Barbara Weil Laff is a licensed attorney and K-12 educator who values education in all forms. Since 2000, Barbara has practiced with the law firm of Ireland Stapleton Pryor & Pascoe, P.C. In her more than 38 years of private practice in Colorado, she has represented both private and public companies in numerous complex intellectual property and employment litigation matters, and intellectual property licensing transactions. Barbara currently combines a career as an educator with a practice consulting with clients and other attorneys on business and intellectual property matters. Barbara graduated from the University of Michigan a long time ago and received her Juris Doctor degree from Northwestern University.
A lifelong learner, Barbara went back to school in 2005 to earn her K-12 teaching credential from the University of Denver. In 2011, she earned a master’s degree in Gifted and Talented Education from the University of Northern Colorado, where her studies emphasized underserved populations. Barbara spent 17 years as a classroom teacher, gifted/talented specialist, and teacher leader in high-poverty schools. In 2022, she retired from the classroom for 4 days before agreeing to teach business law at Community College of Denver. Barbara believes in the good work of the Nathan Yip Foundation, and was a supporter for many years before joining the Board.