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Aurora Temple Barnes

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Aurora Barnes is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Practice Group. Aurora advises clients and creates litigation strategies supported by key experience with researching and drafting a variety of motions and briefs for cases in state and federal court including:

  • Dispositive motions
  • Appellate briefs
  • Amicus briefs
  • Petitions for a writ of habeas corpus

Aurora served as a judicial intern for Magistrate Judge Kristen L. Mix in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado and previously interned under Judge Michael J. Vallejos in the 2nd Judicial District of Colorado. Aurora has researched and prepared orders on a variety of topics including, but not limited to, jury instructions, evidentiary exclusions, the validity of agency actions, federal abstention, and bad faith claims.

More About Aurora Temple Barnes


  • J.D., University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, Order of the Coif, 2018
  • B.A., B.S.B.A., University of Denver, 2012

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2019
  • Colorado, 2018

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit


  • Junior League of Denver



  • Guns and Academic Freedom
    Author, Gonzaga Law Review, Volume 53, 01/1/2018


  • Proficient in Spanish, both written and verbal
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