Messner Reeves had a busy week at the end of January.
Although the cases were spread across the firm’s nine offices, the Denver-based law firm of 100 attorneys saw six defense wins and one arbitration within the first month of 2019. Four of those wins came between Jan. 30 and Feb. 1.
For national litigation practice group head Bruce Montoya, the slate was busy but not necessarily unheard of. He said the firm typically sees many trials throughout the year. He did add, however, that it was an aberration to have six in one month, even across multiple offices.
Just one of those cases was in Colorado. Firm partner Doug Wolanske and associate Elizabeth Salinas-Van Orman on Jan. 31 received a defense verdict in a medical malpractice case for a general surgeon in Colorado Springs.