L. Kathleen Chaney



University of Denver College of Law (J.D. 1997)

University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette (B.S. 1991)

American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters, C.P.C.U.

Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review rating

Admitted to practice: Colorado, Wyoming, U.S. District Court for District of Colorado, Tenth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals

Professional Memberships: Colorado, Denver, and American Bar Associations, Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, Defense Research Institute, William E. Doyle Inn of Court, Colorado Chapter of the CPCU Society, Colorado Claims Association, Denver Claims Association

Kathy founded the firm with Ms. Lambdin in 2001. Prior to becoming a lawyer, she was an insurance adjuster for seven years, handling a wide variety of claims in both personal and commercial lines.  She has more than a decade of litigation experience handling hundreds of cases involving auto liability, wrongful death, products liability, professional malpractice, premises liability, carbon monoxide cases, employer liability, bad faith, and construction defect.  She has tried over three dozen jury trials to verdict and has several reported appellate opinions.  She is admitted in all courts in the States of Colorado and Wyoming.  Kathy also has the CPCU insurance designation, regularly gives seminars to claims associations, and has taught insurance courses at the Community College of Aurora. She has an AV Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review rating.

Reported Cases:

Artery v. Allstate Ins. Co., 984 P.2d 1187 (Colo. App. 1999); Baumann v. American Family Mut. Ins. Co., 836 F.Supp.2d 1196 (D.Colo. 2011); Baumann v. American Family Mut. Ins. Co., 278 F.R.D. 614 (D.Colo. 2012); Carothers v. Archuleta County Sheriff, 159 P.3d 647 (Colo. App. 2006); Clyncke v. Waneka, 157 P.2d 1072 (Colo. 2007); Dollarhide v. Bancroft, 239 P.3d 1168 (Wyo. 2010); Gotfredson v. Larsen LP, 432 F.Supp.2d 1163 (D.Colo. 2006); Grabler v. Allen, 109 P.3d 1047 (Colo. App. 2005); High Street Lofts Condo. Ass’n. Inc. v. American Family Ins. Co., 821 F.Supp.2d 1235 (D.Colo. 2011); Hyden v. Farmers Ins. Exchange, 20 P.3d 1222 (Colo. App. 2000); Parrish v. Groathouse Constr., Inc., 130 P.3d 502 (Wyo. 2006); Potter v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., 21 P.3d 874 (Colo. App. 2001); Struble v. American Family Ins. Co., 172 P.3d 950 (Colo. App. 2007); Swan v. Farmers Ins. Exchange, 140 P.3d 261 (Colo. App. 2006); Waneka v. Clyncke, 134 P.3d, 492 (Colo. App. 2005).