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Wise Guy

When you think comedy and Belgium, think Frank Schuchat

“You can’t really teach people to be funny,” says Frank Schuchat. “You can help people improve how they tell their jokes, but people are either funny or they’re not.” Schuchat, a local stand-up comedian and international trade lawyer, doesn’t consider himself, as he says, “in-your-face funny,” but rather “quick witted” in the manner of Johnny Carson or Jay Leno. “It’s setup, punch line, setup, punch line,” he says. He gestures to a framed print hanging on the wall …

The Ballad of Manuel Ramos

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

Growing up in Florence, a small town south of Colorado Springs, Manuel Ramos felt compelled to write. He’d jot down notes about family and friends and the events happening around him, then race outside for a game of catch or a bike ride. In high school, he wrote about his experiences as a Latino at Harrison High. As an undergraduate at Colorado State University, he enrolled in all of the literature and creative writing courses he could. “Then I went to law school and it all stopped,” he …

Head of the Class

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

Beth Klein will talk about almost anything—from her husband and teenage son, to surfing, to her independent video production company called Humanities. Just don’t ask her about herself. Then the talk ceases.   Thankfully, colleagues, judges, friends and clients—and even the plaintiff of a case in which Klein negotiated a settlement for the defense—aren’t so reticent.   “When you hire Beth Klein, you buy a piece of her life,” says Cindy Andrews. The two are close friends …

Artist on the Edge

Kelly Yaksich takes his music off the map

Mixed reactions are nothing new to attorney Kelly Yaksich. A consultant for the Poorman-Douglas Corporation by day, Yaksich is an ultra-creative electronic ambient music composer by night, recording under the name Kelly David. “My little sister thinks my music is scary,” says Yaksich. “At Halloween, she decorates her porch with corpses and plays it in the background to frighten the neighborhood kids. I don’t think it’s scary. I think it’s about tension and release, about …

The 175 mph Attorney

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

With a name like Ragonetti, you’d half expect a fellow to be into automobile racing. It just sounds fast. “And it sure looks good painted on the side of a race car,” Tom Ragonetti says. But Ragonetti doesn’t just sound fast. He is fast. He holds four national division titles and has won and placed in an assortment of Sports Car Club of America and National Level Vintage races in the United States. Racing has always been his passion. “When I was in fifth grade,” he recalls, …

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