Denver 5280 Top Lawyers Recognizes 7 Messner Reeves Attorneys

2024 Messner Reeves SuperLawyers AnnouncementMessner Reeves is proud to congratulate seven of our Denver-based attorneys for being named among the 5280 Top Lawyers list! Put together by 5280 Magazine, the annual Top Lawyers list highlights attorneys across dozens of categories from criminal law to bankruptcy to litigation and more.

Each year, attorneys across the Denver metro area are invited to nominate deserving peers, who are then rated and ranked based on information learned from interviews, surveys and a stringent vetting process. We are incredibly proud that seven Messner Reeves attorneys made the list.

Congratulations to:

Bruce Montoya, Partner
With over 40 years of experience as a trial attorney, Partner Bruce Montoya focuses on high-exposure, personal injury, commercial and class-action cases, spearheading the growth and success of the firm’s award-winning litigation practice. Bruce is a member of many prestigious organizations where invitation-only admission is limited to the most elite trial lawyers.

“When I joined the firm in 2005, Messner Reeves had six litigation attorneys in Denver; now we have a team of 102 trial lawyers helping clients in seven locations nationally. Congratulations to my colleagues who have contributed to the firm’s significant successes and growth over the years.” – Bruce Montoya, Partner

Michelle L. Harden, COO & Managing Partner
As part of the firm’s Litigation and Health Law Practice Groups, Michelle represents individuals and businesses, large and small, in resolving disputes and in all aspects of litigation and trial. Although a significant portion of her practice focuses on representation of physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals, as well as hospitals and other health care entities, she represents many businesses from various sectors. Acting in an inside counsel role, she oversees litigation throughout the United States for a large publicly traded company.

Mark B. Collier, Partner
Mark focuses his litigation practice on litigation counsel, advice, and risk management in medical, dental, and mental healthcare, representing practitioners and health-related entities in malpractice cases, and assisting professionals in front of licensing boards including the Colorado Medical Board, Board of Dental Examiners, Board of Nursing, and the mental health boards. Mark also assists clients with other care related matters and business concerns.

Reagan Larkin, Partner
As a highly acclaimed litigator with over 13 years of success in commercial and real estate litigation, Regan’s extensive legal experience spans the entire spectrum of litigation. She represents a diverse clientele from individuals to entities large and small, and has appeared before the State and Federal Courts as well as handling appellate matters before the Colorado Court of Appeals and the Colorado Supreme Court.

Katherine Otto, Partner
Katherine is a trial lawyer with extensive experience handling jury trials in state and federal court. She primarily defends healthcare professionals in malpractice litigation and disciplinary investigations. She has represented every level of healthcare licensure across multiple disciplines, including medical, chiropractic, dental, podiatry, mental health, and veterinary medicine. She also advises healthcare-related associations in a consulting role. In addition to her healthcare practice, she leads trial teams on complex litigation matters, including commercial disputes.

Heather Salg, Partner
Heather has tried over 60 trials and arbitrations to verdict, primarily defending insurance companies and their insureds, as well as large self-insurers in Federal Court and District Courts throughout the state of Colorado. Heather aims to develop the relevant facts as quickly and economically as possible to provide an early and accurate assessment based on the facts and law so that matters can be resolved efficiently.

Douglas C. Wolanske, Partner
Douglas has over 30 years of experience as a trial lawyer and has obtained over 50 jury verdicts, primarily in medical malpractice trials. His practice has focused on the defense of complex litigation including medical negligence claims and professional liability in both New York and Colorado. Douglas brings a unique skillset and perspective to the firm’s diverse range of legal matters while demonstrating unwavering support and care for his clients during challenging times.

We are truly honored to have so many of our Denver attorneys recognized by their peers and selected to be among Denver’s Top Lawyers. Congratulations to the awardees!

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