PeopleJudith Lajoie
Judith Lajoie

Judith Lajoie

Of Counsel
PeopleJudith Lajoie

  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University (J.D., cum laude)
  • Cornell University (B.S., Child Psychology, with honors)

  • American Arbitration Association, Mediator and Arbitrator (Commercial and Construction Panels) (2008-Present)
  • Mentor to Denver University Law Student (Present)

  • "Impact of COVID-19 on Financial Institutions: Looking Ahead to Loan Workouts, Financial Trends and More," Co-Presenter, Snell & Wilmer Webinar (June 24, 2021)
  • "Banking Marijuana-Related Businesses: Obstacles and Opportunities," Co-Presenter, Colorado Bankers Association Webinar (March 31, 2021)
  • "Hindsight Is 2020: Looking Ahead to Loan Workouts, Financial Litigation Trends and More," Presenter, Colorado Bankers Association Webinar (December 16, 2020)
  • "Are You Ready for Workout Season?" Author, Colorado Banker Magazine, Pub. 10 2020-2021 Issue 4 (December 2020)
  • The Unmarried Couple's Legal Handbook, Co-Author, Dell Publishing (1981)

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Banking and Finance Law (2023)
  • Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Who's Who in America (2020)
  • Woman Leader of Excellence, Colorado Easter Seals (1995)
  • Athena Award, Alliance of Professional Women (2000)

  • Cherry Creek Arts Festival/CherryArts, Board Chair (Present)
  • Colorado Public Radio Community Advisory Board, Chair (Present)
  • Colorado Business Committee for the Arts, Advocacy Committee Member (Present)
  • Wonderbound Dance Company, Board Member (2020)
  • Center for Women's Health Research, Committee Member (Past)
  • The Foundation for the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Board Member (Past)
  • The Alliance of Professional Women and the Alliance Foundation, President and Board Member (Past)
  • Colorado Contemporary Dance, Past President and Board Member (Past)
  • Colorado Women's Leadership Coalition (Past)

  • CoBIZ Financial, Inc./CoBIZ Bank, Vice President and General Counsel (2009-2019)
  • Judith E. Lajoie, P.C., Sole Practitioner (2007-2019)
  • M.D.C. Holdings/Richmond American Homes, Vice President of Law - Deputy to General Counsel (2002-2007)
  • Senn Visciano & Kirschenbaum, P.C., Of Counsel (2001-2002)
  • Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Company, Assistant Vice President and Associate Counsel - Investment Division (1991-2002)
  • Sherman & Howard, Partner, Real Estate/Business (1984-1991)
  • Brownstein Hyatt Farber, Associate, Real Estate and Banking (1982-1984)
  • Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, Staff Attorney (1981)
  • Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court, Second Department, Judicial Clerk (1980-1981)

  • Colorado
  • New York

  • Appellate Division, Second Department of the New York State Supreme Court
  • Supreme Court of Colorado
  • United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • United States District Court, District of Colorado
  • United States Supreme Court