Farrell Carfield, Associate

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303.893.6100 (Main)
866.730.6438
303.893.6110 (Fax)

 
 
Assistant:

 Victoria Ray
vray@rplaw.com
  • Received an Award of Special Recognition from the Colorado Lawyers Committee for assistance on the Center for Legal Advocacy v. Bicha matter (2013).
  • Performed business strategy consulting for Fortune 500 companies.
  • Clerked for the Hon. Nancy Rice of the Colorado Supreme Court.
  • Served as Associate Editor, University of Colorado Law Review.
  • Received Dufford & Brown Legal Writing Award.

Practice Areas:

  • Civil Litigation

Farrell Carfield, Associate

 

303.893.6100 (Main)
866.730.6438
303.893.6110 (Fax)

 
 
Assistant:

 Victoria Ray
vray@rplaw.com
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About Farrell:

Farrell is a litigation associate with the firm.

Farrell focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation. She plays a key role on one of Reilly Pozner’s largest trial teams and is responsible for the day-to-day management of the team’s high stakes legal strategy. Her focus on theme development and the sophisticated application of technology helps to deliver winning results for our clients.  In 2013, Farrell was part of the RP team that was given an Award of Special Recognition from the Colorado Lawyers Committee for their pro bono work in the Center for Legal Advocacy v. Bicha matter.

Farrell holds a law degree from the University of Colorado School of Law, where she received an award for her legal writing and served as associate editor on the University of Colorado Law Review. While in law school, she commuted to Boulder from her (then) home in the Colorado mountain town of Steamboat Springs.

In Steamboat Springs, Farrell served internships with the City Attorney’s Office and the State Office of the Public Defender. After graduation from law school, she was an associate with a boutique local practice in Steamboat Springs, where she handled litigation as well as transactional matters. She relocated to Denver with her family in 2007.

Farrell earned her undergraduate degree magna cum laude in public policy from Brown University, and had a successful career in this field before deciding to attend law school. She was a summer intern at the White House in Washington, D.C. After graduation, she held a number of positions with public policy and business strategy consultancies, including the London office of SJS Advisors—where she worked closely with Ira Magaziner, a policy advisor in the Clinton administration.

Farrell is on the trial team for this case:

  • When Lincoln Memorial Life Insurance Company, Memorial Service Life Insurance Company, and National Prearranged Services, Inc. went into liquidation, life and health insurance guaranty associations from 44 states stepped in to pay death benefits under insurance policies issued by the failed companies. These life insurance policies purportedly backed the prepaid funeral contracts sold through National Prearranged Services. Reilly Pozner represents the National Organization of Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Associations, various state life and health insurance guaranty associations, and a Texas Special Deputy Receiver in a multi-state effort to recover more than $600 million in losses from various individuals and entities that allegedly perpetrated a variety of frauds associated with the failed companies.
  • Farrell was a member of the Reilly Pozner team of attorneys who worked pro bono for the non-profit Legal Center for People with Disabilities and Older People. On behalf of the Legal Center, they filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Colorado alleging that presumptively innocent men and women with serious mental illnesses languish in Colorado jails for months awaiting court-ordered mental health evaluations and mental health treatment to so that they can participate in their criminal proceedings. The lawsuit alleged that the excessive delays violate the United States Constitution. In some cases, pretrial detainees waited in jail for court-ordered mental health evaluations and treatment longer than they would have otherwise been confined for their alleged offense. The Colorado Department of Human Services and the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo were named as defendants in the suit.

I have gained considerable perspective from the interesting places I have lived and worked. I grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas, where my dad is a politically active attorney. I attended Little Rock Central High School -- an icon of the American Civil Rights Movement. I went to school on the East Coast and worked in Italy, London and New York as well as the small-town environment of Steamboat Springs before finding a home in Denver.

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  • Civil Litigation
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  • J.D., University of Colorado School of Law
    Associate Editor, University of Colorado Law Review
    Dufford & Brown Legal Writing Award
  • B.A., Brown University
    Magna Cum Laude
    National Merit Scholar
 Clerkshipsimage
  • Hon. Justice Nancy E. Rice, Colorado Supreme Court
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  • State of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas
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  • Member, Colorado Lawyers Committee Mental Health Task Force
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  • Award of Special Recognition from the Colorado Lawyers Committee (2013)
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  • Denver Bar Association
  • Colorado Women‘s Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Faculty of Federal Advocates
  • Colorado Lawyers Committee, Mental Health Task Force
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