Crystal D. Alford

Crystal Alford opened Alford & Associates on September 1, 2018.  After a successful career with Moriarty & Associates, defending her clients in municipal and superior courts, it was time to turn the page to a new chapter.  

Crystal graduated from the University of Colorado in 2000. During undergrad, she worked full-time as a clerk, warehouse manager, then operations manager at a local Colorado record store, Independent Records. After 10 years at the record store she moved to Boulder Colorado where she first encountered the legal field.  As a managing paralegal for a high-end boutique firm, LaBuda & Associates, PLLC, she managed an office staff and assisted three attorneys with their work flow for four years.  She then moved onward and upward accepting a position as a court clerk to Superior Court Judge D.D. Mallard. 

Earning JD from the University of Denver Sturm School of Law in 2014, with a Certificate in Constitutional Rights and Remedies, she participated in may clubs and competed in various competitions placing first in client counseling and competing in the regionals.  As a law-school student she is most proud of her work in the Civil Rights Clinic writing briefs, researching medical issues, and changing the administration of medical services in the Florence ADMAX  Federal Prison.

Before moving to Washington State, she served as a law clerk to Superior Court Judge D.D. Mallard and Chief Judge Maria Berkenkotter. Soon after arriving in Washington she accepted a position as an associate attorney at Moriarty & Associates, PLLC.  After 2 short years she was the lead attorney in the firm representing parents in dependency cases, defendants in criminal matters, and clients in pursuit or defense of protection orders. 

In her spare time she loves going to the movies with her two kids and husband and hitting the beach as much as she can.  A native to New Mexico, she can't get enough of the beach but misses her Hatch Chilies and sopapillas.  She also loves her 3 dogs,  cat,  snake, 7 chickens, and gobs of koi and goldfish.