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Maria Z. Zalessky

Associate Attorney



Maria Zalessky was born in Ukraine and has lived in Colorado since 1996.  She graduated from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.  Maria’s practice focuses on civil litigation defense.  Maria believes that great attorneys are half researchers who leave no stone in a case unturned and half communicators who effectively articulate their clients’ points of view to diverse audiences.  


Practice Areas:


Torts and General Casualty

Dram Shop Actions

Nursing Home and Care Facility Defense

Non-Profit Defense


Law School:


University of Denver

Year degree obtained: 2018


Undergraduate University and Degree:


University of Northern Colorado, B.A. English with Writing Minor

Year degree obtained: 2014

Honors: Summa cum laude, English Department Honors




2014 Winner of the University of Northern Colorado Student Literary Awards

Rosenberry Prize

First Place Poetry

First Place Creative Nonfiction

First Place Fiction


Notable Reported Cases/Career Highlights:


Law Clerk to the Honorable Cynthia D. Mares, 18th Judicial District, District Court of Colorado




Author, “Gathering the Heap,” published in The Docket, December 2017.


Professional Organizations:


Colorado Bar Association

Denver Bar Association

Colorado Defense Lawyer’s Association




Briana Croft