Recently, Partners Mark Collier and Katherine Otto completed a two-and-a-half-week trial to a 12-person jury in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The wrongful death case was brought by family members of a 29-year old schizophrenic patient at the Wyoming State Hospital who died while in custody with pending criminal charges. The plaintiff alleged that the patient suffered an adverse drug reaction […]

Partner Kate Bailey helped secure a $750,000 settlement on behalf of a pro bono client – which represents the highest settlement of an excessive force case by El Paso County. The client was a pre-trial detainee at the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center, who sustained an orbital bone fracture and concussion after being taken to the […]

2021 was filled with monumental wins for the Messner Reeves team. A particular highlight was when our very own Partner Katherine Otto had the opportunity to share her recent back-to-back-to-back trial wins with Law Week Colorado. In this compelling article, you’re able to take a deep dive into Otto’s cases where she successfully secured three trial verdicts […]

Recently, partner Katherine Otto represented three clients in three jury trials that were conducted back-to-back-to-back in less than 30 days. Katherine successfully secured those three wins in three different jurisdictions within the state of Colorado. Congratulations on this incredible accomplishment, Katherine! Find details on the cases below: In the first trial, Otto represented a dentist whose former […]

We are honored to be recognized as one of Best Lawyers Best Law Firms in Colorado for our Medical Malpractice Defense practice. Representing clients in a wide array of cases, our medical malpractice team works diligently to provide clients with sound counsel and representation.  From seasoned attorneys with a successful trial record to those recognized in the […]

As our law firm continues to grow throughout the country, so does our team. Being a national firm, we believe that unity and inclusion are amongst the core values that drive our business forward. We’re proud to annually participate in the Colorado Pledge to Diversity where we have had the privilege of onboarding some of […]

After a three-week-long trial, Messner Reeves partner Doug Wolanske and associate Matthew George secured a defense verdict on behalf of their client in a medical malpractice case. The plaintiffs asked for $11 million the jury returned a complete defense verdict awarding no damages. Doug Wolanske Partner Phone: 303.623.1800 Email: dwolanske@messner.com Office: Denver     Matthew […]

Fall has brought Messner Reeves new wins, monumental growth and new talent. Read below to get to know our new attorneys a little better.  Alyson Jaen  Alyson joins the Messner Reeves team as an associate in our Denver office. Alyson’s specialties lie in cannabis law, licensing and regulatory compliance in addition to general corporate and […]

Congratulations to partners John Stevens and Heather Salg. After a 5 day jury trial in a first party statutory delay case in which the plaintiff was seeking over $1.5mm, the jury returned a complete verdict for the defense. The jury found that the plaintiff had materially breached the contract with her insurer by not providing […]

Congratulations to partner William Randall from our Orange County office on his most recent favorable verdict. After a 7-day jury trial, with the plaintiff attorney requesting $33,000,000, it only took two hours of deliberation for the jury to return a judgment in favor of the defense.  William D. Randall Partner Phone: 949.612.9128 Email: wrandall@messner.com Office: […]

Starting out September with a defense verdict! Congratulations to Katherine Otto and Kristina Wright who represented a chiropractic physician accused of malpractice and failure to obtain informed consent in an eight-day jury trial. The plaintiff had two claims against the defendant, alleged that the chiropractor had torn an artery resulting in embolic stroke, and requested […]

CEO and Managing Partner Caleb Meyer and Partner Adam Royval recently obtained a complete defense verdict after a four-day jury trial in Denver District Court. Following a rear-end accident in 2016, the plaintiff incurred nearly $160,000 in medical expenses. He claimed permanent injury and physical impairment and asked the jury to award $1 million in […]

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