Date of Judicial Appointment: July 5, 2006
Private Practice (1985-2006): Sherman & Howard; Moye, Giles, O’Keefe, Vermeire & Gorrell; McElroy, Deutsch & Mulvaney; Law Office of Diana Terry; White & Steele. Practice focused on complex commercial litigation, including intellectual property, computer technology, real estate litigation, and insurance coverage litigation.
Judicial Clerkship (1984-1985): Law Clerk to the Hon. Robert Tarleton, Presiding Judge, Chancery Division of New Jersey Superior Court.
B.A. degree from Rutgers College with High Honors and Highest Departmental Distinction (1979); Phi Beta Kappa; Vice President, Rutgers Chapter of Phi Sigma Iota, the National Foreign Language Honor Society. J.D. degree from Rutgers University School of Law (Newark) (1984); Managing Editor, Rutgers Law Review (1983-1984).
State of New Jersey and United States District Court for District of New Jersey (1984) (New Jersey bar membership no longer active); State of Colorado and United States District Court for District of Colorado (1986); United States Court of Appeals for Tenth Circuit (1989).
Member and Past President, Thompson G. Marsh American Inn of Court. Member and Past President, The Law Club of Denver. Member, American Bar Association. Fellow, American Bar Foundation. Member, Colorado and Denver Bar Associations. Fellow, Colorado Bar Foundation. Member, National Association of Women Judges. Member, Colorado Women’s Bar Association. Fellow, Advanced Science and Technology Adjudication Resource Center (ASTAR).
Honors and Awards
Annual Judicial Award from Colorado Women’s Bar Association (2013). Colorado SuperLawyer, 5280 Magazine (2006). Law Club Achievement Award Honoree (2005).
Trainer for new Colorado Court of Appeals judges (appointed by Chief Judge Alan M. Loeb, 2013 to present); faculty, National Institute for Trial Advocacy (1995 to present). Past Member, Planning Committee, Colorado State Judicial Conference. Frequent CLE presenter.
Author, "Persuasive Techniques in Oral Argument," American Bar Association Section on Environment, Energy and Resources (2016); author, Chapters 2 and 3, Colorado Appellate Handbook (2015); author, “Putting Your Best Foot Forward – Improving the Effectiveness of Appellate Advocacy,” The Colorado Lawyer (July 2008); co-author, “Transporter Liability Under CERCLA,” 16 Environmental Law Reporter 10244 (September 1986).
Civic and Charitable Activities
Past President of Board of Trustees, Metro CareRing, a faith-based nonprofit food pantry. Volunteer, Front Rangers Cycling Club, a nonprofit working with inner city youth to promote healthy alternatives to drugs and violence. Former member, Colorado Symphony Chorus. Former Sector Leader, Greater Park Hill Community. Leadership Denver Class of 2005.
Born 1956 in Fort Monmouth Army Hospital, New Jersey. Featured vocalist in numerous legal-themed musical productions.
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