Lewis Roca Names New Colorado Managing Partner

Tamara Goodlette will take over the role from Brian Spano

Downtown Denver

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie has named Tamara Goodlette managing partner of its Colorado offices which include Denver and Colorado Springs. Goodlette succeeds Brian Spano who served in the role since 2011. Spano will now step down to serve as a member of the firm’s executive committee.

The firm’s Denver and Colorado offices include more than 70 attorneys who represent all of the firm’s practices across many industries. “It is an honor to continue to work with my talented colleagues in Denver and Colorado Springs to further enhance our focus on delivering exceptional client service,” Goodlette said.

In addition to her role as managing partner of the firm’s Colorado offices, Goodlette is a commercial litigator who specializes in appeals and complex litigation disputes. She frequently represents lawyers and law firms in professional liability litigation and serves as outside legal counsel to schools and school districts.

“As former managing partner of the firm’s Colorado offices and a colleague of Tami’s, it is an honor to congratulate her on this position within the firm,” said Brian Spano, member of the firm’s executive committee. “Tami is a respected attorney and colleague who will provide the leadership to continue the growth of the firm and its services to benefit our clients throughout Colorado and the Mountain West.”

Goodlette has been a member of the firm since 2006. She also chairs the firm’s professional development committee. Prior to entering private practice, she served as a judicial ‎law clerk for Judge Robert Russel of the Colorado Court of ‎Appeals and was a high school assistant principal and Spanish teacher. She received her law degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and her bachelor’s degree from Colorado College.