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Colorado Women’s Bar Association Announces 2018 - 2019 Board Leadership

June 04, 2018 12:11 PM | Kim Sporrer, APR (Administrator)

Colorado Women’s Bar Association Announces

2018 - 2019 Board Leadership

 DENVER (June 4, 2018) — The Colorado Women’s Bar Association (CWBA), a nonprofit organization focused on advancing and promoting women in the legal profession and the welfare of all women in Colorado, announces its 2018 – 2019 Board Leadership.

The CWBA 2018 - 2019 President is Catherine “Cat” Shea of Denver who was sworn in on May 19, 2018 as President for a one-year term.  Cat is an Assistant Regulation Counsel for the Colorado Supreme Court Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel. In that capacity, Cat investigates attorney discipline and disability and magistrate matters.

Cat joined the CWBA Board of Directors in 2010 and is a member of the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations.  She is also a member of the Colorado Bar Association’s Ethics Committee and Professionalism Coordinating Council. Cat is a 2015 graduate of the Colorado Bar Association’s Leadership Training Program (COBALT) and served as Chair of its Sessions Committee for 2016-17. She received her undergraduate degree from Western Kentucky University and her law degree from the University of Michigan Law School.

  • Cat succeeds Wendy Weigler who remains on the board as Immediate Past President. Wendy is Of Counsel with Winzenburg, Leff, Purvis & Payne, LLP, where her practice focuses on community association law, including the representation of condominium communities and homeowners associations throughout Colorado.
  • President-Elect for 2018 - 2019 is Sarah Parady, a partner at Lowrey Parady, LLC, where she practices plaintiff’s-side employment and civil rights law.

Other CWBA Executive Committee Members for 2018 - 2019 include the following:

  • Vice PresidentAlison Zinn, CWBA 2014 - 2015 Past President and a partner at Lathrop Gage where she is a trial attorney focused on trust and estate litigation and elder law. She also serves on the Colorado Attorney Regulation Committee, and on the Executive Counsel for the Colorado Bar Association.
  • SecretaryMegan Garnett, who is an associate attorney with Polsinelli LLP where her practice focuses on general commercial litigation, with experience in representing clients involved in the energy industry as well as professional malpractice cases. Megan also serves as a committee member in the Colorado IP Inn of Court, as a mentor to a college student in Law School Yes We Can, and on the American Bar Association House of Delegates as the Denver Bar Association liaison. 
  • TreasurerGretchen Moore, a Tax & Accounting Associate at Harper Hofer & Associates, LLC. Gretchen provides tax planning, tax preparation, and litigation support services related to tax and accounting.
  • HistorianMiranda Hawkins, a partner at Goddard & Hawkins, P.C., specializing in estate planning and administration. She is a Fellow of the American Bar Association and serves on the Board of Directors of the Denver Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association.

Additional members elected to serve on the 2018 - 2019 Board of Directors are listed on our website at


The Colorado Women’s Bar Association (CWBA) is a nonprofit organization focused on advancing and promoting the welfare of all women in Colorado since 1978. Dedicated to advancing women as leaders in the law, the CWBA brings together lawyers and legal professionals from all levels of experience for networking events, professional education, an annual convention, and community service projects focused on helping women help themselves. With nearly 1,900 members, the CWBA is the largest diversity bar association in Colorado and is one of the biggest and most influential women’s bar associations in the country.  To learn more, visit

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PHOTO ATTACHED:  Catherine “Cat” Shea, CWBA President 2018 - 2019

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