KILLMER, LANE & NEWMAN
It’s astonishing how much Mari Newman has accomplished for someone who received her law degree only 14 years ago. She’s best known as a top-notch civil-rights lawyer, representing Guantanamo detainees or female Colorado prisoners who claimed they were raped by a prison guard. (The Colorado Trial Lawyers Association judged the latter its “case of the year” for 2010.) But the truth is, Newman’s equally aggressive championing cases on behalf of unfairly treated employees, and there’s glory in that too.