Ashley R. Larson

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Ashley R. Larson

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About Ashley

Ashley Larson represents corporate clients in matters of crisis management, premises liability, wrongful death, personal injury, transportation, products liability, insurance bad faith, and appellate work. Ashley regularly works with insurance carriers and self-insureds in the defense of matters ranging from pre-suit investigations through trial and any appeal.

Ashley has tried cases successfully in both state and federal court in Colorado. She has defended and pursued appeals before the Colorado Court of Appeals, the Colorado Supreme Court, and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.

  • Obtained summary judgment resulting in dismissal of all claims for retailer in a products liability case, later affirmed on appeal.
  • Drafted appellate briefing for insurer client dismissing a statutory delay/denial claim. The Colorado Court of Appeals affirmed a directed verdict for the insurer client dismissing the statutory delay/denial claim under C.R.S. § 10-3- 1115 finding that an offer of benefits by the insurer is not a “denial” and the evidence at trial did not support any delay.
  • Obtained judgment in favor of an insurance company in U.S. District Court, prevailing on plaintiff’s claims of breach of contract, and statutory and common law bad faith claims. The District Court held plaintiff forfeited his right to recover under the contract, after the jury found plaintiff failed to cooperate with the insurer.
  • Achieved multiple defense verdicts for retailers in premises liability cases.
  • Drafted appellate briefing resulting in reversal and remand for a new trial on all issues for insurer client.
  • Obtained summary judgment in U.S. District Court limiting damages recoverable under C.R.S. § 10-3- 1115/1116.
  • Achieved summary judgment for insurance company client on claims of common law bad faith and C.R.S. § 10-3- 1115/1116 based on claim preclusion.
  • Successfully defended against motions to add claims for exemplary damages against insurance company and retailer clients.
  • Authored summary judgment motions facilitating favorable settlement on behalf of insurance clients.
  • Obtained a directed verdict at trial dismissing statutory delay claim under C.R.S. § 10-3- 1115.
  • Obtained summary judgment enforcing exculpatory provisions of a recreational facility’s membership agreement, resulting in dismissal of action and an award of costs.
  • Obtained dismissal with prejudice of a premises liability action against a restaurant franchisor and awarded attorney’s fees and costs that was later affirmed on appeal.
  • B.S., The University of Texas at Austin
  • J.D., University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • Colorado
  • United States District Court, District of Colorado
  • United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Denver Bar Association
  • National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association
  • National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms
    • Past Emerging Leaders Initiative Co-Chair
    • Retail, Restaurant, Hospitality PAC Co-Chair
    • Trials PAC
    • Insurance PAC
  • Selected to the 2017-2023 Colorado Super Lawyers Rising Star Lists

  • Adamscheck v. Am. Family Mut. Ins. Co., 818 F.3d 576 (10th Cir. 2016)

  • Presentations
    • Hot Topics and Trends in Negligent Security Litigation
    • Premises Liability for Third-Party Crime
    • Litigation Strategies for Defending Against Traumatic Brain Injury Claims
    • Social Media Investigations.
    • June 2022, Swimming Pool Burn Claims and Litigated Cases
    • February 2019, NAMWOLF Business Meeting, Workplace Active Shooters: Lawyers Preparing For and Responding to the Unimaginable
    • February 2018, NAMWOLF Business Meeting, Networking: Dos and Don’ts – A Discussion Regarding Business Development, Trending Ethical Considerations, & Privacy Breach Part II

720-577-4665

4949 S. Syracuse Street, Suite 500

Denver, Colorado 80237

  • Obtained summary judgment resulting in dismissal of all claims for retailer in a products liability case, later affirmed on appeal.
  • Drafted appellate briefing for insurer client dismissing a statutory delay/denial claim. The Colorado Court of Appeals affirmed a directed verdict for the insurer client dismissing the statutory delay/denial claim under C.R.S. § 10-3- 1115 finding that an offer of benefits by the insurer is not a “denial” and the evidence at trial did not support any delay.
  • Obtained judgment in favor of an insurance company in U.S. District Court, prevailing on plaintiff’s claims of breach of contract, and statutory and common law bad faith claims. The District Court held plaintiff forfeited his right to recover under the contract, after the jury found plaintiff failed to cooperate with the insurer.
  • Achieved defense verdicts for retailer in premises liability cases.
  • Drafted appellate briefing resulting in reversal and remand for a new trial on all issues for insurer client.
  • Obtained summary judgment in U.S. District Court limiting damages recoverable under C.R.S. § 10-3- 1115/1116.
  • Achieved summary judgment for insurance company client on claims of common law bad faith and C.R.S. § 10-3- 1115/1116 based on claim preclusion.
  • Successfully defended against motions to add claims for exemplary damages against insurance company and retailer clients.
  • Authored summary judgment motions facilitating favorable settlement on behalf of insurance clients.
  • Obtained a directed verdict at trial dismissing statutory delay claim under C.R.S. § 10-3- 1115.
  • Obtained summary judgment enforcing exculpatory provisions of a recreational facility’s membership agreement, resulting in dismissal of action and an award of costs.
  • Obtained dismissal with prejudice of a premises liability action against a restaurant franchisor and awarded attorney’s fees and costs.
  • B.S., The University of Texas at Austin
  • J.D., University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • Colorado
  • United States District Court, District of Colorado
  • United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Texas Exes Rocky Mountain Chapter Past President
  • National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms
    • Emerging Leaders Initiative Co-Chair
    • Retail, Restaurant, Hospitality PAC
    • Trials PAC
    • Insurance PAC
  • Selected to the 2017-2021 Colorado Super Lawyers Rising Star Lists

  • Adamscheck v. Am. Family Mut. Ins. Co., 818 F.3d 576 (10th Cir. 2016)
  • Presentations
    • Hot Topics and Trends in Negligent Security Litigation
    • Premises Liability for Third-Party Crime
    • Litigation Strategies for Defending Against Traumatic Brain Injury Claims,
    • Social Media Investigations.
    • February 2019, NAMWOLF Business Meeting, Workplace Active Shooters: Lawyers Preparing For and Responding to the Unimaginable
    • February 2018, NAMWOLF Business Meeting, Networking: Dos and Don’ts – A Discussion Regarding Business Development, Trending Ethical Considerations, & Privacy Breach Part II

303.730.6204 Ext. 26

4949 S. Syracuse Street, Suite 500

Denver, Colorado 80237