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 represents companies and individuals in a wide range of business matters, including governance and contract disputes, trade secrets, unfair competition, and fraud. She can effectively handle dispute resolution, trials, appeals, arbitrations, mediations, and regulatory proceedings. In addition to her litigation practice, she advises investors, creditors, developers, intellectual property holders, and other license-holders in regulatory compliance matters. 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 disputes in partnership with foreign law firms for transnational clients.

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
    • Vice Chair of the Executive Council
    • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusiveness (EDI) Committee Chair
    • Past Legislative Liaison
  • Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Lab Program, 2023 – 2024 Cohort Member
  • 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 for International Rescue Committee, Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network, Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project, Texas Civil Rights Project, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights in San Francisco, and Public Counsel and Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project in Los Angeles.
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