Kendra Beckwith, partner at Messner Reeves, recently co-authored an article published in the July issue of Colorado Law Magazine titled, The Duty of Competence in the New Normal. Kendra‘s practice focuses on appellate and complex litigation, and she routinely represents clients before the Colorado Court of Appeals, Colorado Supreme Court, and appellate courts throughout the country. As the […]

As a national firm, we realize the importance of creating an online presence that feels inviting, intriguing and informative. Our most recent website addition does exactly that. Our Intellectual Property webpage is devoted to our thriving intellectual property practice area, the services offered, and the experience of the team. “Working in the intellectual property field, […]

Congratulations to David Pritchett and Michael Edwards for securing a summary judgment on behalf of a luxury Las Vegas hotel & casino property regarding a slip and fall premises liability negligence action. The plaintiff allegedly slipped on a liquid on the property’s marble floors resulting in prominent personal injuries. Despite this, she left the scene […]

By: Michelle Harden, Austin J. Gemmell & Daniel J. DeLay Get ready Denver, soon guests will be able to drink alcohol in designated outdoor areas thanks to the Mile High City’s recent approval of Common Consumption Areas (CCA). These new licenses will allow local eateries and retailers to unite to create a new dining and […]

This summer has brought the firm new cases and with that – an outstanding lineup of new Messner Reeves attorneys. We are thrilled to welcome the following new attorneys to our firm: Brandon Friede – Associate, Denver Office Brandon joins Messner Reeves as an associate for the firm’s litigation practice group. Friede’s focus lies in […]

Coloradans have gotten used to alcohol delivery and takeout during the pandemic. Thanks to recent Colorado legislation, guests will continue to be able to do so. Attorneys Michelle Harden and Austin Gemmell cover the new law and what it entails in our Colorado Liquor Licensing Update below. The recent legislation creates new opportunities for liquor […]

By: Rowan P. Smith Now more than ever, we’re seeing a plethora of articles making the bold claim that the world’s biggest and most powerful companies don’t really care that much about intellectual property. Although provocative, the articles oftentimes miss the point. For example, in this article written by the Harvard Business Review, the authors […]

Independent Contractor or Employee? This one detail has an immense effect on employment and unemployment claims. On January 5th, the U.S. Department of Labor developed a multi-factor test determining whether workers are independent contractors for purposes of the FLSA regarding overtime and minimum wage issues. Despite this, the U.S. Supreme Court has stated numerous times that […]

Congratulations to Reagan Larkin who was recently appointed to the board of the Colorado Women’s Bar Association as co-chair of the programs committee. We’re incredibly proud of her contributions in and out of the office, her commitment to the fight for gender equality as well as the continuation of education and advocacy. “Reagan’s stellar work […]

If you delve into the world of workers’ compensation, ADA claims or personal injury issues, no doubt you have encountered chronic pain and the role is plays with employees and plaintiffs seeking treatment and damage components to lawsuits. It’s important to understand the definition of pain, and within that – what is chronic pain. Our […]

Colorado passed the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act on January 1, enforcing employers to implement the additional prohibitions under existing Colorado law. Our very own Kate Mowry goes in-depth discussing what the law prohibits employers from doing, additional requirements and how this affects job postings and promotions. Click the link to download the full pdf and […]

New Colorado Supreme Court Decision Could Impact Employers: This week the Colorado Supreme Court weighed in on whether the so called “use-it or lose-it” vacation pay policies are prohibited by law. In a pivotal decision, the Court held that the Colorado Wage Claim Act (CWCA) bars employers from implementing policies that require employees to forfeit […]

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