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Time and again, the nation's leading insurance companies hire Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell to defend first- and third-party claims that represent significant litigation priorities. From defending major class actions that involve an entire industry to defeating bad faith lawsuits that would set dangerous precedents nationwide, WTO lawyers have the experience, knowledge, and client-comes-first service philosophy to lighten the pressures facing adjusters and in-house attorneys. 

WTO lawyers have extensive trial and appellate experience representing national commercial insurers and their insureds in high-stakes and high-profile disputes in federal and state courts and state supreme courts. For example, in 2016, Law360 named Travelers v. Stresscon, which WTO won for Travelers in the Colorado Supreme Court, one of the top five insurance cases of the year

Class Actions
WTO is home to one of the premier class action defense practices in the nation. Six WTO attorneys have tried seven certified class action trials to juries, obtaining defense verdicts and favorable mid-trial settlements. Our teams have defeated certification and obtained dismissals of class action matters more than 175 times, and we have litigated class actions in 33 states. Insurers such as Allstate, AXIS, Farmers, and USAA have turned to WTO for the defense of class action litigation and trials. 



Carolyn J. Fairless
Co-Managing Partner
P. 303.244.1852
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Christina L. Gualtieri
Staff Counsel - Colorado practice temporarily authorized pending admission under C.R.C.P. 205.6
P. 303.244.1952
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Robert G. Mason
Trial Support Manager
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Jacob A. Rey
P. 303.244.1877
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William P. Sowers
Associate – Colorado practice temporarily authorized pending admission under C.R.C.P. 205.6
P. 303.244.1941
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John R. (Jack) Trigg
Counsel Emeritus
P. 303.244.1860
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