Experience

June 2010 – present
Associate Attorney, Springer & Steinberg, P.C.
Denver, CO

  • Represented criminal defendants in State and Federal cases throughout Colorado and the United States
  • Litigated appeals in both State and Federal Appellate Courts
  • May 2007 – June 2010
    18th Judicial District Law Clerk
    Centennial, CO

  • Assisted Judge Rafferty with capital cases on his docket
  • Assisted Judges Hopf, King, Tallman and Brinkley with the capital cases on their dockets
  • Developed software used in tracking the extraordinarily large number of jurors summoned in a capital case throughout jury selection
  • Successfully acquired state-wide change in court’s computer system allowing many jury functions to become paperless saving time across the courthouse and decreasing error in managing jurors
  • August 2006 – April 2007
    18th Judicial District Law Fellow
    Centennial, CO

  • Worked as a Judicial Fellow (floater law clerk) for Judges Hannen, Wheeler, and Post in Arapahoe County (ACJC).
  • January 2005 – May 2006
    University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, Civil Litigation Clinic
    Denver, CO
    Student-Attorney

  • Successfully represented four clients in six different cases
  • Obtained a defense verdict in a bench trial
  • Persuasively negotiated reinstatement for government housing assistance, the prevention of an eviction action, and the terms for a civil protection order
  • January 2004 – June 2005
    University of Denver, Sturm College of Law
    Denver, CO
    Research Assistant to Professor Rashmi Goel

  • Managed extensive research project for Professor´┐Żs ongoing academic work
  • Research included alternative sentencing in domestic violence cases involving immigrant communities, the ethics of the use of cultural defense in criminal cases, and the disparate allowance of psychiatric care as alternative sentence for non-minority juvenile offenders
  • Assisted professor in preparing her work for publication including proofreading and preparation of cites and source checking
  • July 2001 – December 2002
    Aurora Sinai Medical Center, Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinic
    Milwaukee, WI
    Clinical Research Coordinator, Selenium & Vitamin E Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial

  • Developed and conducted information seminars on prostate cancer prevention trial for members of inner-city groups throughout Milwaukee on behalf of Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinic
  • Drafted marketing materials to promote program and coordinated publicity with press and other media representatives
  • Designed and implemented local screening protocols for participants, including procedures to establish eligibility and retain participants
  • Created computer applications for database system to manage all aspects of trial program
  • Summer 1999
    Westward Ozventures
    Amherst, MA
    Summer Intern

  • Designed and developed software for computer application for schools to facilitate real-time interactive educational experiences for K through 12 students
  • Summer 1998
    Michael S. Maistelman & Assoc., LLC
    Milwaukee, WI
    Legal Assistant

  • Managed incoming discovery for multi-million dollar commercial breach of contract case against data services management company, including review of all incoming document productions, preparation of successful motions to compel, and development of filing system to facilitate retrieval for trial preparation
  • Designed and implemented automated document preparation system to produce notices and pleadings for filing and prosecuting unlawful detainer actions in multiple states in the Midwest
  • Summer 1997
    Self Employed
    Milwaukee, WI
    Freelance Computer Technician and Digital Publisher

  • Managed profitable business engaged in providing web development, hardware repair, and related computer services to small businesses and individuals
  • Summers 1995 and 1996
    Great Lakes Communication
    Milwaukee, WI
    Computer & Network Support Technician

  • Redesigned and rebuilt 6-server computer network for large call center business serving major nonprofit organizations nationally, improving productivity by more than 15%
  • Summer 1993
    Great Lakes Communication
    Milwaukee, WI
    Tele-fundraiser

  • Fundraiser for national and international liberal non-profit organizations.
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100
    American Society of Legal Advocates Top 40 Under 40 2016
    American Society of Legal Advocates Top 40 Under 40 2015