Law Firm

Ayo Labode is an attorney dedicated to helping individuals attain their goals as they age.  Ayo started her own law practice after working as an Ombudsman, an advocate for individuals in nursing homes for over four years.  Ayo developed an  expertise surrounding housing issues such as:  selecting an assisted living or nursing homes; hospital discharge planning; challenging nursing home discharges; medicaid planning and a fundamental respect for client autonomy and individual rights. Through her advocacy work Ayo learned about the difficult situations which may occur when people fail to communicate their wishes to their loved ones. One of the most empowering acts any of us can do is to determine how we are going to live.

In addition to her legal education, Ayo also has a Masters Degree in Health Care Administration.  Our health is often the most important fact to determine how we age; the choices that are available to us as we age; and our level of independence.  Prior to creating her own practice Ayo worked for the Federal Labor Relations Authority, practicing labor law for seven years.  In her years as an attorney for the federal government Ayo had the opportunity to work with variety of individuals from the civilian work force at several military bases to unionized work force at Federal Aviation Association.  Ms. Labode worked as an Ombudsman for over four years. 

Ms. Labode is licensed to practice law in the State of Colorado and the State of Nebraska.  She is  member of the Elder Law, Trusts and Estate, and Solo Practice sections of the Denver and the Colorado Bar Association. 

Ms. Labode received her  Juris Doctor from Creighton University School of Law in Omaha, Nebraska where she was a recipient of the Frances M. Ryan Diversity Endowed Scholarship.  Ayo earned her Bachelors of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana.  Ayo earned a Masters of Science degree in Health Care Administration from Regis University, Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions.

Ayo is an avid runner and skis as often as possible in the winter. 

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 2002
  • Nebraska, 1998


  • Creighton University School of Law, Omaha, Nebraska, 1997, J.D.
  • Frances M. Ryan Diversity Endowed Scholarship Recipient
  • Regis University, Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions
    • MS -- Health care administration
  • University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana 1991
    • BA -- Economics
    • Study Abroad Program, La Ibero-Americana, Mexico City, Mexico 1989-90
  • Rotary International Exchange Student
    • Presidente Prudente, Brazil

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Denver Bar Association

  • Colorado Bar Association, Elder Law Section

  • Colorado Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section

  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys