Andrew J. Contiguglia
My Professional Associations
I am a member of the First Amendment Lawyers Association, Colorado Bar Association, Arapahoe County Bar Association, the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, New York State Bar Association, and the Entertainment, Arts and Sport Section of the New York State Bar Association. I have have held Executive Board positions with the Arapahoe County Bar Association and the Minoru Yasui Inn of Court. I am the incorporating member of the Free Speech Coalition of Colorado.
My Areas of Practice
Business and Commercial Law and Litigation
First Amendment Law
My Bar Admissions
New York, 2006
U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 1996
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2011
University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado, 1995, J.D.
Law Journal: Journal of International Law and Policy, 1994 – 1995
Columbia University, New York, New York, 1992, B.A.
My Representative Cases
My Professional Affiliations and Memberships
Colorado Bar Association, Member
Arapahoe County Bar Association, Member/Executive Board, Public Relations
New York State Bar Association, Member
New York State Bar Association, Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section, Member
Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, Member
First Amendment Lawyers Association, Member
Minoru Yasui Inn of Court, Member / Fmr. Executive Board
Free Speech Coalition of Colorado, Incorporating Member
My Past Employment
United States Attorney’s Office, District of Colorado, Law Clerk / Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office, Legal Intern / White & Steele, P.C., Law Clerk / Hull & Zimmerman P.C., Associate / Miller & Steiert, P.C. / Contiguglia, P.C. (Current)
Lia’s practice focuses on criminal defense and personal injury. Following college graduation Lia worked for a few years as a paralegal for a large Manhattan law firm. She then decided to pursue her interest in ancient history and languages. Lia enrolled at Duke University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, graduating with a Masters Degree in Classical Studies in 1991. In 1992, Lia moved to Denver. She began law school at the University of Denver College of Law. While at the University of Denver, Lia interned at the Children’s Legal Clinic and the Office of the Colorado State Public Defender. She was Senior Editor of the Denver University Law Review, and published an article entitled “Adarand Constructors, Inc. v. Pena: Raising the Level of Scrutiny for Federal Affirmative Action”. After law school, Lia began working at Gerash, Miranda & Gerash, first as a law clerk, then as an associate attorney. While at Gerash Lia was involved in various complex, high-profile criminal and civil cases, and several successful appeals, including People v. Bieg, People v. Newton, and Curtis v. Counce. Lia has also worked for firms specializing in insurance defense and personal injury.
Lia is a member of the Colorado Bar Association, the Family Law Section of the Colorado Bar and the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar.
- Areas of Practice:
- Criminal Law
- Personal Injury
- Bar Admissions:
- Colorado, 1997
- Massachusetts, 2000
- U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 1997
- U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1997
- University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado, 1996, J.D.
Honors: Intern, Children’s Legal Clinic
Honors: Intern, Office of the Colorado State Public Defender
Law Review: Denver University Law Review, Senior Editor, 1995 – 1996
- Mount Holyoke College, S. Hadley, Massachusetts, 1984,B.A.
Major: History and Latin
- Duke University School of Graduate Studies, Durham, North Carolina, 1991,M.A.
Major: Classical Studies
- Published Works:
- Adarand Constructors, Inc. v. Pena, Denver University Law Review, 1996
- Representative Cases:
- People v. Bieg
- People v. Newton
- Curtis v. Counce
- Professional Associations and Memberships:
- Colorado Bar Association,Member
- Colorado Bar, Family Law Section,Member
- Colorado Criminal Defense Bar,Member