Andrew Contiguglia

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Andrew Contiguglia

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Education

Columbia University, New York, NY, B.A. 1992
University of Denver College of Law, J.D. 1995

Bar Admissions And Memberships

Colorado State Bar, Admitted 1996
New York State Bar, Admitted 2006
California State Bar, Admitted 2010
United States District Court, Colorado, Admitted 1996
United States District Court, Southern District of New York, 2011
United States 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, 2011
Colorado Bar Association, Executive Board of Governors, Vice President
First Amendment Lawyers Association, Member, Exec. Bd. Member
Free Speech Coalition, Colorado, Founder
American Trial Lawyers Association, Prior Member
Minoru Yasui American Inn of Court, Member / Fmr. Executive Board
Arapahoe County Bar Association, Member / Fmr. Exec. Bd., Public Relations
Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, Prior Member
Columbia University Alumni Club, Fmr. President, Colorado Chapter
REAL Soccer Club, Member / Fmr. Executive Board, Chair Discipline Cmte.

Andy is a member of the Colorado Bar Association (1996 – present) and recently sat on its board of directors executive board as a Vice President, Arapahoe County Bar Association (2000 – present), the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar (1996 – present), New York State Bar Association, Entertainment, Arts and Sport Section of the New York State Bar Association (2005 – present), California Bar association (2010 – present) and the First Amendment Lawyers Association (2001 – present) of which there are only six members from Colorado. Andy has held Executive Board positions with the Arapahoe County Bar Association including chairman of the Young Lawyers committee, chairman of the Public Relations committee, and he currently sits on its Board of Directors. He has also sat on the Board of Directors for the Minoru Yasui Inn of Court as a Member at Large. Andy has lectured for the Colorado Lawyers for the Arts, the First Amendment Lawyer’s Association (Internet Law Update) and has been teaching Contracts, Entertainment Law, Civil Litigation and Constitutional Law at Arapahoe Community College in Littleton, Colorado for the past 7 years.

Andy’s courtroom and litigation experience started early in his legal career when he clerked for the United States Attorney’s Office, District of Colorado, and interned for the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office. He has clerked for the law firm of White & Steele, P.C., practiced with Hull & Zimmerman P.C., and became a sole practitioner after his admission to the Colorado Bar in May 1996. In January 2000, Andy joined Miller & Steiert, P.C. In September 2007, Andy founded Contiguglia, P.C. and later Contiguglia / Fazzone, P.C., a law firm taking a very personal and hands on approach to the representation.

Andy recently completed the Colorado Bar Association Leadership Training program (COBALT). COBALT is a competitive, interactive leadership training program designed specifically for lawyers with demonstrated leadership skills and commitment to the legal community. The program not only teaches leadership skills, but also addresses challenges faced by leaders in the legal community and the general community, inspires and energizes students, and facilitates a group learning experience.

Andy firmly believes that a strong leader is one who sets the moral and ethical tone, and values or vision, for the community or organization. A strong leader surrounds himself with people who supplement him and challenge and clarify his thinking. In return, a strong leader supports his colleagues and helps bring out the best and strongest qualities in them. A leader is the catalyst who can create synergy with those around him and use the energy that is created to benefit everyone in the group and the community as a whole. A leader understands that it is the success of the team that defines the success of the leader. While he may hold the rank as an individual, he is nothing without those around him. Andy has always considered himself a team player and have always strived to raise the levels of performance and commitment of those around him. He has never assigned a task to someone that he would never do himself. Andy believes that it is his responsibility to help build and strengthen the community and help strengthen the trust between its members and its leaders.

Reported Cases

People v. Bauer, 80 P.3d 896 (Colo. App.2003)
People v. Grady, 126 P.3d 218 (Colo. App. 2005)
Righthaven v. Wolf, — F.Supp.2d —-, 2011 WL 4469956 (D.Colo. 2011), 100 U.S.P.Q.2d 1476