Paige Mackey Murray, 2012 all rights reserved
Paige Mackey Murray, 2012 all rights reserved
Paige Mackey Murray's practice focuses exclusively on civil appeals in a wide range of areas.
Paige has been an attorney in Colorado since 1998. 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 and county and municipal appeals. She assists trial counsel in ensuring preservation of issues for appeal and with post-trial motions in anticipation of appeal.
Paige was named Super Lawyer for 2022-2023, and Top Appeals Lawyer by 5280 Magazine for 2019 - 2023. She serves on the board of the Colorado Women's Bar Association Boulder Chapter, and she is a member of the planning committee for the annual Appellate Update CLE, the Screening Committee for the Appellate Pro Bono Program. She teaches continuing legal education classes and writes scholarly articles pertaining to appellate practice.
She has also been a volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) with Boulder County Voices for Children.
Paige takes pride in her work and strives to provide exceptional appellate services to all of her clients. Open, regular communication and personalized, conscientious service to clients is her priority.
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.
Original Painting by Paige Mackey Murray
2012, All Rights Reserved
Another Win! - In re Marriage of Fabos & Olsen, 2022 COA 66, __ P.3d __ (June 23, 2022). Paige Mackey Murray successfully argued to the Court of Appeals that the lower court erred in awarding pre-embryos to Wife for donation against Husband's desire to avoid procreation based on the lower court's elevation of Wife's religious beliefs that the pre-embryos were human lives. Read the full opinion here.
In the News
Paige was recently interviewed by Craig Silverman for a podcast on the topic of In re Marriage of Olsen, the Dobbs decision and what her father ate for breakfast everyday! You can listen to this episode at the link below and read his Opinion piece in the Colorado Sun here:
Paige was recently a featured guest on Divorce at Altitude where she spoke with attorney Ryan Kalamaya about issues arising in family law appeals.
Check out the episode with one of these links!
- Colorado, 1998
- U.S. District Court of Colorado
- U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
- U.S. Supreme Court
Publications and Teaching
2018 Appellate Update Continuing Legal Education
2020 Appellate Update Panel Moderator on Oral Argument
2020 Pro Bono Clinic Training CLE.
2022 Appellate Update Panel Moderator on Lower Court Appeals
Notable Published Cases
In re Marriage of Fabos & Olsen, 2022 COA 66, __ P.3d __ (June 23, 2022) (district court erred in awarding pre-embryos to wife based on her religious belief in life at conception).
In re Marriage of Schlundt and Fillingame, 2021 COA 58, 489 P.3d 781 (endangerment standard of § 14-10-129 applies when changing majority-time parent as a sanction under § 14-10-129.5; court's endangerment finding was erroneous and not supported by the record).
In re Marriage of Weekes, 2020 COA 16, 459 P.3d 1216 (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 Fabos & Olsen, 2019 COA 80, 451 P.3d 1218 (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.)
Click below to view sample archived oral arguments to the Colorado Court of Appeals.
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