1700 Broadway, Suite 1020
Denver, CO 80290
Tel. 303-830-1212
Fax 303-830-0898
1700 Broadway, Suite 1020
Denver, CO 80290
Tel. 303-830-1212
Fax 303-830-0898

Brendan L. Loy, Associate

Education

  • University of Notre Dame Law School, J.D., 2007
  • University of Southern California, Anneberg School of Journalism, 2003

Licensure

  • Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado

Brendan L. Loy has been practicing law since 2008. His primary areas of practice include appellate advocacy, insurance matters, products liability, and employment defense. In addition to defending clients during active litigation, Mr. Loy’s practice includes providing employers and other clients with risk management and mitigation counseling, in an effort to avoid litigation.

Mr. Loy also has substantial experience in the areas of civil rights, premises liability defense, personal injury defense, commercial real estate disputes, and other complex’civil litigation matters, as well as representation of public entities, non-profits and quasi-governmental organizations.

In 2015, Mr. Loy was selected by Super Lawyers to the Colorado Rising Stars list. He is admitted to the Colorado Bar, the United States District Court for Colorado and the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. He appears regularly before state and federal courts, both trial and appellate, as well as administrative agencies including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Colorado Civil Rights Division.

Prior to joining Wells, Anderson and Race in 2015, Mr. Loy was an attorney at Wood, Ris & Hames, P.C. in Denver for seven years. Before that, Mr. Loy clerked for the Honorable Judge Charles D. Susano, Jr.,on the Tennessee Court of Appeals.

Mr. Loy earned his law degree from the University of Notre Dame in 2007. While in law school at Notre Dame, Mr. Loy worked as a law clerk at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Indiana. Also during law school, Mr. Loy’s weblog coverage of Hurricane Katrina earned him widespread national recognition, including a nomination for 2005 “Blogger of the Year” by The Week magazine. Prior to law school, Mr. Loy’s attended the USC Annenberg School of Journalism on a full tuition scholarship, where he earned a B.A. with Honors in Print Journalism and Political Science.

Mr. Loy lives in Stapleton with his wife and three daughters.

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Memberships

Colorado Defense Lawyers Association

Denver Bar Association

Notre Dame Club of Denver

USC Alumni Club of Colorado

Denver Astronomical Society

Publications

Medical Marijuana Tenants: Gold Rush or Bust for Landlords?
Colorado Real Estate Journal, April 7-20, 2010.

Count Every Vote: All 538 of them available at:
http://ssrn.com/abstract=1014431, March 2008.

Special Distinctions

Selected by Super Lawyers to the 2015 Colorado Rising Star List.

Representative Experience

  • Obtaining a ruling from the Colorado Court of Appeals overturning the trial court on a complex supersedeas bonding issue that arose out of a successor liability and civil conspiracy case, resulting in an award of approximately $2.5 million in favor of several governmental entities;
  • Obtaining a ruling from the Colorado Court of Appeals upholding the trial court’s determination that the Colorado Governmental Immunity Act applies to employees of Regional Transportation District contractors who are co-employees of RTD, thus limiting any recovery against the drivers (and hence the contractors) to the $150,000 cap set forth in the Immunity Act;
  • Obtaining summary judgment for a national organization against a former employee whoa lleged discrimination and wrongful discharge in violation of public policy;
  • Obtaining dismissal of a lawsuit by a former employee against a preschool for claims related to her termination;
  • Obtaining dismissal of personal injury cases against a national fitness club based upon the release language contained in the club’s membership agreements;
  • Obtaining summary judgment for a property owner in a contractual dispute with a commercial laundry service provider over whether the latter had properly exercised a right of first refusalpursuant to the parties’ unusual lease agreement;
  • Obtaining dismissal of a lawsuit against an attorney for malicious prosecution, with fees awarded against the plaintiff and plaintiffs counsel;
  • Obtaining dismissal of a personal injury lawsuit based on a novel theory of weather-related liability, with fees awarded against the plaintiff and plaintiff’s counsel;
  • Obtaining an administrative determination rejecting a former job applicant’s discrimination claim against an agricultural machinery company;
  • Advising various clients on real estate matters and assisting them in resolving disputes on favorable terms;
  • Convincing the court to set aside a default judgment against a previously unrepresented commodities company
  • Obtaining summary judgement for a national organization against a former employee who alleged discrimination and wrongful discharge in violation of public policy.
  • Obtaining summary judgement for property owner in a contractual dispute with a commercial laundry service provider over whether the latter had property exercised a right of first refusal pursuant to lease agreement.