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General Defense


Sutton | Booker P.C.

4949 South Syracuse Street, Suite 500, Denver, Colorado 80237

Established: 1996

Practice Areas

  • Appellate Practice
  • Automobile Litigation
  • Bad Faith
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Dram Shop Liability
  • Employment Defense
  • Extra-Contractual Defense
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Insurance Defense
  • Litigation
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability Defense
  • Trial Practice
  • Trucking Industry Defense
  • Crisis Management

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About Us

Sutton Booker has special expertise in personal injury, products liability, insurance coverage, bad faith, construction litigation and premises liability. Sutton Booker's goal is simple: provide high quality, cost-efficient legal services with innovative and progressive approaches to trial advocacy. Our philosophy is to focus foremost on the needs of the client at every stage, from pre-litigation through trial. The firm has developed a reputation as excellent trial attorneys who aggressively defend cases and develop litigation strategies to most effectively and efficiently serve our clients. Sutton Booker P.C. maintains a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating and is WBENC certified as well as a member law firm of NAMWOLF and The Gavel.

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Client Information

Insurance Clients

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Personnel Information

Managing Shareholder


Debra K. Sutton

Denver, CO

Practice Areas
  • Appeals
  • Insurance
  • Property
  • Civil Trials
  • Retail/Premises
  • Products
Admitted
  • Colorado, 1984
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
Additional Biographical Details:

America's Top 100

Memberships:
  • American, Colorado and Denver County Bar Associations
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, Former Board Member
  • Defense Research Institute
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
Reported Cases:
May Dept. Stores Co. v University Hills, Inc. 789 P.2d 434 (Colo. App. 1989); American Employer's Ins. Co. v Pinkard Const. Co., 806 P.2d (Colo. 1990); Garcia v. State Farm Mut. Ins. Co., 920 P.2d 843 (Colo. App. 1995); Munoz v. State Farm Mut. Auto Ins., 968 P.2d 126 (Colo. App. 1998); DeAvila v. Estate of DeHerrera, 75 P.3d 1144 (Colo. App. 2003); Hall v. American Standard, 262 P.3d 1196 (Colo. App. 2010); Strunk v. Goldberg, 258 P.3d 334 (Colo. App. 2011)
Education:
  • Arkansas State University, B.S., 1976
  • University of Arkansas School of Law, J.D., 1983

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Shareholders



Jacquelyn S. Booker

Denver, CO

Practice Areas
  • Tort
  • Automobile
  • Personal Injury
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Premises Liability
Admitted
  • Colorado, 2000
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 2010
Additional Biographical Details:

AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

Memberships:
  • American, Colorado and Arapahoe County Bar Associations
  • National Association of Women Lawyers
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • Louisiana State University, B.A., 1997
  • University of Denver College of Law, J.D., 2000
Honors:
Louisiana Honors and T.H. Harris Scholaships; Order of St. Ives; Faculty Scholar

Born: 1975

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Katie B. Johnson

Denver, CO

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • First and Third Party Insurance Claims
Admitted
  • Colorado, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 2016
Additional Biographical Details:

Colorado Super Lawyers Rising Star (2018)

Memberships:
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Faculty of Federal Advocates
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Pepperdine University, B.A. (magna cum laude), 2006
  • DePaul University College of Law, J.D. (summa cum laude), 2010

Born: 1983

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Ashley Larson

Denver, CO

Practice Areas
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Appellate Practice
  • First and Third Party Bad Faith
  • Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims
Admitted
  • Colorado, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
Additional Biographical Details:

Colorado Super Lawyers Rising Star (2017-2018)

Memberships:
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • The University of Texas at Austin, B.S., 2006
  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law, J.D., 2011

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Senior Counsel



Sandy M. Eloranto

Denver, CO

Practice Areas
  • Bad Faith
  • Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist
  • Product Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Insurance Defense
Admitted
  • Colorado, 1999
  • Washington (Inactive), 2007
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 2001
Memberships:
  • Colorado and Arapahoe County Bar Associations
  • Faculty of Federal Advocates
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Oregon State University, B.S., 1996
  • University of Oregon School of Law, J.D., 1999
Law Review:
Oregon Law Review

Born: 1974

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Joel Babcock

Denver, CO

Years of Experience: 30

Practice Areas
  • Civil Litigation
  • Property Damage
  • Bodily Injury (First and Third Party)
Admitted
  • Colorado, 1986
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
Memberships:
  • Colorado and Arapahoe County Bar Associations
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
Reported Cases:
Scoggins v. Unigard Ins. Co., 869 P.2d 202 (Colo. 1994)
Education:
  • University of Denver, B.A. (cum laude), 1981
  • University of Denver College of Law, J.D., 1986

Born: 1958

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Associates



Paul W. Jordan

Denver, CO

Practice Areas
  • Civil Litigation
Admitted
  • Colorado, 2015
Additional Biographical Details:

University of Denver Sturm College of Law Professional Mentoring Program

Memberships:
  • The Colorado (Litigation Section) and Denver Bar Associations
Education:
  • University of Arkansas, B.A., 2009
  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law, J.D., 2015

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Patrick M. Sweet

Denver, CO

Admitted
  • Colorado, 2017
Memberships:
  • The Colorado and Denver Bar Associations
  • The Thompson G. Marsh Inn of Court
Education:
  • University of Missouri, B.A./B.J., 2011
  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law, J.D. (Order of the Coif), 2017

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Lily Nierenberg

Denver, CO

Practice Areas
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Negligence
  • Bad Faith
  • Employment Law
  • First- and Third-Party Disputes
Admitted
  • Colorado, 2012
  • Minnesota, 2016
  • Montana
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
Memberships:
  • Colorado and Denver Bar Associations
  • Faculty of Federal Advocates
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
Education:
  • Vassar College, B.A., 2007
  • University of Minnesota, J.D. (cum laude), 2012

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Joseph Okon

Denver, CO

Practice Areas
  • Civil Defense Litigation
Admitted
  • Illinois, 2016
  • Colorado, 2019
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois, 2017
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 2019
Memberships:
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale, B.A./B.A., 2013
  • Southern Illinois University Law School, J.D., 2016

Born: 1990

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Sara N. Randel

Denver, CO

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Premises Liability
  • Homeowners
  • Property
Admitted
  • Florida, 2012
  • Colorado, 2019
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
Memberships:
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Brandeis University, B.S. Biology, 1999
  • Florida International University College of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 2012

Born: 1977

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