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WTO Partner Andrew Efaw Promoted to Colonel Before Deployment to Afghanistan

Date: 04.17.12

DENVER, CO – WTO partner, Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Efaw, United Sates Army Reserve, was promoted to Colonel at a ceremony in the law firm's offices on Thursday, April 19th at 4:30 pm. 

Efaw requested the law firm venue for the promotion ceremony as the date approaches for him to serve once again in the Middle East. The newly promoted officer will serve as the Army Military Judge in U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) with duty primarily in Afghanistan and Kuwait.

"This ceremony is the perfect opportunity to celebrate my promotion, but more importantly, it allows me to express my gratitude to my family, friends and colleagues before I leave to serve overseas for a second time," said Efaw.

Details of the ceremony:
Thursday, April 19, 2012
4:30 pm
Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell LLP
Denver, Colorado

Presenting Officer
Brigadier General Robert Enzenauer
Assistant Adjutant General for Space and Missile Defense
Colorado Army National Guard
Uniform: Business Casual/Military ACU (optional)

Army Lt. Col. Efaw was sworn in as a federal judge for the U.S. Military Courts in 2007. Prior to serving as military judge, he served in variety of positions on both Active Duty and the Reserves including Senior Trial Counsel at Fort Lewis, Washington and Senior Defense Counsel for Northern Iraq in 2004. Efaw is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York.

Efaw was named a partner at Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell in 2006. He focuses his practice on defending complex commercial, product liability, and medical malpractice cases in federal and state courts. He and his wife Amy Efaw, a major in the U.S. Army Reserves and published author, have five children. The oldest two are following in their parents' footsteps as cadets currently enrolled at West Point.                      

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