Ann Vessels

Ann Vessels

Adjunct Professor


Clinical Program

Professional Biography

Ann Vessels joined the Denver Law faculty in 2006 after practicing law for 25 years in the public, private and social sectors.  In addition to being a partner in the law firm of Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons LLP (now Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP) where she practiced commercial litigation and employment law, Vessels also served as the General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Junior Achievement, a global Non-Profit Organization that strives to educate and inspire young people to succeed in a global economy. With a passion for leadership, Vessels was the President of the Colorado Leadership Alliance, an alliance of academic leadership programs for outstanding undergraduate students at colleges and universities across Colorado.  At Denver Law, Vessels led the Legal Externship Program for ten years and in 2014 created the Veterans Advocacy Project, a pro bono project in which students assist Veterans with their VA disability benefit appeals and discharge upgrades. 


B.A., 1972, Vanderbilt University
JD, 1979, Cumberland School of Law, Samford University