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Kristen Frost

Ridley, McGreevy

My Contact Information

Ridley, McGreevy
Denver, CO
Phone 1: 303-629-9700

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Denver

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Admissions & Qualifications

State Admissions

Colorado

Illinois

Virginia

Federal Admissions

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana 

U.S. District Court, District of Colorado

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

Supreme Court of the United States

Education

University of Notre Dame, Bachelor of Arts, 1998

National University of Ireland, Galway, Master of Arts, 2000

University College Dublin, Semester Legal Studies Abroad, 2002 

DePaul University College of Law, Juris Doctor, 2003

Fellowship

Siracusa Institute, Siracusa Italy, Post-Graduate Fellowship in International Criminal Law and Human Rights, 2003-2004

Work Experience

Partner, Ridley, McGreevy & Winocur, P.C., Denver, CO: 2009-present

  • Private criminal defense attorney specializing in state and federal defense in Colorado and other jurisdictions.

 Assistant Public Defender, Colorado State Public Defender’s Office, Golden, CO: 2008-2009 

Attorney, Law Offices of William P. Murphy, Chicago, IL: 2005-2008

  • Private criminal defense attorney specializing in state and federal defense in Chicago and surrounding areas.

Professional Profile

Representative Matters:

Trial counsel and lead chair in complicated federal securities and wire fraud matter in the U.S. District of Colorado that proceeded to a three week jury trial.

Trial counsel and lead chair in a federal conspiracy and tax fraud matter in the U.S. District of Colorado that proceeded to a jury trial.

Counsel in whistleblower matter before the Internal Revenue Service.

Counsel to a real estate broker indicted by the Attorney General of Colorado in a multi-defendant case involving various types of mortgage fraud.   Case dismissed by prosecution before trial but after substantial litigation and advocacy. 

Counsel to pharmaceutical executive under federal investigation in Chicago for allegations of health care fraud.  The United States Attorney’s Office declined prosecution. 

Counsel for individuals in extradition and rendition matters involving international law.

Counsel to oil and gas company subject to investigation for securities fraud during pre-indictment phase of case to prevent prosecution.

Counsel to numerous corporations and individuals during pre-indictment phase to respond to subpoenas issued by the United States Attorney’s Office and to coordinate and manage responsive subpoena production.

Counsel to numerous individuals subject to federal grand jury subpoenas for grand jury testimony.

Appellate counsel for plaintiff who brought suit against a large public health foundation based on  litigation over a $1.45 billion dollar transaction.

Counsel to accountant under federal investigation for various types of tax, mail and wire fraud, false claims and immigration violations related to employment law.  The United States Attorney’s Office declined prosecution.  

Counsel to dentist under investigation by the Attorney General of Colorado for various types of fraud and improper billing practices.   The Attorney General’s Office declined prosecution. 

Trial counsel and lead chair for school employee charged with various theft, embezzlement and fraud charges that proceeded to trial.

Publications:

The Criminal Law Bulletin, I Fought the Law and the Law Won: When the Evolution of Firearm Sentencing Enhancement Jurisprudence in Illinois Means Unjust Punishment for Some, 45 Crim. Law Bulletin 5 (2009)

DePaul Journal of Art & Entertainment Law, The Constitutionality of an "Internet Execution ": Entertainment Network v . Lappin, 12 DePaul J. Art & Ent. L 173 (2002)

Published Decisions:

 United States v. Harris, 490 F.3d 589 (7th Cir. 2007).

People v. Gabriel, 398 Ill. App. 3d 332, 924 N.E.2d 1133 (1st Dist. 2010).

Other Distinctions:

Best Lawyers in America

Colorado Law Week Feature, Top Defense Verdicts

5280 Magazine, Denver Top Lawyers Edition

Super Lawyers, White Collar Criminal Defense

Super Lawyers, Rising Star

Practice Areas

  • Corporate Crime
  • Cybercrime
  • Title IX
  • Trials
  • White Collar Crime