83 Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie Attorneys Named in ‘Best Lawyers’

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11 partners also honored as ‘Lawyer of the Year’ in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017

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Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP announces that 83 of its attorneys are included in The Best Lawyers in America 2017. Eleven of the firm’s attorneys also are named Lawyer of the Year for 2017 in their respective markets and practice areas.

Best Lawyers lists are compiled by conducting peer-review surveys in which leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. Lawyer of the Year awards are presented yearly to a single outstanding lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area.

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie attorneys named Lawyer of the Year in their respective cities include:


  • Jeffrey H. Albright - Environmental Law
  • Dennis Jontz - Litigation-Real Estate


  • Kristin Bronson - Litigation-Real Estate
  • James R. Walker - Litigation and Controversy-Tax

Las Vegas

  • Michael J. McCue - Trademark Law
  • Daniel F. Polsenberg - Appellate Practice


  • Bruce E. Samuels - Litigation-Intellectual Property
  • Jesse B. Simpson - Litigation-Securities
  • Jennifer Van Kirk - Copyright Law


  • Rob Charles - Litigation-Bankruptcy
  • John C. Hinderaker - Litigation-Land Use and Zoning

The complete list of Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie attorneys recognized by Best Lawyers for 2017 is as follows:


  • Dennis Jontz - Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Litigation-Real Estate, Real Estate Law
  • Jeffrey H. Albright - Administrative/Regulatory Law, Communications Law, Environmental Law, Litigation-Environmental
  • Ross L. Crown - Construction Law, Government Contracts

Colorado Springs

  • Edward A. Gleason - Commercial Litigation
  • Eric V. Hall - First Amendment Law
  • H. William Mahaffey - Tax Law
  • L. Martin Nussbaum - Non-Profit/Charities Law


  • Ben M. Ochoa - Litigation-Real Estate
  • Charles Goldberg - Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation-First Amendment
  • Franklin D. O'Loughlin - Insurance Law
  • Frederick J. Baumann - Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy), Litigation - Securities
  • Gregory B. Kanan - Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Banking and Finance
  • James M. Lyons - Arbitration, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Mediation
  • James R. Walker - Litigation-Trusts and Estates, Litigation and Controversy-Tax, Non-Profit/Charities Law, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates
  • Kevin M. Kelly - Banking and Finance Law
  • Kristin Bronson - Litigation-Real Estate, Real Estate Law
  • Roger M. Morris - Gaming Law
  • Tennyson W. Grebenar - Banking and Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Thomas J. Dougherty II - Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
  • William P. Johnson - Litigation-Banking and Finance

Las Vegas

  • Anthony N. Cabot - Gaming Law, Information Technology Law
  • Dan R. Waite - Litigation-Banking and Finance
  • Daniel F. Polsenberg - Appellate Practice, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation
  • Howard E. Cole - Employment Law-Management, Labor Law-Management, Litigation-Labor and Employment
  • Joel Henriod - Appellate Practice
  • Karl F. Rutledge - Gaming Law
  • Michael J. McCue - Copyright Law, Litigation-Intellectual Property, Litigation-Patent, Trademark Law
  • Scott Y. MacTaggart - Corporate Law
  • Von S. Heinz - Commercial Litigation, Litigation-ERISA, Litigation-Labor and
  • Employment

Los Angeles

  • John Carson - Trademark Law


  • Amy E. Altshuler - Real Estate Law
  • Ann-Martha Andrews - Insurance Law
  • Bruce E. Samuels - Commercial Litigation, Copyright Law, Litigation-Intellectual Property, Litigation-Real Estate, Trade Secrets Law, Trademark Law
  • Bryant D. Barber - Municipal Law, Public Finance Law
  • Carla A. Consoli - Environmental Law, Litigation-Environmental
  • Craig W. Phillips - Commercial Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions-Defendants, Product Liability Litigation-Defendants
  • Dale A. Danneman - Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Antitrust, Litigation-Intellectual Property, Litigation-Patent, Litigation-Securities
  • Edwin Barkel - Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Securities
  • Emily A. Bayton - Copyright Law
  • Foster Robberson - Product Liability Litigation-Defendants
  • Frances J. Haynes - Construction Law, Litigation-Construction
  • Glenn D. Forcucci - Tax Law
  • Gregory Y. Harris - Government Relations Practice
  • Heidi Kimzey Short - Land Use and Zoning Law, Real Estate Law
  • Jennifer Van Kirk - Copyright Law, Trademark Law
  • Jesse B. Simpson - Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Regulatory Enforcement (SEC - Telecom - Energy), Litigation-Securities
  • John C. West - Commercial Litigation, Health Care Law
  • Jon Weiss - Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Real Estate
  • Joshua Grabel - Construction Law, Litigation-Construction
  • Kenneth Van Winkle Jr. - Real Estate Law
  • Kimberly Demarchi - Appellate Practice
  • Lawrence A. Kasten - Appellate Practice
  • Linda M. Mitchell - Real Estate Law
  • Mary Ellen Simonson - Education Law
  • Michael T. Hallam - Administrative /Regulatory Law, Communications Law
  • Peter A. Larson - Native American Law
  • Randall S. Papetti - Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation- Antitrust, Litigation-Banking and Finance, Litigation-Real Estate, Litigation-

Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)

  • Richard N. Goldsmith – Arbitration, Mediation
  • Robert F. Roos - Construction Law, Litigation-Construction
  • Robert G. Schaffer - Antitrust Law, Appellate Practice, Litigation, Antitrust
  • Robert H. McKirgan - Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Bankruptcy, Litigation-Intellectual Property, Litigation-Real Estate
  • Scott D. DeWald - Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law
  • Scott K. Brown - Appellate Practice, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Stephen M. Bressler - Insurance Law, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions- Defendants, Product Liability Litigation-Defendants
  • Stephen M. Hart - Gaming Law, Native American Law
  • Steven J. Hulsman - Insurance Law, Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs
  • Susan M. Freeman - Appellate Practice, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation-Bankruptcy
  • Thomas H. Campbell - Administrative/Regulatory Law, Energy Law


  • David L. Mousel - Gaming Law
  • E. Leif Reid - Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Real Estate
  • Michael G. Alonso - Gaming Law, Government Relations Practice
  • Richard M. Trachok II - Gaming Law
  • Sean M. McGuinness - Gaming Law


  • Andrew D. Schorr - Real Estate Law
  • John C. Hinderaker - Commercial Litigation, Litigation- Land Use and Zoning, Litigation-Real Estate
  • John N. Iurino - Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Intellectual Property, Litigation-Mergers and Acquisitions, Litigation-Real Estate
  • Lewis D. Schorr - Real Estate Law
  • Linda C. McNulty – Litigation-Real Estate, Real Estate Law
  • Matthew C. Sweger - Corporate Law
  • Pilar Thomas - Native American Law
  • Rob Charles - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation-Bankruptcy
  • Roy W. Kyle - Banking and Finance Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • S. L. Schorr - Land Use and Zoning Law, Litigation-Land Use and Zoning, Litigation-Real Estate, Real Estate Law

About Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP is an Am Law 200 commercial law firm for handling complex matters in litigation, intellectual property, business transactions, gaming, government relations and other practice areas. Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie offices are located in Albuquerque, Colorado Springs, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Irvine, Phoenix, Reno, Silicon Valley and Tucson.

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