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Affiliations & Recognition

Professional Affiliations

The Firm and its attorneys maintain memberships and affiliations in a number of professional organizations.  The following lists illustrate the breadth of our affiliations.

National and International Organizations

Regional and Local Organizations

Honors and Recognition

The Firm and its attorneys have been recognized with the following honors and awards:

  • 5280 Magazine
    • Polly Jessen – Top Lawyer for Environmental Law
    • Steve Kaplan – Top Lawyer for Government Relations/Contracts/Lobbying Law
    • Lori Potter – Top Lawyer for Environmental Law
    • ​Sarah Rockwell – Top Lawyer for Government Relations/Contracts/Lobbying Law
  • The Best Lawyers in America® 
    • Thomas Bloomfield - Energy Regulatory Law
    • Sara Dutschke Setshwaelo - Native American Law
    • Allison Fultz - Transportation Law
    • Polly Jessen - Construction Law; Environmental Law
    • Stephen Kaplan - Land Use and Zoning Law
    • Peter Kirsch - Litigation - Environmental
    • Lori Potter - Litigation - Environmental
    • Sarah Rockwell - Land Use and Zoning Law; Real Estate Law
    • Charles Spitulnik - Railroad Law; Transportation Law
    • National Tier 2 - Land Use & Zoning Law; National Tier 3 - Litigation-Environmental, Native American Law, Transportation Law; Metro Tier 1: Colorado - Land Use & Zoning Law, Litigation-Environmental; Metro Tier 2: Colorado - Construction Law, San Francisco - Native American Law, Washington DC - Transportation Law; Metro Tier 3: San Francisco - Environmental Law
  • Chambers USA
    • Matthew Adams - Native American Law, Band 1
    • Thomas Bloomfield - Enviornment, Band 4
    • Sara Dutschke - Native American Law, Band 1
    • Adam Giuliano – Projects: PPP, Band 3
    • Nathaniel Hunt - Environment, Up and Coming
    • Polly Jessen – Natural Resources & Environment, Band 3
    • Steve Kaplan – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use, Band 1
    • Lori Potter - Environment, Band 4
    • Sarah Rockwell – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use, Band 1
    • California - Native American Law, Band 1; Colorado - Environment, Band 2, Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use, Band 1; Nationwide - Projects: PPP, Band 4
  • Colorado Super Lawyers® 
    • Heather Haney – "Rising Star" in Real Estate
    • Polly Jessen - Environmental Law
    • Steve Kaplan – Land Use/Zoning; Real Estate; Transportation/Maritime
    • Peter Kirsch – Aviation and Aerospace; Environmental; Land Use/Zoning
    • Lori Potter – Environmental Law; Environmental Litigation
    • Sarah Rockwell – Land Use/Zoning; Real Estate
    • Bill Silberstein – Environmental Law; Real Estate
  • DC Super Lawyers® 
    • Allison Fultz – "Rising Star" in Transportation/Martitime; Administrative Law; Land Use/Zoning 
  • Airports Council International Award (Steve Kaplan)
  • American College of Environmental Lawyers (Polly Jessen)
  • Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce, Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Denver (Sarah Rockwell)
  • Colorado Open Space Alliance, Blue Grama Award for Outstanding Achievement by an Individual (Bill Silberstein)
  • Best Lawyers® Environmental Litigation "Lawyer of the Year" in Denver (Lori Potter)
  • Best Lawyers® Land Use and Zoning Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Denver (Steve Kaplan; Sarah Rockwell)
  • Denver Business Journal, "Who's Who in Energy – Government" (Bob Randall)
  • Downtown Denver Partnership Volunteer of the Year Award (Sarah Rockwell)
  • Emory University School of Law Merit Scholar (Suyash Raiborde)
  • Energy and Mineral Law Foundation (Nick Clabbers)
  • Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards North America, Creating a New Standard in the Legal Industry (Firm-wide)
  • Gilbert Goldstein Scholarship and University of Colorado Merit Scholarship (Riley Cutner-Orrantia)
  • Harvard Law School Dean’s Award for Community Leadership (Samantha Caravello)
  • J. Joseph Curran Award for Most Outstanding Attorney (Byron Smith)
  • Legal Aid Foundation Associates Campaign Award (Firm-wide)
  • Law360 MVP Awards, Project Finance (Adam Giuliano)
  • Law Week Colorado, Top Litigator Award (Lori Potter)
  • P3 Bulletin Awards, Legal Advisor of the Year Finalist (Firm-wide)
  • Philip Roland Prize for Excellence in Public Affairs (Sara Mogharabi)
  • Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute Award for Excellence in Land Use Law (Brent Butzin)
  • U.S. Department of Transportation Honors Attorney (Steven Osit)
  • University of Colorado Law School, Alumni Promising Star (Christian Alexander)