Our People

Dedicated Partners In Your Future Success

BRADFORD, LTD was established with one clear mission in mind: help clients protect the great ideas that drive their business and their professional pursuits. Our national law firm works closely with clients in all sectors of technology, healthcare, and hospitality to develop effective and efficient strategies for dealing with litigation, corporate, regulation, and the competitive market.


Armed with several decades of trial experience, we work with you to define your legal needs and assemble the right team for your particular business goals and objectives. We partner with specialists around the country to ensure you receive effective and efficient answers to both your day-to-day challenges and your pivotal business decisions. In the end, BRADFORD works tirelessly to serve you and your future success.

Aaron P. Bradford

Aaron P. Bradford is a battle-tested trial attorney with a passion for serving companies and individuals in the areas of technology, healthcare, and hospitality. He has been recognized as one of the best attorneys in Colorado by the Denver Post, a SuperLawyer in Intellectual Property Litigation by 5280 Magazine, Barrister’s Best Health Care Lawyer in Colorado by Law Week Colorado, and as a “40 under 40” by the Denver Business Journal. After working in a leadership role at several national firms, Mr. Bradford opened BRADFORD, LTD to serve clients who need a trial lawyer to partner with them at all times—not simply when they have been sued.

Mr. Bradford was one of the managing members at Pryor Johnson Carney Karr Nixon from 2006-2009. He moved his practice to Lathrop & Gage in 2009, and was ultimately named Team Captain for West Coast Litigation at the 350-person litigation firm headquartered in Kansas City. In 2014, Holland & Knight asked Mr. Bradford to open, lead, and grow its Rocky Mountain operations. Mr. Bradford served as the Executive Partner for Holland & Knight’s Denver Office before founding BRADFORD, LTD in 2016.


  • 1996, Arizona State University, College of Architecture, BS Environmental Resources, Magna Cum Laude
  • 1999, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Juris Doctorate, Order of Coif

Bar and Court Associations

  • Arizona and Colorado Bar
  • United States District Courts in Arizona, California, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Louisiana, New York, and Virginia
  • Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States

Rachael M. Isaacson

Rachael M. Isaacson is an associate attorney who provides representation in intellectual property matters, as well as counsel in the process of structuring new entities. She also counsels clients involved in business litigation and professional liability matters and offers general outside counsel services. From her previous in-house legal experience, Ms. Isaacson provides the firm’s practice with an in-depth understanding of the entity client’s perspective.

Ms. Isaacson completed her law degree at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, where she focused her studies in the corporate and commercial law program. During law school, Ms. Isaacson completed her corporate and commercial law certificate, participated on the ABA Representation in Mediation Team, and competed in the 2015 CU/DU Interschool Transactional Cup Competition, where her team placed in the top three of over forty teams.


  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law, J.D., May 2016
  • Stetson University, BBA, May 2013

Bar and Court Associations

  • Colorado, Oct. 2016
  • US District Court for the District of Colorado, Jan. 2017

Professional Associations

  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Colorado Women’s Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Colorado Lawyers Committee Young Lawyers Division
  • Women’s Franchising Network



Susan E. McNulty

Susan E. McNulty is an associate attorney who represents a broad range of clients in intellectual property and professional liability matters, as well as clients involved in business to business litigation. Prior to joining BRADFORD, LTD, Ms. McNulty worked for the Honorable Craig B. Shaffer of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado.

Additionally, Susan’s experience representing governmental entities has helped hone her expertise in complex civil litigation.





  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law, J.D., May 2015
  • Baylor University, B.A. Psychology; Minor Business Administration, 2010

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Colorado Bar, November 2015
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, March 2017

Professional Associations

  • Rhone Brackett Inn of Court
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
  • Colorado Bar Association


Alex W. Ruge

Alex W. Ruge is a patent attorney who represents innovative companies in all aspects of litigation in the federal courts and before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).  He clerked for the Honorable Jimmie V. Reyna at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and clerked for the Honorable Philip A. Brimmer at the United States District Court for the District of Colorado.  Before joining BRADFORD, LTD., Mr. Ruge worked as an intellectual property litigation associate at national and international law firms and was a legal intern at Kitahama Partners in Osaka, Japan.

Mr. Ruge’s technical background is in Chemistry, and he researched nano-scale semiconductor materials at JILA (formerly the Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics).  Mr. Ruge has represented technology companies in patent litigation concerning medical devices, software, machine-vision systems, and pharmaceutical products. Additionally, he represented a major private equity fund in protecting its brand through developing and asserting its trademark rights.  

Mr. Ruge taught English in Japan and received LAF’s Volunteer of the Year award in 2012 for his immigration legal work.


  • Northwestern University School of Law, Juris Doctor, cum laude, order of coif, 2012
    • Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property, Articles Editor
  • University of Colorado Boulder, B.A. Chemistry & B.A. Philosophy, cum laude, 2006
    • Division of Analytical Chemistry Undergraduate Award

Bar and Court Admissions

  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Colorado Supreme Court
  • Illinois Supreme Court (Inactive)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of Colorado
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Professional Associations

  • Colorado Intellectual Property American Inn of Court
  • Faculty of Federal Advocates



Our talented attorneys look forward to working alongside you and your business. Get in touch with the team at BRADFORD, LTD to discuss your professional development needs or to learn more about our offered legal services. We would be happy to demonstrate how a strong legal team can contribute to your company’s continued success.