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2024 Annual Conference - Santa Fe New Mexico - 08/01/2024 to 08/03/2024


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CLE Affidavit

CLE Affidavit

Heather A Salg

Messner Reeves

Heather A. Salg is a Partner in our Litigation Practice Group who has tried over 60 trials and arbitrations to verdict. She primarily defends insurance companies and their insureds, as well as large self-insurers in Federal Court and District Courts throughout Colorado. Her primary goal as an insurance defense trial attorney is to develop the relevant facts as quickly and economically as possible, provide an early and accurate assessment based on the facts and law, resolve matters as soon as they can be resolved, and zealously defend those cases if necessary, before a jury. Ms. Salg has been a presenting speaker in Colorado and nationally regarding the defense of bad faith claims. She has presented and written about evidentiary problems associated with the reasonable value of medical expenses (“billed v paid”), Premises Liability, and best claim handling practices. She has written articles for the Colorado Lawyer and Claims Management Magazine. She has been a faculty presenter for the ABOTA Masters in Trial Program, and she is a Continuing Legal Education speaker for the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, the Colorado Bar Association, the Denver Bar Association, and the National Business Institute. In 2013 Ms. Salg was invited to be a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), an organization with a primary mission of preserving the constitutional vision of equal justice for all Americans and our civil justice system. ABOTA is an invitation-only organization consisting of lawyers who have tried a minimum of 20 civil jury trials to conclusion. Ms. Salg has been AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell since 2009. She was named as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2012 and has been named a Super Lawyer annually since 2014. She has been repeatedly listed as a Top Lawyer by 5280 Magazine, named to the Super Lawyers’ lists of Top 50 Women attorneys in Colorado, and the Colorado Super Lawyers Top 100 list of Colorado attorneys. Ms. Salg is an active member of the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association (“CDLA”). She has repeatedly chaired professional events that are co-sponsored by the Colorado Defense Lawyer’s Association and the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association at Mock Trial events for the Colorado Bar Association and Denver University Law School. She is also an active part of the community judging events for DECA, Speech and Debate.

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