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Overview

With nearly 40 years of experience in the legal industry, Margaret is extensively familiar with litigation from every angle.

Margaret assists with commercial litigation matters, primarily for clients in the Energy & Natural Resources industries. Her work includes:

  • Docketing
  • Document management
  • Legal research
  • Drafting of pleadings, memoranda and briefs
  • Tracking of disclosures and discovery
  • Trial preparation

Margaret began her legal career on the staff of a judge at the Colorado Court of Appeals, then moved into the paralegal work that she has pursued for most of the past 30 years. She is familiar with a wide variety of litigation, having assisted with matters of water law, eminent domain, commercial real estate, medical negligence, premises liability, labor and employment, and commercial litigation. Her experience covers both the plaintiff and defense teams, and she has participated in all phases of trials.

Prior to joining Husch Blackwell, Margaret served as a senior paralegal in the Natural Resources & Environment Section of the Colorado Attorney General’s Office, focusing on water rights and water conservation issues. She quickly discovered a passion for environmental law and values helping clients protect natural resources and work within conservation laws.

Margaret is known for her attention to detail and for keeping preparation and docketing on track so that attorneys can focus on strategy. Clients comment on their trust in her and their faith that nothing Margaret handles will slip through the cracks.


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Education

  • ABA Certification in General Practice, Denver Paralegal Institute
  • B.A., Colorado State University
Experience
  • Docketing, document management and trial preparation.
  • Drafted water rights pleadings and 26(a)(1) and (2) disclosures, proposed decrees, memoranda, and discovery responses and requests for Colorado Attorney General's Office.
  • Provided litigation support to attorneys in water rights and water conservation units representing Colorado Water Conservation Board, Colorado Ground Water Commission, State Engineer and Division of Water Resources.
  • Assisted attorneys in all phases of litigation against claims of professional negligence for hospitals, physicians, other licensed healthcare professionals and long-term care facilities.
Outside the Office

Margaret enjoys spending time in Colorado’s beautiful outdoors. She’s especially fond of snowboarding and of walking with her border collie, Bingo.

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