Kendra focuses her practice on commercial and class action litigation in both state and federal courts. Kendra has experience in all phases of litigation, from inception to resolution, either through settlement or trial, on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants. Her approach to litigation is client-driven and goal oriented. Kendra uses her dual role as advocate and counselor to work with her clients to develop strategic, effective, and efficient resolutions to problems.
Kendra's experience includes representing both individuals and companies in breach of contract and commercial matters, representing a large oil and gas company in royalty underpayment class actions, prosecuting and defending appeals, and advocating for clients in the energy and natural resource industries. Kendra has argued before the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals and routinely argues before state and federal trial courts. She also has experience with bringing original actions in the Colorado Supreme Court, as well as managing complex discovery. She has particular expertise in document intensive, complex commercial matters.
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 a mentoring and guest speaker capacity.
Prior to entering private practice, Kendra clerked for Judge John Daniel Dailey of the Colorado Court of Appeals and also interned with former Judge Robert M. Russel of the same court. She earned her law degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, where she was a member of the competitive mock trial team, an articles editor for the Denver University Law Review
, and a research and teaching assistant in the areas of intellectual property, constitutional law, contracts, and legal writing.
She holds an undergraduate degree in journalism with a minor in political science from the University of Colorado at Boulder. After college, Kendra worked in public relations and as a technical writer for a start-up software and logistics company.
Intern to The Honorable Robert M. Russel, Colorado Court of Appeals