Ms. Kapoor is a senior associate attorney whose practice focuses on civil rights and criminal defense. Before joining Johnson & Klein, Ms. Kapoor worked at Killmer, Lane & Newman, LLP, a Denver civil rights firm that litigates police brutality and prisoners’ rights. Previously, Ms. Kapoor was a Trial Attorney at the Federal Defenders of San Diego, where she represented numerous criminal defendants in federal jury trials.
Ms. Kapoor enjoys sharing her expertise and enthusiasm for criminal defense trial practice with other attorneys and with law students. She is teaching a sentencing course as an adjunct professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in the Fall 2016 semester. When she lived in San Diego, she participated in teaching day-long attorney training programs hosted by the Federal Defenders.
Ms. Kapoor received a criminal-justice-policy fellowship at the Harvard Kennedy School, where she served on the steering committee that organized a nationwide conference titled “Reimagining Opportunity in a ‘Post-Racial’ Era.”
Ms. Kapoor clerked for the Honorable Fernando M. Olguin on the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Before becoming a lawyer, she worked in Washington, D.C., for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Air Force.
Ms. Kapoor is a member of the Criminal Justice Act panel for the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado.
Ms. Kapoor currently serves as a member of the Young Leaders Council for the Denver Bar Association and is the treasurer of the Plaintiffs’ Employment Law Association in Colorado. Ms. Kapoor is also Chair of the Civil Rights Section, Colorado Bar Association.