Maeve Goodbody graduated in 2011 from Berkeley Law (UC Berkeley) with a Juris Doctorate degree, where she participated on the mock trial team, and won first place at the 2009 San Diego Defense Lawyers mock trial competition. After graduation, she relocated to Colorado, where she worked in the public sector for five and a half years, as a State Public Defender in the Grand Junction Office. During her time at the Office of the State Public Defender, Maeve was the recipient of the 2012 Lowrey Kelley Memorial Boot Camp Award; a state-wide award that recognizes one attorney per year for their performance in the week-long new felony attorney training. From 2015-2017, Maeve was the County Court Supervisor in the Grand Junction public defenders’ office, and supervised six misdemeanor attorneys throughout three court rooms, as well as the office’s law student interns.
Maeve has extensive litigation experience, in both criminal and civil cases. During her tenure as a public defender Maeve tried over 40 jury trials, litigated a variety of complex pre-trial issues, and negotiated countless plea agreements for her clients. In addition to resolving criminal cases, Maeve has successfully resolved civil cases in mediation. She is a zealous advocate who is comfortable and experienced in the courtroom, but also adept at resolving cases without unnecessary litigation.
She currently sits on the board for Disability Law Colorado, and previously was a board member of the Mesa County Pro Bono Project. She is an attorney on the Criminal Justice Act panel, which provides indigent clients with attorneys in federal court. Maeve is originally from Eugene OR, and a University of Oregon undergraduate alumna.