Annie Martinez is an attorney and community activist. The daughter of Cuban refugees, she was raised in Hialeah, Florida and is fluent in Spanish. She moved to Colorado almost five years ago and has made Denver her home. Annie was the first in her family to graduate and attend college. She received her Bachelor’s from the University of Miami, where she double majored in Psychology and Chemistry. After earning her Master’s Degree, she enrolled at St. Thomas School of Law to earn her Juris Doctorate. In law school she was on the Honor Moot Court Board. Throughout her studies she danced ballet semi-professionally, and continues to take dance to this day.
Annie is currently in solo practice as a Guardian ad litem, which is an appointed attorney for children in Dependency and Neglect and Juvenile Delinquency cases. Her practice also includes divorce, parental rights allocation, criminal defense and child advocacy. Her practice as a low-bono and court appointed attorney informs her outlook towards the justice system and is an impassioned advocate striving to bridge the access to justice gap.
She joined the CHBA and has chosen to be involved because of a sincere and zealous belief in upholding our associations motto: “Serving Colorado, Promoting Justice.”
VICE PRESIDENT OF COMMITTEES
Husch Blackwell LLP
1801 Wewatta St., Ste 1000
Denver, CO 80121
Sonia Ramirez Anderson joined CHBA to help elevate the Hispanic community. She is dedicated to opening the pipeline for more diverse individuals to join and succeed in the legal community. To help open the pipeline, Sonia mentors diverse college students that want to go to law school through Judge Arguello’s Law School Yes We Can program as well as summer associates at her firm, Husch Blackwell. She is a member of the Judge Wiley Daniel and Judge Adam Espinosa Dream Team which is dedicated to mentoring grade school diverse students. Sonia is a 2020 COBALT Fellow. The Denver Bar Association awarded her the "2020 Pro Bono Star." The CHBA recently recognized Sonia for "Going Above and Beyond to Advance the CHBA and the Latino Community."
As an experienced management-side employment law attorney at Husch Blackwell, Sonia helps employers with a variety of employment related issues. These issues range from drafting employee handbooks to defending employers against claims of employment violations.