Kendra Beckwith focuses her practice on commercial and class action litigation in state and federal courts nationwide. She has developed significant experience handling trials and appeals in two niche areas, representing oil and gas companies in royalties disputes and defending law firms and lawyers against malpractice and negligence claims. 

In approaching litigation, Kendra listens to client priorities to develop clear goals that she and her clients use to measure the effectiveness of their strategies. She employs her dual role as advocate and counselor to help clients develop strategic, effective, and efficient resolutions to the challenges and issues they face.

Kendra has argued before the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals and routinely argues before state and federal trial courts. Her experience extends to bringing original actions in the Colorado Supreme Court, as well as managing complex discovery. She routinely handles complex commercial litigation involving intensive document management.

In addition, Kendra is committed to pro bono representation. She is a member of the firm's pro bono committee and has served as lead counsel in a complex constitutional civil rights action involving due process and First Amendment claims. Beyond her public service work at the firm, Kendra maintains a close connection with the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, both in mentor and guest speaker capacities.

Prior to entering private practice, Kendra clerked for Judge John Daniel Dailey of the Colorado Court of Appeals. During law school she interned with Judge Robert M. Russel, formerly of the Colorado Court of Appeals.

Other Experience

Intern to The Honorable Robert M. Russel, Colorado Court of Appeals

Legal Memberships, Activities, and Honors

Colorado Supreme Court Committee on Jury Instructions
2014 Writer in Residence, Ms. JD
Colorado Rising Stars
    Business Litigation, 2013-2015
American Bar Association Section of Litigation
    Appellate Practice Committee
    Tenth Circuit Co-Editor, 2014
Minoru Yasui Inn of Court, 2007-Present
    Treasurer, 2009-2010
    Executive Council Member, 2008-2009
Denver Bar Association
Colorado Bar Association
Defense Research Institute

Community Memberships, Activities, and Honors

We the People Volunteer, 2006-2007
Conservation Volunteers of Australia, New South Wales, Australia, 2004


Representative Cases
Bar and Court Admissions
  • Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Other Experience

Intern to The Honorable Robert M. Russel, Colorado Court of Appeals

Legal Memberships, Activities, and Honors

Colorado Supreme Court Committee on Jury Instructions
2014 Writer in Residence, Ms. JD
Colorado Rising Stars
    Business Litigation, 2013-2015
American Bar Association Section of Litigation
    Appellate Practice Committee
    Tenth Circuit Co-Editor, 2014
Minoru Yasui Inn of Court, 2007-Present
    Treasurer, 2009-2010
    Executive Council Member, 2008-2009
Denver Bar Association
Colorado Bar Association
Defense Research Institute

Government Service

Law Clerk to The Honorable John Daniel Dailey, Colorado Court of Appeals

Community Memberships, Activities, and Honors

We the People Volunteer, 2006-2007
Conservation Volunteers of Australia, New South Wales, Australia, 2004

Education
  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law, J.D., 2008
    Denver University Law Review, Articles Editor & Staff Editor
    Teaching and Research Assistant, Mock Trial Team
  • University of Colorado, B.S., 2004, Journalism, with honors; Minor in Political Science
Government Service

Law Clerk to The Honorable John Daniel Dailey, Colorado Court of Appeals

Bar and Court Admissions
  • Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit