People

OUR PEOPLE, OUR GREATEST ASSET

Our diverse, experienced attorneys and supporting staff have remained at the heart of our business for over 80 years. Together, they form a close-knit team that’s driven by their passion for the law and making a difference in their clients’ lives and the surrounding community.

UPHOLDING A TRADITION OF SOPHISTICATION AND INSIGHT

Throughout the years, our people have developed their own brand of legal service that distinguishes them from all other law firms in the Rocky Mountain region. Every day we strive to uphold the values and principles our firm was founded on in the 1920s, while increasing our level of innovation and sophistication with every passing year. That knowledge and history, coupled with the deep insight we have of our clients’ unique needs, is how Ireland Stapleton continually sets itself apart from competitors.


Each Ireland Stapleton attorney has one goal: serving the client’s need. We practice law because it is a passion and a calling. We like our clients—some who have been with us for decades—and we respect their desires, values, and goals. We are a team and we work together because we like one another and we enjoy our work. 


Director

  • Rebecca L. Almon

    Rebecca L. Almon
    Director

  • Timothy G. Atkinson

    Timothy G. Atkinson
    Director

  • Steven C. Bachar

    Steven C. Bachar
    Director

  • Tom Downey

    Tom Downey
    Director

  • Kelley B. Duke

    Kelley B. Duke
    Director

  • Michelle B. Ferguson

    Michelle B. Ferguson
    Director

  • K.C. Groves

    K.C. Groves
    Director

  • Mark E. Haynes

    Mark E. Haynes
    Director

  • Russell W. Kemp

    Russell W. Kemp
    Director

  • James J. Killean

    James J. Killean
    Director

  • John G. Lewis

    John G. Lewis
    Director

  • William H. Parsons, Jr.

    William H. Parsons, Jr.
    Director

  • Dino A. Ross

    Dino A. Ross
    Director

  • William E. (Bill) Tanis

    William E. (Bill) Tanis
    Director

  • Erica L. Tarpey

    Erica L. Tarpey
    Director

  • Kimberley H. Tyson

    Kimberley H. Tyson
    Director

  • Thomas J. Wolf

    Thomas J. Wolf
    Director

Of Counsel

  • Wilton W. Cogswell, IV

    Wilton W. Cogswell, IV
    Of Counsel

  • Barbara Weil Laff

    Barbara Weil Laff
    Of Counsel

  • James R. Martin

    James R. Martin
    Of Counsel

  • Michael R. Miller

    Michael R. Miller
    Of Counsel

  • James K. Tarpey

    James K. Tarpey
    Of Counsel

Associate

  • Sarah W. Benedict

    Sarah W. Benedict
    Associate

  • Eric R. Benson

    Eric R. Benson
    Associate

  • Matthew A. Court

    Matthew A. Court
    Associate

  • Mark Lacis

    Mark Lacis
    Associate

  • Benjamin J. Larson

    Benjamin J. Larson
    Associate

  • J. Elizabeth Poole

    J. Elizabeth Poole
    Associate

  • Emily J. Powell

    Emily J. Powell
    Associate

  • James R. Silvestro

    James R. Silvestro
    Associate

  • Andrew D. Spruiell

    Andrew D. Spruiell
    Associate

  • Kira L. Suyeishi

    Kira L. Suyeishi
    Associate

  • T. Edward Williams

    T. Edward Williams
    Associate

Our Professional Staff