Experienced Colorado Appellate Attorney
Paige Mackey Murray's practice focuses exclusively on appeals in a wide range of areas.
Paige has been an attorney in Colorado for over 22 years. She clerked for four years on the Colorado Court of Appeals and Colorado Supreme Court, and she has a diverse background in many areas of the law. She handles appeals in the both state appellate courts and in the lower courts, including petitions for magistrate review.
Paige maintains a separate solo practice where she represents clients in all types of appeals, and she is also Of Counsel to Kaplan Law L.L.C., where she represents clients in family law appeals.
Paige was named Top Appeals Lawyer by 5280 Magazine for 2019 and 2020. She serves as Treasurer on the board of the CWBA's Boulder Chapter, and she is a member of the planning committee for the annual Appellate Update CLE, the Appellate Pro Bono Clinic Task Force, and the subcommittee proposing revisions to the Colorado Rules for Magistrates.
She is also a volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) with Boulder County Voices for Children.
Open, regular communication and personalized, conscientious service to clients is her priority.
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What People Say
"Paige was fantastic in my appeal case. She was thorough, well prepared, and has amazing court presence. She understood the case and its complicated legal issues and was able to present the case effectively. I would highly recommend Paige in any appeal case."
“Paige is a thorough and detail-oriented attorney who consistently provides exceptional work in a timely manner.” Mathew J. Kristofco, Esq., Kristofco Law Firm, P.C.
"Paige has worked with us on several matters. She is able to quickly identify critical issues, conduct necessary research, and provide a written product that reflects clear analytical thinking and independent judgment. Her efficiency and responsiveness make her a pleasure to work with."
Juli Lapin, Lapin & Lapin, P.C.
"Paige has completed several projects for me. I can always count on her to do a professional and high-quality job that I can file with the court and with other attorneys without reservation. Some people may not appreciate that she has excellent grammar and spelling, but I certainly do because it raises the level of discourse in my cases."
Rosemary Zapor, The Zapor Law Office, P.C.
Publications and Teaching
Paige Mackey Murray, Appeals of County Court, Municipal Court, and Magistrate Rulings, 47-OCT Colo. Law. 32.
Faculty - 2018 Appellate Update
Continuing Legal Education; 2020 Appellate Update Panel Moderator on Oral Argument; Faculty 2020 Pro Bono Clinic Training CLE.
In the News
In re Marriage of Weekes, 2020 COA 16 (retroactive application of the five-year limitation in § 14-10-122(5) and necessity of a hearing on the exception for where application of the statute would be substantially inequitable, unjust, or inappropriate).
In re Marriage of Olsen, 2019 COA 80 (dispute over pre-embryos post-divorce, mother's subjective belief in value of pre-embryos as human life cannot be weighed more heavily than Father's constitutional right not to procreate.)
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Why You Need Appellate Counsel
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