By Jan Wondra
When the law office that has become known as Dagner, Schluter, Mitzner and Werber LLC relocated offices from downtown Denver to Greenwood Village, it was a homecoming of sorts. That’s because one of its principals, Leslie Schulter, lives there and happens to be a Greenwood Village City Council member.
“We consider it an asset to have our office located in Greenwood Village, right off I-25 in the Tech Center,” said Schluter, who first opened an office in 2008. “The other three partners joined my Greenwood Village-based office, which became operational effective Jan. 1, 2015, and since then we’ve worked on expanding office space and staff.”
It was Schluter’s move that predicted the current configuration, which combined the practices of the firm’s four founding attorneys: Deana Dagner, Leslie Schulter, Dawn Mitzner and David Werber. The firm, located at 5105 DTC Parkway in Greenwood Village, is adding staff, who include Katrina Brannan and Jeremy Earle, who recently joined the law firm as associate attorneys. Brannan and Earle each relocated to Colorado after graduating from law school elsewhere in the country. Brannan graduated from the Vermont Law School and Earle from the University of Houston.
Originally from Florida, Brannan completed a J.D. and a Law Master’s program at the Vermont Law School, graduating magna cum laude in 2013. She spent the past two years as a judicial law clerk for Jefferson County judges, Judge Jack Berryhill (now retired) and Judge Todd Vriesman, before joining the firm.
“Brannan’s legal work reflects experience, maturity, and the eagle eye of an experienced editor,” said Schluter. “She is sharp, highly disciplined and insightful.”
Earle finished an undergraduate degree in psychology with a minor in religious studies from the University of Houston in 2011, then finished his law degree in December 2013.
“He has this exterior calm, but then works with laser-like focus, insight and efficiency,” said Partner Deana Dagner, noting that in Earle’s spare time he’s a sports car enthusiast, motorcyclist and golden retriever owner.
The firm specializes in civil rights, construction, employment, insurance and medical law, as well as municipal, professional and liability law and has developed a track record of trial and appellate court jury cases.