Valeri S. Pappas

 

Valeri S. Pappas | partner

303-534-9000
vpappas@davisandceriani.com

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.

Litigation Practice

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 2014, Ms. Pappas signed up as a volunteer lawyer for the Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Foundation. 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 has been selected as a Colorado SuperLawyer, having previously been a “Rising Star.” Ms. Pappas is also honored to have been selected for Civil Litigation in 5280’s Top Lawyers for 2015. Ms. Pappas can also be found on the Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers.

 

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