Congratulations to Katherine Otto who secured two jury trial wins back-to-back in the last two weeks. Otto and Kristina Wright represented a chiropractic physician accused of malpractice and failure to obtain informed consent in a five day jury trial. The 82-year old plaintiff demanded policy limits of $1 million two days before trial. The jury […]

Congratulations are in order for our very own Daniel DeLay and Katherine Otto. The two attorneys recently secured a winning trial verdict making this DeLay’s first jury trial and combined win. The Attorneys & The Case Otto is a partner at Messner Reeves’ Denver and New York office where she leads the defense of healthcare professionals. Her focus […]

As mandates continue changing almost daily, many in the restaurant and hospitality industry are having to find new ways to understand and navigate the current landscape. Several organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are in the same bind trying to decide what is best […]

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 […]

CEO/Managing Partner Caleb Meyer and Partner John Stevens successfully defended their client in a five-day jury trial in Denver District Court.  The incident giving rise to the lawsuit occurred in the parking lot of Starbucks and ultimately resulted in the client admitting liability for causing the accident.  The Plaintiff underwent a cervical fusion, cervical disc […]

Deanne Stodden‘s practice encompasses all areas of real estate law, business law, banking law and creditor’s rights. The majority of her legal career has focused on the representation of large and small financial institutions along with other creditors in residential and commercial foreclosures, loan workouts, deficiency actions and real estate-related litigation. Deanne has served on […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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