OUR TEAM

MARITZA DOMINGUEZ BRASWELL

Partner

Maritza Dominguez Braswell is a founding partner at the new law firm of Rollin Braswell Fisher LLC. Her practice focuses on commercial litigation with a concentration in financial services, capital markets, structured finance, and private investor litigation as well as the prosecution and defense of tort-based claims. She has distinguished herself in the handling of experts and has provided oversight for a broad range of experts, including experts in academia, experts in the securitization industry, statisticians, engineers, and medical professionals.

Maritza’s colleagues and clients alike have come to rely on her natural judgment and insight. At her core, Maritza is a problem solver. She appreciates the multifaceted nature of complex litigation and has the ability to quickly identify key legal issues, recognize important business considerations, and account for the human emotions at the center of all litigation. Maritza’s ability to issue-spot, combined with her facility for strategic and creative thinking, make her a valuable asset on any team.

A testament to her range of experience, Maritza has been able to diversify her practice and is equally at home litigating multi-billion dollar structured finance cases as well as prosecuting and defending personal injury matters. Maritza has litigated on behalf of large corporations, professional sport franchises, large-scale developers, and other entities involved in high stakes, high-profile litigation. She has also handled a variety of personal injury claims for plaintiffs, and other tort-based actions brought against public entities.

Maritza earned her law degree from Rutgers University School of Law, with honors and a full scholarship. While in law school, she co-chaired the Women’s Law Forum and was active in the Human Rights Forum. Maritza holds an undergraduate degree in public policy and human communications from the University of Denver. At DU, she won numerous awards and served as vice-president of the student government.

Prior to law school, Maritza was a legal advocate with Family Tree Women in Crisis, a non-profit that provides advocacy and support to victims of domestic violence in the Greater Denver area. At Family Tree, she provided Spanish translation and interpretation in the court system, an experience that inspired her to attend law school.

SPECIFIC AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Capital Markets, Structured Finance, and Secondary Mortgage Market Litigation
  • Complex Commercial and Business Torts Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Products Liability Litigation
  • Government Entity Litigation
  • Trade Secrets Litigation

SIGNIFICANT REPRESENTATIONS

High-profile, high-stakes residential mortgage-backed securities (“RMBS”) litigation.

Counsel to RMBS investor-plaintiff in a complex mortgage servicing case arising from the collapse of Washington Mutual.

Trial team member in AIG’s challenge to Bank of America’s proposed $8.5 billion settlement of RMBS-related liability arising from Bank of America’s 2008 acquisition of Countrywide.

HONORS/DISTINCTIONS

  • Super Lawyers®, Rising Star 2014 – 2017
  • Denver Business Journal, Outstanding Women in Business Finalist, 2017
  • Denver Business Journal, Outstanding Women in Business Finalist, 2016
  • Law Week Colorado Top Women Lawyers, 2016
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated

PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS

  • Volunteer, Family Tree Women in Crisis
  • Mediator, Court Mediation Services, Denver
  • Mediator, Better Business Bureau, Denver
  • Co-Chair Children’s Task Force, Colorado Lawyers Committee
  • Member, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Denver
  • Member, Colorado Women’s Bar Association
  • Member, Colorado Bar Association
  • Member, Denver Bar Association

PRESENTATIONS

  • “Tea and CLE: Building Your Brand,” Panelist, Colorado Women’s Bar Association (October 2017)
  • “Breaking the Glass Ceiling: A Discussion with Colorado Leaders,” Table of Experts, Denver Business Journal (September 2017)
  • “Breaking the Glass Ceiling,” Panelist, Hispanic Chamber Foundation (February 2017)

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Admitted to Practice

State Courts:

Colorado

New Jersey

New York

U.S. District Courts:

District of Colorado

District of New Jersey

Eastern District of Wisconsin

U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal:

Tenth

Education

Rutgers University School of Law

J.D., with honors

University of Denver

Bachelor of Arts