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Dr. Giugi Carminati, Esq., JSD

The Winding Road of a Woman in Law

Giugi Carminati is a former litigator with a track record of advocacy. She is an attorney, a business owner, a law firm wellbeing and management trainer, as well as a scientist. She is also a diving instructor and a technical rebreather diver.

After half a decade at Weil, Gotshal & Manges practicing complex commercial litigation, Giugi went on to Berg & Androphy where she fought a qui tam case against one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. 

In 2017, Giugi founded The Woman's Lawyer, a law firm dedicated to representing victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault. Giugi obtained protection orders and fought abusers in a family law court for years while providing trauma-informed representation.

Giugi then worked as Legal Project Manager and E-Discovery Director at NDH, LLC, a civil rights law firm. She mostly focused on excessive use of force cases against law enforcement and prisoner rights. In 2021, Giugi began consulting as an outside Legal Project Manager and eDiscovery consultant for plaintiffs' firms, mostly handling mass torts and sex abuse cases.

Giugi eventually developed an agile-based legal project management method aimed at reducing attrition and preventing burnout. Her method, the Livable Law Method, is available to anyone in her book of the same name.

Giugi serves as consultant Vice President of Business Development at LexShares, a litigation funding company and is General Counsel at JAG Consulting, LLC, a health and human performance management company.

Giugi holds two BAs (one in History and one in Political Science) from the University of Houston, graduating Summa Cum Laude with Honors and Honors in Major. She then obtained a JD from the University of Houston Law Center, graduating in the top 10% of her class, Magna Cum Laude.

In 2013, Giugi graduated from the University of Nebraska Law School, first with an LLM in Space, Cyber & Telecommunications Law, and eventually with a JSD in Space Law, in 2018.

Giugi is completing a Bachelor's in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at CU Boulder and will be working on her Ph.D. in Conservation Genetics at the same institution.

Giugi is a scuba diving instructor, a sailor, an occasional skier, and she raises her four children in Aurora, CO. She also runs Urbanscape, LLC, a real estate management company with vacation rentals in Hawai'i, Arizona, New Mexico, and Florida.

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