Valeri S. Pappas | partner
Valeri Pappas was
born in Syracuse, New York and has resided in
Colorado since 1995. As an undergraduate, she
attended the University of Michigan for two years in
the Honors Program before receiving her B.A. from
the University of Vermont, graduating magna cum
laude and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She
attended the University of Colorado School of Law
where she served as an associate editor of the law
review and received her J.D. in 1998. Ms. Pappas
joined Davis & Ceriani, P.C., as a litigation
associate in 1999 and became a partner in 2005.
Part of Davis & Ceriani, P.C.’s trial team,
Ms. Pappas’ experience as a litigator includes participating in all
phases of multi-million dollar litigation, in jury trials as well as
FINRA (formerly N.A.S.D.) arbitrations. Her practice areas include
securities litigation, employment law, complex commercial
litigation, personal injury and general civil litigation.
Employment Law Practice
Ms. Pappas also counsels and advises
employers on matters such as drafting and revising employee
handbooks, conducts workplace investigations as well as conducts
both company-wide and individual sensitivity, discrimination and
harassment training. Ms. Pappas assists both employers and employees
in matters such as dispute resolution, severance agreements,
non-compete agreements and other employment issues. In her
employment practice, Ms. Pappas co-authored “Workplace Bullying
Legislation - A Primer for Colorado Employers and Employees”
published in Trial Talk June/July 2008.
Awards, Professional Memberships and Activities
Ms. Pappas is actively
involved with the Boys and Girls Club of Metro
Denver as an Associate Board Member and volunteer as
well as the Colorado Bar Association's Lawline 9,
which provides free legal advice to the public. Ms.
Pappas is also on the Board of Advisors of ACE
Scholarships. In 2015, Ms. Pappas became a faculty
member at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy
and has taught at the Building Trial Skills seminars
in 2015 and 2016. Ms. Pappas is a member of the
Colorado Bar Association, the Denver Bar
Association, the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
and the Colorado Women's Bar Association.
Ms. Pappas was selected for 2016 for Top 100
Colorado Super Lawyers and Top 50 Women Colorado
Super Lawyers. She was also selected previously as a
Colorado Super Lawyers “Rising Star”. Ms.
Pappas can also be found on the Bar Register of
Preeminent Women Lawyers.