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June 18, 2021
The Sports Journalist & Broncos Reporter - Phil Milani

In this very special episode, we sit down with Denver Broncos reporter Phil Milani to discuss sneaky ways to land a job interview, rising through the ranks of network journalism, and transitioning to a role with the Denver Broncos. We also talk about The Drive, the Broncos cafeteria, interviewing John Elway, misconceptions about his career, […]

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June 11, 2021
The Heart Surgeon - Dr. Tony Mozer

On today’s marathon episode, we talk to one of Mark’s lifelong friends, Dr. Tony Mozer. Tony is a Cardiothoracic Surgeon at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. We discuss how Tony started his path towards becoming a surgeon, why he decided to get his MBA during his residency, the importance of meditation, how The Sopranos is […]

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June 8, 2021
How to Legally Turn a Side Hustle into a Small Business

If you’re ready to take your side hustle and turn it into a legitimate small business, there are a few things you can do to legally protect yourself and the business. We have done a whole playlist called The Legal Checklist for Startups that outlines several steps you might do if you're really starting a […]

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June 4, 2021
The Baptist Minister Turned LGBTQ+ Advocate & Political Consultant - Josh Cogan

Josh Cogan has an amazing story to tell and is consistently surprising us with unexpected details about his life. In this episode, we learn how Josh went from being a punk rocker to a baptist minister to an advocate for LGBTQ+ youth in the Dallas, TX area. Buckle up, because it's a wild ride.

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May 21, 2021
"Hosts Only" with Mark and Darin - Coffee/Lunch/Beer Podcast

We’ve got a very special episode today as we spend the entire episode without the rude interruptions of guests. That’s right, it’s a hosts only episode with Mark and Darin! We run through the typical run of show so you can learn a little bit more about us and our journeys. We also discuss Mark’s […]

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May 13, 2021
The Grammy Award-Winning Opera Singer & Mediator - Matthew Carroll

In this episode, we welcome Matthew Carroll, a Grammy Award-winning opera singer for the Lyric Opera of Chicago and founder of Keystone Mediation. We discuss getting surprised by texts on Grammy night, what it's like to be a professional opera singer, what sparked his interest in mediation, transitioning to life off the stage, and the […]

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April 30, 2021
The Political Consultant, Lobbyist, & Attorney - Justin Till

In this episode, we talk to the most likable man in Texas politics (according to Darin, who has never met anyone else in Texas politics), Justin Till. Justin talks to us about how high school debate sparked his interest in politics, transitioning from student body government to real-world politics at the Texas capitol, getting a […]

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April 23, 2021
The Soul Food Scholar - Adrian Miller

Today we’re joined by a very special guest: The Soul Food Scholar, dropping knowledge like hot biscuits, Adrian Miller. Prior to becoming a James Beard award-winning author and preeminent scholar on soul food and the culinary history of African Americans, Miller earned degrees from Stanford and Georgetown, served as a special assistant to President Bill Clinton, […]

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April 15, 2021
The Advocate & Activist - Morgan White

Today we’re joined by the Director of the Birth Equity Advocacy Project, Morgan White. We talk about her family’s deep roots in political activism, eating nothing but lasagna during her internship for Congressman John Lewis, transitioning to work for then-Senator Kamala Harris, and much more.

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March 30, 2021
The President-Elect of the Colorado Bar Association - Joi Kush

In this episode, President-Elect of the Colorado Bar Association and Partner at Johnson Kush, P.C., Joi Kush, chats with us about her first job as a lawyer working on Michael Jackson's wrongful death lawsuit, transitioning to family law, tips for introverts at networking events, the importance of community, her favorite countries in Asia, and more.

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June 18, 2021
The Sports Journalist & Broncos Reporter - Phil Milani

In this very special episode, we sit down with Denver Broncos reporter Phil Milani to discuss sneaky ways to land a job interview, rising through the ranks of network journalism, and transitioning to a role with the Denver Broncos. We also talk about The Drive, the Broncos cafeteria, interviewing John Elway, misconceptions about his career, […]

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June 11, 2021
The Heart Surgeon - Dr. Tony Mozer

On today’s marathon episode, we talk to one of Mark’s lifelong friends, Dr. Tony Mozer. Tony is a Cardiothoracic Surgeon at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. We discuss how Tony started his path towards becoming a surgeon, why he decided to get his MBA during his residency, the importance of meditation, how The Sopranos is […]

Read More
June 8, 2021
How to Legally Turn a Side Hustle into a Small Business

If you’re ready to take your side hustle and turn it into a legitimate small business, there are a few things you can do to legally protect yourself and the business. We have done a whole playlist called The Legal Checklist for Startups that outlines several steps you might do if you're really starting a […]

Read More
June 4, 2021
The Baptist Minister Turned LGBTQ+ Advocate & Political Consultant - Josh Cogan

Josh Cogan has an amazing story to tell and is consistently surprising us with unexpected details about his life. In this episode, we learn how Josh went from being a punk rocker to a baptist minister to an advocate for LGBTQ+ youth in the Dallas, TX area. Buckle up, because it's a wild ride.

Read More
May 21, 2021
"Hosts Only" with Mark and Darin - Coffee/Lunch/Beer Podcast

We’ve got a very special episode today as we spend the entire episode without the rude interruptions of guests. That’s right, it’s a hosts only episode with Mark and Darin! We run through the typical run of show so you can learn a little bit more about us and our journeys. We also discuss Mark’s […]

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May 13, 2021
The Grammy Award-Winning Opera Singer & Mediator - Matthew Carroll

In this episode, we welcome Matthew Carroll, a Grammy Award-winning opera singer for the Lyric Opera of Chicago and founder of Keystone Mediation. We discuss getting surprised by texts on Grammy night, what it's like to be a professional opera singer, what sparked his interest in mediation, transitioning to life off the stage, and the […]

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April 30, 2021
The Political Consultant, Lobbyist, & Attorney - Justin Till

In this episode, we talk to the most likable man in Texas politics (according to Darin, who has never met anyone else in Texas politics), Justin Till. Justin talks to us about how high school debate sparked his interest in politics, transitioning from student body government to real-world politics at the Texas capitol, getting a […]

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April 23, 2021
The Soul Food Scholar - Adrian Miller

Today we’re joined by a very special guest: The Soul Food Scholar, dropping knowledge like hot biscuits, Adrian Miller. Prior to becoming a James Beard award-winning author and preeminent scholar on soul food and the culinary history of African Americans, Miller earned degrees from Stanford and Georgetown, served as a special assistant to President Bill Clinton, […]

Read More
April 15, 2021
The Advocate & Activist - Morgan White

Today we’re joined by the Director of the Birth Equity Advocacy Project, Morgan White. We talk about her family’s deep roots in political activism, eating nothing but lasagna during her internship for Congressman John Lewis, transitioning to work for then-Senator Kamala Harris, and much more.

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March 30, 2021
The President-Elect of the Colorado Bar Association - Joi Kush

In this episode, President-Elect of the Colorado Bar Association and Partner at Johnson Kush, P.C., Joi Kush, chats with us about her first job as a lawyer working on Michael Jackson's wrongful death lawsuit, transitioning to family law, tips for introverts at networking events, the importance of community, her favorite countries in Asia, and more.

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March 28, 2017
Lyda Named to Super Lawyers Rising Stars List

Mark Lyda has been selected to the 2017 Colorado Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 […]

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December 15, 2016
Lyda Law Firm Obtains Successful Settlements for Small Business Clients

Working on behalf of a small business client, Lyda Law Firm recently secured a settlement for the full amount demanded, plus attorney fees. The settlement is the latest in a series of successful settlements obtained on behalf of small business and moderate-income clients. Lyda Law Firm's philosophy is that they key to a successful settlement […]

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September 13, 2016
Lyda Law Firm Wins Summary Judgment, Attorney Fees for Business Client

Lyda Law Firm recently received a sum-certain award of attorney fees in a major case it handled for a valued client. The client is Weekly Focus, a Korean-language newspaper (itself celebrating ten years in business this month), which was involved in a pair of lawsuits against the owners of a competitor publication. BusinessDen covered the […]

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September 9, 2016
Lyda Law Firm Celebrates Two-Year Anniversary

Founded in September 2014, Lyda Law Firm has now been serving the needs of small businesses and moderate-income individuals for two years (including its time under the name Lyda Werge). Thank you to everyone who has supported this startup firm for the past two years. We continue our mission of serving underserved populations and prioritizing pro […]

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April 6, 2016
Lyda Werge Jury Trial Victory

Mark Lyda and co-counsel Byung Kim won a jury trial on behalf of their client last week. The case sought to enforce two promissory notes signed in connection with the sale of a liquor store in Lakewood, Colorado. The trial was held in Jefferson County District Court. The jury returned a verdict for breach of […]

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February 23, 2016
Justice Márquez, Next SCOTUS Nominee?

Multiple media sources, including the Washington Post, have suggested that Colorado Supreme Court Justice Monica Márquez is a potential nominee to fill the vacancy created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. Justice Márquez was nominated for the Colorado Supreme Court by Governor Bill Ritter, Jr. and was sworn in on December 10, 2010. She graduated from […]

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September 3, 2015
Lyda Law Firm Celebrates One Year!

Thank you to everyone who has supported this startup firm for the past year. It has been an exciting adventure, and it has been extremely fulfilling to become trusted advisors to our clients.  As great as the past year has been, we are looking forward to growth in the year ahead, with some exciting news […]

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April 16, 2015
Payday Lending Reform Protects Colorado Consumers

This past week, at the periodic meeting of the Council of Advisors on Consumer Credit, representatives of the Colorado Attorney General's Office presented encouraging statistics about the number of payday loans in Colorado. Since passage and implementation of reform legislation in 2010, the number and dollar amount of payday loans has dropped drastically. Importantly, interest […]

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March 20, 2015
Notre Dame Lawyers Volunteer at LawLine 9

I had a great time volunteering with other Notre Dame alumni lawyers at our annual St. Patrick's Day volunteer activity, LawLine 9. This event is always a great experience. Denver's Channel 9 news hosts several such volunteer service activities thought the year, when lawyers take calls and offer free advice on a wide variety of […]

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January 3, 2015
Happy New Year! Good News You May Have Missed in 2014, from Bill and Melinda Gates

As we look forward to 2015 and reflect on 2014, here is some great news courtesy of Bill Gates and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. While 2014 saw a good deal of tumult at home and abroad, it also saw significant advances for humanity. The child mortality rate fell for at least the 42nd year […]

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