Steady Stream of Lawyers Pour Out of Woodwork to Offer Help in Challenge of Colorado Foreclosure Law
Lawyers offer help in challenge of Colorado foreclosure law
More than a dozen lawyers have surfaced with offers to help an Aurora woman in her constitutional challenge of Colorado’s foreclosure laws, a case she has battled on her own for about two years.
After a federal judge’s temporary injunction Monday that looks to take on whether homeowners facing foreclosure are treated unfairly, Lisa Kay Brumfiel said her solo plight is finding new followers.
“There’s just been a steady stream of them,” the 43-year-old part-time saleswoman said of the attorneys offering to take on her case for free.
She says she’s not bitter that they weren’t there to help her before — “Everyone wanted to be paid, but you’re facing foreclosure because you can’t even meet your house payments,” she said — and hopes she can have a team of them take on Colorado’s foreclosure process.
U.S. District Judge William Martinez issued an interim preliminary injunction stopping the foreclosure auction of Brumfiel’s four-bedroom house, saying she had prevailed enough to challenge the constitutionality of state law.