Five McConnell Fleischner Houghtaling, LLC Attorneys Named to 2016 Best Lawyers® in America List

November 4th, 2015

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 — McConnell Fleischner Houghtaling, LLC is pleased to announce that five lawyers have been named to the 2016 Edition of Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.

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 65 countries.

“Best Lawyers is the most effective tool in identifying critical legal expertise,” said CEO Steven Naifeh. “Inclusion on this list shows that an attorney is respected by his or her peers for professional success.”

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.

McConnell Fleischner Houghtaling, LLC would like to congratulate the following attorneys named to the 2016 Best Lawyers in America list:

Cecelia A. Fleischner, Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants
Cecelia A. Fleischner, Litigation – Insurance
Cecelia A. Fleischner, Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
Walter N. Houghtaling, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Walter N. Houghtaling, Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
Michael T. McConnell, Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants
Michael T. McConnell, Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
Michael T. McConnell, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Michael T. McConnell, Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
James M. Miletich, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Traci L. Van Pelt, Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants
Traci L. Van Pelt, Litigation – Health Care
Traci L. Van Pelt, Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants

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McConnell Fleischner Houghtaling Attorneys Named Best Lawyers In America®

November 13th, 2012

Michael T. McConnell, Cecelia “Cindy” A. Fleischner, Walter N. Houghtaling and Traci L. Van Pelt, partners of Denver-based firm McConnell Fleischner Houghtaling, LLC, were recently selected by their peers for inclusion to the list of 2013 Best Lawyers in America® (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).

Fleischner was also named the 2013 Denver Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers®.  Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.”  Best Lawyers® compiles its list of outstanding lawyers by conducting exhaustive surveys of thousands of leading lawyers who confidentially evaluate their peers.  Those honored as “Lawyer of the Year” are selected because they receive high ratings from their peers and have earned a high level of respect among other leading lawyers in their community for their abilities, professionalism and integrity.

McConnell Fleischner Houghtaling was recently ranked one of Colorado’s leading firms by U.S. News/Best Lawyers®.  The firm received first-tier “Best Law Firm” rankings for Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants and Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants.

This ranking is based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in the field, and a review of additional information provided by the law firm as part of the formal submission process.  Clients are asked to rank firms based on expertise, responsiveness, understanding of a business and its needs, cost-effectiveness, civility, and whether they would refer another client to the firm.

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Job Opening

November 12th, 2012

The DTC law firm of McConnell Fleischner Houghtaling, LLC has an immediate opening for an experienced litigation paralegal.  Advanced knowledge of Rules of Civil Procedure, proficiency with large document  production and solid case management skills a must. Aptitude for litigation software programs, Summation and CaseMap required. Familiarity with e-disovery issues a plus. Must possess strong communication skills.  Paralegal certificate a plus.  Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Administrator by email to or fax to 303-458-9520.  No phone calls please.

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Robert W. Steinmetz Elected Partner Effective January 1, 2012.

January 1st, 2012

Rob Steinmetz has been with McConnell Fleischner Houghtaling, LLC since 2004. His practice includes legal and medical malpractice, appellate litigation, advising hospitals regarding physician peer review
issues and other forms of complex litigation. He is admitted to practice in Colorado, Wisconsin and before the Second and Tenth Circuits.

Mr. Steinmetz can be reached at 303.458.9537 and

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The Legal Center

August 31st, 2011

Walter Houghtaling has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors for The Legal Center for People with Disabilities and Older People. The Legal Center is a nonprofit organization protecting the human, civil and legal rights of people with disabilities and older people. It provides direct legal representation, education, advocacy, and legislative analysis to promote the independence, self-determination, empowerment and community participation of its clients. Specializing in civil rights and discrimination issues, the organization helps people obtain state and federally funded services, such as special education, mental health services, developmental disabilities services, and vocational rehabilitation to promote systemic change to sustain or improve the quality of life for children and adults with disabilities and senior citizens.

McConnell Fleischner Houghtaling, LLC is a proud sponsor of the Legal Center’s Attorneys’ Night Out – a yearly fundraising event and necessary effort to help defray the ever increasing costs associated with the services provided by the Legal Center. For more information the Legal Center or to donate, please see

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Jennifer Ward Joins The Firm

August 19th, 2011

McConnell Fleischner Houghtaling, LLC is pleased to announce that Jennifer L. Ward has joined our firm as an Associate Attorney.  Jennifer graduated from the University of Denver College of Law in 2006.   Previous to MFH, she worked as the Assistant Attorney General, Appellate Division, Criminal Justice Section, State of Colorado Office of the Attorney General. We welcome Jennifer to the MFH team. 

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Roxanna Krueger Joins Our Firm

June 30th, 2011

Roxanna Krueger, CLM has joined MFH as our Legal Administrator.  Prior to joining our firm, she worked for Senn Visciano P.C. and is currently the President of the Mile High Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators. We welcome Roxanna to the firm.

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Ryann B. MacDonald Joins Our Firm

June 30th, 2011

McConnell Fleischner Houghtaling, LLC is pleased to announce that Ryann B. MacDonald has joined our firm as an Associate Attorney.  Ryann graduated from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in 2009.   Previous to MFH, she worked as a contract attorney at the law firm of Reilly Pozner. We welcome Ryann to the MFH team. 

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MFH is proud to annouce inclusion in the 2011 Colorado SuperLawyers and Rising Stars

March 9th, 2011

McConnell Fleischner Houghtaling, LLC is proud to annouce the following MFH lawyers were included in the 2011 edition of Colorado Super Lawyers and Rising Stars:

Colorado SuperLawyers
Michael T. McConnell
Cecelia “Cindy” A. Fleischner
Walter N. Houghtaling
Traci L. Van Pelt

Colorado Rising Stars
Robert W. Steinmetz


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Cindy Fleischner to speak at ABOTA Conference

March 1st, 2011

We are proud to announce Cindy Fleischner has been asked to speak at the First Annual Teachers’ Law School sponsored by the Colorado Chapter of The American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).  Cindy’s topic is “The Constitution and High School Students: Balancing Interests on School Grounds”.  The seminar will be held on Thursday and Friday, April 7th and 8th, at the Denver Convention Center.  This two day seminar will provide teachers a crash course on legal issues affecting educators.

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