DezaRae D. LaCrue is an associate with Franklin D. Azar & Associates. Dezi grew up in Trinidad, Colorado where she was the valedictorian of her high school class and excelled in sports. Following high school, Dezi received a full academic scholarship to attend the University of Denver from which she graduated with a B.A. in political science in 2004. Dezi also attended the University of Colorado at Denver and earned an MBA. Dezi completed her education at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, where she earned her law degree in 2008. During law school, Dezi worked full time as a paralegal at a medical malpractice firm while attending law school at night. She was hired by that firm as an associate after passing the Colorado Bar. Dezi practiced as a medical malpractice attorney for 7 years before joining Franklin D. Azar & Associates in 2015. She litigated and tried complicated multi-million dollar malpractice cases throughout the state of Colorado.
Dezi is admitted to practice in State and Federal courts in Colorado. She is a member of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice. She was selected as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers for 2017 and was designated Top 10 under 40 by the National Academy of Personal Injury Litigation in 2017. Dezi’s practice focuses on personal injury and insurance bad faith litigation.
Dezi met her husband Daniel in 1996 in high school in Trinidad. They currently live in Aurora, Colorado with their pets.