Published: Nov. 4, 2019

Every year, Law Week Colorado publishes its Barrister’s Best list to recognize the most prominent, highest performing, and well-established lawyers in Colorado across more than 50 practice areas.

The Barrister’s Choice list is determined by the publication’s editorial staff and attorney votes. People’s Choice winners are selected by attorneys across the state.

Colorado Law is proud to congratulate the more than 20 alumni who were recognized in 2019:

Best Court of Appeals Judge

Chief Judge Steve Bernard ('78) (Barrister’s Choice)

Best Trial Court Judge

Judge Gary Jackson ('70), Denver County Court (Barrister’s Choice)

Judge Morris Hoffman ('77), Denver District Court (People’s Choice)

Best Mediator

Jim Keil ('82), Law Office of James J. Keil, Jr. (People’s Choice)

Best Overall Litigator

Gina Rodriguez ('88), WilmerHale (People’s Choice)

Best Lawyer-Turned-Legislator

U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse ('09) (People’s Choice)

Best Public Sector Lawyer

Kristin Bronson ('97), Denver City Attorney (Barrister’s Choice)

Best Family Law Lawyer

Heather Broxterman ('09), Broxterman Alicks McFarlane PC (Barrister’s Choice)

Best Bankruptcy Lawyer

Brad Dempsey ('98), Faegre Baker Daniels LLP (Barrister’s Choice)

Best Health Care Lawyer

Jennifer Evans ('98), Polsinelli PC (Barrister’s Choice)

Best Water Law Lawyer

Brian Nazarenus ('87), Ryley Carlock & Applewhite (People’s Choice)

Best Renewable Energy Lawyer

Mike Connor ('93), WilmerHale (People’s Choice)

Best Marijuana Lawyer

Christian Sederberg ('05), Vicente Sederberg LLP (People’s Choice)

Best Trust/Estates Lawyer

Laurence Gendelman ('15), Gendelman Law Group, LLC (People’s Choice)

Best Nonprofit Lawyer

Cara Lawrence ('96), Tierney Lawrence (People’s Choice)

Best Intellectual Property Lawyer—Non-Litigator

Gene Bernard ('01), Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP (Barrister’s Choice)

Best Intellectual Property Litigator

Evan Rothstein ('04), Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP (People’s Choice)

Best Employment Lawyer for Defendants

Todd Fredrickson ('91), Fisher & Phillips LLP (Barrister’s Choice)

Best Disability Law Lawyer

Shawn McDermott ('92), McDermott Law, LLC (People’s Choice)

Best Personal Injury Lawyer

Michael McDivitt ('74), McDivitt Law Firm (Barrister’s Choice)

Best Disability Law Lawyer

Barbara Glogiewicz ('86), Caplan & Earnest LLC (People’s Choice)

Best Insurance Lawyer for Defendants

Peter Morgan ('98), Morgan Rider Riter Tsai, P.C. (People’s Choice)

Best Education Lawyer

Kristin Edgar ('04), Caplan & Earnest LLC