Aurora Temple Barnes is an associate in the firm’s Dallas office and a member of the Complex Commercial Litigation and Disputes practice group and the Appellate practice group. Her diverse practice focuses on complex civil and commercial litigation at the trial and appellate levels. Aurora works to find creative solutions to advance her clients’ immediate and long-term goals.
Aurora is skilled in evaluating both the complex legal issues at stake and the potential remedies and damages in disputes to provide effective and efficient handling of litigation. Aurora is experienced in all facets of litigation and appeals, including pre-litigation negotiation, electronic discovery, sophisticated motions practice, mediation, depositions, trial, appellate briefs, and oral arguments.
Prior to joining K&L Gates, Aurora was based in Denver and served as a litigation associate for a national firm, where she gained experience in all facets of trial-level and appellate litigation in a variety of matters. She has argued in front of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and the Colorado Court of Appeals. For more than two years, she served as the petitions intern for a blog devoted to comprehensive coverage of the United States Supreme Court.
During law school, Aurora was a judicial intern for Magistrate Judge Kristen L. Mix in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado and for Judge Michael J. Vallejos, Court Judge for the Second Judicial District in Colorado. Prior to law school, Aurora spent nearly three years gaining experience in the financial services industry as a banking officer for Colorado's largest locally-owned bank.
- Junior League of Dallas
- “A Quantitative Study of Denver's Breed-Specific Litigation,” Lewis & Clark Law School Animal Law Review, Volume 26, Issue 2, 2020 (Co-author)
- “The Impacts of the City and County of Denver’s Breed Specific Legislation,” WellBeing International, 2019 (Contributor)
- “Guns and Academic Freedom,” Gonzaga Law Review, May 2017