LEAH L. AUDIN  (720-944-6473)

Ø  Section: Human Services Legal Section

Ø  Unit/Area of Pactice:  Child Welvare and Youth Services

Ø  Undergraduate school:  Colorado Women’s College

Ø  Law School:  University of Denver Law School

Ø      

KAREN AVILÉS  (720-865-8772)

Ø  Section: Municipal Operations Section

Ø  Unit/Area of Pactice:  Real Estate, Development, Finance/Public Debt, Municipal Law/Legislaton, Eminent Domain, Land Use/Zoning, Contracts, Parks/Open Space

Ø  Undergraduate school:  University of Denver

Ø  Law School:  Duke University

Ø  Some of Karen’s development projects include Stapleton, the Central Platte Valley, the old Gates Rubber Company site, Denver Union Station, three sports stadiums, and Denver’s new Justice Center.  She is involved in many of the City’s bond and certificate of participation transactions.     

COREY BEATO (720-913-8074)

Ø  Section: Prosecution and Code Enforcement Section

Ø  Unit/Area of Pactice:  general sessions/general violation cases

Ø  Undergraduate school:  University of Wyoming

Ø  Law School:  University of Wyoming

Ø     

 

JOHN BECKMAN (720-913-3314)

Ø  Section: Human Services Legal Section

Ø  Unit/Area of Pactice:  Section Supervisor

Ø  Undergraduate school:  New York State University

Ø  Law School:  College of William & Mary

Ø     

 

MITCH BEHR (720-913-3285) 

Ø  Section: Municipal Operations Section

Ø  Unit/Area of Pactice:  Real Estate, Contracts/Leases/Agreements, Procurement/Contracts, Construction Law, Taxation

Ø  Undergraduate school:  University of Iowa

Ø  Law School:  University of Iowa College of Law

Ø   

Colorado Bar Association memeber, Denver Bar Association member, before joining the City Attorney’s Office, Mitch worked in private practice with firms in Denver and Breckenridge, and as the Deputy La Plata County Attorney in Durango. 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

HELEN BERKMAN (303-342-2465) 

Ø  Section:  Airport Legal Services Section

Ø  Unit/Area of Pactice:  Assistant Director, Administrative Law, Airport Law, Contracts/Leases/Agreements, Finance/Public Debt

Ø  Undergraduate school:  Lawrence University of Wisconsin

Ø  Law School:  University of Colorado

Ø  Ms.. Berkman is the vice-chair of the Aiports Council International-North America Legal Affairs Committee, chair of a Transportation Research Board Project in Washington, D.C., legal advisor to Denver's Board of Ethics, and a member of the Colorado Supreme Court's Standing Committee on the Rules of Professional Conduct.

JACQUELINE BERARDINI (720-913-3287) 

Ø  Section:  Municipal Operations Section

Ø  Unit/Area of Pactice:  Environmental Law, Administrative Law, Contracts/Leases/Agreements/Development/Energy, Oil & Gas, Municipal Law/Legislaton, Procurement/contracts

Ø  Undergraduate school:  University of Colorado and University of Northern Colorado

Ø  Law School:  University of Denver

Ø      

DAVID M. BERNHART, JR. (720-944-2846)

Ø  Section: Human Services Legal Section

Ø  Unit/Area of Pactice:  Adult Protective Services, Mental Heath/Civil Commitments/Probate, Admnistrative Hearings and Appeals, Public Assistance and Welfare, Fraud Prevention and Recovery

Ø  Undergraduate school:  Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska

Ø  Law School:  Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska

Ø  

Prior to joining the City Attorney’s Office, he was in private practice as a sole practitioner and founding partner of a law firm in the metropolitan area. His previous areas of law practice encompassed real estate transactions, corporate and partnership law, landlord/tenant, criminal defense, domestic relations, civil, bankruptcy, and small business. David is a member of both the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations.

 

 

 

  

 

 

MARLEY BORDOVSKY (720-913-8057)

Ø  Section: Prosecution and Code Enforcement Section

Ø  Unit/Area of Pactice:  general session/general violation arraignment cases

Ø  Undergraduate school:  Colorado State University

Ø  Law School:  University of Colorado at Boulder

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AMY N. BORGMAN (720-913-3258)

Ø  Section: Prosecution and Code Enforcement Section

Ø  Unit/Area of Pactice:  General Sessions/general violation cases

Ø  Undergraduate school:  Washington and Lee University

Ø  Law School:  University of South Dakota School of Law

Ø      

DAVID W. BROADWELL, ESQ., (720-865-8754)

Ø  Section: Administration Section

Ø  Unit/Area of Pactice:  Administrative law; Development; Election Law; Finance/Public Debt; Free Speech Issues; Land Use/Zoning; Licensign; Municipal Law/Legislaton; Taxation

Ø  Undergraduate school:  University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Ø  Law School:  University of North Carolina

Ø      In addition to his law degree, Mr Broadwell also holds a Masters Degree in Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina.  He has worked exclusively for municipal governments since 1980, including a stint with the Colorado Municipal League.  He has authored numerous articles and publications on various aspects of municipal law, and lectures frequently on topics of interest to local government attorneys.  In 2002, Mr. Broadwell received the Award for Distinguished Public Service by a Local Government Attorney from the International Municipal Lawyer’s Association. 

KERRY A. BUCKEY (720-913-3279) i

Ø  Section: Municipal Operations Section

Ø  Unit/Area of Pactice:  Administrative Law, Land Use/Zoning, Municipal Law/Legislaton

Ø  Undergraduate school:  William and Mary

Ø  Law School:  Colorado University Law School

Ø  

In 1975, while in the Army, Kerry was selected for the Judge Advocate General’s Funded Legal Education Program.  He retired from the JAG Corps in 1996 having earned his law degree and served as an administrative law officer, international affairs officer, prosecutor, senior and regional defense counsel, deputy staff judge advocate and military judge. From 1997 to 1999 he was the City Attorney for Central City, Colorado, and joined the City Attorney’s Office in March of 2000.

 

 

 

  

 

 

KEVIN CAIN (303-342-2541)

Ø  Section: Airport Legal Services Section

Ø  Unit/Area of Pactice: Administrative Law, Administrative Hearings and Appeals, Airport Law, Civil Ligation, Concesssions, Construction Law, Contracts/Leases/Agreements, Development, Finance/Public Debt/Information Technology, Land Use, Procurement/Contracts/Real Estate

Ø  Undergraduate school:  of Eastern Illinois University

Ø  Law School:  University of Colorado

Ø     

JENNIFER COLLINS (720-944-6456)

Ø  Section: Human Services Legal Section

Ø  Unit/Area of Pactice:  Child Welfate and Youth Services

Ø  Undergraduate school:  Grinnell College

Ø  Law School:  University of Colorado School of Law

Ø     

DAVID V. COOKE  (720-913-2572)

Ø  Section: Litigation Section

Ø  Unit/Area of Pactice:  Assistant Section Director

Ø  Undergraduate school: 

Ø  Law School:  New England Law | Boston  

 Ø     

SUANNE CRAIG (720-944-2572)

Ø  Section: Human Services Legal Section

Ø  Unit/Area of Pactice:  Child Support Establishment and Enforcement

Ø  Undergraduate school:  University of Colorado

Ø  Law School:  University of Colorado School of Law

Ø   Ms Craig is an active member of the Colorado Bar Association.  She has signficant aviation industry experience and enjoys traveling with friends and family.  

LARA DELKA (720-944-2570)

Ø  Section: Human Services Legal Section

Ø  Unit/Area of Pactice:  Child Support Enforcement; Paternity establishment

Ø  Undergraduate school:  Simpson College

Ø  Law School:  Washburn University School of Law

Ø Current member of the Colorado Family Support Council

VICTOR C. DEVEREAUX (720-944-2307)

Ø  Section: Human Services Legal Section

Ø  Unit/Area of Pactice:  Child Support Establishment and Enforcement

Ø  Undergraduate school:  Metropolitan State College

Ø  Law School:  University of Denver College of Law

Ø   Active member of the Colorado Bar Association and a past President of the Sam Cary Bar Association

VINCE DICROCE (720-913-8065)

Ø  Section: Prosecution and Code Enforcement Section

Ø  Unit/Area of Pactice:  Section Director

Ø  Undergraduate school:  American University

Ø  Law School:  University of Maryland School of Law

Ø     

JOSEPH DIGREGORIO, (720-913-3267)

Ø  Section: Prosecution and Code Enforcement Section

Ø  Unit/Area of Pactice:  Traffic cases

Ø  Undergraduate school: 

Ø  Law School:  Gonzaga University Law School

Ø     

DANIEL DOUGLAS (720-913-8059)

Ø  Section: Prosecution and Code Enforcement Section

Ø  Unit/Area of Pactice:  Excise & Licenses matters

Ø  Undergraduate school:  University of Colorado at Denver

Ø  Law School:  University of Notre Dame

Ø     

MELISSA DRAZEN-SMITH (720-913-8067)

Ø  Section: Prosecution and Code Enforcement Section

Ø  Unit/Area of Pactice:  Section Supervisor

Ø  Undergraduate school:  University of Colorado Denver

Ø  Law School:  University of Colorado Boulder

Ø     

MARY CATHERINE DUBA   (720-913-8068)

Ø  Section: Prosecution and Code Enforcement Section

Ø  Unit/Area of Pactice:  general session/general violation arraignment cases

Ø  Undergraduate school: 

Ø  Law School:  University of Denver College of Law

Ø     

XAVIER S. L. DURÁN (303-342-2540)

Ø  Section: Airport Legal Services Section

Ø  Unit/Area of Pactice:  Section Director

Ø  Undergraduate school: 

Ø  Law School:  University of Denver College of Law

Ø     

DEANNE DURFEE (720-342-2544)

Ø  Section: Airport Legal Services Section

Ø  Unit/Area of Pactice:  Administrative Law, Airport Law, Construction Law, Contracts/Leases/Agreements, Muncipal law/Legislation, Procurement/Contracts

Ø  Undergraduate school:  Austin College

Ø  Law School:  University of Texas School of Law

Ø     

LAURA GRZETIC EIBSEN  (720-944-6463)

Ø  Section: Human Services Legal Section

Ø  Unit/Area of Pactice:  Child Protection Unit/Juvenile Appeals

Ø  Undergraduate school:  Georgetown University

Ø  Law School:  University of Colorado Law School

Ø  Served on the Executive Council for the Juvenile Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association and was a member of the Colorado Respondent Parents' Counsel Take Force in 2006-2007.  She has made several CLE presentations on a variety of juvenile law topics and co-wronte an article for the October 2007 Issue of The Colorado Lawyer regarding Dependency and Neglect Appeals under C.A.R. 3.4.

BRENT EISEN (720-913-3263)

Ø  Section: Municipal Operations Section

Ø  Unit/Area of Pactice:  Contracts/Leases/Agreements, Land Use/Zoning, Real Estate

Ø  Undergraduate school:  Drake University

Ø  Law School:  Widener School of Law

Ø      


SUZANNE A. FASING (720-913-3315)

Ø  Section: Litigation Section

Ø  Unit/Area of Pactice:  Civil Rights/tort cases

Ø  Undergraduate school: 

Ø  Law School:  University of Denver College Of Law

Ø      

BRIAN FIELDS (720-913-6461)

Ø  Section: Human Services Legal Section

Ø  Unit/Area of Pactice:  Child Welfare and Youth Services; Juvenile Violations

Ø  Undergraduate school:  Colorado State University

Ø  Law School:  Denver College of Law

Ø      

CHRIS GADDIS  (720-913-8095)

Ø  Section: Prosecution and Code Enforcement Section

Ø  Unit/Area of Pactice:  Neighborhood Prosecution Team

Ø  Undergraduate school:  Metropolitan State College of Denver

Ø  Law School:  University of Denver College of Law

Ø       

GEORGE “SKIP” GRAY, III (303-342-2562)

Ø  Section: Airport Legal Services Section

Ø  Unit/Area of Pactice: 

Ø  Undergraduate school:  Mesa Junior College and the University of Denver

Ø  Law School:  University of Denver

 

Ø  Before joining the City Attorney’s Office as a prosecutor in 1994, Skip was Managing Partner for Gray Jones Hahn & Browne.  Prior to that he was an employment law and commercial litigation associate with Holland & Hart, LLC.  Currently, Skip chairs the Diversity Committee of the City Attorney’s Office, and is a member of the City-wide Diversity Advisory Committee, Past President of the Sam Cary Bar Association, an elected member of the Colorado Bar Association Board of Governors, and the University of Denver’s College of Law Alumni Council.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

MATTHEW R. HADER  (720-913-8414)

Ø  Section: Litigation Section

Ø  Unit/Area of Pactice: 

Ø  Undergraduate school: 

Ø  Law School: 

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STEVEN J. HAHN (720-913-3254)

Ø  Section: Municipal Operations Section

Ø  Unit/Area of Pactice:  Information Technology/Software Licenseing, Procurement/contracts

Ø  Undergraduate school:  Hampshire College

Ø  Law School:  University of Denver; College of Law

Ø  

 Colorado Bar Association member, Denver Bar Association member, American Bar Association.  Steve previously worked for the Denver City Auditor, Mike Licht, the Honorable Gaspar Perricone in the 1st Judicial District, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation in Washington, D.C. He most recently was a partner at the law firm of Hahn, Smith, Walsh and Mancuso, P.C., where he specialized in the representation of special districts, and the fields of real estate, general commercial, probate, family law and litigation. Steve is the past chairman of Metropolitan Volunteer Lawyers, formerly the Thursday Night Bar, (2006-2007) and is active in Cub and Boy Scouts. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

CRISTINA HELM (720-913-3297)

Ø  Section: Litigation Section

Ø  Unit/Area of Pactice: 

Ø  Undergraduate school:  Pitzer College

Ø  Law School:  University of Denver, College of Law

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ADAM HERNANDEZ (720-913-8758)

Ø  Section: Municipal Operation Section

Ø  Unit/Area of Pactice:  Construction Law, Land Use/Zoning, Procurement/Contracts

Ø  Undergraduate school:  Santa Clara University

Ø  Law School:  University of Denver College of Law

Ø       

LAURIE J. HEYDMAN (720-913-3278)

Ø  Section: Municipal Operations Section

Ø  Unit/Area of Pactice:  Land Use, Contracts/Leases/Agreements, Engery, (Solor), Finance/Public Debt, Intellectual Property, Art, Copyright/Trademark, Taxation

Ø  Undergraduate school:  University of Denver

Ø  Law School:  University of Denver College of Law

Ø  

 Laurie has received Special Recognition from the Metro City Attorney’s Association as part of the trial team successfully defending Denver's affirmative action ordinance. Laurie has taught continuing education for affordable housing, capital equipment leasing, art law issues, finance and audit issues.  She also manages internships for the Section, supervising as many as eight students per semester.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FRANK INGHAM  (720-913-2194)

Ø  Section: Prosecution and Code Enforcement Section

Ø  Unit/Area of Pactice:  Neighborhood Prosecution Team

Ø  Undergraduate school: 

Ø  Law School:  University of Denver

Ø      

NEVENE ISKANDER (720-913-3302)

Ø  Section: Prosecution and Code Enforcement Section

Ø  Unit/Area of Pactice:  General sessions/general violation cases

Ø  Undergraduate school:  University of Arizona

Ø  Law School:  University of Arizona School of Law

Ø      

JENNIFER JACOBSON (720-913-3236)

Ø  Section: Litigation Section

Ø  Unit/Area of Pactice:  Employment Law Cases

Ø  Undergraduate school:  Colorado State University

Ø  Law School:  Rutgers School of Law

Ø     

MICHAEL JOYCE (720-913-8051)

Ø  Section: Prosecution and Code Enforcement Section

Ø  Unit/Area of Pactice:  Nuisances Abatement Unit

Ø  Undergraduate school:  University of Northern Colorado

Ø  Law School:  University of Arkansas School of Law

Ø      

KELLY KEANE (720-944-2409)

Ø  Section: Human Services Legal Section

Ø  Unit/Area of Pactice:  Child Support Establishment and Enforcement

Ø  Undergraduate school:  Benedictine College

Ø  Law School:  Washburn University School of Law

Ø   Moot Court, Order of Barristers, Metropolitan Volunteer Lawyers, Boy Scots of Amer, Colorado Collaborative Professional   

ANDREA J. KERSHNER (720-913-3107)

Ø  Section: Litigation Section

Ø  Unit/Area of Pactice:  Administrative Hearings and Appeals, Employment Law, Unemployment claims 

Ø  Undergraduate school:  Colorado State University

Ø  Law School:  Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College

Ø      

DEBRA KNAPP (720-913-8408)

Ø  Section: Municipal Operations Section

Ø  Unit/Area of Pactice:  Contracts/Agreements, Health Law, Civil Litigation, Administrative Hearing and Appeals

Ø  Undergraduate school:  Oberlin College

Ø  Law School:  University of Colorado

Ø  Before joining the City Attorney’s Office, Debra was a Reginald Heber Smith Fellow at the Legal Aid Society of Metro Denver, an Assistant Attorney General in Colorado and the Northern Mariana Islands, and in private practice in Denver.  She is the editor and one of the principal authors of Colorado Civil Procedure Forms and Commentary (volumes 11-13 of West’s Colorado Practice Series) as well as various other legal articles.

  

LINDA LINCOLN (720-913-8081)

Ø  Section: Prosecution and Code Enforcement Section

Ø  Unit/Area of Pactice:  Juvenile cases

Ø  Undergraduate school:  Wayne State University

Ø  Law School:  Michigan State University-Detroit College of Law

Ø      

CHRISTIAN M. LIND (720-913-3108)

Ø  Section: Litigation Section

Ø  Unit/Area of Pactice:  Workers’ compensation claims unit

Ø  Undergraduate school:  Yale College

Ø  Law School:  University of Colorado Law School

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KATHERINE MACKENZIE, (720-944-6470) 

Ø  Section: Human Services Legal Section

Ø  Unit/Area of Pactice:  Civil Litigation; child Welfare and Youth Services; Employment Law; Tort Litigation; Construction Law

Ø  Undergraduate school:  University of Nevada - Reno

Ø  Law School:  Pacific – McGeorge School of Law

 

Ø  While an attorney in Reno, after a clerkship with the Nevada Supreme Court, Katherine was in a private litigation practice for a number of years before joining the Washoe County Public Defender’s Office in that office’s Family Law Division.  She relocated to the Denver area, and, after another stint in a private litigation firm, she joined the City Attorney’s Office in 2007. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

ROBERT "Rob" McDERMOTT (720-913-3281)

Ø  Section: Municipal Operations Section

Ø  Unit/Area of Pactice:  Taxation Law, Bankruptcy, Procurement/contracts, Contracts/Leases/Agreements, Real Estate

Ø  Undergraduate school:  Eastern Washington University

Ø  Law School:  Gonzaga University Law School

Ø   LL.M in Taxation - Denver University, CPA Inactive - Colorado, CPA - Retired Wa. State, Washington State Bar Association    

PATRICK C. McKINSTRY (720-913-8058)

Ø  Section: Prosecution and Code Enforcement Section

Ø  Unit/Area of Pactice:  general session/general violation arraignment cases

Ø  Undergraduate school:  University of Colorado

Ø  Law School:  Arizona State University

Ø     

SHANNON MEDDINGS (720-944-6471)

Ø  Section: Human Services Legal Section

Ø  Unit/Area of Pactice:  Child Protection Unit

Ø  Undergraduate school:  University of Louisville

Ø  Law School:  University of Denver, School of Law

Ø      

RICHARD MOORE (720-944-2297)

Ø  Section: Human Services Legal Section

Ø  Unit/Area of Pactice:  Child Support Establishment and Enforcement

Ø  Undergraduate school:  University of Colorado

Ø  Law School:  Denver University College of Law

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COLLEEN MOREY (720-913-1901)

Ø  Section: Prosecution and Code Enforcement Section

Ø  Unit/Area of Pactice:  General Sessions/general violation cases

Ø  Undergraduate school:  Loyola University Chicago

Ø  Law School:  Loyola Chicago’s School of Law

Ø     

FRANKLIN A. NACHMAN (720-913-3117)

Ø  Section: Litigation Section

Ø  Unit/Area of Pactice:  Employment Law Unit

Ø  Undergraduate school:  Wesleyan University

Ø  Law School:  University of Chicago Law School

Ø     

KORY A. NELSON (720-913-8052)

Ø  Section: Prosecution and Code Enforcement Section

Ø  Unit/Area of Pactice:  traffic cases

Ø  Undergraduate school:  Arizona State University

Ø  Law School:  Arizona State College of Law

Ø     

ROBERT D. NESPOR (720-913-3121)

Ø  Section: Litigation Section

Ø  Unit/Area of Pactice:  Employment Law Unit

Ø  Undergraduate school:  University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Ø  Law School:  University of Denver College of Law

Ø     

LINDA NICKELS (720-944-2963)

Ø  Section: Human Services Legal Section

Ø  Unit/Area of Pactice:  Child Support Establishment and Enforcement

Ø  Undergraduate school:  University of Colorado

Ø  Law School:  University of Denver, College of Law

Ø     

VICTORIA ORTEGA (720-913-3257)                                    

Ø  Section: Municipal Operations Section

Ø  Unit/Area of Pactice: 

Ø  Undergraduate school:  University of Colorado

Ø  Law School:  University of Colorado School of Law

Ø   In 2003, Vicky received Special Recognition from the Metro City Attorney’s Association for her role in successfully defending Denver’s affirmative action ordinance. Vicky also co-manages the Section’s internship program. She was selected to participate in the Colorado Hispanic Institute of Leadership and the Colorado Institute for Leadership Training. She has been a mentor for the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association tutorial program and has volunteered for several non-profit and community groups in the Denver area.   

DEBRA ASIMUS OVERN (303-342-2561)

Ø  Section: Airport Legal Services Section

Ø  Unit/Area of Pactice:  Administrative Hearing and Appeals, Airport Law, Contracts/Leases/Agreements, Development, Environmental Law, Land Use, Municipal Law/Legislation, Real Estate

Ø  Undergraduate school:  University of Denver.

Ø  Law School:  University of Denver College of Law

Ø   Order of St. Ives,1992, Judicial Clerk, Hon. Zita Weinshienk, District of Colorado, 1993-94, Volunteer Attorney of the Year, Land and Water Fund, 2000, Colorado Institute for Leadership Training, 2004, 5281 – A Step Above the Rest -- Team Award, 2008, Colorado Women’s Bar Association Board Member, 1999-2005, Thompson Marsh Inn of Court Board Member, 1997-2003, University of Denver Mentoring Program Advisory Board Member, 2010 to present, Colorado Association of Corporate Counsel, Advisory/Program Committee, 2011 to present, Author, “Trinity” Hearings: Understanding Colorado Governmental Immunity Act Motions to Dismiss, Colorado Lawyer (Dec. 2004),Co-author, Arm of the State:  Defining the Boundaries of Eleventh Amendment Immunity, Colorado Lawyer (Dec. 1998).

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