Molly Kokesh is an associate at Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP, where she represents clients in all matters of complex civil litigation and appeals. Ms. Kokesh has defended clients against antitrust claims, contract claims, and class-action lawsuits. She has represented clients in high-stakes natural resources litigation involving CERCLA and the Clean Water Act. She has also helped clients respond to crisis-related events, including internal investigations, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission pre-enforcement proceedings, and OSHA administrative proceedings. In 2021, Law Week Colorado named Ms. Kokesh an “Up and Coming Lawyer” for her work on complex appeals. In 2023, she was named a Colorado Rising Star by Thomson Reuters. She is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States District Courts for the Districts of Colorado and New Mexico.
Prior to joining DGS, Ms. Kokesh served as a law clerk to the Honorable David M. Ebel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and for Chief Justice Nancy Rice of the Colorado Supreme Court.
Ms. Kokesh earned her J.D. from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, graduating in the top 1% of her class. She received her B.A. from Augustana University, where she graduated magna cum laude, earned All-American honors in track, and helped her cross country team win an NCAA Division II National Championship.
Outside the office, Ms. Kokesh is always planning her next adventure. She has completed the 500-mile Colorado Trail, hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon, run marathons, and summited over a dozen 14ers. Sensibly, Ms. Kokesh ends every emprise at a local brewery or donut shop.
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