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► King & Greisen: Paula Greisen (Employment
► Leventhal & Puga: Hollynd Hoskins (Personal\ Injury
► Tiftickjian Law Firm: Jay Tiftickjian (DUI/ DWI Defense, 2018) assisted the Colorado State Demographer’s Office in creating an interactive map of the state’s DUI arrests based on census data of those living in Colorado’s 5th Judicial District. Tiftickjian’s efforts coincided with the Colorado State Patrol’s DUI crackdown at the end of December 2018 to combat drunk driving during the holiday season.
► Fox Rothschild: Christopher P. Beall (Copyright Law; Litigation – First Amendment;
► Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie: James M. Lyons (Arbitration; Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Criminal Defense: White-Collar; Mediation, 1991) presented a $36,000 grant from the government of Ireland to a memorial project, which will honor Irish miners buried in Evergreen Cemetery. The grant was presented at a black-tie fundraiser held for Irish Network Colorado, which raised $20,000 in funding to supplement the government grant.
► Merchant & Gould: Timothy B. Scull (Copyright Law; Information Technology Law;
► Killmer, Lane & Newman: Mari Newman (Civil Rights Law; Employment
Officers approached Torres as he was working in his garage and ordered him out of his home before they forced him onto the
ground, injuring his face and arm.
“Mr. Torres complied with the officers’ illegal command only to be met with brute force,” Newman said in a news release. “Aurora then assigned the supervisor on the scene—who participated in the beating— to review the use of force. With the fox guarding the hen house, it is unsurprising the City of Aurora found no wrongdoing.” Police charged Torres with resisting arrest, which a jury dismissed after seeing video footage of the incident. According to the ACLU’s statement on Torres’ lawsuit, his was one of 13 incidents of racially biased policing in Aurora since 2003, eight of which took place since 2015.
“Aurora is the most racially diverse city in Colorado,” ACLU of Colorado Legal Director Mark Silverstein said. “Its residents deserve a police force that leaves residents feeling safe and secure. But in case after case after case, the Aurora police unnecessarily escalate tension, fear, and violence when policing people of color, destroying