17 Firm Attorneys Named Super Lawyers/Rising Stars

Ten attorneys from Denver-based Sheridan Ross P.C. were selected for inclusion to Super Lawyers 2014 and another seven attorneys were named Rising Stars.

In addition, firm Shareholder Sabrina Stavish was honored among the Top 50 Women Colorado Super Lawyers. Stavish makes the prestigious Top 50 Women list for the third straight year, her fifth year in a row as a Colorado Super Lawyer. Shareholder John Posthumus was also honored with inclusion in the 2014 list of Top 100 Colorado Super Lawyers based on point totals in the nomination, research and the panel’s review process.

“While our clients experience and appreciate the quality of the people we have within our firm, it’s always a tremendous honor to be recognized by your peers through the well respected Colorado Super Lawyers evaluation process,” said Sheridan Ross Managing Shareholder, Rob Brunelli. “Our reputation is built by the quality of our professionals and, with so many of our attorneys ranked among Colorado’s Super Lawyers and Rising Stars, we feel very confident and proud of the reputation we’ve earned in the world of Intellectual Property law.”

Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a multi-phase process that combines peer nominations and evaluations with third party research. Each candidate is evaluated based on peer recognition and professional achievement indicators. Selections are made on a state-by-state basis each year.

Honored Sheridan Ross attorneys include:

  • Todd Blakely, IP
  • Robert Brunelli, IP Litigation
  • Lew Hansen, IP
  • Joseph Kovarik, IP
  • Bruce Kugler, IP
  • Benjamin Lieb, IP Litigation
  • John Posthumus, IP Litigation
  • Sabrina Stavish, IP
  • Douglas Swartz, IP
  • Miriam Trudell, IP

In addition, seven Sheridan Ross attorneys were selected as Colorado Rising Stars for 2014: James Burke (IP); Hiwot Covell (IP); Pamela Hirschman (IP); Patricia Ho (IP); David Kellis (IP Litigation); Ian Walsworth (IP Litigation); and Richard Zelenka (IP).

Founded in 1954, Sheridan Ross is the oldest intellectual property law firm in the Rocky Mountain region and has grown to include 43 attorneys and four patent agents. From individuals, inventors and entrepreneurs to the world’s largest corporations, we believe that the extraordinary effort to innovate should be matched by the strength of protection. With advanced degrees and work experience in technical fields including computer software, biochemistry, pharmaceuticals, mathematics, chemistry, biochemistry, genetics and aeronautics – we are engineers, researchers, rocket scientists and so much more. Working with clients from virtually every industry and technology, we’re known for our ability to deliver relevant, cost-effective solutions to a broad range of IP legal needs.


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