Lilly Lentz is an aggressive civil litigator focusing her practice in the
areas of employment, commercial transactions, and property law throughout
the state of Colorado.
Lilly is general counsel to international cannabis consulting firm Gateway
Proven Strategies (GPS. Global) and to nonprofit organization Fighters
for Life USA.
Lilly has experience representing plaintiffs in lawsuits against the federal
government and big multi-national corporations. She brings high energy
and tenacity to the courtroom.
As the firm’s cannabis practice group leader, Lilly oversees and
fields all the calls that come through that are cannabis-related, and
is an experienced cannabis attorney.
Lilly Lentz graduated from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law
in 2019. During her time in law school, she clerked for the founding partner
of Feldmann Nagel Cantafio & Song, PLLC. Sworn into the bar since August 2018,
she began practicing as a student attorney under the Student Practice
Act in Denver Sturm’s Civil Rights Clinic. As a third-year law student,
Lilly litigated in the United States District Court for the District of
Colorado against the Federal Bureau of Prisons. The Federal Bureau of
Prisons was represented by United States Attorneys, making her opposing
counsel the Department of Justice.
During her time at DU, Lilly focused on constitutional law, executed through
her participation in an academic program in which she completed specialized
curricula that allowed her to graduate with a certificate in Constitutional
Rights and Remedies alongside her Juris Doctor degree. She additionally
was awarded the Public Good Distinction, an honor that Denver Law awards
to students who demonstrate an outstanding commitment to public interest
law throughout their legal education.
Lilly served as Treasurer on the Student National Cannabis Bar Association’s
Board and volunteers with National Expungement Week (N.E.W.), a movement
developed by organizers in the fields of cannabis equity, justice, and
repair. The 2018 National Expungement Week comprised of 18 events across
15 cities and helped nearly 300 people begin the process of changing their
records for cannabis-related offenses.
Lilly spent much of her time in law school committed to serving low-income
persons and members of vulnerable populations. She spent the summer after
her first year of law school volunteering in Colorado Springs for eight
weeks at Colorado Legal Services. She donated over 300 not-for-credit,
nonpaid hours. She acquired experience in family law, tenant defense in
landlord-tenant disputes, bankruptcy law, poverty law, and wills and estates
law. She also spent a semester volunteering with the Coordinated Statewide
Intake unit at the Colorado Legal Services once located in Denver.
Lilly graduated with honors from the University of Colorado Springs at
age 21, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Pre-Law Minor.
University of Denver Sturm College of Law, J.D., 2019.
University of Colorado Colorado Springs, BA, 2015
“Will the COVID-19 Lockdown Result in Marijuana Legalization?”
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