Leah Fugere represents clients in complex litigation matters.  After joining the firm as a summer associate in 2019, Ms. Fugere was a law clerk for the Honorable Chief Judge Timothy M. Tymkovich in the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals and for the Honorable George Wu in the US District Court for the Central District of California.  

While in law school, Ms. Fugere served as the deputy director of the Acequia Assistance Project, a pro bono organization dedicated to preserving water rights for marginalized communities. As a student attorney, she successfully represented a civil rights plaintiff-appellant in the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. She was also a member of the national moot court team and saw success at the National Appellate Advocacy Competition regionals (First Place, Best Brief, Advancing Finalist), Rothgerber Moot Court Tournament (First Place) and Colorado Appellate Advocacy Competition (Best Overall). Ms. Fugere completed internships with the Colorado Supreme Court, the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Colorado and the Colorado Court of Appeals. 

Ms. Fugere was the recipient of the Edward C. King Award from the University of Colorado Law School, which is awarded to one student for excellence by faculty vote, and she was selected as a national Wyss Scholar in 2019.  Before beginning her legal career, Ms. Fugere worked in higher education admissions and served as an AmeriCorps volunteer in an anti-poverty nonprofit in Alabama.

 

Credentials

  • Education

    • JD, University of Colorado Law School, 2020

      Order of the Coif

      Wyss Scholar 

      Editor-in-Chief, University of Colorado Law Review 

      Edward C. King Award

    • BA, Political Science, Colorado College, 2012

      magna cum laude

      Phi Beta Kappa 

      Fred Sondermann Award in Political Science 

  • Admissions

    • Colorado

    • US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

    • US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

  • Clerkships

    • US District Court for the Central District of California, 2021 - 2022

    • The Hon. Timothy M. Tymkovich, US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, 2020 - 2021

Credentials