Our Firm

Our mission is to help you heal: physically, emotionally and financially.

Our Firm

In an ideal world, insurance companies would deliver on all the promises they make in the commercials. In reality, they bully people with legitimate claims because they care only about profit – not people. 

We started this firm to hold insurance companies accountable and turn the tide. Hopefully, one day these insurance companies will keep their promises. Until then, we’ll be here – ready and willing to stand up for people in courtrooms across the country.

SHAWN OWEN

Trial Lawyer

AMANDA FRANCIS

Trial Lawyer

Practice Areas

Catastrophic Personal Injury

These are life changing injuries. If you suffer severe injuries to your spine, brain, or skull, if you have severe burns, an amputation or loss of use of part of your body, then your life has been irreversibly changed. 

Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death claims arise when someone’s negligence, recklessness or indifference costs another person his or her life. Money can’t bring back our loved ones, but money is how we can hold people responsible for what they take from us.

Legal Malpractice

Lawyers are supposed to help clients in need. When lawyers mess up or cheat clients, we are here to hold them accountable.

Civil Rights

We fight for the civil rights of individuals who have been wronged by governmental and institutional abuses of power. 

Insurance Bad Faith

When an insurance company unreasonably denies a claim, fails to properly investigate a claim, or unreasonably delays payment of a claim, we hold them accountable.

Daycare Abuse

Parents trust daycares to safeguard their children. When daycares abuse children, we give those children a voice and hold the abusers accountable.

About Amanda

Amanda is not only a dedicated advocate, she also teaches lawyers throughout the country how to better represent people in need. She is a frequent speaker and teacher at educational seminars for the American Association of Justice, the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, and the Women’s Trial Lawyer Network.

Amanda was born in Chicago. She moved to Wisconsin when she was 7 years old. She attended the University of Wisconsin. She returned to Chicago for law school and moved to Denver to practice law and enjoy life. Amanda is licensed to practice law in Colorado.

AWARDS

 

Rated by Super Lawyers (R) Rising Stars Sean Dormer SuperLawyers.comAmanda is recognized by The National Brain Injury Trial Lawyers Association. The The National Brain Injury Trial Lawyers Association – Top 25 is an invitation-only professional organization composed of and limited to the Top 25 attorneys from each state or region who serve individuals and families who need attorneys to represent them in the American legal system regarding brain injury claims. Members of The National Brain Injury Trial Lawyers Association – Top 25 exemplify superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence and performance in their area of specialty.

Rated by Super Lawyers (R) Rising Stars Sean Dormer SuperLawyers.comAmanda is recognized by The National Trial Lawyers’ specialty association: The Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association – Top 25. This is an invitation-only professional organization composed of and limited to the Top 25 attorneys from each state or region who serve individuals and families who need attorneys to represent them in the American legal system regarding Motor Vehicle claims. Members of the Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association – Top 25 exemplify superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence and performance in their area of specialty.

Rated by Super Lawyers (R) Rising Stars Sean Dormer SuperLawyers.comAmanda is a graduate of Trail Lawyer’s College. The Trial Lawyers College is committed to training a new breed of lawyer — a warrior who has the courage to become a real person first, and who then has the heart to fight for justice in their own passionate voice. Founder and Chairman of the Board, Gerry Spence, now in his 80s, is still committed to attending every course and event that he can to share his knowledge and help you become a better trial lawyer.

National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40 memberAmanda is also recognized as one of The National Trial Lawyers’ Top 40 Under 40 for Personal Injury. Membership is by invitation only and is extended to the most qualified attorneys from each state who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, influence, reputation, stature and public profile. It’s mission is to promote progressive ideas to pursue justice for those injured by the negligence of others, to educate the public about the importance of access to courts that are free of bias and undue influence, and to protect the right of trial by jury.

Avvo Auperb Denver Personal Injury AttorneyThe Avvo Rating is an evaluation of a lawyer’s background based on information collected from public sources like state bar associations, regulatory agencies, court records, and lawyer websites. Peer endorsements from other lawyers are also considered.

The Wiedemann & Wyscoki Award – 2017. The American Association for Justice conferred the Wiedemann & Wyscoki Award to Amanda in July 2017. The Wiedemann & Wysocki Award recognizes AAJ members who have made outstanding efforts to support AAJ PAC and advance AAJ’s political priorities. The award is named in honor of Fritz Wiedemann and James Anthony Wysocki, two New Orleans-based attorneys and active AAJ members who were traveling on assignment for AAJ PAC when they died in a tragic plane crash. This award recognizes members who have carried on the legacy of Fritz Wiedemann and James Wysocki, who were passionately committed to AAJ PAC and the principles of the civil justice system.

Dean’s Certificate of Pro Bono Service – DePaul University College of Law – 2012

 

Associations
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Women Trial Lawyers Network – Co-Chair – 2019
  • National Trial Lawyers – Member – Top 40 Under 40 – 2018-present
  • Colorado Bar Association – Litigation Section Council Member – 2017-present
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association – Board Member – 2015-present
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association – Member – 2014-present
  • American Association for Justice – Member – 2012-present
  • Trial Lawyers College – Graduate – 2018
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, New Lawyers Committee – Co-chair – 2016-2018
  • American Association for Justice -Student Trial Advocacy Competition – Regional Coordinator – 2017
Publications
  • “Women & Trial” – Colorado Trial Lawyer Association publication (CTLA) – Trial Talk – 2019
  • “Deposition Prep: Advice for New Lawyers” – American Association for Justice – Trial Magazine – 2017
Speaking Engagements
  • “Quitting My Firm Job and Starting My Own Business” – Webinar – 2019
  • “Confidence 101” – Leadership Summit – 2019
  • “Negotiation Strategy” – Colorado Trial Lawyers Annual Convention – 2018
  • “Rules of the Road” – American Association of Justice’s Deposition College – 2017
  • “Deposing the Difficult Witness” – American Association of Justice’s Deposition College – 2016
  • “How to Win the Impossible Case” – Colorado Trial Lawyers Association’s Blockbuster – 2014
Education
  • Juris Doctor, Cum Laude – DePaul University College of Law
  • Bachelor of Arts – University of Wisconsin, Madison
10.0Amanda C. Francis National Brain Injury Trial Lawyers Association: Top 25   Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association

About Shawn

Shawn’s life has been touched by significant trauma, and he understands all too well how others’ choices can change our lives. Shawn’s understanding and profound capacity for empathy make him a particularly skilled advocate. 

Shawn is licensed to practice law in Colorado and Georgia.

AWARDS

 

Million Dollar Advocates Forum MemberShawn is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Established in 1993, this is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States.

It’s primary purpose is to recognize the skills, experience and accomplishments of trial lawyers who have won large and complex cases. Its members have won million dollar cases on behalf of their clients.

Rated by Super Lawyers (R) Rising Stars Sean Dormer SuperLawyers.comShawn is a graduate of Trail Lawyer’s College. The Trial Lawyers College is committed to training a new breed of lawyer — a warrior who has the courage to become a real person first, and who then has the heart to fight for justice in their own passionate voice. Founder and Chairman of the Board, Gerry Spence, now in his 80s, is still committed to attending every course and event that he can to share his knowledge and help you become a better trial lawyer.

National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40 memberShawn is also recognized as one of The National Trial Lawyers’ Top 40 Under 40 for Personal Injury. Membership is by invitation only and is extended to the most qualified attorneys from each state who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, influence, reputation, stature and public profile. It’s mission is to promote progressive ideas to pursue justice for those injured by the negligence of others, to educate the public about the importance of access to courts that are free of bias and undue influence, and to protect the right of trial by jury.

Avvo Auperb Denver Personal Injury AttorneyThe Avvo Rating is an evaluation of a lawyer’s background based on information collected from public sources like state bar associations, regulatory agencies, court records, and lawyer websites. Peer endorsements from other lawyers are also considered.

 

Associations
  • Trial Lawyers College – Graduate – 2018
  • American Association for Justice – Member – 2012-present
  • American Bar Association – Member – 2012-present
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association – Board Member – 2016-present
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association – Member – 2012-present
  • Colorado Bar Foundation – Member – 2018-present
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association – Member – 2019
Publications
  • “Case Update: Federal Employees Health Benefits Act of 1959” – Verdict – The Journal of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association – 2017
Education
  • Juris Doctor – Georgia State University College of Law – 2012
  • Bachelor of Arts – University of Georgia – 2009
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