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I am a proud Colorado native. My grandfather owned a farm in Eastern Colorado and growing up I learned to appreciate the environment at his knee. My childhood was punctuated by visits to his farm where I would stand in the middle of the land and see nothing but earth and sky for miles around me. I developed an almost physical understanding of the need for rain on parched ground and followed the rainfall reports diligently.
As I grew older my appreciation for the environment grew into a passion for advocacy. I organized an independent pre-law degree at the Metropolitan State College of Denver, where I interned with the Colorado State Senate, analyzed the effectiveness of Sexual Harassment language in employee manuals, and attended Ed Rozak’s Institute for Political and Economic Freedom at C.U Boulder. I acquired a B.A. in Legal Principles and Practices in 2002 and began researching law school programs.
I began law school at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in 2003. I discovered how much I enjoyed working with children and families and began representing abused and neglected children with the Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center in 2004. I represented dozens of families caught up in restraining order disputes and handled a number of termination of parental rights cases. During my time at DU I also managed a team writing a Domestic Violence manual for the State of California, provided legal research and analysis for several voting rights organizations, sat on the board of several public interest groups, co-chaired Death Penalty Week, and researched environmental law issues for various land trusts and conservation organizations.
Following graduation in 2006 I clerked for Kimberly A. Shubert P.C., an attorney focused on Legal Malpractice and Civil claims. In her office I learned first-hand the nature of managing a solo civil practice and gained experience in motions practice, discovery, and civil litigation. In 2007 I hung my own shingle and began accepting environmental cases, appointments as a child and family investigator, and transactional work.
In 2009, I co-founded the Mile High Law Office and in late 2011 restructured and formed Ellis Wright & Ewegen. I manage our cases under the Endangered Species Act and Clean Water Act and serve as a Child and Family Investigator, Parenting Coordinator, or Decision Maker for the Court. I assist our clients with establishing their businesses, handling property disputes and navigating real estate transactions, evidence analysis and e-discovery issues, custody disputes, environmental conservation, land use and conservation, and estate planning. I teach Evidence and Environmental law at the Community College of Denver Paralegal Certification Program.
Ellis Wright & Ewegen is dedicated to providing strong, diligent, and compassionate advocacy and counsel for each of our clients. As part of our team, I look forward to working with you.