Karey L. James received her bachelorette degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder in Sociology and Women’s Studies; during her undergraduate program Karey served as the chair of the board for the Women’s Resource Center, she served on the Judicial Review Board, was the president of the Sociological Honors Society, Alpha Kappa Delta and was on the board for the legal fraternity, Phi Alpha Delta.
Karey obtained her law degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. While in law school Karey served on the board of the Legal Association of Women, she was a Senator in the Student Bar Association, and competed in Moot Court Competitions. During law school Karey volunteered at Colorado Legal Services a state run pro bono organization that serves low income clients and on the legal research team for the Democratic National Convention.
Karey has worked as an appellate law clerk for the Adams County District Attorney’s Office; where she wrote appeals to the District Court, Colorado Court of Appeals and drafted motions for certiorari to the Colorado Supreme Court. Karey was a judicial intern in Denver District Court researching, writing and assisting in trials for Judge McGahey. Most recently Karey served as a law clerk in Arapahoe County District Court for Judge’s Carlos Samour and John Wheeler. In this capacity Karey researched and wrote draft opinions for both criminal and civil motions before the court, as well as draft orders on appeals from county court and municipal court. Karey served as a bailiff for both court and jury trials.
Karey worked in a small firm, handling primarily family law and bankruptcy cases. Karey and her husband run a small business in Property Management. Karey is currently a solo practitioner handling landlord tenant law, debt settlement, family law, bankruptcy.
Karey is currently serving her third term on the board of directors for the Colorado Women’s Bar Association. Karey has previously been the co-chair of the legal services committee that puts together volunteer programs which include the law line 9 call in show hosted by 9 News and charity drives for organizations such as The Gathering Place. Currently, Karey is on the executive board serving as this year’s secretary. Karey is also a member of the Thompson Marsh Inn of Court.
Karey and her Husband Matt run two limited liability companies. They have a property management business and a film and video production company. Most recently Karey and Matt were blessed with the birth of their baby daughter Simone. Karey enjoys spending time with her family exploring the Colorado outdoors, hiking, snow shoeing, canoeing and running with her dogs.