Firm News and Events
American Lawyer Magazine featured Mary Wells in its January, 2013 issue, and U.S. News and Best Lawyers named her Denver 2016 Lawyer of the Year, personal injury defense.
Best Law Firms
Martindale-Hubbell included the Firm again in its Top 2016 Law Firms.
U.S. News and Best Lawyers, the leading survey of lawyers worldwide, have joined to rank nearly 9,000 firms in 81 practice areas in 171 metropolitan areas and 7 states. Wells, Anderson & Race LLC was listed in this survey again.
Mary Wells, Sheryl Anderson, Cathy Greer, and Larry McClung are recognized as, 2016 “Best Lawyers” by U.S. News.
Mary Wells won a significant victory for Texas Instruments in a toxic tort case of first impression in Delaware. The Delaware Supreme Court affirmed the trial court’s dismissal of all claims against Texas Instruments in a case where a minor plaintiff claimed that he was born with birth defects as a result of his father’s alleged exposure to toxic chemicals at Texas Instruments prior to the time that the child was conceived. Ms. Wells crafted a successful motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim, arguing that Texas Instruments owed no duty to the later born child of its employee, and that the claims were barred by the Texas Workers Compensation statute.
L. Michael Brooks, Jr. obtained summary judgment in favor of two insurance company defendants in a federal insurance-coverage action. The case arose out of complex environmental litigation that spawned claims against the attorney who brought the environmental lawsuit and the experts who assisted him in it.
Suanne Dell and Adam O’Brien received a defense verdict on all claims in a multi-week wrongful death trial. The Plaintiffs in the case were the surviving family members of an individual who died of carbon monoxide poisoning in his cabin in Park County, Colorado. Ms. Dell and Mr. O’Brien represented a company that sold a hearth heater, which allegedly produced the carbon monoxide.
David Mayhan and Paul Dinkelmeyer represented a framing contractor from whom a homeowners association sought over $3.4 million. After a two-week trial, the jury awarded only $9,535 against our client.
Cathy Greer and Bill O’Connell obtained dismissal of a lawsuit brought in state court by a sheriff’s deputy who was terminated by the sheriff after an incident involving a raid on a keg party in the mountains.
David Mayhan and Sarah Smyth O’Brien obtained a defense verdict for a target drywall subcontractor in a multi-million dollar arbitration alleging construction defects in a multi-family development.
In 2014, Sheryl Anderson defended three third party liability automobile cases, which resulted in successful jury verdicts for her clients.
Sheryl Anderson and her team obtained Orders granting Summary Judgment on behalf of her clients on the issue of the statute of limitation in two matters involving claims on an insurance policy, in 2015.
Sheryl Anderson represented an insurer as part of a group of defendants in a class action lawsuit who obtained an Order of Dismissal in a class action matter involving claims of homeowners for flood or fire damage benefits suing insurers and related organizations.
In November, 2015, Cathy Havener Greer received an Order granting dismissal of a plaintiff’s complaint related to alleged violations of the plaintiff’s civil rights arising from the plaintiff’s exclusion from a college campus.
L. Michael Brooks won summary judgment for an insurer against a collateral assignee bank claiming wrongful denial of life insurance benefits, in mid 2015.
After a five-day jury trial in federal court, David Mayhan prevailed on behalf of an Eastern Plains town sued for breach of contract related to development of a rural airport, in which the plaintiff developer sought $7 million in damages and the jury awarded $1 (one dollar). (April 2014)
Wells, Anderson & Race LLC is delighted to announce that Adam O’Brien has been named a Member of the firm effective September 1, 2015.
Larry McLung is recognized as a top transportation lawyer by Martindale Hubbell.
Events and Presentations
Wells, Anderson & Race, LLC compiled a 50 State Compendium of Premises Liability Law for 2015. This is available to our clients.
We are pleased to be taking part in the Pledge for Diversity Summer Clerkship Program for the third year.
In 2014, Larry McClung, and Ebru Craft, then Lafarge’s Director of Risk Management, spoke at the Risk Management Society “RIMS” Annual National Conference, the topic: Using the CEO Method: Communication, Education and Opportunity in Claim Handling and Litigation Defense.
In 2015 Sheryl Anderson provided an in-house presentation to an insurer client on 1st Party Claim Handling.
At the 2013 CDLA Annual Conference in Beaver Creek, Colorado, David Mayhan was a co-presenter on Technology in the Courtroom; and, Trial Success Stories: What Does (or Does Not) Work.
Wells, Anderson & Race, LLC attorneys will be presenting at the May 5, 2016, CLM Greater Denver Chapter Education Event. The program will examine the various types of claims made by Plaintiffs in personal injury and wrongful death cases and the various types of damages that may be claimed. The program will also focus on the role of damages experts in evaluating and responding to such claims.
On December 2, 2015, Wells, Anderson & Race attorneys presented on ethical issues implicated in waiver of the attorney-client privilege and work product doctrine to the Denver chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel.
David Mayhan is a chapter Editor for Chapter 23 TECHNOLOGY IN THE COURTROOM, COLORADO COURTROOM HANDBOOK FOR CIVIL TRIALS – 2014 Edition.
In 2015, the firm was once again a Bronze Sponsor of the Colorado Judicial Institute Judicial Excellence Dinner.
For over 15 years Wells, Anderson & Race, LLC has been a sponsor of the Annual CPCU All-Industry Day, held each year in November.
Wells, Anderson & Race, LLC is a contributor to the Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado’s 2015-2016 Campaign for Justice.
David Mayhan was selected as the Director of the 2016 CDLA Trial Academy.
Cathy Greer is the Chair of the Board of Trustees of Randolph College, her alma mater.