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  • 1952: Jacques Machol, Jr.
    On September 15, 2017, Jacques Machol, Jr. celebrated practicing 65 years since being admitted to the Colorado Supreme Court. Machol & Johannes, LLC is one of the largest debt collection law firms in the nation specializing in representation and customer service in collection, bankruptcy, and creditor rights. The firm’s headquarters is in downtown Denver and has satellite offices in Idaho, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Utah, Washington State, and Wyoming. Jacques Machol, Jr. works 40 hours a week and attends court hearings on a regular basis. He is dedicated and blessed to work with such amazing and talented people that surround him each and every day.


  • 1976: John W. O'Dorisio, Jr.
    John W. O'Dorisio, Jr. of Robinson Waters & O'Dorisio, P.C. was selected for inclusion in the 2018 Best Lawyers in America and 2017 Colorado Super Lawyers lists for his work in real estate.


  • 1981: Douglas R. Ferguson
    Douglas R. Ferguson of Robinson Waters & O'Dorisio, P.C. was selected for inclusion in the 2018 Best Lawyers in America and 2017 Colorado Super Lawyers lists for his work in franchise law.
  • 1981: Peter T. Moore
    Peter T. Moore of Robinson Waters & O'Dorisio, P.C. was selected for inclusion in the 2018 Best Lawyers in America and 2017 Colorado Super Lawyers lists for his work in corporate law.


  • 1991: Mark F. Bell
    Mark Bell has joined as a Shareholder in Hall Estill’s Denver office. Hall Estill is a full-service law firm with offices in Denver, Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Northwest Arkansas and Nashville. Mark’s practice includes representing banks and financial institutions in both Corporate and Litigation matters. His comprehensive lender representation includes bankruptcy and lender-liability litigation, complex loan documentation, workout and loan restructuring, regulatory and compliance matters, loan sales, enforcement litigation, security interest analysis and bank operations. Mark’s extensive practice also includes complicated real estate and business transactions, as well as contentious litigation in state and federal courts nationwide. Mark received his J.D. from the University of Denver College of Law and was honored with American Jurisprudence Awards, including bankruptcy and creditor-debtor relations. He is also involved both professionally and personally in Denver community organizations, including the American Bankruptcy Institute, Colorado and Denver Bar Associations, the Colorado Lawyers Committee, and Colorado Public Radio.
  • 1997: Robyn Maddox Brody
    Was elected to the Idaho Supreme Court in November 2016. Investiture took place on January 9, 2017. Robyn is the third woman to serve on the Idaho Supreme Court.
  • 1996: Jeff Wright
    Fort Myers, Florida — The law firm of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that Attorney Jeff Wright has joined the firm’s Land Use & Environmental Law division. He will practice out of the firm’s Bonita Springs office and will focus on land use matters in both Collier and Lee Counties. Wright is Florida Bar Board Certified in City, County & Local Government Law. His expertise includes Florida’s Sunshine Law and Public Records Law, and all matters involving city, county, and local governments, including towns, villages, special districts, and community development districts. Wright represents private property owners, associations, and investors in land use and permitting matters. Wright is heavily involved in growth management and comprehensive planning issues throughout Florida. He served as committee counsel to the Collier County Rural Lands Stewardship Area Review Committee and as an Assistant (Collier) County Attorney. As a member of the Florida Association of County Attorneys’ Growth Management Committee, Wright provided critical input on growth management legislation, referenda, and reform. Wright has been recognized for his professional achievements, including receiving the Growth Management Committee Writing Award from the Florida Association of Counties and the Deepwater Horizon Legal Task Force Appreciation Award. Wright received his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida (1992) and law degree from the University of Denver College of Law (1996). He is admitted to practice in Florida and Colorado. Wright can be reached at jeff.wright@henlaw.com or by phone at 239-344-1371. Henderson Franklin is the largest, locally-based law firm between Tampa and Miami with over 55 attorneys dedicated to providing a wide range of legal services in the areas of business and tax planning, estate planning, family law, business and civil litigation, eminent domain, intellectual property, workers' compensation, employment law, real estate, and land use and environmental law. Since 1924, Henderson Franklin has been assisting clients build their homes, businesses and communities in Southwest Florida. Henderson Franklin operates offices in Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Naples and Sanibel Island. For more information on Wright or Henderson Franklin, please visit www.henlaw.com.


  • 2005: Arnulfo Hernandez
    Arnulfo D. Hernández, managing partner of Hernández & Associates, P.C., was named a Regional President of the Hispanic National Bar Association. As a Regional President, Arnulfo is a member of the bar association’s Board of Governors and will preside over Region XIII which covers Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, and Wyoming.
  • 2003: Michael Rollin
    Complex commercial and residential mortgage backed securities litigator, Michael A. Rollin of Rollin Braswell Fisher LLC (RBF Law), was the only Colorado attorney named to the inaugural Elite Boutique Trailblazers list published by The National Law Journal.
  • 2002: Timothy M. Shea
    Timothy M. Shea of Robinson Waters & O'Dorisio, P.C. was selected for inclusion in the 2017 Colorado Rising Stars list for his work in real estate.

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