Lidiana Rios


PHONE 303-628-3607
LANGUAGE Spanish, French
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Lidiana Rios is an efficient and results-driven complex commercial litigation and regulatory attorney, designing winning legal strategies with an eye towards clients’ business goals. Lidiana handles a wide range of business matters, including governance and contract disputes, trade secrets, unfair competition, and fraud. She represents companies and individuals in dispute resolution, trials, appeals, arbitrations, mediations, and regulatory proceedings. In her regulatory practice, Lidiana advises investors, creditors, developers, intellectual property holders, and other license-holders regulated by the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies, including cannabis companies. Lidiana has experience representing Spanish-speaking business clients in all of these areas.

Lidiana is also uniquely suited for international business disputes and legal matters, having conducted corporate due diligence, legal drafting, investigations, and resolving dispute in partnership with foreign law firms for transnational clients. She was also a law clerk at the Centro por la Justicia y el Derecho Internacional in San Jose, Costa Rica, working on litigation and investigations with the Organization of American States and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.

Lidiana’s pro bono work has focused on immigration and human rights matters. Lidiana has represented VAWA and asylum applicants in collaboration with the Texas Civil Rights Project, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights in San Francisco, Public Counsel and Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project in Los Angeles, and International Rescue Committee in Denver.

Before joining Ireland Stapleton, Lidiana clerked for former Colorado Supreme Court Justice (now 10th Circuit Judge) Allison H. Eid. She also clerked at the Municipal Operations department of the Denver City Attorney’s Office, and interned with Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper’s Office of Sustainability.



  • Colorado and California


  • J.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 2010, Hagman Scholar
  • B.A., Pace University, Pforzheimer Honors College, 2005, Summa Cum Laude, Recipient of the Kahlo-Bolivar Award for Latin American History

Honors & Awards

  • Selected to Colorado Super Lawyers® for Business Litigation, 2017- 2020
  • Presenter (Spanish-speaking), “Litigios Civiles – Preparación y proceso (Civil Litigation – Preparation and Process),” Hispanic Chamber of Commerce & Colorado Hispanic Bar Association Event, May 16th, 2023
  • Presenter, “Women in Wealth,” Transitions Wealth Management, May 26th, 2022
  • Presenter, “2020 Changes to Mobile Home Park Act – Purchase Opportunities for Mobile Home Owners,” October 20th, 2021
  • Colorado Hispanic Bar Foundation, Secretary
  • Colorado Bar Association, Litigation Section
    • Secretary/Treasurer of the Executive Council
    • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusiveness (EDI) Committee Chair
    • Past Legislative Liaison
  • Denver Bar Association, Member
  • Downtown Denver Partnership Leadership Program, Program Participant
  • Transitions Wealth Management, Advisory Board of Transitions Member
  • Mentor for Colorado Attorney Mentoring Program (CAMP)
  • Denver Kids, Inc., Executive Council and Young Professionals Council Member
  • Volunteer Pro Bono Attorney at International Rescue Committee, Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network, and Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project
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