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Carrie M. Hobbs

Associate

P. 303.244.1912 | F. 303.244.1879

Biography

Carrie Hobbs represents sophisticated clients at all stages of litigation, from pre-suit settlement negotiations to appeals. She has played an active role in a range of complex matters, including those involving bad faith insurance litigation, intellectual property, financial services, class actions, contract disputes, and consumer protection claims.

In addition, Carrie has represented several pro bono clients—including domestic violence survivors and asylum seekers—through all stages of litigation. Prior to joining WTO, Carrie was a Law Clerk in the U.S. District Court of the Western District of Washington as well as a litigation associate in the Seattle office of a large international law firm.

Cases

  • Lobato v. Travelers, No. 18-cv-00504-REB-MEH (D. Colo. 2019) - Secured a "walk away" dismissal of a multimillion-dollar underinsured-motorist lawsuit for bad faith and punitive damages. One month before trial, the plaintiffs agreed to drop the lawsuit, and the client paid nothing.
  • Represented a media company in a national employment class action arising out of independent contractor claims.
  • Won early dismissal on an issue of first impression in Colorado courts, with the court finding that a homeowner did not have standing based on the language of the policy to sue under a lender-placed policy.
  • Successfully represented a domestic violence survivor in a three-week bench trial, resulting in a very favorable outcome that protected our client and her child.
  • Represented a minor league baseball team in breach of contract claim arising out of sale of team and negotiated favorable settlement of all claims.
  • Assisted several international companies in investigations involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the False Claims Act.
  • Defended officers and directors of federally insured bank in action involving breach of fiduciary claims brought by the FDIC.
  • Successfully drafted and argued a motion to dismiss in federal court on behalf of one of the largest mortgage lenders in the country.
  • Successfully protected a human resources company from public disclosure of confidential and proprietary information to competitors in response to a public records request.

Other Experience

Perkins Coie, Associate
Seattle University School of Law, Research Assistant for Professor
     Deborah Ahrens
United States District Court, Western District of Washington,
     Judicial Extern

Legal Memberships, Activities, and Honors

Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
    Fellow, 2020
Super Lawyers
    Colorado Rising Star, 2020     
    Washington Rising Star, 2016
Colorado Women’s Bar Association
William L. Dwyer American Inn of Courts, 2011-2017
      Pupilage Co-Leader, 2016-2017
Coalition Ending Gender-Based Violence, Board Member, 2015-2016
Volunteer Attorney, Domestic Violence Impact Project, 2012-2016
Global Law Brigades: Legal training trip to Panama, 2010

Personal Interests

Exploring the world with her family and attending music festivals