Prior to establishing her office in Pueblo, Ms. Briggs was a former Deputy Colorado Public Defender who worked in Pueblo and Grand Junction. She then entered private practice in Southwestern Colorado. She has represented clients facing a wide range of criminal charges, from DUI, to distribution of drugs, to sexual assault. She is an experienced trial attorney, with dozens of cases taken to trial in front of Colorado juries. Ms. Briggs is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Prior to working in the Public Defender system, Ms. Briggs interned with the Philadelphia Defender Association and received the Philadelphia Bar Association's Outstanding Public Service Award. She also received a Public Interest Fellowship Scholarship to help fund her position at Prevention Point Philadelphia's Legal Clinic.
Ms. Briggs received her law degree from Villanova University, where she was Associate Editor of Outside Articles for the Villanova Environmental Law Journal. Ms. Briggs was also a staff writer for the journal, where she wrote a compelling comment advising municipalities on how to draft waste ordinances that would not run afoul of the Dormant Commerce Clause.
A proud graduate of Bryan Mawr College, Ms. Briggs received her degree in anthropology from the Seven Sisters institution. In addition to her studies, Ms. Briggs was a four-year student-athlete competing in swimming and field hockey. She received all-conference honors for the Owls in the 400 individual medley.
Ms. Briggs enjoys roller derby, triathlons, hiking, and playing World of Warcraft.
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