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Amicus Briefs


CTLA's active Amicus Curiae Committee, chaired by Tim Garvey and Kylie Schmidt, reviews requests for amicus assistance and decides which to accept.  It sometimes provides research and briefs to help with this function. 

Review the Amicus Guidelines used to determine involvement and complete the Amicus Request Form.

 

 

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CTLA can never thank the brief writers enough for their efforts on behalf of the association, its members and their clients.  Their assistance is invaluable.  Here are the briefs (alphabetically within years), with the names of the authors who wrote them on CTLA's behalf.  Additional pleadings are sometimes available.  Contact Holly Bennett at hollyb@ctlanet.org to inquire.

 

2020


Auto-Owners Insurance Co. v. Bolt Factory Lofts Owners Association, Inc.

Colorado Court of Appeals

Bradley A. Levin and Nelson A. Waneka

 

Delta Airlines, Inc. v. Scholle

Colorado Supreme Court

Nelson P. Boyle, Jessica L. Derakshanian, Thomas Neville

 

Gill v. Waltz and Swift Transportation Company, LLC

Colorado Supreme Court

Jessica L. Derakshanian and Nelson P. Boyle
Johnson v. Rowan

Colorado Supreme Court

Nelson A. Waneka
Gurung v. Kouao, et al.

Colorado Supreme Court

Nelson Boyle and Timothy M. Garvey

 

Kritzer and Kritzer v. Qwest Corp., et al.

Colorado Court of Appeals

Jesse Howard Witt

 

LB Rose Ranch, LLC v. Hansen Construction, Inc.

Colorado Court of Appeals

Jesse Howard Witt


Pisano v. Manning

Colorado Court of Appeals

Megan K. Mathews


Rudnicki v. Bianco

Colorado Supreme Court
Kylie M. Schmidt, Julia Thompson, Molly Greenblatt, and David P. Mason


In Support of Rule 21 Petition of J.R.M. for the adoption of K.R.M.

Colorado Supreme Court

Ralph Ogden

 

2019

 

Acierno v. Park View Village, L.L.C.

Colorado Supreme Court

Nelson Boyle and Keith Frankl

Amica Life Insurance Company v. Wertz

Colorado Supreme Court

Timothy M. Garvey

Garcia v. Centura Health Corporation

Colorado Supreme Court

Nelson Boyle for the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association

Grenillo v. Estate of Joel Hansen

Colorado Court of Appeals

John F. Poor

Lees v. James

Colorado Supreme Court

Scot C. Kreider, Zachary S. Westerfield, and Logan R. Martin
Martinez v. CSG Redevelopment Partners, LLLP

Colorado Supreme Court

Ralph Ogden
Perischette v. Owners Insurance Co.

Colorado Supreme Court

Elisabeth L. Owen
Redden v. Clear Creek Skiing Corporation

Colorado Court of Appeals

Bruce L. Braley and Tim J. Luetkemeyer

Ryser v. Shelter Mutual Insurance Company

Colorado Supreme Court

Michael J. Rosenberg and Richard M. Crane
Smith v. Surgery Center at SCLT, LLC 

Colorado Court of Appeals

Nelson Boyle and Jessica L. Derakhshanian
Planned Parenthood of the Rocky  Mountains v. Wagner 

Colorado Supreme Court
Ralph Ogden and James Anderson


2018


Amica Life Insurance Company v. Wertz

Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

Timothy M. Garvey

 

Airth v. Zurich American Insurance Co.

Colorado Supreme Court

Michael J. Rosenberg, Richard M. Crane, Timms R. Fowler
Clemens v. Colorado

Supreme Court of the United States

Jason Wesoky and Nelson Boyle
Fox v. Alfini and Brady Chiropractic Group PC

Colorado Supreme Court

David P. Mason and J. Bennett Lebsack
In re De La Cruz-Arellano v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance

Colorado Supreme Court

Michael J. Rosenberg
LeHouillier v. Gallegos

Colorado Supreme Court

Michael T. Mihm, Thomas D. Neville, and Mark E. Saliman
Owners Insurance Co. v. Dakota Station II Condominium Ass'n, Inc.

Colorado Supreme Court

Keith E. Frankl and David Roth
Nanez v. Industrial Claim Apeal Office, et al.

Colorado Supreme Court

John M. Connell and Nelson Boyle
Rudnicki v. Bianco

Colorado Court of Appeals

Kylie M. Osterloh, Julia Thompson and David P. Mason
Santich et al. v. VCG Holdings Corp. et al.

Colorado Supreme Court

Joan M. Bechtold
State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. v. De La Cruz-Arellano

Colorado Supreme Court

Michael J. Rosenberg


2017

 

American Family Mutual Insurance Company v. Barriga

Colorado Supreme Court

Michael J. Rosenberg
Bailey v. Hermancinski

Colorado Supreme Court

Joseph F. Bennett
City of Arvada v. Jimenez

Colorado Court of Appeals

Scot C. Kreider
Collins v. State of Colorado

Colorado Supreme Court

Scot C. Kreider
Colorow Health Care v. Fischer

Colorado Supreme Court

Anthony Viorst
Ferrer v. Okbamicael and Colorado Cab Company, LLC

Colorado Supreme Court

Thomas Neville (Colorado Trial Lawyers Association)
Forfar v. Walmart Stores, Inc.

Colorado Court of Appeals

John F. Poor
Guarantee Trust Life Insurance Company v. Estate of Casper

Colorado Supreme Court

Michael J. Rosenberg

Sarah Parady (Plaintiff Employers' Lawyer Association)

Keys v. Alliance Real Estate Services

(Brief in support of petition for certiorari)

Colorado Supreme Court

Thomas Neville
Lorenzen v. Pinnacol Assurance

Colorado Court of Appeals

Michael J. Rosenberg
Munoz v. American Family Mutual Insurance Comany

Colorado Supreme Court

Michael J. Rosenberg and Richard M. Crane
Nanez v. Industrial Claim Appeals Office, et al.

Colorado Court of Appeals

John M. Connell (for Workers Compensation Education Association)

Nelson Boyle (for Colorado Trial Lawyers Association)
Przekurat ex rel. Przekurat v. Stimson, et al. 

(Brief supporting petition for certioriari)

Colorado Supreme Court

Jessica L. Derakhshanian
Przekurat ex rel. Przekurat v. Stimson, et al.

(Merits brief)

Colorado Supreme Court

Jessica L. Derakhshanian and Nelson Boyle
Raup v. Vail Summit Resorts, Inc.

United States District Court for the District of Colorado

Evan P. Banker and Allison R. Hart
Renfandt v. New York Life Insurance Co.

Colorado Supreme Court

Timothy M. Garvey
Rooftop Restorations, LLC v. American Family Insurance Co.

Colorado Supreme Court

Zachary C. Warzel and Melissa A. Hailey
Thompson & Rogers v. Catlin Insurance Company (UK) Ltd.

Colorado Supreme Court

Michael J. Rosenberg
Ybarra v. Greenberg & Sada, PC

Colorado Supreme Court

Ross W. Pulkrabek
Walker v. Ford Motor Company

Colorado Supreme Court

David K. TeSelle, Brian K. Matise, Nelson P. Boyle
White v. Estate of Soto-Lerma

Colorado Court of Appeals

Thomas Neville and Michael J. Rosenberg

 

2016

 

American Family Mutual Insurance Company v. Barriga

Colorado Supreme Court 

Michael J. Rosenberg
Austin v. People

Colorado Supreme Court

Jason B. Wesoky
England v. Amerigas Propane & Indemnity Insurance Co. of North America

Colorado Supreme Court

John M. Connell
Ferrer v. Okbamicael

Colorado Supreme Court

Joseph F. Bennett
In Re Brimah

Colorado Supreme Court

Norman R. Mueller & Rachael A. Bellis
Johnson v. Schonlaw, et al.

Colorado Supreme Court

Jason Wesoky
Magill v. Ford Motor Co., et al.

Colorado Supreme Court

Stuart Ollanik & Julia T. Thompson
Nibert v. Geico Casualty Co.

Colorado Court of Appeal

Thomas W. Henderson, Brian K. Matise and Nelson Boyle
Rumnock v. Anschutz & American Family Mutual Insurance

Colorado Supreme Court

Zachary C. Warzel & Melissa A. Hailey
Smokebrush Foundation v. City of Colorado Springs

Colorado Court of Appeals

Scot C. Kreider
Villas at Highland Park Homeowners Ass'n, Inc. v. Francescon, et al.

Colorado Supreme Court

Scot C. Kreider
Walker v. Ford Motor Co.

Colorado Supreme Court

Brian K. Matise, David K. TeSelle, Nelson P. Boyle
 

 

2015
American Family Mutual Insurance Company v. Hansen

Colorado Supreme Court

Bradley A. Levin & Michael J. Rosenberg

 

Espinoza v. Arkansas Valley Adventures, LLC

United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

Russell R. Hatten & Evan P. Banker
Martinez and Stevens Law Offices v. Mintz and Krajewski

Colorado Supreme Court

Anna N. Martinez


PW ex rel. KW v. Children's Hospital

Colorado Supreme Court

Anna N. Martinez & Joseph F. Bennett


Walker v. Ford Motor Company

Colorado Supreme Court

Brian K. Matise, Diane Vaksdal Smith & Nelson P. Boyle


Warne v. Hall

Colorado Supreme Court

Benjamin Sachs, David Mason & John R. Holland

2014
Antero Resources, et al. v. Strudley

Colorado Supreme Court

David A. Klibaner
Board of County Commissioners v. Rodgers and Hazel

Colorado Supreme Court

Arash Jahanian, Matthew Cron, Austin M. Cohen, Siddhartha H. Rathod & Qusair Mohamedbhai
Craft v. Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Co.

Colorado Supreme Court

Bradley A. Levin
Ferrer v. Delgado

Colorado Supreme Court

Thomas D. Neville
Fleury, et al. v. Intrawest Winter Park Operations, Inc.

Colorado Supreme Court

John F. Poor
Harner v. Chapman

Colorado Supreme Court

David P. Mason, Henry Miniter, Benjamin I. Sachs, Lorraine E. Parker
Hepworth-Pawlak Geotechnical, Inc., et al. v. Mid Valley Real Estate Solutions V, LLC

Colorado Supreme Court

Jesse Howard Witt
Lawless, et al. v. Standard Insurance Co., et al.

Colorado Supreme Court

Joseph F. Bennett
Newman v. Roberts

Colorado Supreme Court

Jason B. Wesoky and Adrienne M. Tranel
Oasis Legal Finance Group, LLC v. Suthers

Colorado Supreme Court

Anna N. Martinez and Thomas D. Neville
Westin v. Groh

Colorado Supreme Court

Michael J. Rosenberg

2013
Burnett v. Colorado

Colorado Supreme Court

John F. Poor
Colorado Pool Systems, Inc. & Kitowski v. Scottsdale Insurance Company, et al.

Colorado Supreme Court

Jesse Howard Witt and Marci Achenbach
Daniel v. City of Colorado Springs

Colorado Supreme Court

Joseph F. Bennett
Harmon v. New

Colorado Court of Appeals

Anthony Viorst
Jacox v. American Family Insurance Co.

Colorado Supreme Court

Michael J. Rosenberg
Jordan v. Panorama Orthopedics & Spine Center

Colorado Supreme Court

Michael Douglass-Harris and Thomas Neville
Jordan v. Safeco

Colorado Supreme Court

Michael J. Rosenberg
Simpson v. Cedar Springs Hospital, Inc.

Colorado Supreme Court

Julia T. Thompson

2012
American Family Insurance Co. v. Mahoney

Colorado Court of Appeals

James M. Croshal & Mickey W. Smith
Bedor v. Johnson

Colorado Supreme Court

Thomas D. Neville
Burnett v. Colorado

Colorado Court of Appeals

John F. Poor
Demarco v. Broadway Dodge

Colorado Supreme Court

John F. Poor and Jesse Howard Witt
Harner v. Chapman

Colorado Court of Appeals

Lorraine E. Parker and David P. Mason
Higham v. Bluestein

Colorado Court of Appeals

Benjamin I. Sachs and David P. Mason
Jacox v. American Family Mutual Insurance Co.

Colorado Court of Appeals

Michael J. Rosenberg
Jordan v. Safeco

Colorado Court of Appeals

Michael J. Rosenberg
Stresscon Corp. v. Travelers Property Casualty Co. of America

Colorado Court of Appeals

Michael J. Rosenberg

2011
Averyt v. Walmart

Colorado Supreme Court

Nelson Boyle
Cloer v. Health & Human Services

United States Court of Appeal for the Federal Circuit

Thomas Neville
Colo. Pool Systems, Inc. & -Kitowski v. Scottsdale Ins. Co. et al.

Colorado Court of Appeals

Jesse H. Witt
Dept. of Finance, City & County of Denver v. Treece, Alfrey

Colorado Court of Appeals

John Mann
Kisselman v. American Family Mutual Insurance Co.

Colorado Court of Appeals

Michael J. Rosenberg
Levy v. American Family Mutual Insurance Co.

Colorado Supreme Court

Bradley A. Levin and Nelson A. Waneka
Mercantile Adjustment Bureau, LLC v. Flood

Colorado Supreme Court

David P. Mason
Mountain States Mutual Casualty Company v. Roinestad

Colorado Supreme Court

Bradley A. Levin and David P. Mason
Stodghill v. John B. Pelner MD; Centura Health-St Thomas More Hosp.; & Pelham P. Staples III MD

Colorado Supreme Court

Timms R. Fowler
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Crossgrove

Colorado Supreme Court

Anthony Viorst

 

2010
Ahluwalia v. QFA Royalties LLC

Colorado Supreme Court

Joseph J. Mellon and Bennett L. Cohen
Day v. Johnson

Colorado Supreme Court

Joseph F. Bennett & Julia T. Thompson
Gordy v. Mariner Health Care Inc.

Colorado Surpeme Court

Nelson Boyle
Hauck v. Simmons

Colorado Court of Appeals

Ralph Ogden
Henisse v. First Transit. Inc.

Colorado Supreme Court

Victoria Swanson
Jackson et al. v. Unocal Corp.

Colorado Supreme Court

Robert F. Hill, John H. Evans, Nathan P. Flynn & Thomas D. McFarland
Kendrick v. Pippen

Colorado Supreme Court

Julia T. Thompson and Thomas D. Neville
Medved v. Garcia

Colorado Court of Appeals

Robert F. Hill, John H. Evans, Nathan P. Flynn & Thomas D. McFarland
Sanderson v. American Family Mutual Insurance Company

Colorado Court of Appeals

Thomas L. Roberts and Michael J. Rosenberg
Smith v. Jeppsen

Colorado Supreme Court

Willaim J. Hansen
Steele v. Allen

Colorado Supreme Court

Ross W. Pulkrabek and Daniel A. Wartell
State Farm v. Reyher

Colorado Supreme Court

Kevin S. Hannon
Qwest v. Blood

Colorado Supreme Court

Andre Mura (Center for Constitutional Litigation)
 

2009
Colorado Coffee Bean, LLC v. Peaberry Coffee, Inc.

Colorado Court of Appeals

Bradley A. Levin
Currier v. Sutherland

Colorado Supreme Court

Alexa R. Salg, Thomas L. Roberts & Beth A. Tomerlin
Day v. Johnson

Amicus Brief in Support of Petition for Certiorari to the Colorado Supreme Court

Joseph F. Bennett & Julia T. Thompson
Gordy v. Mariner Health Care, Inc.

Colorado Court of Appeals

Benjamin Sachs
Moffet v. Life Care Centers of America

Colorado Supreme Court

Anthony Viorst
Nunn v. Mid-Century Insurance Company

Colorad Supreme Court

Bradley A. Levin (Amicus on the Petition for Cert)
Nunn v. Mid-Century Insurance Company

Colorado Supreme Court

Steven Taffet
VOA v. Gardenswartz

Colorado Supreme Court

Willaim J. Hansen
 

2008
Briggs v. American National Property & Casualty

Colorado Court of Appeals

Bradley A. Levin
Farmers' Insurance Exchange v. Benzing

Colorado Supreme Court

Bradley A. Levin & Alexa R. Salg
Grote v. Charter Oak Fire Ins Co.

Colorado Court of Appeals

Bradley A. Levin
Henisse v. First Transit, Inc.

Colorado Court of Appeals

Victoria C. Swanson
Ivkov v. Progressive Halcyon Insurance Company

Colorado Court of Appeals

Bradley A. Levin
Maxwell v. USAA

Colorado Court of Appeals

Bradley A. Levin
Richardson v. Hartford Insurance Company

Colorado Court of Appeals

Bradley A. Levin
Richardson v. Mendota Insurance Company

Colorado Court of Appeals

Bradley A. Levin
Rider v. State Farm Mutual Auto Insurance Company

Colorado Court of Appeals

Bradley A. Levin and Zachary C. Warzel
Robbins v. Amica Mutual Insurance Company

Colorado Court of Appeals

Bradley A. Levin
Wagner v. Travelers Property Casualty Company

Colorado Court of Appeals

Bradley A. Levin
Wertz v. Travelers Property Casualty Company

Colorado Court of Appeals

Bradley A. Levin
 

2007
Brodeur v. American Home Assurance

Colorado Supreme Court

Bradley A. Levin
Crow v. Penrose-St. Francis Health Care System

Colorado Supreme Court

Francis V. Cristiano & Julia T. Thompson
Cardenas v. Jerath

Colorado Supreme Court

William J. Hansen
Lanahan v. Chi Psi Fraternity

Colorado Supreme Court

Ross B.H. Buchanan
Lombard v. Colorado Outdoor Education Center

Colorado Supreme Court (two briefs)

Mac Hester
Morris v. Goodwin

Colorado Supreme Court

Joseph F. Bennett
Premier Home Protection v. ADT Security

Colorado Supreme Court

Bradley A. Levin
Pringle v. Valdez

Colorado Supreme Court

Victoria C. Swanson
Trattler v. Citron

Colorado Supreme Court

Anthony Viorst
Villalpando v. Denver Health

Colorado Supreme Court

Bennett S. Aisenberg & H. Paul Himes
 

2006
Conway v. State Farm

Colorado Supreme Court

James M. Croshal
Jessee v. Farmers

Colorado Supreme Court

Jesse Howard Witt
Nunn v. Mid-Century

Colorado Court of Appeals

Bradley A. Levin
Reutter v. Weber

Colorado Supreme Court

John Robert Holland, Anna Cayton-Holland & Jerome M. Reinan

2005
State Farm v. Trigg

Colorado Court of Appeals

Bruce J. Kaye & Mari C. Bush
State Farm v. Do

Colorado Court of Appeals

William J. Hansen

2004
Hoang v. Delavignette

Colorado Court of Appeals

Victoria C. Swanson