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Daniel J. DeLay


P. 303.244.1985 | F. 303.244.1879


Daniel DeLay defends health care professionals and organizations in complex medical malpractice disputes in jurisdictions throughout the country. He is a valuable advocate for his clients and has experience handling a wide range of courtroom activities, including voir dire, direct examination of experts and fact witnesses, and cross-examinations. Daniel also has served as second chair in two trials and one arbitration.

Daniel previously handled healthcare professional liability matters, along with employment and commercial litigation, as an associate in a national law firm’s Denver office. He also brings to his client representation invaluable skills, experience, and perspectives gained from having been a founder and principal of a business providing legal-related and other consulting services, and an Investigator for the Office of the Colorado State Public Defender. 


  • Served as second chair in successfully defending a dentist at a jury trial in a $1 million failure to diagnose cancer case in El Paso County, Colorado.
  • Served as second chair in successfully defending an oral surgeon at a jury trial in El Paso County, Colorado, involving a third-molar extraction resulting in infection in which $800,000 in damages were sought.
  • Served as second chair in an arbitration defending a Fortune 500 client in a Fair Labor Standards Act claim in Kansas City, Kansas.

Other Experience

Messner Reeves, LLP

Legal Memberships, Activities, and Honors

Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
Colorado Hispanic Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
The Best Lawyers in America
     Ones to Watch: Commercial Litigation, 2023-2024 
     Ones to Watch: Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants,  2023-2024

Personal Interests

Snowboarding, traveling, and rooting for the Denver Nuggets

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