In addition to several years of litigation experience in federal and state courts, Brett served as a judicial clerk for a Colorado Supreme Court Justice and three District Court Judges.
Brett litigated Benefield v. Colorado Republican Party, 329 P.3d 262 (Colo. 2014), holding that the Colorado Open Records Act mandates an award of costs and reasonable attorney fees in favor of any person who applies for and receives an order from the district court requiring a custodian to permit inspection of a public record. Additionally, Brett litigated Weise v. Casper, 593 F.3d 1163 (10th Cir. 2010), affirming the grant of qualified immunity for ejecting plaintiffs from a presidential speech. Certiorari was denied by the Supreme Court. Weise v. Casper, 131 S. Ct. 7 (2010).
Among other cases, Brett also litigated Red Flower, Inc. v. McKown, ___ P.3d ___ (Colo. App. 2016) and Slater Numismatics, LLC v. Driving Force, LLC, 310 P.3d 185 (Colo. App. 2012). Recently, Brett published Intentional Interference with Contractual Relations in Colorado, 54 The Colorado Lawyer 65 (July, 2016).
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Pro Bono Achievement||The Supreme Cout of the State of Colorado||2016|
|Pro Bono Achievement||The Supreme Cout of the State of Colorado||2015|
|Outstanding Service to the Civil Pro Bono Panel||The United States District Court for the State of Colorado||2015|
|Pro Bono Achievement||The Supreme Cout of the State of Colorado||2014|
|Outstanding Service to the Civil Pro Bono Panel||The United States District Court for the State of Colorado||2014|
|Judicial Clerk||2nd Judicial District Court||1998 - 1999|
|Judicial Clerk||21st Judicial District Court||1995 - 1996|
|Judicial Clerk||Colorado Supreme Court||1994 - 1995|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Colorado Bar Association||N/A||1995 - Present|
|Denver Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|54 The Colorado Lawyer 65 (July, 2016).||Intentional Interference with Contractual Relations in Colorado,||2016|
|32 The Colorado Lawyer 51 (November, 2003)||A Modest Proposal: Expanded Judicial Clerkships in Colorado,||2003|
|19 Legal Studies Forum 139 (1995)||Resistance is Futile: Nietzsche, Foucault, and the Aporia of Modern Legal Thought,||1995|
|University of Colorado||JD||1994|
|Santa Clara University School of Law||N/A||1992|
|University of Redlands||Bachelor of Arts (BA),||1991|
|Election Law||Districting and th Art of Gerrymander||2008|
|Slater Numismatics, LLC v. Driving Force, LLC, 09CV2597 Arapahoe County District Court||Jury Verdict for Plaintiff Slater Numismatics LLC in the amount of $2,041,673.65.|
|Red Flower, Inc. v. McKown, ___ P.3d ___ (Colo. App. 2016)||Successful Appeal|
|Benefield v. Colorado Republican Party, 329 P.3d 262 (Colo. 2014)||Successful Appeal|
|Slater Numismatics, LLC v. Driving Force, LLC, 310 P.3d 185 (Colo. App. 2012),||Successful Appeal|
|Weise v. Casper, 593 F.3d 1163, 1168 (10th Cir. 2010), cert. denied Weise v. Casper, 131 S. Ct. 7 (2010)||Successful Appeal|
|Lance v. Coffman, 127 S. Ct. 1194 (2007) (per curiam)|
|Lance v. Dennis, 546 U.S. 459 (2006) (per curiam)||Successful Appeal|
|In Re Reapportionment of the Colorado General Assembly, 45 P.3d 1237 (Colo. 2002)||Successful Appeal|
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