Kaitlin Nares

Kaitlin Nares

Kaitlin’s focus is on her clients’ care and recovery. Kaitlin’s career is best characterized by her determination to fight for those that cannot fight for themselves and passion to protect the civil rights and liberties of all people. Kaitlin is most definitely an attorney that you want in your corner.

Kaitlin was born in California and was raised in Georgia. Kaitlin graduated with high honors from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Kaitlin graduated from St. John’s University School of law in New York. During law school, Kaitlin interned for the Kings County District Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of New York United States Attorney’s Office, and for a civil rights firm. It was at this civil rights firm where Kaitlin developed her passion for protecting societies most vulnerable—those injured at no fault of their own.

Kaitlin practiced for five years as a civil rights attorney in federal court in New York City and Denver. Kaitlin started her career working on the Central Park Five litigation, to date New York City’s largest civil rights settlement. She also worked on other high profile and notable cases involving egregious abuses of civil rights and liberties including police brutality, false arrest, malicious prosecution, and wrongful convictions in New York and Colorado.

Kaitlin is licensed to practice law in both state and federal courts of Colorado, New Jersey, and New York. Kaitlin feels at home in state and federal court. She has fiercely litigated for her client’s rights in the United States District Court of Colorado, the United States District of New Jersey, the Southern District of New York, and the Eastern District of New York. Like David against Goliath, Kaitlin has obtained successful settlements against the government agencies that violated her client’s rights to life, liberty, property, due process, and equal protection of the laws. Kaitlin has also collaborated with the Colorado Civil Rights Pro Bono Panel.

Since joining Zinda Law Group, Kaitlin has expanded her civil rights practice to include personal injury, seeking justice for those that have been seriously injured. Kaitlin understands just how difficult it can be to get back on your feet after an accident, which is where her compassionate approach and advocacy for her clients makes a difference. She ensures that her clients can focus on their recovery while she focuses on navigating the legal world and settling their cases.

Outside of the office, Kaitlin enjoys hiking with her husband Paul and dog Boston, attending concerts at Red Rocks, cheering for the Saints and Red Sox, and teaching members of her community about their civil rights and liberties.

Education:

  • St. John’s University School of Law, J.D.
  • Vanderbilt University, B.A. in Political Science and Sociology

Practice Areas:

Professional Licenses:

  • State Bar of Colorado
  • State Bar of New York
  • State Bar of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • Second Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Memberships:

  • American Association of Justice
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association
  • New York Bar Association
  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • National Guild of Lawyers

Board Memberships

  • Denver Sheriff’s Advisory Board Executive Board Member