My parents instilled these values in me from the time that I was a little girl growing up in south Texas. Belief in those values made me want to stand up for others, which is why I decided to become a lawyer. Being a part of Marathon Law allows me to further that commitment by helping folks in this community who have been injured – in vehicular accidents, in wage and contract disputes with employers, discrimination in the workplace, and by revenge porn. Since beginning my practice in September 2007, I have been afforded the opportunity to fight for others and the community. Prior to joining Marathon Law, I had the privilege and honor of serving the people of the great state of Colorado. As an assistant attorney general at the Colorado Attorney General’s Office, I helped the State to deliver quality, affordable health care to Coloradoans and to make public health policy that would enable citizens to maintain healthy and safe lives. I began my legal career at Holland & Hart, one of the largest law firms in the Rocky Mountain West. For six years, I helped oil and gas companies and other corporate clients comply with federal and state laws and regulations designed to protect the environment and public lands, as well as to resolve contract disputes with other companies through litigation.
I’ve always been committed to giving back to the community because the community has given me so much. Currently, I serve on the board of Scholars Unlimited, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing free afterschool and summer academic tutoring to children from low-income backgrounds. Previous to that, I delivered Meals on Wheels to senior citizens living in downtown Denver and helped veterans receive benefits from the federal government through the Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program.
The value of a good education cannot be overstated. In 2007, I graduated from the University of Colorado Law School, and I graduated with honors from Amherst College.