Kirsten Z. Myers
February 2022Download This Article (.pdf)
Hometown: Lonetree, ColoradoLaw School: Valparaiso University School of LawLive in: Highlands RanchWorks at: Pearson & Paris, P.C.Practice Areas(s): Real Estate, Landlord Tenant, ProbateCBA Member Since: 2017
Kirsten Myers was adopted from Changsha, China, and relocated from Boston, Massachusetts, to Colorado, where she has lived for much of her life. She is the senior associate attorney at her firm, handling a wide range of civil litigation matters. In her free time, she can be found reading a book, watching a movie, or trying out a new recipe in her kitchen.
What kind of legal matter do you find most rewarding or personally satisfying?
Despite the simple nature of the proceedings, name change cases are the most rewarding matters to me because they mean so much to the client I’m representing.
What’s one thing you know now that you wish you would have known in your first year of practice?
Two years into my practice, a senior attorney told me that as attorneys, we have many people we must answer to about our legal arguments and thought processes—the judge, opposing counsel, senior counsel, and the client. That mentality really helped me develop my case planning strategy and taught me how to think like a lawyer, identify areas where I might be questioned, and advocate for my clients from different perspectives.
Social media network of choice:
Instagram. I am a pun enthusiast, so I like getting creative with my captions.
Favorite Denver restaurant:
D Bar Denver. The churros are amazing.
Favorite spot in Colorado:
Telluride. It’s a cute little town with some of the best hiking trails.
Favorite board game:
Codenames. It’s fun to see what words everyone believes relate to each other.
If you weren’t a lawyer, you’d be?
I minored in chemistry as an undergrad at Colorado State University, and my final presentation focused on the lack of solar cell efficiency and resolving the issue. I suggested that we modify solar cell designs to emulate the patterns of the scales on butterfly wings since butterfly wings increase efficiency (an idea embodied in biometrics). Butterflies have such vibrant colors because the scales on their wings allow for a high light absorption efficiency, which, in turn, emits the bright colors. I would love to further develop that idea or generally work on increasing efficiency of alternative energy sources.
What advice would you give a new lawyer?
Allow yourself to make mistakes, but make sure you learn from them.