Welcome to the blog for The Rutherford Law Center–Your Family’s Lawyer.
If you are stumbling upon this through Facebook or the magic of the internet, and you haven’t met me or read my webpage, let me introduce myself. I am an attorney who started her own business in early 2010 to help families like yours with the typical legal problems that families face.
I am from a family of proud Colorado pioneers, but moved with my family to Texas as a child. I grew up in Amarillo. I was an active member of the local 4-H club wmye I participated in events from food and nutrition and sewing, to livestock, dog obedience, and horse training. I also volunteered much of my time to various community groups. I was also an active member of the American Quarter Horse Association, participating in community events and volunteering to educate inner-city youth about western heritage. In high school I became impassioned with speech and debate, and ranked in the top tiers of students at both the state and national level. These experiences lead to what I love to do today – use my persuasive skills to protect those in need.
I attended the small liberal arts university Austin College in Sherman, TX. I was an active member of the pre-law society, the Leadership Institute, and the Student Development Board. I helped found and grow the Austin College Law Day. I had the incredible experience of being able to travel to 9 countries on 5 continents while a student. (If you want a good story ask about being in a broken down bus on the edge of the Sahara on the way back from Timbuktu).
I always wanted to move back to Colorado, and I got the chance when I was awarded a full-tuition scholarship to the University of Colorado Law School. While studying, I participated in the Doman International Law Society, the Student Trial Lawyers Society, and many mock trials and moot court events. I graduated in the top half of my class. I passed the bar in 2009, and opened my own practice in early 2010. I love being able to help people and learning new things every day.
Each case and each day is a great new adventure. I particularly enjoy being able to help people who really need my help. My goal is to make the whole court procedure understandable to every client, and help every client reach the best possible result for their family. I have practiced in the areas of family law, wills and trusts, probate, elder law, criminal law, and civil law.
I received many awards and held many positions while in school. These include: Phi Beta Kappa. President and Secretary, Pre-Law Society. Recipient, Bernard J. Seeman Scholarship. Author: “Justice Sandra Day O’Connor: Feminist or Feminine jurisprudence?” Pi Sigma Alpha Chi Political Science Journal. Top Oralist, 2009 Carrigan Cup Mock Trial Competition, University of Colorado Law School, Boulder, Colorado. Top Grade Earner, Motions Advocacy, University of Colorado Law School, Boulder, Colorado. Participant, Regional Competition for Jessup International law Moot Court, University of Colorado Law School, Boulder, Colorado. Law Clerk/Intern, Judge Madden, Colorado Second District, January 2010-June 2010, January 2009-April 2009, May 2007-August 2007. Trial Intern/Appellate Intern, Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office Supervisors: Candace Black and Donna Reid, August 2007-May 2009. Constitutional Law Tutor. Member, Student Trial Lawyers Association; Women’s Law Caucus and Doman International Law Society.
I look forward to talking with you in person and getting to know you.