Theresa Wardon
Practice Areas
Industries
Representative Clients
  • Ford Motor Company - National Trial Counsel
  • Michelin North America, Inc. - National Trial & Resolution Counsel
  • USAA
  • Whirlpool - National Trial Counsel

Theresa Wardon
 

Theresa Wardon represents leading companies in complex commercial, class action, and product liability matters nationwide. In particular, she defends product manufacturers in personal injury and consumer class action lawsuits.

Theresa recently helped win defense verdicts for Michelin in Arizona and Florida jury trials with over $100 million at stake. During the same time, she won “exceptional remedy” for Ford from the Colorado Supreme Court. In 2014, Theresa helped win a defense verdict for Whirlpool in a $66 million certified class action jury trial in Ohio.

In 2017, the American Bar Association named Theresa one of the top 40 young lawyers in America in its annual "On the Rise" list. Additionally, Theresa represents asylum seekers, pro bono, fleeing extreme violence in their home countries. She serves on the governing board of The Gathering Place, Denver’s only daytime shelter for women, children, and transgender individuals experiencing poverty. Before joining WTO, Theresa clerked for The Honorable Neil M. Gorsuch, then of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

Legal Memberships, Activities, and Honors

American Bar Association's "On the Rise" 2017
Denver Business Journal
    40 Under 40, 2016
Colorado Rising Stars
    
Civil Litigation Defense, 2012-2017
Law Week Colorado
    Top Litigators, 2016 
    Up-and-Coming Lawyers, 2012
Benchmark Litigation 
    ​​​​​​​Under 40 Hotlist, 2017
Judge William E. Doyle American Inn of Court
Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell Recruiting Committee 
    Member

Community Memberships, Activities, and Honors

The Gathering Place
    Board of Directors, 2012-present
Law School . . . Yes We Can
    Mentor

Personal Interests

Running, hiking, skiing, dance, and international travel


Theresa Wardon represents clients such as Ford, Michelin, and Whirlpool in high-stakes product liability and class action litigation, trials, and appeals nationwide.

In 2017, the American Bar Association named Theresa one of the top 40 young lawyers in America in its annual "On the Rise" list.

Representative Cases
Representative Clients
  • Ford Motor Company - National Trial Counsel
  • Michelin North America, Inc. - National Trial & Resolution Counsel
  • USAA
  • Whirlpool - National Trial Counsel
Bar and Court Admissions
  • Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Legal Memberships, Activities, and Honors

American Bar Association's "On the Rise" 2017
Denver Business Journal
    40 Under 40, 2016
Colorado Rising Stars
    
Civil Litigation Defense, 2012-2017
Law Week Colorado
    Top Litigators, 2016 
    Up-and-Coming Lawyers, 2012
Benchmark Litigation 
    ​​​​​​​Under 40 Hotlist, 2017
Judge William E. Doyle American Inn of Court
Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell Recruiting Committee 
    Member

Government Service

Law Clerk to The Honorable Neil M. Gorsuch, United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

Community Memberships, Activities, and Honors

The Gathering Place
    Board of Directors, 2012-present
Law School . . . Yes We Can
    Mentor

Personal Interests

Running, hiking, skiing, dance, and international travel

Education
  • Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., 2008, magna cum laude
    Order of the Coif
    Northwestern University Law Review, Senior Articles Editor
  • Boston College, B.A., 2003, History, summa cum laude, with distinction of Scholar of the College
    Phi Beta Kappa
Government Service

Law Clerk to The Honorable Neil M. Gorsuch, United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

Bar and Court Admissions
  • Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit