Definition of a "Young Lawyer" by CBA YLD standards are lawyers younger than 37 or who have been in practice less than five years.
Want to learn more about the CBA YLD? Come to an Executive Council meeting! We meet the first Monday of every month, 6 p.m., at the CBA, 1900 Grant St., 9th Floor. Contact Heather Folker if you have new ideas or questions about upcoming events. Let us know what we can do to serve you better. We hope that you will join us!
Joi is a partner at Johnson Kush, P.C. located in Colorado Springs, CO. She practices family law. Joi graduated from the University of Denver in 2007 and from Albany Law School in 2010. During law school, Joi was a judicial intern for the Honorable Robert Littlefield, U.S. Federal Bankruptcy Court, a legal fellow at the Albany County District Attorney’s Office, Vehicular Crimes Unit, and an intern/research assistance for the Albany Law School Civil Rights and Disability Law Clinic. Joi has also lived and worked abroad in Beijing, China, Tokyo, Japan, Chiang Mai, Thailand, Hanoi, Vietnam and Dharamsala, India.
Danaé D. Woody is the founder of Woody Law Firm, a boutique family law firm in Denver. Danaé relocated to Denver from Minneapolis, MN and received her law degree from the University of Denver. She is Chair Elect of the CBA Young Lawyers’ Division, a member of the CBA CLE Board of Directors, a DBA Representative to the CBA Board of Governors, and an Executive Council Member of the CBA Family Law Section. Danaé has been named a Super Lawyers Rising Star every year since 2016 and has contributed articles to The Colorado Lawyer and The Docket. Danaé presently heads up the “Unbundled Roadshow” project for the CBA’s Modern Law Practice Initiative and is a regular presenter of Continuing Legal Education seminars for lawyers and law students on topics ranging from ethics and civil procedure to the business of law. In her spare time, Danaé enjoys volunteerism and traveling with her family.
Casey is an associate at Hall, Prangle & Schoonveld, LLC. Casey is known for serving a wide range of clients from healthcare professionals and hospitals to long-term healthcare facilities, businesses, athletes, coaches, and other individuals, each with complicated and challenging legal - and in some cases, non-legal - problems. His litigation experience spans from pre-suit discovery through trial, and involves consistent evaluation (and reevaluation) of the full gamut of resolution prospects, including mediation, ADR, and trial, if necessary.
Tanya Sevy joined Hall & Evans as an associate in 2016. Since earning her JD, Tanya has clerked for the Honorable Ross B.H. Buchanan at the Denver District Court and was a Legal Resident Attorney at Sherman & Howard, LLC. While in law school at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Tanya was a Research Assistant and Teachers Assistant for Professor Alan Chen. Tanya also served as Survey Editor for the Denver Journal of International Law and Policy.
Jim Fogg is an associate with Ogborn Mihm, LLP. He practices primarily in the areas of business litigation, personal injury, and legal malpractice. Previously, Jim worked for a renowned Denver litigation firm and clerked for the Hon. James S. Casebolt on the Colorado Court of Appeals. Jim graduated from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in 2014. During law school, he was a member of the National Trial Team, served as an Articles Editor for the Water Law Review, and advocated on behalf of clients in DU’s Environmental Law Clinic. He received his undergraduate degrees from the University of Colorado at Boulder. In his spare time, you will find Jim spending time with his wife, Becca, fly-fishing a mountain stream with his dog, Gus, or searching for his golf ball.
Jerry Bowman grew up on the east side of Detroit as one of seven children. He attended Grand Valley State University in 1999 on a swimming scholarship, where he competed at the highest level, breaking school records, and ranking nationally. After graduation, Jerry went to work for Congressman Peter Hoekstra in Washington DC. After a year, he returned to Detroit to attend Wayne State University Graduate School for an M.A. in Political Science. Shortly after graduation, he relocated to Aspen Colorado to bartend and teach at Colorado Mountain Community College. He then decided to return back to Michigan to attend Michigan State University College of Law. Since returning to Colorado in 2010, Jerry has helped grow a practice dedicated to providing quality and competent legal representation. He is proud to say that he has made a difference in how victims of personal injury are treated. Jerry enjoys coming to work because his work results in something positive for people.
Mallory Hasbrook | Denver, CO
Nick Lutz | Denver, CO
Nick is an attorney at Rathod Mohamedbhai LLC. His practice focuses on civil rights, employment discrimination, and criminal defense. In addition to serving on the Young Lawyer’s Division Executive Board, Nick also serves on the board of the University of Denver’s Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD), and maintains active membership in the Denver Bar Association, Plaintiff’s Employment Lawyer’s Association, and the Civil Rights Section of American Association for Justice. Nick is a recent graduate of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. During law school Nick represented prisoners in federal civil rights actions as part of the University of Denver’s Civil Rights Clinic. He also acted as the Online Editor of the University of Denver’s Criminal Law Review. Nick served as a legal extern with the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado and as Certified Legal Extern with the Colorado State Public Defender’s Trial Division.
Ben Norton is currently serving his third year on the CBA YLD Executive Council. he works at Fisher & Associates, P. C., where his practice consists primarily of personal injury litigation. In addition to his involvement with the Colorado Bar Association, he is an active member of the Colorado Trial Lawyer's Association, and the Denver Bar Association.
Lauren Johnson is an associate with Dufford, Waldeck, Milburn & Krohn, L.L.P. in Grand Junction. Her practice focuses on real estate law, general civil litigation, and natural resources law. Originally from Wyoming, Lauren earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science at the University of Wyoming. After working for several years in a Wyoming high school, Lauren earned her law degree from the University of Wyoming College of Law. While in law school, Lauren was an article editor of the Wyoming Law Review and interned for the Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Clinic. Outside of work, Lauren enjoys hanging out with her family, golfing, cooking, and visiting the local breweries.
Ryann Peyton serves as the Director of the Colorado Attorney Mentoring Program (CAMP), a program of the Colorado Supreme Court. Prior to joining CAMP, Ryann focused her law practice on civil litigation with an emphasis on LGBT civil rights. Ryann sits on the boards of the Colorado LGBT Bar Association Foundation, the GLBT Community Center of Colorado, and Center for Legal Inclusiveness. Ryann earned her law degree from the University of St. Thomas School of Law and holds an LLM and undergraduate degree from the University of Denver.
Spencer Rubin is thrilled to have been appointed to his first year on the CBA YLD Executive Council for the 2017-2018 term. He hops that the Executive Council can serve as a conduit to connect Colorado’s young lawyers through diverse, unique, and engaging social networking opportunities. Spencer currently practices commercial transactions in software, IT, telecommunications and Internet at Sherman & Howard, LLC. He graduated college summa cum laude from Tufts University where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Spencer recently obtained his JD from the University of Colorado School of Law. Spencer enjoys being outdoorsy, playing pub trivia, and exploring Denver neighborhoods in his free time.
Alan Schindler is a litigation attorney at Haddon, Morgan & Foreman, P.C. in Denver, CO. Alan’s practice ranges from white collar and non-white collar criminal defense to commercial litigation. He began his career as a public defender for the Legal Aid Society in Queens, New York, and then transitioned to a private practice as a commercial litigation attorney at White & Case, LLP, also in New York City. In 2015, Alan left New York and moved with his family to Denver, CO. He has not looked back.
Dan St. John | Fort Collins, CO
Dan St. John is an associate attorney at Gast Johnson & Muffly, PC in Fort Collins, Colorado. He practices real estate and business law, with an focus on litigation. Prior to joining the Executive Council, Dan was the president of the Larimer County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division. He is also a member of The Law Club, an organization dedicated to song, satire, and legal ethics. As a practitioner in greater Colorado, Dan's focus on the Executive Council will be on connecting the CBA YLD to lawyers outside the Denver metro area. Dan eagerly awaits the first flakes of snow to hearken in ski season each year. But since he can't ski year-round, he enjoys disc golfing and telling people that he fly fishes. If you have an idea for how the CBA can better serve young lawyers outside of the Denver metro area, please let him know!
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