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

Theresa has gained considerable experience taking and defending depositions, briefing and arguing pre-trial motions, and cross-examining witnesses at trial. She recently won a product liability appeal for Ford in the Colorado Court of appeals, and last year 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.

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. While in law school, she worked in Northwestern's Supreme Court Clinic and participated in Northwestern's Children and Family Justice Center, where she successfully represented a child facing deportation before an immigration court. 

Legal Memberships, Activities, and Honors

Colorado Rising Stars
    
Civil Litigation Defense, 2012-2015
Law Week Colorado's Up-and-Coming Lawyers
    Selected, 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, cooking, and international travel


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

Colorado Rising Stars
    
Civil Litigation Defense, 2012-2015
Law Week Colorado's Up-and-Coming Lawyers
    Selected, 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, cooking, 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