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Chambers USA Ranks DGS in 2023 Guide

May 24, 2023

The 2023 edition of Chambers USA ranked Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP first in Colorado in seven areas, including Banking & Finance, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Corporate/M&A, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, Energy & Natural Resources, Environment, and Tax. Chambers USA also acknowledged DGS for its strong Labor & Employment, Litigation: General Commercial, and Real Estate practices.

In addition, the legal prowess of 28 DGS lawyers has been recognized by Chambers USA, with their designation as “Leaders in Their Field” in Colorado. Three of these lawyers were ranked in more than one practice area. This year’s edition also marks a significant milestone for the firm, as Joel Benson has received a nationwide individual ranking in Mining & Metals. The DGS attorneys in this year’s edition of Chambers USA are:

Banking & Finance
Gary Meade

Kyler K. Burgi

Christopher L. Richardson


Brian Boonstra

Mark Bussey

David S. Denious

John Elofson

Kristin L. Lentz

Christopher L. Richardson

Bruce D. Stocks

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

Cindy S. Birley

Rachel James

Energy & Natural Resources

Brian Boonstra

Gregory R. Danielson

John Elofson

Sam Niebrugge


John R. Jacus

Elizabeth H. Temkin

Labor & Employment

Brett Painter

Janet A. Savage

Litigation: General Commercial

Michael J. Gallagher

Kenzo S. Kawanabe

Chad Williams

Mining & Metals

Joel Benson

Real Estate

Chris Kinsman


Laurence E. Nemirow (serves as special tax counsel to DGS)

Peter R. Rose

Michael Snider

About Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP

Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP, one of the Rocky Mountain region’s preeminent law firms, serves clients nationally and internationally, with a strong focus on corporate finance and governance, mergers and acquisitions, natural resources, environmental law, real estate, and complex litigation. Our lawyers have extensive experience working with companies in the energy, mining, technology, hospitality, private equity, manufacturing, asset management, and aviation industries. As the exclusive member firm in Colorado for Lex Mundi, the world’s leading network of independent law firms, DGS has access to in-depth experience in 100+ countries worldwide.