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Kayla L. Scroggins-Uptigrove


P. 303.244.8012 | F. 303.244.1879


Kayla Scroggins-Uptigrove represents sophisticated clients in complex commercial disputes, with an emphasis on defense of insurance bad faith claims at the trial and appellate levels. She has appeared in trial and gained significant experience examining expert and fact witnesses, including cross examination of a party-opponent. Kayla has also drafted winning motions in high-stakes cases, argued extensive motions hearings, and taken key depositions resulting in “walk away” settlements.

Kayla earned her law degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Order of the Coif and Order of St. Ives. She earned the Scholastic Excellence Award in Trial Practice: Voir Dire and was a recipient of the Provost’s Scholarship. 

During law school, Kayla served as a law clerk in the 20th Judicial District Attorney’s Office in Boulder, Colorado, during which time she first-chaired one jury trial and one bench trial, and second-chaired three jury trials. Kayla also successfully argued numerous motions in various hearings.


Publications & Speaking Engagements


  • "Insurer Prejudice and Consent to Settle post-Stresscon," presented at the Colorado Bar Association's Hot Topics in Commercial General Liability Insurance Coverage (October 27, 2016).



Legal Memberships, Activities, and Honors

The Best Lawyers in America
Ones to Watch - Commercial Litigation, 2021
Colorado Rising Stars
    Insurance Coverage, 2020

Personal Interests

Fantasy football, snowboarding and golf.