Practice Areas

  • Healthcare
  • Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Professional Liability


  • Colorado
  • Minnesota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court of Minnesota

Mary Byrne Fletcher


Phone: 303-405-0480
Office: Denver

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As part of the firm’s Healthcare Law and Litigation Practice Groups, Ms. Fletcher represents individuals, businesses and insurance companies in the litigation of civil claims in state and federal court from receipt of the claim through appeal. She focuses her practice on representing healthcare professionals and entities. Ms. Fletcher has significant experience representing individual healthcare providers and skilled nursing/long-term care facilities.  Ms. Fletcher defends healthcare providers against claims of malpractice and negligence in litigation and represents them in matters involving the Colorado licensing boards, Adult Protective Services and Adult Mistreatment Dispute Review Section. She also advises healthcare clients on risk management matters and regulatory compliance, such as HIPAA requirements. Ms. Fletcher also has significant experience representing insurance carriers in bad faith and coverage disputes under a wide variety of commercial insurance policies.

Ms. Fletcher’s trial experience includes eight jury trials and a defense verdict at arbitration.  She has secured dismissals and defense verdicts for healthcare providers and dismissals of insurance coverage and bad faith claims on motions for summary for judgment.

  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law, J.D., 2008
  • University of Vermont, B.A., Political Science and Environmental Studies
  • 2012-2017 Colorado Super Lawyers “Rising Star” distinction in Civil Litigation Defense, Personal Injury Defense
  • Scholastic Excellence Award recipient for Lawyering Process I, Lawyering Process II, Trust and Estates
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, Medical Malpractice Committee
  • American Health Lawyers Association
Publications and Speaking Engagements

Glacier Constr. Co. v. Travelers Prop. Cas. Co. of Am., 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 11630, 2014 WL 2782363 (10th Cir. Colo. June 20, 2014)

RK Mech., Inc. v. Travelers Prop. Cas. Co. of Am., 944 F. Supp. 2d 1013 (D. Colo. 2011)

Co-author, How E-mail Scans Can Result in Embarrassment, Lawsuits, and Personal Liability, Vol. 41, No. 1, Colorado Lawyer 87 (2012)

Co-author, Minnesota Insurance Law Deskbook, Advertising Injury 2009

Professional Experience
  • Gordon & Rees LLP, Associate, 2010-2014
  • Meagher & Geer PLLP, Associate, 2008-2010
  • COPIC Insurance, Law Clerk, 2006
  • STARZ Entertainment Group, Marketing Manager, 2001-2004
  • GIST Communications, Product Marketing Specialist, 1999-2001

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