Ms. Cardea attended Duke University and played on the Women’s Golf Team, which won a National Championship in 1999. After graduating from Duke, she attended University of Denver, College of Law. Following law school, Ms. Cardea returned to Virginia and passed the Virginia Bar Exam. She practiced in insurance defense litigation for about 6 years in Virginia, Oklahoma, and Colorado. She also worked for a number of years in electronic discovery and trial team discovery support for large-scale litigation. After 12 years in law, Ms. Cardea wanted to move in a new direction with her career. She obtained her teaching license and taught 8th Grade Language Arts in a Title 1 school in Denver. Based on the injustices Ms. Cardea witnessed her students experiencing, she decided to return to law and open her own practice in Education Law. In addition to education law, Ms. Cardea practices as a pro bono immigration law attorney through the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN) and a child advocacy attorney through the Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center.
University of Denver, College of Law, Juris Doctor, 2003
Duke University, B.S., Psychology (Neuroscience Concentration), 2000
Activities & Affiliations
• Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, Member
• Colorado Bar Association, Member
• Denver Bar Association, Member
• Colorado, Virginia, Oklahoma