Kirsten M. Kurath
Kirsten M. Kurath
has a developing special districts practice.
represents a number of special districts in Colorado and advises these local governments on a wide range of issues.
also maintains a general civil practice that includes real estate, litigation, drafting contracts, collecting debts, buying and selling businesses, simple estate planning, construction, and employment law.
As to construction law, she
has represented general contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers and owners in construction disputes and in the drafting and negotiation of construction contracts.
In the area of employment law, Kirsten
primarily advises employers concerning employment policies, the hiring and firing of employees and the state and federal laws governing employment.
In addition to her
office in Grand Junction, Kirsten
is available to meet with clients in the North Fork Valley.
Co-lecturer for six Lorman Education Services employment law presentations and materials prepared by Kirsten
were included in the published course materials (2001-2002)
Presenter for a seminar on Negotiating and Writing Better Contracts at the Business of Law conference, sponsored by the Colorado Lawyers for the Arts and the Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture
In her past life, Kirsten co-authored scientific publications appearing in Journal of Cell Biology, Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology, Carcinogenesis, Radiation Research Society, Journal of Biological Chemistry, and ICN-UCLA Symposia on DNA Replication and Recombination
Pagosa Area Water & Sanitation District v. Trout Unlimited (In re Pagosa Area Water & Sanitation District), 219 P.3d 774 (Colo. 2009).
Hall v. Hartley, 948 P.2d 539 (Colo. 1997).
was born in Pensacola, Florida while her
father was stationed there in the Navy, but grew up in a small town in Connecticut and spent lots of time in New Hampshire and Vermont as well.
parents uprooted her
as a sophomore in high school and moved the family to the Sonoran Desert in Tucson, Arizona.
There, after the initial shock, Kirsten fell in love with the desert and her
Kirsten obtained her undergraduate degree in cellular and developmental biology from the University of Arizona in 1985, with high distinction, and was a research technician and manager of a cancer research lab for several years before deciding to go to law school.
She received her law degree from the University of North Carolina in1994 with high honors and graduated as a member of the Order of the Coif.
Prior to joining the firm, Kirsten completed a one-year judicial clerkship with the Judge Roxanne Bailin in the Twentieth Judicial District in Boulder, Colorado.
and Derall are avid bicyclists who enjoy many of the outdoor activities available here in the Grand Valley, the West Slope and the red rock country of nearby Utah.
and Derall have two sons who keep them on their toes.