Attorneys & Staff

Name & Title Email Phone Location Bio
Billing, Amanda
Executive Assistant
Amanda.Billing@cu.edu 303.860.5686 System bio
Cannafax, Tamara
Legal and Compliance Specialist
tcannafa@uccs.edu 719.255.3804 Colorado Springs bio
Cohen, Tanya
Litigation Support Manager
Tanya.Cohen@cu.edu 303.860.5651 Litigation bio
Dressler, Tara
Associate Director for Trademarks and
Patent Administration
Tara.Dressler@cu.edu 303.860.5683 System bio
George, Jennifer
Associate University Counsel
Jennifer.George@uccs.edu 719.255.3820 Colorado Springs bio
Gleeson, Katie
Assistant University Counsel
Catherine.Gleeson@cu.edu 303.492.2413 CU Boulder bio
Hardy, Karyn
Assistant Counsel
Karyn.Hardy@ucdenver.edu 303.315.7458 CU Denver|Anschutz Medical Campus bio
Hill, Andy
Research Counsel
Andrew.Hill@cu.edu 303.492.3740 CU Boulder bio
Hueth, Jeremy
Managing Associate University Counsel
Jeremy.Hueth@cu.edu 303.860.5685 System bio
Ihme, Cary
Director of Legal Operations
Cary.Ihme@cu.edu 303.860.5649 Litigation bio
Joyce, Jamie
Sr. Legal Assistant
Jamie.Joyce@cu.edu 303.860.5691 Litigation bio
 
Kaade, Don
Research Counsel 
Donald.Kaade@cu.edu 303.860.5713 Litigation bio
Knutson, Krystal
Executive Assistant
Krystal.Knutson@cu.edu 303.860.5688 System bio
Krech, Michelle
Associate University Counsel
Michelle.Krech@cu.edu 303.492.1285 CU Boulder bio
Landis, Lisa
Director of Business Operations and HR Policy
Lisa.Landis@cu.edu 303.860.5635 System bio
Loyd, Alex
Sr. Assistant University Counsel
Alex.Loyd@cu.edu 303.735.3010 CU Boulder bio
Luber, Tia
Assistant University Counsel
tluber@uccs.edu 719.255.3726 Colorado Springs
 
bio
Martin, Melissa
Associate University Counsel
Melissa.Martin@cu.edu 303.860.5652 System bio
McVay, Carrie
Legal Assistant
Carrie.Mcvay@ucdenver.edu 303.315.6617 CU Denver|Anschutz Medical Campus bio
Missel, Sara
Sr. Paralegal
Sara.Missel@cu.edu 303.492.7599 CU Boulder bio
Novi, Clair
Executive Assistant
Clair.Novi@cu.edu 303.492.7481 CU Boulder bio
O'Rourke, Patrick
Vice President, University Counsel
and Secretary of the Board of Regents
Patrick.ORourke@cu.edu 303.860.5686 System bio
Philbin, Annalissa
Associate University Counsel
Annalissa.Philbin@cu.edu 303.860.5658 System bio
Pritchard, Sarah
Associate University Counsel
Sarah.Pritchard@cu.edu 303.492.7481 CU Boulder bio
Puckett, Chris
Associate University Counsel
Chris.Puckett@ucdenver.edu 303.315.6619 CU Denver|Anschutz Medical Campus bio
Sanchez, Angela
Finance Coordinator
Angela.Sanchez@cu.edu 303.860.5659 System bio
Shafto, Shelby
Executive Assistant
Shelby.Shafto@ucdenver.edu 303.315.6617 CU Denver|Anschutz Medical Campus bio
Spiering, Kimberly
Associate University Counsel
Kimberly.Spiering@ucdenver.edu 303.724.9283 CU Denver|Anschutz Medical Campus bio
Steeler, Julie
Assistant University Counsel
Julie.Steeler@cu.edu 303.860.5654 System bio
Strehle-Henson, Elvie
Managing Associate University Counsel
Elvira.Henson@colorado.edu 303.492.4618 CU Boulder bio
Temple, David
Sr. Associate University Counsel
David.Temple@cu.edu 303.860.5691 Litigation bio
Warwick-Diaz, Patrick
Research Counsel
Patrick.Warwick-Diaz@cu.edu 303.492.7481 CU Boulder bio
Weston, Erica
Associate University Counsel
Erica.Weston@cu.edu 303.860.5684 System bio
Wiggs, Cody
Research Counsel
Cody.Wiggs@cu.edu 303.735.4769 CU Boulder, Office of Contracts and Grants bio
Wilensky, Maggie
Associate University Counsel
Maggie.Wilensky@cu.edu 303.735.4792 CU Boulder bio
Willits, Jenny Watson
Associate University Counsel
Jenny.Willits@ucdenver.edu 303.724.8951 CU Denver|Anschutz Medical Campus bio
Wunsch, Jennifer
Assistant Counsel and Contract Specialist
Jennifer.Wunsch@cu.edu 303.735.8958 CU Boulder, Office of Contracts and Grants bio
Zweck-Bronner, Steve
Sr. Managing Associate University Counsel
Steve.Zweck-Bronner@ucdenver.edu 303.315.6618 CU Denver|Anschutz Medical Campus bio

 

 

Amanda Billing
Executive Assistant
University of Colorado - System Office
1800 Grant Street, Suite 800
035 UCA
Denver, CO 80203
Amanda.Billing@cu.edu
303.860.5686 ph
303.860.5690 fx

Amanda Billing serves as the Executive Assistant for Patrick O'Rourke, the Vice President, University Counsel, and Secretary of the Board of Regents.  Ms. Billing has been with the University since May 2016, beginning as a legal assistant on the CU Boulder campus. Prior to joining the Office of University Counsel at CU-Boulder, Ms. Billing worked as a consumer protection law paralegal and litigation paralegal at a law firm in Maine for five years. Ms. Billing holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science with an emphasis on Labor Studies and Economics from The University of Southern Maine and an Associates of Arts Degree in Legal Studies from Kaplan University.

 


 

Tamara Cannafax
Legal and Compliance Specialist
University of Colorado - Colorado Springs Campus
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
tcannafa@uccs.edu
719.255.3804 ph
719.255.3511 fx

Tamara Cannafax serves as a Legal and Compliance Specialist in the Colorado Springs Office of University Counsel. Mrs. Cannafax has been with the University since 2006. She previously served as the Admissions Coordinator for the UCCS MBA Program and as an Administrative Assistant in the Office of Admissions & Records. Mrs. Cannafax holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Management from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

 


 

Tanya Cohen
Litigation Support Manager
University of Colorado - Litigation Office
1800 Grant Street, Suite 700
035 UCA
Denver, CO 80203
tanya.cohen@cu.edu
303.860.5651 ph
303.860.5650 fx

Tanya Cohen serves as the Litigation Support Manager in the System Administration Office of University Counsel. Prior to joining the University in January 2014, Ms. Cohen worked as a litigation paralegal in private practice where she handled complex business and commercial matters such as telecommunications/FCC, intellectual property, insurance defense, corporate governance, and breach of contract. Ms. Cohen has experience nationally in both federal and state courts. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from the University of Colorado Denver, graduating with College Honors and was the recipient of the Outstanding Undergraduate award in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

 


 

Tara Dressler
Associate Director for Trademarks and Patent Administration
University of Colorado - System Office
1800 Grant Street, Suite 700
035 UCA
Denver, CO 80203
Tara.Dressler@cu.edu
303.860.5683 ph
303.860.5650 fx

Tara Dressler serves as the Associate Director for Trademarks and Patent Administration in the System Administration Office of University Counsel.  Ms. Dressler has been with the University since September, 2007, where she had held the position of IP Manager for the Technology Transfer Office.  Prior to joining the University, Ms. Dressler worked as a paralegal in Washington, D.C.  Ms. Dressler's legal experience has been focused on Intellectual Property and she holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Penn State University, as well as a Bachelor of Science Degree in Paralegal Studies from the University of Maryland.

 


 

Jennifer R. George
Associate University Counsel
University of Colorado - Colorado Springs Campus
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Jennifer.George@uccs.edu
719.255.3820 ph
719.255.3511 fx

Jennifer George serves as Associate Counsel in the Colorado Springs Office of University Counsel. Ms. George's business experience spans over 20 years, as an attorney, business owner/consultant and advisor. In her early career, she practiced employment and labor law with Littler Mendelson and Sherman & Howard. Later, Ms. George started her own human resources consulting practice and became a co-owner of Employment Practices Solutions, where she investigated workplace misconduct, conducted employment practices training, developed corporate and personnel policies and manuals, and provided expert witness testimony of employment practices matters.  Ms. George earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Speech Communication, magna cum laude, from Texas A&M University, and she received her law degree, with honors, from the University of Texas School of Law.

 


 

Catherine (Katie) Gleeson
Assistant Counsel
University of Colorado - Boulder Campus
924 Broadway
013 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0013​
katie.gleeson@cu.edu
303.492.2413 ph
​303.492.4086 fx

Katie Gleeson serves as Assistant Counsel n the Boulder Campus Office of University Counsel.  Ms. Gleeson received her B.A. in History from Colorado State University.  She received her J.D. from the University of New Mexico School of Law, where she was Co-Editor-in-Chief of the New Mexico Law Review and graduated cum laude.  Prior to joining University Counsel as Research Counsel in the Litigation office, Ms. Gleeson served as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of Colorado and as a law clerk for Justice Richard Bosson at the New Mexico Supreme Court.  

 


 

Karyn D. Hardy
Assistant Counsel
University of Colorado - Denver│Anschutz Medical Campus
1380 Lawrence Street, Ste 1450
183 UCD
P.O. Box 173364
Denver, CO 80217-3364
Karyn.Hardy@ucdenver.edu
303.315.7458 ph
303.315.4446 fx

Karyn Hardy serves as Assistant Counsel at the University of Colorado Denver│Anschutz Medical Campus. Ms. Hardy joined the University in 2004 as a Special Assistant. Prior to joining the Office of University Counsel, Ms. Hardy worked in the Attorney General's Office Consumer Protection Unit and as a data analyst for IBM. Ms. Hardy has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Ohio Wesleyan University and a J.D. from the University of Colorado.

 


 

Andrew Hill
Research Counsel
University of Colorado - Boulder Campus
924 Broadway
013 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0013
andrew.hill@cu.edu
303.492.3740 ph
303.492.4086 fx

Andrew Hill serves as Research Counsel in the Boulder Campus Office of University Counsel. Mr. Hill received his Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2008. Mr. Hill received his J.D. from the University of Oregon in 2014 where he served as SBA Vice President and Co-Director of the environmental student group, Land Air Water. Prior to joining University Counsel, Mr. Hill spent time as a judicial clerk for the 4th Judicial District in Colorado Springs, a law clerk for the U.S. EPA Region 8, and as a fellowship attorney with the conservation group, WildEarth Guardians.

 


 

Jeremy R. Hueth
Managing Associate University Counsel
University of Colorado - System Office
1800 Grant Street, Suite 700
035 UCA
Denver, CO 80203
Jeremy.Hueth@cu.edu
303.860.5685 ph
303.860.5650 fx

Jeremy Hueth serves as Managing Associate University Counsel in the System Administration Office of University Counsel, working directly with the Vice President and University Counsel. Mr. Hueth received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and Psychology from the University of Montana in 1997 and his J.D., with honors, from the University of Montana in 2000. During law school, Mr. Hueth worked for Worden, Thane & Haines, P.C., in Missoula, Montana, and the University of Montana Legal Counsel's Office. Mr. Hueth was also on the Montana Law Review and the National Moot Court Team. Prior to coming to the Office of University Counsel as a Litigation Research Associate in 2001, Mr. Hueth clerked at the Montana Supreme Court for Chief Justice Karla M. Gray and Justice James A. Rice. Mr. Hueth is admitted to practice law in Montana and Colorado and is a member of the Colorado, Denver and Boulder Bar Associations.

 


 

Cary D. Ihme
Director of Legal Operations
University of Colorado - Litigation Office
1800 Grant Street, Suite 700
14 UCA
Denver, CO 80203
Cary.Ihme@cu.edu
303.860.5691 ph
303.860.5650 fx

Cary Ihme serves as Director of Legal Operations for the Office of University Counsel. She is responsible for ongoing leadership and oversight of human resources, budgets and technology solutions for the office including development of strategies and processes which contribute to the department mission.  Ms. Ihme has been with the University since March of 2006 and most recently served as Litigation Support Manager. Prior to joining the Office of University Counsel, Ms. Ihme was a Paralegal Specialist for the United States Postal Service in the National Employment Litigation Unit. Ms. Ihme’s legal experience has focused on employment and personal injury cases. Ms. Ihme holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Metropolitan State College of Denver.

 


 

Jamie S. Joyce
Sr. Legal Assistant
University of Colorado - Litigation Office
1800 Grant Street, Suite 700
14 UCA
Denver, CO 80203
Jamie.Joyce@cu.edu
303.860.5691 ph
303.860.5650 fx

Jamie Joyce serves as a Sr. Legal Assistant in the Litigation Office of University Counsel. Prior to joining the Litigation team. Ms. Joyce worked as a paralegal in a private law office and as an administrative assistant for the United States Postal Service in the National Employment Litigation Unit. Ms. Joyce holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Paralegal Studies from Kaplan University.

 


 

Donald Kaade
Research Counsel
University of Colorado - Litigation Office
1800 Grant Street, Suite 700
035 UCA
Denver, CO 80203
donald.kaade@cu.edu
303.860.5713 ph
303.860.5650 fx

Don Kaade serves as Litigation Research Counsel in the Office of University Counsel.  Mr. Kaade received his B.S. in Psychology from Appalachian State University in 2005.  Following graduation, Mr. Kaade worked for five years in the mental health profession.  In 2014, he received his J.D. from the University of Denver, where he was an Articles Editor on the Denver University Law Review, was awarded Outstanding Student Lawyer in the Civil Rights Clinic, and graduated with the designation Order of the Coif.  Prior to joining the Office of University Counsel, Mr. Kaade served as a law clerk for Judges Steve Bernard and Laurie Booras on the Colorado Court of Appeals.

 


 

Krystal Knutson
Executive Assistant
University of Colorado - System Office
1800 Grant Street, Suite 700
14 UCA
Denver, CO 80203
Krystal.Knutson@cu.edu
303.860.5688 ph
303.860.5650 fx

Krystal Knutson serves as a Executive Assistant in the System Administration Office of University Counsel. Prior to joining the Office of University Counsel, Mrs. Knutson was senior staff to Speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives, Dickey Lee Hullinghorst. Mrs. Knutson hold a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the University of Colorado Boulder.

 


 

Michelle Krech
Associate University Counsel
University of Colorado - Boulder Campus
924 Broadway
013 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0013
Michelle.Krech@cu.edu
303.492.1285 ph
303.492.4086 fx

Michelle Krech serves as Associate Counsel in the Boulder Campus Office of University Counsel. Ms. Krech joined the University in 2008 as a Legal Research Associate. Ms. Krech graduated summa cum laude from the Honors College at Arizona State University receiving a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Anthropology and the Alumni Award. She went on to earn her J.D. from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. Before joining the Office of University Counsel in April 2008, Ms. Krech practiced law in a private law firm.

 


 

Lisa Landis
Director of Business Operations and HR Policy
University of Colorado - System
1800 Grant Street, Suite 700
14 UCA
Denver, CO 80203
Lisa.Landis@cu.edu
303.860.5635 ph
303.860.5650 fx

Lisa Landis serves as Director of Business Operations and HR Policy for the Office of University Counsel. She is responsible for ongoing leadership and oversight of human resources and budgets for the office including development of strategies and processes which contribute to the department mission. Ms. Landis has been with the University since August 1999 and most recently served as Chief Human Resources Officer for Employee Services. Ms. Landis holds a Bachelor of Arts in Degree from University of Colorado Boulder and a Masters of Business Administration from University of Colorado Denver.

 


 

Alexander Loyd
Sr. Assistant University Counsel
University of Colorado - Boulder Campus
924 Broadway
013 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0013
Alex.Loyd@cu.edu
303.739.3010 ph
303.492.4086 fx

Alex Loyd serves as an Sr. Assistant University Counsel at the Boulder Campus Office of University Counsel. Mr. Loyd received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Political Science from the University of Vermont. Mr. Loyd received his J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law, where he was president of the Environmental Law Society and graduated cum laude. Before joining University Counsel, Mr. Loyd was a staff assistant for the Senior Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer on the Boulder Campus. Mr. Loyd is a member of the Colorado Bar Association and the Boulder Bar Association.

 


 

Tia Luber
Assistant University Counsel
University of Colorado - Colorado Springs Campus
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
tluber@uccs.edu
719.255.3726 ph
719.255.3511 fx

Tia Luber serves as Assistant Counsel within the Office of University Counsel at the UCCS campus.  Ms. Luber holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the University of Oregon.  Further, she received her J.D. from the University of Colorado School of Law in 2013.  Ms. Luber joined the Office of University Counsel in 2014 as Research Counsel for the Boulder campus.  Prior to joining the Office of University Counsel, Ms. Luber held a judicial clerkship with the Honorables Elizabeth Volz and Gerald Rafferty of the 18th Judicial District, Arapahoe County.  Ms. Luber is admitted to practice law within the state of Colorado, and is a member of the Colorado and El Paso County Bar Associations.

 


 

Melissa J. Martin
Associate University Counsel
University of Colorado - System Office
1800 Grant Street, Suite 700
035 UCA
Denver, CO 80203
Melissa.Martin@cu.edu
303.860.5652 ph
303.860.5650 fx

Melissa Martin serves as Associate Counsel in the System Administration Office of University Counsel. Ms. Martin previously served as a Research Associate Attorney with the Litigation Office of University Counsel. Ms. Martin holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Santa Clara University and a J.D. from the University of Colorado. Prior to joining the Office of University Counsel, Ms. Martin worked in legal publishing and clerked for an Arapahoe County District Court judge. Ms. Martin is a member of the Colorado Bar Association and the Denver Bar Association.

 


 

Carrie J. McVay
Legal Assistant
University of Colorado - Denver│Anschutz Medical Campus
13001 E. 17th Pl., Building 500, Suite C1011, Aurora, CO 80045
1380 Lawrence St., 14th Floor, Denver, CO 80204
carrie.mcvay@ucdenver.edu
303.315.6617 ph
303.724.4738 fx

Carrie McVay serves as the Legal Assistant in the Office of University Counsel at Denver│Anschutz Medical Campus. Prior to joining the Office of University Counsel, Mrs. McVay worked as a Legal Administrative Assistant for Mountain States Employers’ Council and a Paralegal for a boutique plaintiff’s employment law firm in Denver.  Mrs. McVay holds a BA in Religion from the University of Colorado, in addition to a Paralegal Certificate from Arapahoe Community College.

 


 

Sara J. Missel
Sr. Paralegal
University of Colorado - Boulder Campus
924 Broadway
013 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0013
Sara.Missel@cu.edu
303.492.7599 ph
303.492.4086 fx

Sara Missel serves as the Senior Paralegal in the Office of University Counsel at CU-Boulder. Ms. Missel has been with the University since May 1, 2005. Prior to joining the Office of University Counsel, Ms. Missel worked as a paralegal for the Office of the Public Defender and as a legal technician for Adams County Social Services. Ms. Missel holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and Economics from Colorado State University and a Paralegal Certificate from the Denver Paralegal Institute. Ms. Missel is currently pursuing graduate studies

 


 

Clair Novi
Executive Assistant
University of Colorado - Boulder Campus
924 Broadway
013 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0013
Clair Novi@cu.edu
303.492.7481 ph
303.492.4086 fx

Clair Novi serves as the Executive Assistant in the Office of University Counsel at CU Boulder. Ms. Novi has been with the University since October 1, 2015. Prior to joining the Office of University Counsel, Ms. Novi worked as an Administrative Assistant in the Office of University Risk Management.  Ms. Novi holds a bachelor's degree in Language, Literature and Culture with a concentration in Spanish.  

 


 

Patrick T. O'Rourke
Vice President, University Counsel and Secretary of the Board of Regents
University of Colorado - System Office
1800 Grant Street, Suite 800
035 UCA
Denver, CO 80203
Patrick.ORourke@cu.edu
303.860.5686 ph
303.860.5690 fx

Patrick T. O'Rourke serves as vice president, University Counsel and Secretary of the Board of Regents. O'Rourke was appointed on April 19, 2012, and assumed his responsibilities on June 1, 2012. He has been with the University since 2005 and most recently served as Managing Senior Associate University Counsel for the University of Colorado's litigation office. O'Rourke has litigated some of the university's highest-profile cases. O’Rourke is a adjunct faculty member of the University of Colorado School of Law and University of Colorado School of Public Health. Before joining the University of Colorado, O'Rourke was a director of the law firm Montgomery Little & McGrew, P.C., in Englewood, Colo. He has represented clients in a broad range of lawsuits, including class actions, employment law, civil rights, professional liability and product liability. In addition to his work in the trial courts, O'Rourke has substantial appellate experience. While in private practice, O’Rourke frequently served as appellate counsel for the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, The Colorado Medical Society and Copic Insurance Company. O'Rourke received his undergraduate degree from Creighton University and his law degree from The Georgetown University Law Center. He is a board member of the Colorado Judicial Institute and the Center for Legal Inclusiveness.

 


 

Annalissa Philbin
Associate University Counsel
University of Colorado - System Office
1800 Grant Street, Suite 700
035 UCA
Denver, CO 80203
Annalissa.Philbin@cu.edu
303.860.5658 ph
303.860.5650 fx

Annalissa Philbin serves as Associate University Counsel in the System Administration Office. As part of her responsibilities, Ms. Philbin provides legal counsel to the technology transfer office. Before joining the System Administration Office, Ms. Philbin served as Sr. Research Associate Attorney for the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus Office of University Counsel. Ms. Philbin holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Environmental Science and Environmental Analysis and Policy from Boston University, graduating magna cum laude, and a J.D. from the University of Colorado School of Law.

 

 


 

Sarah Pritchard
University of Colorado - Boulder Campus
924 Broadway
013 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0013
sarah.pritchard@cu.edu
303.492.7481 ph
303.492.4086 fx

Sarah Pritchard serves as Associate University Counsel in the Boulder Office of University Counsel.  Ms. Pritchard received her B.A. from the University of Virginia and her J.D. from the University of Colorado.  Prior to joining the Office of University Counsel, Ms. Pritchard served as Deputy General Counsel for the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) and as in-house counsel for several corporations in the finance and pharmaceutical industries – most notably for Sandoz, a subsidiary of Novartis, and for Key Bank Financial Services Corporation.  Prior to starting her career in-house, Ms. Pritchard clerked for the Honorable Justice George E. Lohr of the Colorado Supreme Court and for Judge Murray Richtel in the 20th Judicial District of Colorado.  Ms. Pritchard is admitted to practice law in North Carolina and Colorado.  

 


 

Christopher (Chris) J. Puckett
Associate University Counsel
University of Colorado - Denver│Anschutz Medical Campus
1380 Lawrence Street, Ste 1450
183 UCD
P.O. Box 173364
Denver, CO 80217-3364
chris.puckett@ucdenver.edu
303.315.6619 ph
303.315.4446 fx

Chris Puckett serves as Associate University Counsel at the University of Colorado Denver│Anschutz Medical Campus. Mr. Puckett joined the University in 2009. Prior to working for the University of Colorado, Mr. Puckett worked for the Attorney General's Office in the Employment Personnel and Civil Rights units of the office.  Mr. Puckett represented the Civil Rights Commission enforcing Colorado's civil rights laws and also defended state agencies in all matter of employment.   Mr. Puckett received his undergraduate degree from the University of Denver and graduated from Georgetown University Law Center.

 


 

Angela Sanchez
Finance Coordinator
University of Colorado – System Office
1800 Grant Street, Suite 700
035 UCA
Denver, CO 80203
Angela.Sanchez@cu.edu
303.860.5659 ph
303.860.5650 fx

Angela Sanchez serves as the Finance Coordinator in the System Office of University Counsel. Prior to coming back to the University she spent three years at the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association as the Executive Assistant to the President. Previous to that role, she worked for the University of Colorado where she supported three different presidents and the CIO in the span of ten years. She has work experience with the State of Colorado, from 1995-2003 ending with an Administrative Assistant III position for the Colorado Student Loan Program.  Angela studied business management at Front Range Community College.

 


 

Shelby Shafto
Executive Assistant
University of Colorado - Denver│Anschutz Medical Campus
1380 Lawrence Street, Ste 1450
183 UCD
P.O. Box 173364
Denver, CO 80217-3364
Shelby.Shafto@ucdenver.edu
303.315.6617 ph
303.724.4738 fx

Shelby Shafto serves as the Executive Assistant in the Office of University Counsel at CU Denver|Anschutz Medical Campus. Ms. Shafto has been on staff with the University since June 1, 2013. Prior to joining the Office of University Counsel, Ms. Shafto worked as an Executive Assistant in the Office of Provost at CU Denver|Anschutz Medical Campus.  Ms. Shafto earned her B.A. in Anthropology and an Associate’s Degree in Leadership Studies from the University of Colorado Denver.

 


 

Kimberly Spiering
Associate University Counsel
University of Colorado - Denver│Anschutz Medical Campus
13001 E. 17th Pl., Building 500, 1st Floor, Suite C1011, Aurora, CO 80045
183 UCD
P.O. Box 173364
Denver, CO 80217-3364
Kimberly.Spiering@ucdenver.edu
303.724.9283 ph
303.724.4738 fx

Kimberly Spiering serves as Associate University Counsel at the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus. Ms. Spiering previously served as Associate General Counsel at Metropolitan State University of Denver and as an Assistant Attorney General serving Western State Colorado University, Fort Lewis College, and the Division of Private Occupational Schools. Ms. Spiering joined the University in 2017. Ms. Spiering holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Virginia and a J.D. from the New York University School of Law where she was an Editor of the Review of Law and Social Change.  Ms. Spiering clerked at the Colorado Supreme Court for Chief Justice Mary J. Mullarkey.

 


 

Julie Steeler
Assistant University Counsel
University of Colorado – System Office
1800 Grant Street, Suite 700
035 UCA
Denver, CO 80203
Julie.Steeler@cu.edu
303.860.5654 ph
303.860.5650 fx

Julie Steeler serves as Assistant University Counsel in the System Office of University Counsel.  Ms. Steeler holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Political Science from Colorado College.  Ms. Steeler received her J.D. from the University of Colorado in 2014, where she participated in the Civil Practice Clinic and completed over 300 hours of public service. 

 


 

Elvira (Elvie) U. Strehle-Henson
Managing Associate University Counsel
University of Colorado - Boulder Campus
924 Broadway
013 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0013
Elvira.Henson@colorado.edu
303.492.4618 ph
303.492.4086 fx

Elvie Strehle-Henson serves as Managing Associate University Counsel in the Boulder Office of University Counsel. Ms. Strehle-Henson earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree, with a double major in History and English, from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Ms. Strehle-Henson also received her law degree from the University of Colorado. Before changing careers to pursue the practice of law, Ms. Strehle-Henson worked in the field of high technology at Storage Technology Corporation (now Sun Microsystems). A native of Germany, she is fluent in German as well as English.

 


 

David P. Temple
Sr. Associate University Counsel
University of Colorado - Litigation Office
1800 Grant Street, Suite 700
14 UCA
Denver, CO 80203
David.Temple@cu.edu
303.860.5691 ph
303.860.5650 fx

David Temple serves as Sr. Associate University Counsel in the Litigation Office of University Counsel. Mr. Temple received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the University of California at Berkley in 1979, where he also played lacrosse. Mr. Temple matriculated to the University of Denver where he received his J.D. in 1983 after working on the Denver International Law Journal and participating on the Jessup Moot Court team, reaching the national finals. After law school, Mr. Temple worked in private practice for Ireland, Stapleton, Pryor and Pascoe, P.C., and in the public sector as an Assistant Attorney General in the Health Services Unit of the Colorado Department of Law. Mr. Temple joined the University's litigation unit in 1998 and presently serves as Senior Associate University Counsel.

 


 

Warwick-Diaz, Patrick
Research Counsel
University of Colorado - Boulder Campus
914 Broadway
013 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0013
Patrick.Warwick-Diaz@cu.edu
303.492.7481 ph
303.492.4086 fx

Patrick Warwick-Diaz serves as Research Counsel in the Boulder Campus Office of University Counsel. He received his B.A. from Metropolitan State University of Denver and his J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law, where he was a staff member on the Northeastern University Law Journal and competed in the Thomas Tang National Moot Court Competition. Prior to joining the Office of University Counsel, Mr. Warwick-Diaz spent ten years working for the CU Boulder Police Department, including nearly five years of service as a patrol officer.

 


 

Erica Weston
Associate University Counsel
University of Colorado - System Office
1800 Grant Street, Suite 700
14 UCA
Denver, CO 80203
Erica.Weston@cu.edu
303.860.5684
303.860.5650 fx

Erica Weston serves as Associate University Counsel in the System Office of University Counsel.  She rejoined the office in 2014, after five years as an Assistant Attorney General in the Education Unit of the Colorado Department of Law.  Before that, she was a Research Associate in the Litigation Office of University Counsel.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Minnesota and a J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School.

 


 

Cody Wiggs
Research Counsel and Contract Specialist
Office of Contracts & Grants
3100 Marine Street
Boulder, CO 80309
cody.wiggs@cu.edu
303.735.4769 ph

Cody Wiggs serves as Research Counsel and Contract Specialist for the Office of Contracts and Grants. Mr. Wiggs has been with the University since December of 2015. Prior to joining the University, Mr. Wiggs worked as an intern for the University of Colorado Denver-AMC Technology Transfer Office.  He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a J.D. from the University of Colorado.

 


 

Maggie Wilensky
Associate University Counsel
University of Colorado - Boulder Campus
914 Broadway
013 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0013
Maggie.Wilensky@cu.edu
303.735.4792 ph
303.492.4086 fx

Maggie Wilensky serves as Associate Attorney in the Boulder Office of University Counsel. Ms. Wilensky is rejoining the Office of University Counsel after a period of serving as University Attorney for the University of Texas at Dallas. Ms Wilensky holds a Bachelor of Arts in Plan II Honors Program from the University of Texas at Austin and a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law. Before Ms. Wilensky embarked on her career in higher education law, she clerked for the Honorable Chief Justice Tom Phillips of the Supreme Court of Texas and later to the Honorable Michael Schneider, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

 


 

Jennifer (Jenny) Watson Willits
Associate University Counsel
University of Colorado - Denver│Anschutz Medical Campus
13001 E. 17th Pl., Building 500, 1st Floor, Suite C1011, Aurora, CO 80045
183 UCD
P.O. Box 173364
Denver, CO 80217-3364
Jenny.Willits@ucdenver.edu
303.724.8951 ph
303.315.4446 fx

Jenny Watson Willits serves as Associate University Counsel at the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus. Ms. Willits previously served as Sr. Assistant University Counsel at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs Campus and Assistant Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer for the System Office. Ms. Willits joined the University in 2004 as a Research Associate Attorney in the Denver Office of University Counsel. Ms. Willits holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Saint Louis University and a J.D. from the University of Iowa where she was an Associate Editor on Law Review and a member of the National Moot Court team. Ms. Willits is admitted to the Colorado Bar and is a member of the Denver and Colorado Bar Associations.

 


 

Jennifer Wunsch
Assistant Counsel and Contract Specialist
Office of Contracts & Grants
3100 Marine Street
Boulder, CO 80309
jennifer.wunsch@cu.edu
303.735.8958 ph

Jennifer Wunsch serves as Assistant Counsel and Contract Specialist for the Office of Contracts and Grants. Ms. Wunsch has been with the University since January of 2014 and previously served as Executive Assistant to the Vice President, University Counsel and Secretary of the Board of Regents.  Prior to joining the University, Ms. Wunsch worked as an associate attorney for a law firm in Boulder and as a deputy district attorney in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.  Ms. Wunsch holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Emory University and a J.D. from the University of Colorado.

 


 

Stephen (Steve) Zweck-Bronner
Sr. Managing Associate University Counsel
University of Colorado - Denver│Anschutz Medical Campus
13001 E. 17th Pl., Building 500, 1st Floor, Suite C1011, Aurora, CO 80045
183 UCD
P.O. Box 173364
Denver, CO 80217-3364
Steve.Zweck-Bronner@ucdenver.edu
303.315.6618 ph
303.315.4446 fx

Steve Zweck-Bronner serves as Sr. Managing Associate University Counsel at the University of Colorado Denver│Anschutz Medical Campus. Mr. Zweck-Bronner has been with the Office of University Counsel since April 1993. Mr. Zweck-Bronner previously served in the University's Litigation Unit and is presently serving in the capacity of campus advising counsel for UCD. Prior to joining the University Counsel staff, Mr. Zweck-Bronner was a litigator with Hanson and Holmes, P.C. in Denver. Mr. Zweck-Bronner's practice emphasized medical malpractice and insurance defense. Mr. Zweck-Bronner holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder and graduated cum laude from the University of Miami Law School in 1987. Mr. Zweck-Bronner is admitted to the Illinois and Colorado bars (1988), is admitted to practice in front of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals and is a member of the Colorado Bar Association.