Ms. Trenary is an associate attorney whose practice focuses on appellate litigation and post-conviction challenges to criminal convictions and sentences. Additionally, Ms. Trenary provides legal research and writing support to the firm’s other attorneys in both civil and criminal cases at the trial level.
Ms. Trenary joined the firm following a two-year clerkship on the Colorado Court of Appeals with the Honorable Anthony J. Navarro. She graduated in the top 6% of her class at the University of Colorado Law School, where she was inducted to the Order of the Coif.
Throughout law school, Ms. Trenary served as a volunteer case manager, investigator, and mentor for the Colorado Innocence Project, where she corresponded with inmates, conducted investigations, and helped find pro bono attorneys to represent individuals with potentially viable claims of innocence.
Ms. Trenary’s note concerning the unreliability of eyewitness identifications and the need for more rigorous vetting of such testimony, State v. Henderson: A Model for Admitting Eyewitness Testimony, 84 U. Colo. L. Rev. 1257 (2013), has been cited favorably in appellate court opinions.