Nixon Shefrin is delighted to announce that Serena L. Hendon has joined the firm as an Associate Attorney.
Nixon Shefrin Hensen Ogburn is grieving the loss of founding partner, colleague and dear friend, Bob Carney. Bob died suddenly and unexpectedly in San Francisco on Saturday, February 6, 2016, where he was getting ready to attend Super Bowl 50 with his daughter, Cindy. Bob joined forces with Peter Pryor in 1968 and was one of the founding members of Pryor, Carney and Johnson, P.C., the predecessor to the formation of PJCKN in 1995. Bob will be remembered fondly by all who knew him as an attorney of great skill and ability, and a man of extraordinary good humor and compassion. His passion was travel, and with his wife Kaye and two daughters Bob traveled to every continent on the globe during his 73 years and was always busy planning his next adventure – Machu Picchu and the Galapagos Islands were on their itinerary for the spring. In addition to traveling, Bob played tennis regularly, and consistent with his good nature he was active as a long-time member of Optimist International. Loved by his family, friends, colleagues and clients, and respected by his opponents, Bob will be missed by everyone who had the honor and pleasure of knowing him.
Andrew J. Carafelli
By Julia C. Martinez
Andrew Carafelli’s passion for the American West gleams from the surface of his winning painting, “Morning Solitude.” His piece depicts a lone cowboy accompanied by his two best friends — a horse and a dog. They appear to be reflecting on the trials that the day would bring. “I tried to capture the emotion that ordinary people can identify with,” said Carafelli, a trial lawyer whose practice spans several Western states.
His piece, though ageless, captures a hint of contemporary conveniences. “Yes, that’s definitely a cup of coffee in his hand,” he emphasized. Like the practice of law, the painting relies on what Carafelli described as “attention to detail and attention to commitment and to doing a job well.”
“Morning Solitude” is an oil interpretation of a Carl Scofield photograph set in Summit County in the 1990s. It is a far cry from the Maryland of Carafelli’s roots. He grew up painting cityscapes and held his first public art show in seventh grade. “My artistic style has changed to Western over the years,” confessed the East Coast transplant.
His lifestyle, too, has changed: “I ride horses, own a dog. I’ve been on cattle drives — even ridden a few bulls,” Carafelli said, laughing. “I drank with (cowboys) in bars.”
The artist’s identification with the ineffable freedom that the American West exudes is unmistakable: “To me there is something very cathartic about being on a horse — a feeling of freedom, being out on the open range, no cares, no worries — just you and the horse.”
Nixon Shefrin would like to congratulate its attorneys who were recognized as Denver’s Top Attorneys of 2014 in the following areas of law by Martindale-Hubbell, LAW.COM and the Denver Post:
- Appeals: Betsy Moran
- General Practice: Andrew Carafelli
- Litigation: Brad Shefrin
- Medical Malpractice Defense: Scott Nixon
- Transportation: Andrew Carafelli
Dave Karr was proud to be a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and he exemplified the ideals of supporting the advancement of lawyers through the development of courtroom trial skills and promoting the ideals of civility, integrity and professionalism. In his memory, ABOTA has established the Dave Karr Scholarship Fund. Those wishing to contribute should make checks payable to “The ABOTA Foundation” and send directly to 2001 Bryan Street, Suite 3000, Dallas, Texas 75201. Note on the purpose line “David Karr Education Fund.” Contributions will qualify as 501(c)(3) donations. All contributions will be utilized for the Dave Karr Scholarship Fund and used for education purposes in Colorado.