Congratulations to Marjorie E. Kratsas on her promotion from associate to partner! Based in our Las Vegas and Reno offices, Kratsas’ industry expertise lies in personal injury, medical malpractice defense and all stages of litigation. With trial experience, Kratsas effectively advocates for her clients while navigating complex and catastrophic civil defense litigation matters. Prior to […]

Oftentimes, legal challenges are not always linear. In a recent article by Medscape, Greenwood Village-based Partner, Bruce Montoya shared his view. Montoya’s perspective on attorneys being able to withhold the identity of medical experts who are consulted for affidavits of merit. Fueled by the necessary need for validity when experts are being deposed, the article […]

Thank you to Law 360 for taking the time to interview our dynamic New York City duo, Partners Katherine Otto and Mikhail Shah. The two were recently interviewed regarding the firm’s brand new office space as they geared up to prepare for the soft launch open house. Touching on the office’s leaders, coveted location, practice […]

Congratulations to Partner Katherine Otto and Associate Kristina Wright on their most recent win! The two recently defended a dentist in Pueblo, Colorado in a 7-day jury trial involving extraction of a 3rd molar resulting in permanent numbness and paresthesia of the 25-year old patient’s tongue. The plaintiff sought punitive damages which Katherine and Kristina got dismissed at halftime. […]

New year, new talent. We’re thrilled to announce our latest new hires in January.  ​​Kari Valentine – Partner Kari Valentine joins Messner Reeves as a partner specializing in healthcare and general corporate transactional matters, regulatory compliance and litigation. Valentine also brings experience in liability and loss prevention programs for insured and self-insured clients in multiple […]

Our Managing Partner Michelle Harden is extremely well-versed in the legal realm. From her impressive work in medical malpractice and real estate law to now being the moderator of Bisnow’s upcoming event, THE PATH FORWARD: A Deep Dive Into Retail, Office & Hospitality on January 25th at 8 am MT. As the moderator, Michelle will […]

  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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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