March 2, 2012
Another award? We’ll take it. Polsinelli congratulates 16 of our attorneys in Denver selected for inclusion in 2012 Colorado Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Only five percent of attorneys in Denver are selected for this honor.


Super Lawyers are selected by fellow attorney nominations and include lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Lawyers cannot nominate themselves and in-firm votes are only counted if they are matched by an out-of-firm nomination.

The Rising Star category is for attorneys under 40 who have 10 or fewer years of practice. Attorneys are instructed to nominate individuals they have personally observed in action — whether as opposing counsel or co-counsel, or through other firsthand courtroom observation.


The following attorneys were selected for inclusion in 2012 Colorado Super Lawyers and Rising Stars:


Super Lawyers
  • Philip W. Bledsoe - Business Litigation
  • Stacy A. Carpenter - Civil Litigation Defense
  • Eugene R. Commander - Construction Litigation
  • Paul V. Franke - Real Estate
  • Sean R. Gallagher - Business Litigation 
  • Darren R. Hensley - Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Bruce A. Johnson - Health Care
  • Joseph J. Mellon - General Litigation
  • Ann C. McCullough  - Health Care
  • Gerald A. Niederman - Health Care
  • Steven G. Wright - Real Estate

Rising Stars
  • Gillian McKean Bidgood - Civil Litigation Defense
  • Michael P. Dulin - Intellectual Property Litigation
  • William R. Meyer - Business Litigation
  • Allison R. Nelson - Real Estate
  • Kristine L. Poston - Banking