Theresa Wardon
 

Theresa Wardon represents clients in complex commercial, class action, and product liability matters before federal and state courts nationwide. She focuses on defense of product manufacturers in personal injury and consumer class action lawsuits.

In 2015, Theresa joined the trial team that won a defense verdict for Michelin in a $20 million product liability trial in Arizona. Just prior to that, Theresa briefed and argued a winning appeal for Ford before the Colorado Court of Appeals, leading to a course correction in Colorado law involving jury instructions in product defect trials. In 2014, she participated on the trial team that won a defense verdict for Whirlpool in a $66 million federal certified class action jury trial in Ohio.

Additionally, Theresa has dedicated pro bono legal representation to immigrants facing unjust prosecution by the U.S. government. She sits on the governing board of The Gathering Place, Denver’s only daytime shelter for women, children, and transgender individuals experiencing poverty. Before joining the firm, Theresa served as law clerk to The Honorable Neil M. Gorsuch of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

Legal Memberships, Activities, and Honors

Denver Business Journal
    40 Under 40, 2016
Colorado Rising Stars
    
Civil Litigation Defense, 2012-2016
Law Week Colorado
    Top Litigators, 2016 
    Up-and-Coming Lawyers, 2012
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

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.

Representative Cases
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

Denver Business Journal
    40 Under 40, 2016
Colorado Rising Stars
    
Civil Litigation Defense, 2012-2016
Law Week Colorado
    Top Litigators, 2016 
    Up-and-Coming Lawyers, 2012
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

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