Best's Insurance Professionals and Claims Resource

Your Online Portal for Claims Industry Information

Best's Insurance Professionals and Claims Resource

Your Online Portal for Claims Industry Information



Best's Recommended Insurance Attorneys

General Defense


1001 Seventeenth Street, Suite 300, Denver, Colorado 80202

Established: 1932

Practice Areas

  • Administrative Law
  • Appellate
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Coverage Issues
  • Employee Benefits
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Trusts
  • ERISA
  • General Liability
  • Health Care
  • Insurance Law
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Legislative Law
  • Life Insurance
  • Accident and Health
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Public Entities
  • Regulatory and Compliance
  • Reinsurance
  • Sports Law
  • Transportation
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Coverage Law and Litigation

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About Us

Established in 1932, Hall & Evans, LLC is a regional law firm which focuses on complex tort and commercial litigation as more fully described in our list of practice areas on our website. Historically, our attorneys have tried more cases to verdict than any other law firm in Colorado. There are over 1,800 published decisions in the 10th Circuit, Colorado Court of Appeals, and Colorado Supreme Court.

Our attorneys handle an extensive amount of litigation in Colorado and are routinely involved in cases in nearby states, including Arizona, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska. We handle cases in Montana from our office in Billings, Montana, and cases in Wyoming from our offices in Casper and Laramie, Wyoming. To better serve the needs of our clients, we have recently expanded by opening offices in Santa Fe, New Mexico and Salt Lake City, Utah. Several of our attorneys serve as coordinating counsel for companies facing nationwide litigation. The firm is involved in regulatory and government affairs, public policy work on behalf of the insurance industry, enjoys positive relations with significant public entities, and the state judiciary.

Our firm attorneys are active in organizations including ALFA International, DRI, FDCC, IADC NAPSLO, PLAC, and PLUS. We utilize our membership within these organizations to extend our resources on behalf of our clients.

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Additional Locations

  • Billings, Montana
  • 175 North 27th Street
  • Suite 1101
  • Billings, Montana 59101
    • Telephone: 406-969-5227
  • Laramie, Wyoming
  • 866 North 4th Street
  • Suite 3
  • Laramie, Wyoming 82072
    • Telephone: 307-460-3929
  • Casper, Wyoming
  • 152 North Durbin Street
  • Suite 404
  • Casper, Wyoming 82601
    • Telephone: 307-333-6701
  • Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • 2200 Brothers Road
  • Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505
    • Telephone: 505-982-8514
  • Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 222 South Main Street
  • Suite 500
  • Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
    • Telephone: 385-282-5072

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Client Information

Insurance Clients

Non-Insurance Clients

  • American Enterprise Group
  • Arch Coal, Inc.
  • BNSF Railway Company
  • Bridgestone Americas Holding, Inc.
  • City of Longmont, CO City Attorney's Office
  • Colorado Charter School Institute
  • Colorado Division of Human Resources
  • Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • CoreCivic
  • Costco Wholesale Corporation
  • Denver Health and Hospital Authority
  • Dollar Tree/Family Dollar
  • Fort Collins, CO City Attorney's Office
  • Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc.
  • McLane Company, Inc.
  • SCL Health
  • State of Colorado
  • Swift Transportation Corporation
  • Union Pacific Railroad Company
  • Walgreen Co.
  • Weld County, CO Attorney's Office

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Personnel Information

Firm Members


Benton J. Barton

Denver, CO

Practice Areas
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Construction & Design
  • Premises Liability
  • Environmental, Natural Resources & Toxic Tort Law
Admitted
  • Texas, 1992
  • Colorado, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska
  • U.S. District Court, District of Montana
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Tenth Circuits
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Memberships:
  • American (Forum on the Construction Industry), Colorado and Denver Bar Associations
  • ALFA International (Construction Practice Group)
  • Rocky Mountain Association of Environmental Professionals
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Professional Liability Defense Federation
  • American Arbitration Association
Education:
  • Austin College, B.A., 1989
  • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1992

Born: 1967

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John E. Bolmer, II

Denver, CO

Practice Areas
  • Employment Law
  • Professional Liability
  • Administrative & Regulatory Law
Admitted
  • Colorado, 1983
  • California (Inactive), 1984
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
Memberships:
  • American (Forum on Franchising), Colorado (Securities Law and Corporate Counsel Subsections) and Denver Bar Associations
  • American Association of Franchises and Dealers (LegaLine Steering Committee)
  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society
Education:
  • Claremont McKenna College, B.A. (cum laude), 1980
  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 1983

Born: 1958

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Conor P. Boyle

Denver, CO

Practice Areas
  • Appellate
  • Product Liability
  • Construction & Design
  • Sports & Recreation
Admitted
  • Colorado, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Memberships:
  • Colorado and Denver Bar Associations
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
Education:
  • University of Colorado, B.A., 2005
  • University of Colorado Law School, J.D., 2008

Born: 1982

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Christopher D. Bryan

Denver, CO

Practice Areas
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Transportation
  • Product Liability
  • Construction & Design
  • Hospitality & Retail
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 2008
  • New York, 2009
  • Colorado, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
Memberships:
  • Colorado and Denver Bar Associations
  • Foodservice Industry Risk Management Association
  • Colorado Restaurant Association
  • ALFA International
  • National Retail & Restaurant Defense Association
Education:
  • Metropolitan State College of Denver, B.A., 2001
  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D., 2008

Born: 1974

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Clinton L. Coberly

Denver, CO

Practice Areas
  • Construction & Design
  • Hospitality & Retail
  • Sports & Recreation Law
Admitted
  • Colorado, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
Memberships:
  • Colorado and Denver Bar Associations
  • International Facility Management Association
Education:
  • Colorado State University, B.A., 1999
  • Hamline University School of Law, J.D., 2007

Born: 1977

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Megan E. Coulter

Denver, CO

Practice Areas
  • Workers' Compensation
Admitted
  • Colorado, 2005
  • Nebraska (Inactive), 2006
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
Memberships:
  • Colorado Bar Association (Workers' Compensation Section)
  • ALFA International (Workers' Compensation Steering Committee)
  • Professionals in Workers' Compensation
Education:
  • College of Saint Mary, B.A. (summa cum laude), 2002
  • University of Nebraska College of Law, J.D., 2005

Born: 1980

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Gillian Dale

Denver, CO

Practice Areas
  • Appellate
  • Employment
  • Public Entities
  • Coverage
  • Life, Accident, Health & Disability Insurance
Admitted
  • Colorado, 1997
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
Memberships:
  • American (Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section), Colorado and Denver Bar Associations
  • ALFA International
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • The University of Montana, B.A., 1992
  • University of Colorado Law School, J.D. (Order of the Coif), 1997

Born: 1969

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Lance G. Eberhart

Denver, CO

Practice Areas
  • Transportation
  • Premises Liability
  • Hospitality & Retail
Admitted
  • Missouri, 1997
  • Colorado, 1998
  • Nebraska, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
Memberships:
  • Colorado and Denver Bar Associations
  • ALFA International (Transportation and Hospitality Steering Committees)
  • Colorado Restaurant Association
  • National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Transportation Lawyers Association
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association
Education:
  • The University of Iowa, B.A., 1994
  • Washington University School of Law, J.D., 1997

Born: 1971

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Todd H. Fleckenstein

Denver, CO

Practice Areas
  • Professional Liability
  • Construction & Design
  • Environmental, Natural Resources & Toxic Tort Law
  • Life, Accident, Health & Disability Insurance
Admitted
  • Colorado, 2003
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
Memberships:
  • Colorado and Denver Bar Associations
Education:
  • University of Portland, B.S., 1997
  • Gonzaga University School of Law, J.D., 2003

Born: 1974

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Daniel Furman

Denver, CO

Practice Areas
  • Employment
  • Government Affairs
  • Premises Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Administrative & Regulatory Law
  • Public Entity
Admitted
  • Colorado, 2012
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
Memberships:
  • Colorado, Colorado Hispanic and Denver Bar Associations
  • Colorado Association of Commerce & Industry, Government Affairs Council
  • Colorado Civil Justice League (Legal Advisory Board)
  • Federation of Regulatory Counsel
  • State Law Resources
Education:
  • University of Florida, B.A. (Dean's List), 1994
  • Florida State University, M.P.A., 1994
  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law, J.D., 2011

Born: 1972

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Valerie Garcia

Denver, CO

Practice Areas
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Environmental, Natural Resources & Toxic Tort Law
  • Construction & Design
  • Sports & Recreation
Admitted
  • Colorado, 1998
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
Memberships:
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Women's Construction Litigation Alliance
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • University of Colorado at Denver, B.A., 1992
  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law, J.D., 1998

Born: 1969

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David B. Gelman

Denver, CO

Practice Areas
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Administrative & Regulatory Law
  • Employment
  • Health Care
  • Medical Malpractice
Admitted
  • Illinois (Inactive), 1992
  • Colorado, 1996
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh and Tenth Circuits
Memberships:
  • Colorado and Denver Bar Associations
  • Colorado Assisted Living Association
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • American Association of Nurse Attorneys
Education:
  • University of Colorado at Boulder, B.A., 1988
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D. (magna cum laude), 1992

Born: 1966

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Chad K. Gillam

Denver, CO

Practice Areas
  • Employment
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Administrative & Regulatory Law
  • Public Entity
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Health Care
Admitted
  • Kansas (Inactive), 1994
  • Missouri (Inactive), 1995
  • Colorado, 1997
  • Wyoming (Inactive), 2015
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
Memberships:
  • Colorado and Denver Bar Associations
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • The University of Kansas, B.A. (summa cum laude), 1990
  • The University of Kansas School of Law, J.D. (Order of the Coif), 1994

Born: 1967

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Keith M. Goman

Denver, CO

Practice Areas
  • Public Entities
  • Transportation
  • Government Affairs
  • Administrative & Regulatory Law
Admitted
  • Colorado, 2006
  • Kansas, 2015
  • Missouri, 2016
  • Montana, 2016
  • Nebraska, 2017
  • Wyoming, 2017
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, District of Wyoming
Memberships:
  • Colorado, First Judicial District, Wyandotte County and Denver Bar Associations
  • International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
Education:
  • University of Colorado, B.A. (Dean's List), 2003
  • University of Colorado Law School, J.D. (with distinction), 2006

Born: 1981

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Christina S. Gunn

Denver, CO

Practice Areas
  • Employment
  • Public Entities
Admitted
  • Louisiana (Inactive), 2004
  • Illinois, 2006
  • Colorado, 2013
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
Memberships:
  • Federal, American and Colorado Bar Associations
Education:
  • Bradley University, B.A. (summa cum laude), 2001
  • Tulane University Law School, J.D. (Trial Advocacy), 2004

Born: 1979

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Steven M. Hamilton

Denver, CO

Practice Areas
  • Product Liability
  • Premises Liability
Admitted
  • Montana, 1997
  • Colorado, 2003
  • U.S. District Court, District of Montana
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth and Tenth Circuits
Memberships:
  • Colorado, Silver Bow County and Denver Bar Associations
  • State Bar of Montana
  • ALFA International (Product Liability Steering Committee)
Education:
  • Montana State University, B.A., 1994
  • The University of Montana School of Law, J.D., 1997

Born: 1971

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J. Ryan Johnson

Denver, CO

Practice Areas
  • Hospitality & Retail
  • Transportation
Admitted
  • Illinois (Inactive), 2004
  • Colorado, 2008
  • Wyoming (Inactive), 2010
  • Virginia, 2016
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
  • U.S. Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals
Memberships:
  • American, Colorado and Denver Bar Associations
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
  • National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • College of William & Mary, B.A., 2001
  • The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, J.D., 2004
  • University of Colorado at Denver, M.B.A., 2013
  • University of Colorado at Denver, M.S., 2015

Born: 1979

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David M. Jones

Denver, CO

Practice Areas
  • Health Care
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Professional Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Administrative & Regulatory Law
Admitted
  • Colorado, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
Memberships:
  • American and Colorado Bar Associations
  • Physician Insurers Association of America
  • Thompson G. Marsh Inn of Court
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • Colby College, B.A., 1999
  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law, J.D., 2004

Born: 1977

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Douglas J. Kotarek

Denver, CO

Practice Areas
  • Workers' Compensation
Admitted
  • New Mexico (Inactive), 1988
  • Colorado, 1992
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
Memberships:
  • Colorado (Workers' Compensation Section) and Denver Bar Associations
  • ALFA International (Steering Committee, Workers' Compensation Practice Group)
  • Colorado Self-Insurers' Association (Legislative Committee)
  • Professionals in Workers' Compensation
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Brigham Young University, B.A., 1985
  • J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, J.D., 1988
Language:
  • Spanish

Born: 1961

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Mary K. Lanning

Denver, CO

Practice Areas
  • Professional Liability
  • Health Care
  • Medical Malpractice
Admitted
  • Colorado, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Memberships:
  • Colorado and Denver Bar Associations
  • Colorado Healthcare - Associated Risk Managers
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • University of Colorado, B.A., 1999
  • University of Colorado Law School, J.D., 2002

Born: 1977

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Deanne McClung

Denver, CO

Practice Areas
  • Health Care
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Professional Liability
Admitted
  • Colorado, 1996
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Memberships:
  • Colorado and Denver Bar Associations
  • 1st Judicial District
  • Colorado Visiting Nurses Association
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • University of South Florida, B.A., 1993
  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law, J.D., 1996

Born: 1960

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Lisa F. Mickley

Denver, CO

Practice Areas
  • Coverage Litigation
  • Environmental, Natural Resources & Toxic Tort Law
Admitted
  • Texas, 1992
  • Colorado, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, Districts of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
Memberships:
  • American (Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section), Colorado and Douglas-Elbert County Bar Associations
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Colorado Pledge to Diversity Legal Group
  • Center for Legal Inclusiveness (Board of Directors)
  • ALFA International
Education:
  • The University of Texas at Dallas, B.A., 1989
  • The University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, J.D., 1992

Born: 1961

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Peter C. Middleton

Denver, CO

Practice Areas
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Employment
  • Health Care
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Premises Liability
  • Life, Accident, Health & Disability Insurance
  • Sports & Recreation Law
  • Environmental, Natural Resources & Toxic Tort Law
  • Hospitality & Retail
Admitted
  • Illinois, 1997
  • Indiana, 1998
  • Colorado, 2000
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
Memberships:
  • Colorado, Illinois State, and Denver Bar Associations
  • Colorado Restaurant Association
  • American Outdoors Association
Education:
  • University of Illinois, B.A., 1994
  • DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 1997

Born: 1972

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S. Jane Mitchell

Denver, CO

Practice Areas
  • Health Care
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Professional Liability
Admitted
  • Colorado, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth and Eleventh Circuits
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Memberships:
  • Colorado and Denver Bar Associations
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • University of South Florida, B.A., 1983
  • University of Florida College of Law, J.D. (Order of the Coif), 1986

Born: 1950

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Brian P. Molzahn

Denver, CO

Practice Areas
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Appellate
  • Construction & Design
  • Environmental, Natural Resources & Toxic Tort Law
Admitted
  • Illinois (Inactive), 1994
  • Colorado, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2001
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
Memberships:
  • Colorado (Litigation Section) and Denver Bar Associations
  • Professional Liability Defense Federation
  • ALFA International
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Wheaton College, B.A., 1990
  • DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 1994

Born: 1968

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Joyce H. Nakamura

Denver, CO

Practice Areas
  • Trusts
  • Estate Planning
  • Wills and Estate Litigation
  • ERISA
  • Employee Benefits
Admitted
  • Hawaii (Inactive), 1982
  • Colorado, 1984
Memberships:
  • American (Real Property, Probate, and Trusts Section), Colorado (Trust, Estate, and Elder Law Sections) and Denver Bar Associations
  • Rocky Mountain Estate Planning Council
Education:
  • University of Hawaii, B.A., 1978
  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 1982
  • University of Denver, Master of Law (Taxation), 1983

Born: 1957

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Matthew J. Ninneman

Denver, CO

Practice Areas
  • Professional Liability
  • Construction & Design
Admitted
  • Colorado, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
Memberships:
  • American (Forum on Construction Law), Colorado (Litigation Section) and Denver Bar Associations
  • Association of General Contractors of Colorado
Education:
  • University of Minnesota, B.A., 1999
  • William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., 2002

Born: 1976

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Elizabeth K. Olson

Denver, CO

Practice Areas
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Construction & Design
Admitted
  • Arizona, 2008
  • Colorado, 2009
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
Memberships:
  • Colorado and Denver Bar Associations
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Rice University, B.A., 2002
  • Arizona State University College of Law, J.D., 2008

Born: 1980

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Cash K. Parker

Denver, CO

Practice Areas
  • Appellate
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Transportation
  • Hospitality & Retail
  • Administrative & Regulatory Law
Admitted
  • Colorado, 2008
  • Montana, 2014
  • Wyoming, 2018
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, District of Montana
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh and Tenth Circuits
Memberships:
  • American, Colorado and Denver Bar Associations
  • International Facility Management Association
  • Faculty of Federal Advocates
  • Minoru Yasui Inn of Court
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
Education:
  • University of Denver, B.A. (magna cum laude), 2005
  • University of Colorado, J.D. (Order of the Coif), 2008

Born: 1983

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Michael A. Paul

Denver, CO

Practice Areas
  • Professional Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Construction & Design
  • Environmental, Natural Resources & Toxic Tort Law
Admitted
  • Iowa, 2003
  • Colorado, 2005
  • Nebraska, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
Memberships:
  • Colorado (Construction Law Section) and Denver Bar Associations
  • William E. Doyle Inn of Court
  • Metro Volunteer Lawyer
  • ALFA International (Construction Practice Group)
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • The University of Iowa, B.A., 2000
  • The University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., 2003

Born: 1978

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Andrew Reitman

Denver, CO

Practice Areas
  • Construction & Design
  • Transportation
  • Hospitality & Retail
Admitted
  • Colorado, 2010
  • Wyoming, 2017
  • Nebraska, 2018
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, District of Wyoming
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska
Memberships:
  • American, Colorado, Denver and El Paso Bar Associations
  • Minoru Yasui Inn of Court
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
Education:
  • Colorado State University, B.A./B.S., 2007
  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law, J.D., 2010

Born: 1983

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Andrew D. Ringel

Denver, CO

Practice Areas
  • Appellate
  • Employment Law
  • ERISA
  • Public Entities
  • Directors and Officers Liability
  • Civil Rights
  • Professional Liability
  • Life, Accident, Health & Disability Insurance
Admitted
  • Colorado, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth, Ninth and Tenth Circuits
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Memberships:
  • Colorado and Denver Bar Associations
  • Faculty of Federal Advocates
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Claremont McKenna College, B.A. (magna cum laude), 1991
  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D. (cum laude), 1994

Born: 1969

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Gina M. Rossi

Denver, CO

Practice Areas
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Construction & Design
  • Health Care
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Hospitality & Retail
  • Transportation
Admitted
  • Illinois, 2008
  • Colorado, 2014
  • Utah, 2018
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, District of Utah
Memberships:
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Justinian Society of Lawyers
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • University of Dayton, B.A. (magna cum laude), 2005
  • The John Marshall Law School, J.D. (magna cum laude), 2008

Born: 1982

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Craig A. Sargent

Denver, CO

Practice Areas
  • Health Care
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Transportation
  • Construction & Design
Admitted
  • Colorado, 1988
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
Memberships:
  • American, Colorado (Professionalism Committee), Arapahoe County and Denver Bar Associations
  • Fellow, Colorado Bar Foundation
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • The Ohio State University, B.A., 1984
  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law, J.D., 1988

Born: 1962

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Kelley G. Shirk

Denver, CO

Practice Areas
  • Professional Liability
  • Construction & Design
  • Environmental, Natural Resources & Toxic Tort Law
  • Real Estate Litigation
Admitted
  • Wisconsin, 2009
  • Colorado, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
Memberships:
  • Colorado and Denver Bar Associations
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Commercial Real Estate Women Network
  • Women in Construction Society
  • Rocky Mountain Association of Environmental Professionals
Education:
  • University of Wisconsin, B.A., 2006
  • Marquette University Law School, J.D., 2009

Born: 1983

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Brian L. Taylor

Denver, CO

Practice Areas
  • Product Liability
  • Public Entities
  • Transportation
  • Construction & Design
  • Sports & Recreation Law
Admitted
  • Montana, 1997
  • U.S. District Court, District of Montana
Memberships:
  • State Bar of Montana CLE Institute
  • Cascade County and Yellowstone Area Bar Associations
  • Montana Defense Trial Lawyers Association
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
Education:
  • Montana State University, B.A., 1994
  • Gonzaga University, J.D. (magna cum laude), 1997

Born: 1971

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Ryan L. Winter

Denver, CO

Practice Areas
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Construction & Design
  • Sports & Recreation Law
  • Hospitality & Retail
Admitted
  • Colorado, 2000
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
Memberships:
  • Colorado and Denver Bar Associations
  • ALFA International (Retail and Business Litigation Practice Group Steering Committees)
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (Denver Chapter Vice President)
  • American Outdoors Association
Education:
  • Kansas State University, B.A. (Phi Beta Kappa), 1996
  • University of Colorado Law School, J.D., 2000

Born: 1973

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Paul T. Yarbrough

Denver, CO

Practice Areas
  • Product Liability
  • Transportation
  • Sports & Recreation Law
Admitted
  • New Mexico, 1988
  • Colorado, 2015
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
Memberships:
  • State Bar of New Mexico (Personnel Board)
  • ALFA International (Transportation Practice Group, Steering Committee)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (Associate Member)
  • American Inns of Court (Master Bencher)
  • American Trucking Association
  • Colorado Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Transportation Lawyers Association
  • New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association
Education:
  • The University of New Mexico, B.A., 1984
  • The University of New Mexico, J.D., 1988

Born: 1962

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Senior Counsel



Alan Epstein

Robert M. Ferm

Michael W. Jones

Kenneth H. Lyman

Thomas J. Lyons

Richard L. Murray Jr.

Kevin E. O'Brien


Of Counsel



Thomas L. Beam

Deborah M. Kellam

David E. Leavenworth

Bruce A. Menk


Special Counsel



Josh I. Berry

Daniel J. Bristol

Ryan P. Browne

Stephanie L. Clark

Thomas W. Farrell

William R. Floyd

Bryan Gogarty

Matthew J. Hegarty

Michael J. Johnson

Edmund M. Kennedy

Gary L. Kuhn

Meredith L. McDonald

Malcolm S. Mead

Stephaine A. Montague

Timothy M. Murphy

Jared D. Najjar

Andrew C. Nickel

Paul R. Popovic

Kevin D. Poyner

Mark S. Ratner

Andrew F. Sears

Kendra K. Smith

Nick Snow

Christine Stickley

Theresa A. Vogel

James C. Worthen


Associates



Ryan C. Addis

April C. Connally

Peter M. Damrow

Michael G. Dunnahoo

Kendra G. Garstka

Quinn S. Girrens

Nicholas J. Hancock

Ayshan E. Ibrahim

Leviy P. Johnson

Jason D. Krueger

Rob Lawrence

Mamie Ling

Eric T. Lund

Jason A. Matzen

Emily S. McGilvery

Vicki M. Pace

Laura I. Pearson

John F. Peters

Jason P. Redmond

Tanya A. Sevy

Aaron J. Thompson

Brain J. Urankar

Jacob R. Woods

Jimoh Yussuf



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