“Do Good, Have Fun”
– Shayne Madsen
Shayne M. Madsen, is the Directory of the Political Law Center. Madsen most previously lead the Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs Practice Group in the Denver office of law firm Jackson Kelly PLLC. She practiced in the public policy and government affairs area, in election and campaign finance law, and in real estate development law. Madsen is a peer review rated attorney by Martindale- Hubbell (AV Preeminent).
Ms. Madsen has represented clients before the Colorado Legislature and before various local governments for over twenty years. She has extensive experience representing large and small business entities and related national and local trade associations in connection with legislative and public affairs issues, as well as state and local initiatives and referenda. Ms. Madsen is widely recognized as an effective on-the-ground strategist and lobbyist with a track record of success. She focuses on issues concerning alcoholic beverages, parimutuel racing, consumer data regulation, mining and water supply.
Ms. Madsen has worked with a number of political organizations in Colorado, and she is a regular participant in electronic and print media programs on public policy issues, including the establishment of political committees and other advocacy entities, and related litigation. She was a member of the legal team representing the Colorado Secretary of State before the Colorado Supreme Court in connection with the 2003 Congressional redistricting challenge. She is also local counsel for the Institute for Justice in connection with campaign finance litigation in the Colorado courts.
In addition to the governmental affairs area, Ms. Madsen has been a practicing attorney in Colorado since 1978, focusing on complex administrative law issues, commercial transactions and real estate law, including planning and zoning issues. She is also proficient in complex Colorado liquor licensing issues, with a focus on the licensing of golf courses. She was a former in-house counsel for Anheuser-Busch, Inc. She chaired the Boulder County Board of Adjustment for six years and is conversant with a variety of local government issues. Ms. Madsen is a graduate of the University of Colorado (Bachelor of Arts) and Washington University in St. Louis (Juris Doctor).