Ariana S. Busby

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1401 Walnut St.
Suite 200
Boulder, CO 80302
Ariana Busby is licensed to practice in all Colorado state courts and the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. Prior to joining Nathan Dumm & Mayer, Ms. Busby operated her own practice, Busby Law Group, and was an attorney at Hall & Evans, LLC, where she practiced civil litigation, administrative, and regulatory law, covering a wide variety of practice areas including health care, professional liability, premises liability, products liability, insurance coverage, campaign finance, and construction defects.

Ms. Busby has an extensive background in government, previously serving as the Director of the Mental Health Boards with the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies. She also previously served as Chief of Staff for the Colorado State Senate, after quickly working her way up the ranks from a Policy Intern, to Policy Analyst, and Policy Director. As a policy staffer, she focused on a variety of policy areas, including construction defects, education, healthcare, insurance, business, marijuana, public finance, and natural resources policy.

Ms. Busby graduated from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law as a member of the Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society and with an Environmental & Natural Resources law certificate. While in law school, she worked full time at the Colorado State Senate and interned with a litigation law firm and a regulatory law firm. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Policy and Government with a minor in Law Studies from the University of Colorado - Denver.

Ms. Busby serves in leadership roles in in the following organizations: the Colorado Women's Bar Association, serving as a Board member and the Chair of Public Policy Committee, the Colorado Bar Association, where she is appointed to the Legislative Policy Committee, and the Denver Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Council.

Education

  • University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado
    • J.D. – 2018
    • Honors: Robert B. Yegge Memorial Scholarship – Full Tuition (August 2015- December 2018)
    • Honors: Whittemore Eagle Feather Scholar (2017-2018)
    • Honors: Robert & Neil Berry Scholar (2016-2017)
    • Honors: Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society Member
    • Honors: Organized an Energy Law panel at DU with bipartisan legislators (2017)
    • Major: Environmental & Natural Resources
    • Law Journal: Denver Journal of International Law & Policy, Staff Editor, 2015 – 2016
  • University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado
    • B.A. – 2015
    • Honors: Three time Nelson Running Wolf Scholar (Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014)
    • Honors: Featured in the UCD Alumni paper, The Pinnacle (October 2014)1
    • Honors: UCD Political Science Featured Student (October 2014)
    • Honors: Received the Political Science Department Travel Scholarship to study in Seoul, South Korea (Summer 2014)
    • Honors: Deans List (Spring 2014)
    • Major: Public Policy & Government
  • University of Denver
    • Honors: Chancellor’s Scholarship
    • Honors: DU Native Student Alliance

Honors

  • 2022 Super Lawyers Rising Star in Civil Litigation

Classes & Seminars

  • “The Ethics of Intervening: Facts and Other”, April 23, 2021, Colorado Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (COAFCC)
  • “Grievances in Family Law: The Process and What We Can Do to Protect Our Mental Health Professionals”, January 5, 2021, Metro Denver Interdisciplinary Committee (MDIC)
  • DORA Regulatory Boards 101”, October 23, 2020, Colorado Defense Lawyers Association (CDLA)

Published Works

  • “The Ethics of Intervening: Facts and Other”, April 23, 2021, Colorado Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (COAFCC)
  • “Grievances in Family Law: The Process and What We Can Do to Protect Our Mental Health Professionals”, January 5, 2021, Metro Denver Interdisciplinary Committee (MDIC)
  • DORA Regulatory Boards 101”, October 23, 2020, Colorado Defense Lawyers Association (CDLA)

Professional Associations

  • CWBA Board Member – Public Policy Chair (2022-Present)
  • Colorado Bar Association – Appointed Member of Legislative Policy Committee (2022-Present)
  • Colorado Counseling Association – Member and Speaker (2020-Present)
  • Metro Denver Interdisciplinary Committee – Member and Speaker (2020-Present)
  • Impact Denver, Spring 2021 Class – Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation (2021)
  • Impact Denver, Fall 2021 Coach – Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation (2021)
  • Leadership Network Member – American Enterprise Institute (2021-Present)
  • Colorado Defense Lawyer Association –New Lawyer Chair, Professionalism & Education Committee (2020-21)
  • 2022 Super Lawyers Rising Star in Civil Litigation; Denver Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Council Non-Voting Member (2022-Present)
  • Colorado Defense Lawyer Association (2019-Present)