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Lindsay Aherne is a litigation and regulatory attorney focusing her practice on complex commercial litigation across the country and abroad, at the trial and appellate levels. She has broad experience including advising on matters relating to individual and business torts, including deceptive and anti-competitive trade practices, consumer protection act claims and other alleged statutory violations.

Lindsay serves as lead strategist, research, and drafting counsel for matters in which she is involved. Lindsay has acted as the principal drafter for briefs before several United States Courts of Appeals, and has assisted with the drafting of a brief before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Lindsay also appears regularly in administrative proceedings, including assisting clients involved in governmental investigations.



  • Volunteer Attorney, Honorable Brian Whitney, Denver District Court Judge, 2015
  • Fellowship, Honorable Shelley I. Gilman, Denver District Court Judge, 2015

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, "Ones to Watch," 2022-2024
    • Administrative / Regulatory Law, 2022-2024
    • Commercial Litigation, 2022-2024
    • Litigation - Real Estate, 2024
    • Transportation Law, 2024
  • Member, Colorado Bar Association
  • Member, Colorado Women’s Bar Association
  • Member, Minoru Yasui Inn of Court
  • Member, National Association of Women Lawyers
  • Regional Expansion Committee Member, National Association of Women Lawyers
  • Mentor, Law School Yes We Can
  • Mentor, Professional Mentoring Program, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • Mentor, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD)


  • LL.M., International Business Transactions, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • J.D., University of Denver Sturm College of Law
    • Winner, 5th Annual DU Willem C. Vis Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition and Oralist, 21st Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition (Vienna)
    • Staff Editor, Sports and Entertainment Law Journal
    • Phi Delta Phi Honor Society
    • Vice President, Hospitality Law Association
  • B.A., International Affairs, University of Colorado at Boulder
    • Sigma Iota Rho International Affairs Honor Society
    • Study Abroad, Veritas University, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • Spanish, Conversational