About Us

The Colorado Trial Lawyers Association is the largest specialty bar association in Colorado.  With members (remove) more than 1,300 members across the state practicing a broad spectrum of civil law, we are united by the shared vision that everyone deserves justice and that no one is above the law.

Since 1953, CTLA has worked to ensure that our members have the best resources and strategies to advocate for their clients from the courtroom to the Capitol.

  • Our listserve and networking opportunities provide members with access to the full power of our members’ collective wisdom and experience.
  • Our robust advocacy and political programs build legislative and electoral coalitions, educate lawmakers on issues, and expands our public relations efforts.
  • Our continuing legal education seminars are tailored to civil plaintiffs’ attorneys and keep pace with the ever-changing legal environment.

For decades, big insurance, negligent corporations and government agencies have sought to rig our civil justice system to help big corporations and insurance companies avoid responsibility. CTLA members work tirelessly to ensure that wrongdoers are held accountable and injured Coloradans have access to a fair civil justice system.

Each year, through the Case of the Year Award, CTLA acknowledges the positive impact that a single case can have on correcting injustices, advancing fairness under the law, changing attitudes, or providing economic incentives to protect public safety.  This year, the award-winning case involved a mother and daughter who developed toxic brain injuries from living above an illegal meth lab. Their apartment complex negligently dismissed their complaints for years. 

 Learn more about the case and how the trial attorneys found justice for these victims by watching the video below.

Our Mission

To protect and advance individual rights and to advance trial advocacy skills, high ethical standards and professionalism in the ongoing effort to preserve and improve the American system of jurisprudence.

LEADERSHIP

2023 – 2024 Officers

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Thomas Neville

President

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Kari Jones Dulin

President-Elect

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Sam Cannon

Vice President

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Jason Wesoky

Secretary

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Megan Matthews

Treasurer

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Jason Jordan

Immediate Past-President

Executive Committee

  • Thomas Neville, President
  • Kari Jones Dulin, President-elect
  • Sam Cannon, Vice President
  • Jason Wesoky, Secretary
  • Megan Matthews, Treasurer
  • Jason Jordan, Immediate Past President
  • Alana Anzalone
  • R. Mack Babcock
  • J. Kyle Bachus
  • Nelson Boyle
  • Amanda Francis Owen
  • Natacha Gutierrez
  • Michael Kane
  • Spencer Kontnik 
  • Ben Lebsack
  • Bradley Levin
  • Daniel Lipman
  • Michael Mihm
  • Susan Minamizono
  • Michael Nimmo
  • Ross Pulkrabek
  • Nicole Quintana
  • Will Coyne, non-voting member
  • Adam Eichberg, non-voting member
  • Aly Schmidt, non-voting member
  • Nick Jurjovec, non-voting member
  • Julie Whitacre, non-voting member

Board

TERM EXPIRING IN 2023

  • Mack Babcock
  • William Babich
  • Kyle Bachus
  • Karen Blau
  • Nelson Boyle
  • Timms Fowler
  • Amanda Francis
  • Gregory Gold
  • Molly Greenblatt
  • Spencer Kontnik
  • Ed Lomena
  • J.C. (Pit) Martin 
  • Sarah McEahern
  • Jennifer Milne 
  • Susan Minamizono
  • Claire Poundstone
  • Haley Rank
  • Siddhartha Rathod
  • Adam Smith
  • Julia Thompson
  • Stephanie Tucker
  • Lauren Varner
  • Steve Wahlberg

TERM EXPIRING IN 2024

  • Alana Anzalone
  • Dustin Bergman
  • Jacob Burg
  • Kevin Cheney
  • Anne Dieruf
  • Keith Fuicelli
  • Melissa Hailey
  • Marc Harden
  • Ben Lebsack
  • Robyn Levin
  • Alessandra Morales
  • Kaitlin Nares
  • Mari Newman
  • Jennifer O’Connell
  • Lorraine Parker
  • Allison Pritchard
  • James Puga
  • Nicole Quintana
  • Amy Rogers
  • Tom Tomazin
  • Zach Warzel
  • David Woodruff
  • Kurt Zaner

AAJ

  • AAJ Board of Governors:

  • AAJ State Delegates:

  • AAJ Revitalization Governor:

  • Jim Leventhal (elected by members)

  • Kari Jones Dulin

  • Sarah McEahern

  • Dan Lipman (elected by members)

  • Thomas Neville

  • AAJ Minority Caucus Delegate:

  • Kurt Zaner (appointed by AAJ)
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  • Michael Nimmo