Lilly Lentz is a passionate and tenacious litigator focusing her practice on complex litigation. Lilly’s primary emphasis is in civil rights law, including plaintiff’s work in the education and employment arenas. However, Lilly also advocates for clients in complex property disputes and commercial litigation. Lilly has experience representing plaintiffs in lawsuits against the federal government and big multi-national corporations.
Lilly previously served as the Cannabis Practice Group leader at Cantafio & Song PLLC and managed all cannabis-related issues. Lilly now is the leader of both the Education Practice Group and the Employment Practice Group at the firm.
Lilly Lentz graduated from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in 2019. During her time in law school, she clerked for the founding partner of Cantafio & Song PLLC. She began practicing as a student attorney under the Student Practice Act in Denver Sturm’s Civil Rights Clinic. Lilly litigated in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado against the Federal Bureau of Prisons. The Federal Bureau of Prisons was represented by United States Attorneys, making her opposing counsel the Department of Justice.
Lilly continues to expand her experience litigating against local, state and federal governments.
During her time at DU, Lilly focused on constitutional law and completed specialized curricula that allowed her to graduate with a certificate in Constitutional Rights and Remedies alongside her Juris Doctor degree. She also was awarded the Public Good Distinction, an honor that DU awards students who demonstrate an outstanding commitment to public interest law.
Lilly spent much of her time in law school committed to serving low-income persons and members of vulnerable populations. She spent the summer after her first year of law school volunteering in Colorado Springs at Colorado Legal Services. She donated over 300 not-for-credit, nonpaid hours. She gained experience in family law, tenant defense in landlord-tenant disputes, bankruptcy law, poverty law, and wills and estates law. She also spent a semester volunteering with the Coordinated Statewide Intake unit at the Colorado Legal Services located in Denver.
Lilly graduated with honors from the University of Colorado Springs at age 21, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Pre-Law Minor.