May 2017 Lambdin & Chaney Claims Gazette

Posted on May 26, 2017

2nd Annual L&C CLE seminar is to be held on 6/2/2017.

Did you know that Colorado Supreme Court bars direct negligence against employer? Read all about it in our May 2017 edition of Lambdin & Chaney Claims Gazette:

May 2017


Posted on February 22, 2017

Save the date! Friday June 2nd, 2017 is reserved for Lambdin & Chaney 2nd Annual CLE Seminar.  Our inaugural seminar last year was very successful with great feedback from our attendees.  Colorado and Wyoming CLE credits will be given out, including one ethics credit.

6/2/2017 Friday, 1pm ~ 5pm.

Denver Marriot Tech Center

4900 S. Syracuse St.

Denver, CO 80237


This year’s speakers are:


Kathy Chaney, Partner at Lambdin & Chaney, LLP

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Kathy Chaney 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.  Kathy Chaney has been speaking at Colorado Claims Association Seminars for years and she is scheduled to speak again this year.  Kathy will cover materials that are different in this seminar than what she is planning for the upcoming CCA seminar.


Jennifer Gifford, Partner at Gifford Stevens, LLC

Jennifer Gifford’s practice focuses on a full range of representation in the areas of insurance defense, insurance coverage, products liability, commercial contract disputes, construction defects, subrogation, bodily injury, trucking law, employment law, fires and explosions, and general tort law.





Dave Lipson, PhD, Hydro Science + Engineering, LLC

Dr. David Lipson is a professional hydrogeologist specializing in groundwater and surface-water hydrology, hydrologic engineering, water resources, environmental engineering, and geochemistry. For over 25 years he has provided technical and strategic support on a wide range of water projects encompassing almost all aspects of hydrology. He is an expert in fate and transport of contaminants, environmental remediation, and groundwater-surface water interactions. He also has particular expertise in designing wells, pumping systems, drains, and other subsurface structures for a variety of purposes.


This seminar is free to attend, but you must be working in the insurance industry and be in our mailing list to receive our newsletter. Please register with Jamie Cook by calling our office at 303-799-8889 emailing  Space is limited so please reserve your place as soon as possible.  Reference claim handling materials will be handed out to all attendees.


We would like to thank our sponsors for helping us put this seminar together this year.

Hansen & Company, Inc.

Hansen & Company provides all of your court reporting services in Denver, Boulder and Colorado Springs, CO.  Some of the many services the professional court reporters offer include realtime court reporting, video depositions, exhibit linking, and HD videoconferencing.



Insight Forensic Accountants.

Clients hire Insight Forensic Accountants to help them find answers to the myriad of financial questions that arise when evaluating claims: How much is the loss? How do we know that to be true? Can we mitigate damages or expedite recovery? As a team of forensic accountants who’ve been working together since the 1980s, we not only do the fundamentals extremely well, but provide valuable insights to assist our clients’ decision-making and strategies.


Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. is one of the world’s foremost forensic engineering and consulting firms. Headquartered in Houston, with 49 offices across the U.S. and Europe, we work with insurance companies, law firms, corporations, government agencies and individuals to help them understand issues and resolve claims and disputes.


LSI Litigation Solutions, Inc.

For more than 15 years, Litigation Solutions, Inc. has offered cost-effective and time-efficient solutions for clients who need help with all stages of the discovery process. Our team of Ipro-certified discovery experts has more experience with litigation support than anyone else in the region. Along with the number of locations in the area, access to our project specialists and comfortable facilities for review, working with our team is like having a legal support family at your side.


February 2017 Lambdin & Chaney Claims Gazette

Posted on February 22, 2017

Did you know that the 90-day rule for a general contractor to sue subcontractors is now in doubt? Read all about it in our February 2017 edition of Lambdin & Chaney Claims Gazette:

February 2017

Edward Dillon named Partner as of January 1, 2017

Posted on January 6, 2017

Congratulations, Ed! Our firm is lucky to add him as one of our partners.

Edward Dillon

Kathy Chaney Speaking at Annual Lambdin & Chaney Seminar – 6-3-2016

Posted on March 2, 2016

We are pleased to announce that Lambdin & Chaney will hold a seminar the first Friday of every June beginning on June 3, 2016. This is our inaugural event, and we are very excited about it.

Wyoming credits have been applied for, including one ethics credit. The seminar will be from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Marriott in the Tech Center, 4900 S. Syracuse St. Denver, CO 80237.

Please register by either emailing Kathy’s legal assistant Jamie Cook at or calling her at 303-799-8889. Space is limited. The seminar is free and desk reference claim handling materials will be handed out to all attendees.

1:00-3:00 Issues Affecting Liability and Claim Value in Colorado and Wyoming — Kathy Chaney, Lambdin & Chaney, LLP

3:00-4:00 Water Matters — Dave Lipson, PhD, Hydro Science + Engineering, LLC. Dr. Lipson is a testifying expert in construction defect and environmental contamination cases where water may be a causative factor.

4:00-5:00 Effective Non-Surveillance Investigations for Claim Handling – Terry Boling, Ethos Risk Services, Director of Organizational Develoment.

March 2016 Lambdin & Chaney Claims Gazette

Posted on March 2, 2016

Is UM/UIM the new PIP in Colorado? Read all about it in our March 2016 edition of Lambdin & Chaney Claims Gazette:

March 2016

Kathy Chaney Speaking at Colorado Claims Association Annual Seminar – 10-2-2015

Posted on July 22, 2015

This annual event will be held on Friday, October 2, 2015 at Inverness Hotel. Ms. Chaney has been a speaker at this event for many years, and she will be addressing Ethics as well as the Wyoming and Colorado Updates again this year. Click on the following link for more information.


December 2014 Lambdin & Chaney Claims Gazette

Posted on February 18, 2014

Did you know that there’s no coverage under HO policy for leaking pipes? Read all about it in our December 2014 edition of Lambdin & Chaney Claims Gazette:

December 2014

Article by Kathy Chaney featured in October 2013 edition of Claims Management magazine

Posted on October 16, 2013


Claims Management October 2013

Claims Management October 2013

Click here to go directly to the digital version of the October 2013 edition of the magazine featuring “Water, Water…Everywhere” by Kathy Chaney.

Complete Defense Verdict by John Fairless on behalf of ranch owner and employees

Posted on October 16, 2013

In a recent trial held in Pueblo District Court, John Fairless obtained a complete defense verdict for a ranch owner on claims against the ranch and its employees for negligence, outrageous conduct, negligent hiring and supervision, civil conspiracy and vicarious liability.  The Plaintiff alleged a ranch employee assaulted him and caused physical injury and severe emotional distress.  The Plaintiff asked the jury to award $1,000,000.  The jury found that Plaintiff was not injured in the incident, that the employee did not engage in negligent or outrageous conduct, and that the employee’s actions did not cause any injury to Plaintiff.