Attorney Crystal Alford has a passion for the rights of families, parents, and individuals that grew out the love of her large extended family—16 aunts and uncles total! She is intimately familiar with the injustices effecting women, minorities, and the indigent. Her passion to protect the rights of her family, friends, neighbors, and community drove her to a career in the legal field.
Crystal began her legal career in 2002 as a managing paralegal in a small boutique firm that focused on family law. After five years, Crystal progressed from her work as a paralegal to a court clerk, serving the Honorable D.D. Mallard. From there she entered law school.
While managing school and two young children, Crystal continued her work for the underrepresented, serving on the boards of the Public Interests Law Group and the American Constitutional Society. She also worked as a legal intern at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law Civil Rights Clinic. In her work with the clinic, Crystal counseled clients housed in solitary confinement, fighting for their rights for humane treatment. In 2014, Crystal graduated with a J.D. and a certificate in Constitutional Rights and Remedies from the University of Denver.
After law school, Crystal worked as a law clerk to Superior Court Judge D.D. Mallard, observing felony criminal dockets and civil dockets. Following this clerkship, she served as a law clerk to Superior Court Chief Judge Maria Berkenkotter. Crystal continues to fight for the rights of the underrepresented as well as her community, neighbors, friends, and family, and she is proud to call Moriarty & Associates her home.
Areas of Practice
- Criminal Defense
- Washington, March 2016
- Colorado, November 2014
- JD Sturm College of Law, University of Denver
- J.D., 2014
- Certificate of Constitutional Rights and Remedies
- University of Colorado
- Major: Anthropology
- Washington State Bar Association, 2016–present
- Washington Defender’s Association. 2016–present
- Snohomish County Bar Association. 2016–present
- ACLU Member. 2013–present
- Colorado Hispanic Bar Association. 2016–present
- Northwestern Immigrant Rights Project, Seattle, Wash., Pro bono Contract Attorney, 2016–present
- 20th Judicial Superior Court, Boulder, Colo., Law Clerk, 2014–2016
- DU Law Civil Rights Clinic, Denver, Colo., Student Attorney, 2013–2014
- 20th Judicial Superior Court, Boulder, Colo., Court Clerk, 2008–2011
- LaBuda & Associates, P.C., Managing Paralegal, 2002–2008