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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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March 25, 2021
The Meteorologist and OpenSnow Founder - Joel Gratz

We talked to meteorologist and founder of OpenSnow, Joel Gratz about turning his lifelong love of weather into a successful career, if going to business school is a good idea, jokes you should never tell a meteorologist, and more. Mark also expresses his love for Total Request Live VJs and pitches a new cookbook idea.

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March 18, 2021
The Nonprofit President and Former State Representative - John Wilson

John Wilson is the president at Kansas Action for Children. Before that, he was a State Representative in Kansas’s 10th District, a marketing manager, and Clinton Foundation intern. This episode is full of great insights into the world of local politics and how, exactly, young people can make a difference in the world.

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March 11, 2021
The Attorney & Nonprofit Executive Director - Ryann Peyton

In this episode we talk to Ryann Peyton, the executive director of the Colorado Attorney Mentoring Program. We discuss the benefits of mentorship, the importance or building a strong network, why she left litigation, sitting on community boards, LGBTQ+ advocacy, and much more.

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March 5, 2021
The Serial Entrepreneur & Clearscope Founder - Bernard Huang

In this episode, we talk to Clearscope Founder Bernard Huang about the many ups and downs of his career, including a successful stint as a poker player, a brush with homelessness, a failed BBQ business, getting shut down by SXSW, and much more. Book Recommendations: Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu Getting Things Done: The […]

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February 25, 2021
The Lobbyist & Political Consultant - Tyler Mounsey

There are a lot of misconceptions about lobbyists and Tyler Mounsey is here to clear the air. In this episode, we talk to Mounsey about how he started his career in politics, why he loves being a lobbyist, what it is like to work on a political campaign, and more. Book Recommendations: Any book by […]

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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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March 25, 2021
The Meteorologist and OpenSnow Founder - Joel Gratz

We talked to meteorologist and founder of OpenSnow, Joel Gratz about turning his lifelong love of weather into a successful career, if going to business school is a good idea, jokes you should never tell a meteorologist, and more. Mark also expresses his love for Total Request Live VJs and pitches a new cookbook idea.

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March 18, 2021
The Nonprofit President and Former State Representative - John Wilson

John Wilson is the president at Kansas Action for Children. Before that, he was a State Representative in Kansas’s 10th District, a marketing manager, and Clinton Foundation intern. This episode is full of great insights into the world of local politics and how, exactly, young people can make a difference in the world.

Read More
March 11, 2021
The Attorney & Nonprofit Executive Director - Ryann Peyton

In this episode we talk to Ryann Peyton, the executive director of the Colorado Attorney Mentoring Program. We discuss the benefits of mentorship, the importance or building a strong network, why she left litigation, sitting on community boards, LGBTQ+ advocacy, and much more.

Read More
March 5, 2021
The Serial Entrepreneur & Clearscope Founder - Bernard Huang

In this episode, we talk to Clearscope Founder Bernard Huang about the many ups and downs of his career, including a successful stint as a poker player, a brush with homelessness, a failed BBQ business, getting shut down by SXSW, and much more. Book Recommendations: Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu Getting Things Done: The […]

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February 25, 2021
The Lobbyist & Political Consultant - Tyler Mounsey

There are a lot of misconceptions about lobbyists and Tyler Mounsey is here to clear the air. In this episode, we talk to Mounsey about how he started his career in politics, why he loves being a lobbyist, what it is like to work on a political campaign, and more. Book Recommendations: Any book by […]

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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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September 25, 2014
Lyda Law Firm Takes Colorado Supreme Court Pro Bono Challenge

The Colorado Supreme Court has a great program for encouraging pro bono work. It asks law firms, solo practitioners, and in-house counsel or government groups to commit to the annual goal of 50 hours of pro bono legal services by their Colorado-licensed attorneys, averaged across the firm and pro-rated for part-time attorneys. Today, the Lyda […]

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