Over the course of her career, Courtenay has demonstrated success in resolving complex legal issues involving criminal, labor & employment, landlord-tenant, and business law.
Courtenay is an accomplished litigator, having conducted more than 40 jury trials and hundreds of bench trials and hearings, as well as serving as counsel at mediation, arbitration, depositions, and employment negotiations.
As a Deputy District Attorney for Contra Costa County in the San Francisco Bay Area, she prosecuted DUI’s and other misdemeanor offenses, as well as general felonies, domestic violence, sexual assault, and aggravated felonies.
In addition, she was solely responsible for all aspects of litigation in the Mental Health Unit, prosecuting cases involving Insanity Pleas, Incompetence to Stand Trial, and Sexually Violent Predators.
As a Labor and Employment Attorney, Courtenay represented public and private universities, cities, school districts, and other municipalities throughout California. Courtenay received her J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law in 2004.
In law school she was a quarter-finalist in the Honors Moot Court Competition and a semi-finalist in the Galloway Moot Court Competition. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. in psychology and a minor in business administration from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 2001.
Courtenay recently returned to Colorado and has started her own law practice since moving back to the Front Range. She is licensed to practice law in California and Colorado.
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