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.
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
Executive Council Member, 2008-2009
Denver Bar Association
Colorado Bar Association
Defense Research Institute