Dana Dobbins (Chair) is currently serving a two-year term as a law clerk for Magistrate Judge Hon. N. Reid Neureiter in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado. Prior to her clerkship, she was a commercial litigation associate in Husch Blackwell LLP's Denver office. She is originally from Tucson, Arizona and went to law school at Boston University, so she is thrilled to have the best of both worlds in living in Denver. In her free time, she enjoys reading, watching live music, and being outdoors. 

Josh Mangiagli (Chair – Elect) grew up in Denver and graduated from Denver East High School before going to college at the University of Vermont where he studied political science. After college, he moved to New Orleans to teach middle school social studies, and met his wife. In 2018, Josh graduated from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. He is now an attorney at Alderman Bernstein where his practice focuses on eminent domain law, real estate litigation, and real estate transactions.

Sarah McEahern (Immediate Past Chairperson) was born and raised in Colorado. She works as a trial attorney at Zaner Harden Law, LLP, focusing her practice in plaintiffs' personal injury and insurance bad faith. She also has experience in consumer protection, spending three years bringing class actions, arbitrations, and individual cases on behalf of consumers. Sarah graduated from the University of Washington School of Law in Seattle, WA and returned to Denver to enjoy the sunshine and be closer to family. When she isn't practicing law, she enjoys yoga, traveling, karaoke, and cooking. 


Jessica Dowty (Treasurer) is an Associate Attorney in the Tax Credits group at Kutak Rock where she primarily represents investors and syndicators in affordable housing development projects. She is originally from Kansas City and comes from a very large, blended family with 12 kids. She received her undergraduate degree in Finance and Marketing from NYU Stern School of Business, and her J.D. and LL.M in Taxation from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. In her free time, Jessica can be found hiking with her husband and two dogs, skiing when she gets the chance, travelling and exploring new places, cheering on KC sports (Go Chiefs!), and spending time with her family and friends. 

Ryan Stevens (Secretary) is of counsel at Eisenstein Law, LLC where he represents injured individuals as a plaintiffs’ personal injury lawyer. Ryan is a proud CSU Ram who later attended law school at Western Michigan University. When he's not working, Ryan can be found out and about enjoying all Colorado has to offer. 



Board Members


Courtney Kelley is an attorney at Fairfield and Woods, P.C. Courtney specializes in trust and estate litigation, estate planning, guardianship and conservatorship law. She lives in Denver with her husband and two kids. 

Andrew Bedell is an associate attorney at FWI Legal in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, practicing Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation. Although born in Boulder, he received his undergraduate degree from Colorado State and his J.D. from Creighton University.

Andrew loves to get outside whenever possible, especially to ski or mountain bike. He is also an avid golfer, but based on his average score, he should probably stick with practicing law.



Jessica Isabel Cordero 

Jessica Isabel Cordero is a first-generation Hispanic legal graduate from the University of Denver - Sturm College of Law and a premier Millennial Crisis Coach. After building a successful practice at an international law firm, she discovered her passion for helping professionals navigate moral and ethical challenges, manage stress, and overcome communication barriers to build better and more sustainable practices. She also utilizes her expertise to help students at her alma mater as a Bar Success Coach and Writing Advisor. Lastly, she is a Board Member at the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association Foundation and a strong advocate for C-PTSD and LGBTQ+ communities. 

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Matt Cecil is a trial lawyer at Sutton Booker, P.C., representing defendants in a variety of civil litigation and insurance disputes. He came to Colorado via the Midwest, where he began his legal practice and was born and raised. Outside of work, Matt enjoys hiking, triathlon, cooking with his wife, and relaxing with their dogs.” 


Marika Rietsema Ball practices in corporate, securities, and business transactions, as well as trusts & estates law at Jones & Keller, P.C. Marika is a 2018 graduate of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. She also serves as the Chair-Elect of the Center for Legal Inclusiveness’ YLD, Co-Treasurer of the Colorado Pledge to Diversity, and as a member of the Planning Committee for the Colorado Diverse Attorney Community Circle program. If she wasn’t a lawyer, Marika would be a lighthouse keeper. Her favorite hobbies are hiking, knitting, and hanging out with her husband, Mike, and her dog George. 


Mike Freyberg is a litigation associate at Haynes and Boone, LLP. Mike represents a wide range of clients in high-stakes commercial disputes. Mike is passionate about pro bono work, and as a member of Haynes Boone's Pro Bono and Public Service Committee, has represented asylum seekers fleeing persecution as well as individuals facing employment discrimination based on minor, decades-old offenses. Mike graduated from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he was an Articles Editor for the Cardozo Law Review. During law school, Mike also interned for two federal judges and assisted two law professors by performing research and writing for their academic publications. Outside of work, Mike enjoys anything outdoors, acoustic guitar, and quality time with family and friends. 


Codi Cox was born and raised in Colorado. She works as a civil litigation attorney at Martin Hild, P.A. Her practice focuses on complex construction litigation. Prior to joining Martin Hild, P.A., Codi spent a year in Paris, France studying at the University of Dauphine Paris and earned an LLM in International Business law. She obtained her law degree from Saint Louis University and holds a master’s in business administration from Regis University. Codi is actively involved in several bar associations and currently serves as the Vice President of the Denver region for the Colorado Bar Association. When she isn't practicing law, she enjoys indoor cycling, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family. 


Law Student Liaisons

Nicole León 


Keila Garcia 


The Denver Bar Association advances professionalism with the legal community and promotes justice in the broader community.