McVeigh away

Featuring Sean Connelly

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

Featuring Thomas J. Ragonetti

Artist on the Edge

Kelly Yaksich takes his music off the map

Featuring Kelly D. Yaksich

Of Mice and Men

John Burke and his knockout practice

Featuring John Burke

The Wartime Consigliere

Richard Baer helps Qwest survive a $3 billion accounting scandal


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