Burleson has boosted its Denver office by adding eight associates, bringing the attorney count at the 14-month-old location to 31. Most of the new attorneys will focus on oil and gas matters in the Rocky Mountain region.
Burleson opened its Denver office in August 2011 with eight attorneys. Leading the group were Jack Luellen and Brent Chicken, both of whom came from Denver's Beatty & Wozniak.
Joining the Denver office are Laura Bowzer, Aine Durkin, Jillian Fulcher, Sally Kent, Melissa Lyon, Steve Nagy, Craig Rowland and Ward Scott. Bowzer and Fulcher come directly from University of Denver Sturm College of Law.
Demand for oil and gas exploration and production in the Rocky Mountain region is driving the expansion, said Luellen, managing partner of the Denver office. "We have the work," he said.
Founded in 2005 by Rick Burleson, the Houston-based firm has about 125 attorneys and focuses almost exclusively on energy and energy-related work.