Curriculum Vitae

Legal Education:

        University of Colorado School of Law

         Juris Doctor Degree, June 2002

                 Dean’s List

               Activities: Moot Court; Federalist Society; Moot Court Board

                         3L Member of the premier edition of the C.U. Journal on           

Telecommunications and High Technology Law


Undergraduate Education:

        University of Denver

         Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, June 1999

         Honors:  Chancellor’s Scholarship; Honors Program;

Departmental Honors; Golden Key Honors Society;

Dean’s Honor Roll


Professional Work Experience:

Killian Davis Richter & Kraniak, P.C.: Associate 2002-2007; Shareholder 2007-Present

I am an active attorney principally handling legal and briefing issues for appeals and motions, and also working on discovery and case planning.  I have worked on over thirty appeals of various types, and have argued over twenty-five of them.  As a shareholder, I manage and supervise associate attorneys, paralegals, and office staff.  I also participate in business decisions and provide oversight in accounts payable.

Democratic Candidate for Colorado House District 55, 2022

Candidate Committee: Davis for District 55

I was the candidate for Colorado House District 55, while also serving as my own campaign manager and treasurer.  I completed all paperwork necessary to run for office and form a candidate committee. I handled fundraising and tracked all expenditures and donations, and filed the necessary campaign finance paperwork with the Colorado Secretary of State.  I planned my own campaign events and prepared for debates and forums.  I order and arranged most of my advertising, ordered signs, and worked with the media companies.  I also developed my messaging, planned and updated my website, alond with my social media campaign, including Facebook and Instgram.


Admitted In:

Colorado; Supreme Court of the United States; United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit; United Stated District Court for the District of Colorado


Published Decisions:

Cowger v. Henderson Heavy Haul Trucking, Inc., 179 P.3d 116 (Colo. App. 2007)

Hackwell v. United States, 491 F.3d 1129 (10th Cir. 2007)

Collard v. Vista Paving Corp., 2012 COA 208

Foster v. Mountain Coal Co., LLC, 830 F.3d 1178 (10th Cir. 2016)

Lopez v. Grand Junction, 2018 COA 97

Herrera v. Lerma, 2018 COA 141



Coauthor of Chapter 23 “Discovery” in The Practitioner’s Guide to Colorado Employment Law, Vol. 2 (2nd Ed. 2008).


Proper Objections to Discovery Requests in Civil Litigation, 63 Trial Talk 5, p.19 (Aug./Sept. 2014).



·         Uncovering the Real Basis of an Expert’s Opinion, CTLA Convention, August 2010; co-presenter with Keith Killian

·         Moderator - 2015 Mesa County District Court Bench-Bar Conference

·         Moderator - 2015 Mesa County Court Bench-Bar Conference

·         Appeals for Self-Represented Litigants, Legal Resource Day, October 2015

·         Colorado Court of Appeals Remote Oral Argument Pilot Project Update, for the Mesa County Bar Association, April 22, 2016; co-presenter addressing the lawyer’s perspective

·         Colorado Supreme Court 2017 Update, CLE presentation, March 23, 2018

·         Colorado Supreme Court 2019 Update, CLE presentation, Feb. 21, 2020

·         Colorado Supreme Court 2022 Update, CLE presentation, Feb., 15, 2023



Colorado Supreme Court Civil Rules Committee (2015-present)



Colorado Bar Association; Colorado Bar Foundation; Mesa County Bar Association; American Association for Justice; Colorado Trial Lawyers Association



Mesa County Access to Justice Committee; Colorado Bar Association Appellate Pro Bono Program; Committee Member for Inaugural Mesa County Senior Law Day in 2014;

Mock Trial Scoring Judge 


Leadership Positions:

Mesa County Bar Association: Treasurer (2011-2012), Secretary (2012-2013), Vice-President (2013-2014), President (2014-2015); CBA Board of Governors Representative (2015-2018); CBA Nominating Committee (2015); Mesa County Access to Justice Committee (2011-2019; Treasurer October 2017-January 2019)


2022 Candidate for Colorado State Legislature - Colorado House District 55



Nominated for CTLA Case of the Year;

AAJ-National College of Advocacy: Advocate