Jessica Kyle Danehy

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Jessica Kyle Danehy (formerly Muzzio) joined the firm in April of 2015. Her practice focuses on commercial and civil litigation, including insurance defense.  Ms. Danehy comes to us from Vaughan & DeMuro, where she was a principal in their Colorado Springs office since 2004.  There, she concentrated her practice on the defense of public and private companies, public entities, and their employees, in the areas of general civil litigation, insurance defense, land use, including eminent domain and condemnation, community association law and employment-defense. Jessica’s business litigation practice includes cases involving contract disputes, secured parties’ rights, real estate, employment cases, and other general business litigation matters. Her employment practice includes representation of clients in claims and litigation involving breach of contract, non-competition agreements, trade secrets, wrongful discharge, unlawful discrimination (including cases under Title VII), sexual harassment, and retaliation. Jessica’s civil litigation practice includes property disputes, real estate transaction disputes, consumer transactions and premises liability. Her practice and experience includes extensive motion practice, evidentiary hearings, and trials, before both the bench and jury in the state and federal district courts.  Her practice at the appellate level involves brief writing and oral argument, both at the state and federal appellate courts, as well as the Colorado Supreme Court.

Practice Areas

Education

  • Juris Doctor, Rutgers University School of Law-Newark (1995)
  • Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, Seton Hall University (1992)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member, El Paso County Bar Association
  • Member, Colorado Bar Association
  • Member, Colorado Women’s Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Trustee, El Paso County Bar Association (2016-Present)
  • Board of Directors, Colorado Springs Teen Court(2016-Present)
  • President, Women Lawyer’s Association (2011-2012)
  • Class Member, Colorado Bar Association Leadership Training (COBALT) (2010)
  • Board of Directors, El Paso County Bar Foundation (2009-2012)
  • Member, El Paso County Committee, Legal Aid Foundation (2008-Present)
  • Pupilage Leader, The Ben S. Wendelken Inn of Court; El Paso County, Colorado (2007-2013)
  • Member, The Ben S. Wendelken Inn of Court; El Paso County, Colorado (2005-Present)

Court Admissions

  • United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit (2004)
  • United States District Court; Colorado (2004)
  • Colorado State Courts (1998)
  • New York State Courts (1997)
  • United States District Court; New Jersey (1995)
  • New Jersey State Courts (1995)

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey (1995)
  • New York (1997)
  • Colorado (1998)

Professional Experience

  • Sparks Willson (2015-Present)
  • Vaughan & DeMuro (2004-2015)

Assistant

    Karen S. Uhl
    Email: ksu@sparkswillson.com