Denver MAMA Mentor Coffee List

The Denver Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association (“Denver MAMA”) was founded in 2012 in an effort to empower attorney mothers and encourage them to succeed while celebrating their roles as attorneys and mothers.  Denver MAMA is devoted to furthering the interests of mother attorneys in the Denver Metro area.

Denver MAMA is intended to be a source of support for attorney mothers. It is a group where women can network, share experiences, learn from each other, problem solve, and talk about issues they face in a supportive environment. To join Denver MAMA, visit
https://denvermama.org/

The Denver MAMA Coffee List Mentors can be found in the table below. Please use the search bar to find mentors in your practice area, location, or community engagement area of interest.

Our list is constantly growing, so please check back if you do not find a mentor who meets your professional interests at this time.

If you’d like to join the list as a mentor, please complete the MAMA Coffee Mentor Application Form.

Mentor NameLocationPractice Area(s)Expertise Area(s)Community EngagementTelephone NumberE-mail Address
Sherri CatalanoDenverAdministrative Law;
Civil Litigation;
Employment & Labor: Employer;
General Litigation;
Government Practice;
Health Care;
In-House;
Insurance Coverage;
Personal Injury - General
A “starting place” for networking;
A resource for practice area specific questions;
New lawyers looking for someone to accompany them to a bar association or legal organization event;
Resume review;
Alumni connection;
Client referrals;
Professionalism resources;
Parenting questions & concerns;
Well-being & Balance mentoring;
Transitioning practice area or practice setting
Colorado Bar Association;
Denver Bar Association;
Colorado Defense Lawyers Association;
Colorado Women's Bar Association;
Denver MAMA
(720) 936-3604sherri.catalano@denvergov.org
Shawna RuetzDenverCivil Litigation;
Employment & Labor: Employer;
Insurance Coverage
A “starting place” for networking;
A resource for practice area specific questions;
New lawyers looking for someone to accompany them to a bar association or legal organization event;
Resume review;
Informational interview;
Alumni connection
Denver Bar Association;
Colorado Defense Lawyers Association;
Denver MAMA;
Labor and Employment Section of CBA
(720) 292-2045Shawna.Ruetz@lewisbrisbois.com
Nancy RodgersAuroraCivil Rights;
Constitutional Law;
Employment & Labor: Employer;
Government; Contracts;
Government Practice;
In-House
A “starting place” for networking;
A resource for practice area specific questions;
New lawyers looking for someone to accompany them to a bar association or legal organization event;
Alumni connection;
Parenting questions & concerns
Arapahoe County Bar Association;
Colorado Bar Association;
Colorado Women's Bar Association;
William E. Doyle Inn of Court;
International Municipal Lawyers Association; Metro City Attorneys Association; Legal Officers Section - IACP
(303) 739-6014nrodgers@auroragov.org
Appalenia UdellCentennialHealth CareSolo practitioners seeking other solo attorneys to serve as a resource for practice management questions;
New lawyers looking for someone to accompany them to a bar association or legal organization event;
Pursuing leadership opportunities within the bar or a legal organization;
Client referrals;
Parenting questions & concerns;
Diversity, inclusion, or equity issues;
Well-being & Balance mentoring
Arapahoe County Bar Association;
Colorado Hispanic Bar Association;
Colorado Women's Bar Association;
Colorado LGBT Bar Association;
Denver MAMA
(303) 740-4895law@appalenia.com
Jennifer Ross-AmatoDenverCivil Litigation;
Civil Rights;
Construction Litigation;
Employment & Labor: Employee;
Government Contracts;
Government Practice;
Government Relations;
In-House;
Real Estate;
State Local & Municipal;
Transportation/Maritime
A “starting place” for networking;
Informational interview; A resource for practice area specific questions;
Professionalism resources;
Parenting questions & concerns;
Well-being & Balance mentoring
Colorado Bar Association;
Denver Bar Association;
Colorado Women's Bar Association;
Denver MAMA;
Faculty of Federal Advocates; Association of Corporate Counsel
(303) 299-2479jenifer.ross@rtd-denver.com
Sara Van DeusenDenverCivil Litigation;
General Litigation;
Legal Ethics
A “starting place” for networking;
A resource for practice area specific questions;
New lawyers looking for someone to accompany them to a bar association or legal organization event;
Alumni connection;
Client referrals;
Professionalism resources;
Parenting questions & concerns
Colorado Bar Association;
Denver Bar Association;
Denver MAMA
(303) 244-1868vandeusen@wtotrial.com
Amy RoepkeParkerBusiness/Corporate;
Closely Held Business;
In-House;
Mergers & Acquisitions;
Securities & Corporate; Finance
A “starting place” for networking;
A resource for practice area specific questions;
Pursuing leadership opportunities within the bar or a legal organization;
Informational interview;
Parenting questions & concerns
Colorado Bar Association;
Arapahoe County Bar Association;
Denver MAMA
(720) 616-7111amy@roepkelawoffice.com
Stephanie MontagueDenverCivil Litigation;
Insurance Coverage;
Professional Liability
A “starting place” for networking ;
Parenting questions & concerns;
Well-being & Balance mentoring
Colorado Defense Lawyers Association;
Colorado Women's Bar Association;
Denver MAMA
(303) 550-9194montagues@hallevans.com
Susanne RhodesDenverCivil Litigation; Family LawA starting place for networking;
A resource for practice area specific questions;
Resume review;
Informational interview;
Alumni connection;
Professionalism resources;
Parenting questions & concerns;
Diversity, inclusion, or equity issues;
Well-being & Balance mentoring;
Rejoining the practice of law;
Transitioning practice area or practice setting
Colorado Bar Association; Denver MAMA(720) 984-8440srhodes@targetedlegal.com
Elise LogemannDenverCivil Rights;
Constitutional Law;
Criminal Defense;
Juvenile;
Legislative & Governmental Affairs;
Nonprofit Organizations
A “starting place” for networking ;
A resource for practice area specific questions;
Pursuing leadership opportunities;
Resume review;
Informational interview;
Transitioning practice area or practice setting

Colorado Criminal Defense Bar;
Denver MAMA
(847) 989-2554elogemann@law.du.edu
Julie SimmonsBroomfieldBusiness/Corporate;
Consumer Law;
Employment & Labor: Employer
In-House;
Intellectual Property;
Mergers & Acquisitions;
Non-Traditional Legal Career;
Securities & Corporate Finance;
Technology Transactions
A “starting place” for networking ;
A resource for practice area specific questions; New lawyers looking for someone to accompany them to a bar association or legal organization event;
Resume review;
Informational interview;
Alumni connection;
Professionalism resources;
Parenting questions & concerns;
Diversity, inclusion, or equity issues;
Well-being & Balance mentoring;
Rejoining the practice of law;
Transitioning practice area or practice setting
Association of Corporate Counsel;
Denver MAMA; Colorado Women's Bar Association
(970) 310-1635julie.anne.simmons@gmail.com

Colleen ScarolaCastle RockEstate Planning & Probate
A “starting place” for networking;
Resume review;
Parenting questions & concerns;
Diversity, inclusion, or equity issues;
Well-being & Balance mentoring
Colorado Bar Association;
Denver MAMA; Douglas/Elbert Bar Association; Colorado Women's Owned Law Firms
(720) 306-1031cscarola@scarolalawllc.com

Angie SchmitzDenverBusiness Litigation;
Civil Litigation;
Construction Litigation;
Creditor Debtor Rights;
Estate Planning & Probate;
Real Estate

A “starting place” for networking;
A resource for practice area specific questions;
Pursuing leadership opportunities within the bar or a legal organization;
Resume review;
Parenting questions & concerns;
Rejoining the practice of law

Colorado Bar Association;
Denver MAMA; Arapahoe County Bar Association; Colorado Women's Bar Association
(720) 272-7804angie@robinsonandhenry.com
Susanne RhodesDenverCivil Litigation;
Non-Traditional Legal Career


A “starting place” for networking ;
A resource for practice area specific questions;
Resume review;
Informational interview;
Alumni connection;
Professionalism resources;
Parenting questions & concerns;
Diversity, inclusion, or equity issues;
Well-being & Balance mentoring;
Rejoining the practice of law;
Transitioning practice area or practice setting.
Colorado Bar Association;
Denver MAMA
(720) 984-8440srhodes@targetedlegal.com
Rose StandiferDenverBusiness/Corporate;
Securities & Corporate Finance



Informational interview;
Parenting questions & concerns;
Diversity, inclusion, or equity issues;
Well-being & Balance mentoring;
Transitioning practice area or practice setting
Denver Bar Association;
Denver MAMA; Colorado Women's Bar Association
(303) 295-9800rose.standifer@moyewhite.com