Harshy Kaur Badhesha


PHONE 303-628-3650
LANGUAGE Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu
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Harshwinder “Harshy” Kaur Badhesha is an attorney in Ireland Stapleton’s litigation and government relations & regulatory affairs practice groups. In her practice, Harshy represents clients in a wide range of commercial and civil litigation matters including corporate, construction, contract, professional liability, licensing, regulatory, real estate, and insurance. Harshy is committed to providing her clients with efficient and results-oriented legal services. She is a strategic advocate for her clients, using her knowledge of the law and ability to effectively communicate complex legal issues to achieve positive outcomes.

In her regulatory practice, Harshy helps clients navigate the complex landscape of regulatory laws to achieve their business goals. She has represented clients in all stages of liquor licensing, including the application process, hearings, and compliance. 

Harshy also has experience in drafting corporate governance documents. She works with a wide range of clients, including small businesses and non-profit corporations, to create effective and compliant governance structures that ensure the smooth operation of their entities. She helps clients draft bylaws, operating agreements, and other governance documents.

Prior to joining Ireland Stapleton, Harshy served as a judicial extern for Judge Allison H. Eid on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and for Justice Carlos A. Samour, Jr. of the Colorado Supreme Court. Harshy also worked as a legal intern for the Colorado Attorney General’s Office and for a fortune 500 company. As a law student, Harshy was the Tenth Circuit Articles Editor for the Denver Law Review.

Harshy is active in both the legal and broader community, serving on the Colorado Women’s Bar Association Board of Directors as the South Asian Bar Association of Colorado Liaison and participating in pro bono legal services to provide legal representation to individuals and organizations in need. Prior to attending law school, Harshy worked as a researcher at a biotech startup and as a deputy finance director for a state-wide political campaign.



  • Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit


  • J.D., University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 2021, Tenth Circuit Articles Editor, Denver Law Review
  • B.A., Molecular Cellular Development Biology, University of Colorado, 2016

Honors & Awards

  • Recipient of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law’s Dean’s Scholarship
  • Recipient of the APABA Yasui Endowed Scholarship
  • Recipient of the Whittemore Eagle Feather Scholarship
  • Recipient of the Walter and Benjamin Gerash Endowed Scholarship
  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Colorado Women’s Bar Association, SABA- CO Representative
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • South Asian Bar Association (SABA)
  • SABA-CO Judicial Committee
  • Sikh Youth Group Mentorship Program, Co-Founder
  • Metro DEEP, Advisory Board Member
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