Overview

Ally Benton supports clients in product liability and mass torts.

Prior Experience

Ally was a summer associate at Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath, when she researched and drafted a certiorari petition from the Fourth Circuit to the U.S. Supreme Court, drafted a motion in limine for a pending trial in Pennsylvania state court and authored a research memorandum for the Anti-Defamation League.

In law school, she dedicated a full semester to working on impact litigation through the International Women’s Human Rights Clinic: drafting a brief to be filed in the High Court of Malawi challenging the constitutionality of a discriminatory evidentiary rule in sexual assault cases.

Prior to the law, Ally was director of sales and coordination for the Wedgewood Wedding & Banquet Center in Boulder, Colorado, where she planned and executed 201 weddings in the 2016 calendar year and received the company’s highest customer ratings. She also implemented training, sales and procedures in the Colorado Region to coordinate teams and ensure quality performance.

Ally is clerking for Justice Richard Gabriel on the Colorado Supreme Court in the 2022-2023 term.

Legal and Judicial Internships

While in law school, Ally served as a judicial extern to Hon. Patricia Millett at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, where she researched and drafted bench memoranda, drafted summaries of D.C. Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court decisions, and reviewed draft opinions.

At the Office of the Attorney General of Colorado, Ally was a summer intern in Revenue and Utilities, where she prepared legal memoranda on corporate tax evidence issues, drafted notice of charges for a license revocation on behalf of a state agency, researched the impact of new legislation on rules for state agencies and drafted rules in response to the legislation.

Ally also interned for the Seattle Clemency Project, researching constitutional issues for project partners to formulate strategy in drafting clemency petitions.

Personal Interests

Ally has a third-degree black belt from the USA Taekwondo Federation. Her awards in taekwondo include: U.S. National Champion, 2006; U.S. Open Gold Medalist, 2007; and U.S. National Team Member, 2009 and 2010.

Services & Industries

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Colorado

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

Education

Georgetown University Law Center
J.D. magna cum laude, Order of the Coif (2020)

University of Colorado
B.S. in Business Administration, Certificate in Corporate Social Responsibility (2014)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Alexandra K. Creel Benton & Michelle Xiao Liu, "Beyond Belief: How the “Corroboration Rule” in Malawi Obstructs Justice for Victims of Sex Crimes and Discriminates Against Women and Girls on the Basis of Sex — A Call for Legislative Change," 40 Columbia Journal of Gender and Law (in press, spring 2021).

Honors

  • Order of the Coif
  • International Association of Trial Lawyers Student Advocacy Award
  • Exceptional Pro Bono Pledge Honoree — completed over 150 hours of pro bono service

Awards Methodology


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