15 Robinson Waters & O’Dorisio P.C. Lawyers Recognized in 2022 Best Lawyers® List

Denver (August 19, 2021) – Robinson Waters & O’Dorisio P.C. (RWO) is pleased to announce 15 lawyers are included in the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch.

In addition to our listed lawyers, the firm celebrates two RWO lawyers receiving the 2022 Denver Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” designation. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year,” making this accolade particularly significant. These lawyers are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the peer-review assessments.

Receiving the designation “Lawyer of the Year” reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity. Congratulations to:

  • Betty Carter Arkell – 2022 “Lawyer of the Year” for Venture Capital Law
  • Harold R. Bruno III – 2022 “Lawyer of the Year” for Franchise Law

The following RWO lawyers recognized in the 2022 edition are:

  • Jennifer C. Alldredge – Family Law
  • Betty Carter Arkell – Corporate Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law, and Venture Capital Law
  • Tracy L. Ashmore – Commercial Litigation
  • Bryan D. Biesterfeld – Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • William J. Bourke – Tax Law
  • Harold R. Bruno III – Franchise Law
  • Douglas R. Ferguson – Franchise Law
  • Peter T. Moore – Corporate Law
  • John W. O’Dorisio, Jr. – Real Estate Law
  • Steve Segal – Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Timothy M. Shea – Real Estate Law
  • Louise Betcher Staab – Real Estate Law
  • Paul V. Timmins – Real Estate Law
  • Stephen L. Waters – Litigation – Real Estate
  • Samuel G. John – Insurance Law – Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch

The core mission of Best Lawyers is to highlight the top legal talent in America. Lawyers on The Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing. The edition highlights the top 5% of practicing attorneys in the United States. The Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch recognizes associates and other lawyers who are earlier in their careers for their outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.

Best Lawyers has published their list for over three decades, earning the respect of the profession, the media, and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. Its first international list was published in 2006 and since then has grown to provide lists in over 75 countries.


Established in 1977, Robinson Waters & O’Dorisio P.C. is a full-service law firm delivering exceptional representation to businesses and individuals. The firm’s lawyers serve clients throughout the Rocky Mountain region. Its comprehensive legal practice includes litigation, commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, real estate, franchise, and family law. Robinson Waters & O’Dorisio P.C. is a U.S. News Best Lawyers® 2021 Best Law Firm and is listed in the current edition of Chambers USA. The firm is also a member of TAGLaw, an elite global alliance identified by Chambers USA.  Visit www.rwolaw.com for more information.

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