puede representar a clientes en el tribunal de justicia en Colorado y Nuevo Mexico dentro de las siguentes áreas de lesiones personales: Accidentes Automovilísticos de cualquier tipo. Su estatus migratorio no impide que usted pueda reclamar una compensación financiera en caso de que se le hayan infligido lesiones debido a un acto negligente.
Martinez Law Colorado, LLC is a bilingual personal injury law firm that represents clients throughout the states of Colorado and New Mexico for injuries resulting from another person's negligence. We also handle appeals, trial consulting, co-counseling for trial, and local counsel work in Colorado courts. Please contact Anna for pricing on these specific matters.
Anna N. Martinez, was born and raised in Colorado, with roots in the San Luis Valley. Anna is a bilingual trial lawyer who is passionate about navigating her clients from the inception of a claim to a verdict, if necessary. She is a Co-Founder of Abogadas Colorado, a free directory of Spanish speaking lawyers and mediators:
Anna earned her B.A. from Columbia University in the City of New York (2002), and thereafter her J.D. from the University of New Mexico School of Law with a Certificate in Federal Indian Law (2005). Anna is licensed to practice before the state and federal courts of Colorado and New Mexico.
After graduating from law school, Anna clerked for the late Honorable Chief Justice Mary Mullarkey of the Colorado Supreme Court. She then worked at a boutique law firm, Ogborn Mihm, where she became a partner. After a decade of practicing in the fields of business torts, legal malpractice, and personal injury, Anna became a part of Franklin D. Azar & Associates, P.C., in 2016, where she specialized in personal injury law, and insurance bad faith.
Throughout her career, Anna has tried several cases before a jury to verdict, and has litigated her own appeals. She has obtained millions of dollars in compensation for her clients.
Anna has also published for CLE in Colorado publications entitled “Lawyers’ Professional Liability in Colorado: Preventing Legal Malpractice and Disciplinary Actions,” and “Colorado Courtroom Handbook.” She has also published legal articles in Trial Talk, the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association’s monthly publication; the Denver University Online Law Review; and, the Colorado Bar Association’s magazine, The Colorado Lawyer.
Colorado Supreme Court - Board of Law Examiners (2018 - Present) The Law Committee is composed of 11 volunteer attorney members. It reviews and approves the standards that must be met to pass the written examination.
Federal Magistrate Judge Selection Panel (2013-2016) Appointed to the Merit Selection Panel by Orders of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado to review the service of incumbent Magistrate Judges Hegarty (June 26, 2013), Watanabe (September 9, 2014), Mix (December 19, 2014), Tafoya (May 18, 2015), Schafer (August 2016) and to consider applications for the position of United States Magistrate Judge upon the retirement of Magistrate Judge Boland (June 9, 2014).
Faculty of Federal Advocates, Board Member (2020 - Present)
Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (Member since 2009)
Colorado Hispanic Bar Association
Publications, Amicus Briefs, and Published Decisions & Verdicts
"Five of the Greatest: Joseph Henry Stuart (1851-1910)," Vol. 45, The Colorado Lawyer, pp 51-53 Jul 2016
A profile of one of Colorado's first African American legislators and lawyers who was educated during the era of Reconstruction in the South, and who helped reform Colorado's Civil Rights Act.
"Six of the Greatest: George G. Ross, Esq. (1879-1964)," Vol. 44, The Colorado Lawyer, 55-62 July 1, 2015
Six of the Greatest, Outstanding Lawyers in Colorado History, is an annual publication from The Colorado Lawyer that honors a deceased attorney who has made a significant contribution to Colorado's legal community and jurisprudence. I profile George Gallious Ross, Esq., one of Colorado's earliest African American lawyers admitted to the bar, and his legacy as an advocate for civil rights in the arenas of school segregation, housing, public accommodations, and the right to marry regardless of race.
"Striking Jurors Based on Sexual Orientation is Discriminatory," 91 Denv. U. L. Rev. Online 71 (2014) April 11, 2014
Exploring a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision that held, for the first time, that the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution prohibits a litigant from exercising peremptory strikes based on sexual orientation.
Lawyers Professional Liability in Colorado: Preventing Legal Malpractice and Disciplinary Actions, (CLE in Colorado, Inc.), Managing Editor: Michael T. Mihm, 2016-2018 Editions
Supplemental author of following chapters in treatise on preventing legal malpractice and disciplinary actions in Colorado:
Chapter 21, Professional and Ethical Responsibilities When Departing a Law Practice
Lawyer's Professional Liability in Colorado, (CLE in Colorado, Inc.), Managing Editor: Michael T. Mihm, Jan 2015
Supplemental author of following chapters in treatise on preventing legal malpractice and disciplinary actions in Colorado:
Chapter 28, Common Law Legal Malpractice Claims by Clients
Chapter 30, Liability to Third Parties
Chapter 32, Defenses to Legal Malpractice Claims
Colorado Courtroom Handbook for Civil Trials, (CLE in Colorado, Inc.) Managing Editor: Lorraine E. Parker, 2022, 2014
Supplemental author of the following chapters of Colorado's legal treatise on trial practice in Colorado:
Chapter 19, Jury Instructions
Chapter 20, Jury Deliberations
Latin for "friend of the court," an amicus curiae is a person or group who is not a party to the lawsuit , but nonetheless has a strong interest in the case. Such persons or groups will often petition the court for permission to submit a legal brief in the case with the intent of influencing the court's decision on whether to accept a particular case for review on appeal, or to explain how the reviewing court's decision may affect public policy. Such legal briefs are called "amicus briefs."
Kilmer Lane & Newman LLP, Towards Justice, Mari Newman v. BKP Inc,, Ella Bliss Beauty Bar LLC, et al., 2021 SC 930
Co-authored Amicus Curiae brief on behalf of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association regarding the nature and extent of the litigation privilege, the First Amendment, and the limitation of defamation actions as a defense strategy to disqualify counsel.
Authored Amicus Curiae brief on behalf of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association regarding contingency fees when a client terminates services with one law firm before the contingency occurs, and hires new counsel who finishes the case.
Co-authored the Amicus Curiae brief on behalf of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association to explain the policy implications of a decision regulating “contingent debt” transactions, the function of legal finance for injured clients who are generally low-income or uninsured, and the role of attorney in those transactions.
Co-authored Amicus Curiae brief on behalf of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association where family of a minor child sued a hospital for its alleged failure to comply with policies and procedures to protect children at high risk for suicide while in a psychiatric unit. The Colorado Supreme Court ultimately held that the hospital assumed an affirmative duty to protect the minor child from self-harm, and so the patient could not be found comparatively negligent for attempting suicide.
Published Decisions and Verdicts
Visible Voices, Inc. v. Industrial Claim Appeals Office, Colorado Court of Appeals.
Appeal from the ICAO wherein a sole proprietor who owns a court reporting business was wrongfully assessed unemployment taxes because she maintained a list of independent contractors that occasionally performed jobs that she was unable to do herself. The Court of Appeals reversed the ICAO's decision imposing said taxes.
Daniel J. Bowen v. Adams County Court, Colorado Court of Appeals (not published pursuant to C.A.R. 35(f)).
Successful appeal from the County Court wherein the underlying case was dismissed for violation of Mr. Bowen’s right to a speedy trial. Audio of the Court of Appeals oral argument can be found here.
Arnulfa Rodriguez Flores v. Michael Alexander et al., Denver District Court.
Ms. Rodriguez Flores was a motorist who was struck at an intersection after two other vehicles collided; she suffered injuries to her neck and low back. The case was tried before a jury who found in her favor. The final order of judgment in Plaintiff’s favor totaled $26,687.14.
Marcus Fear v. Geico Casualty Company, Denver District Court.
Mr. Fear brought suit against his insurer for its alleged unreasonably withholding of his underinsured motorist benefits (UIM) pursuant to C.R.S. §10-3-1115, 1116. A trial to the court was held, and the verdict was in Plaintiff's favor for his contract damages, plus two-times the covered benefit and his attorney's fees and costs. The order of judgment in Mr. Fear's favor totaled $61,367.67. The case is now pending appeal.
Ernesto Martinez II v. USAA General Indemnity Company, Denver District Court.
Mr. Martinez brought claims against his uninsured motorist carrier, USAA, for its alleged breach of contract and unreasonable delay of his uninsured motorist and medical payment benefits after he suffered a severe injury to his foot in a hit-and-run. A jury returned a verdict in his favor, and the Court entered a final judgment totaling $166,997.55.
Derek Stringer v. Eli Daniel, Weld County District Court.
Mr. Stringer was struck by an alleged drunk driver as he was hauling hazardous materials to an oil well site. In the course of pulling his semi off the road to avoid a collision, he was exposed to a rare fungus as he inhaled dirt running away from his tanker truck. The fungus caused pneumonia and necrosis of the lung. The jury returned a Plaintiff’s verdict for $540,000.00.
Protecting Your Rights
Protegiendo sus Derechos
We will help you understand your rights and get the compensation you deserve.
Le ayudamos a entender sus derechos y obtener la compensación que merece.
Help in Your Language
Ayuda en su Idioma
Attorney Anna Martinez is bilingual to serve you and our community better.
Abogada Martínez habla
español para que podemos servirle mejor a usted y a nuestra comunidad Latina.
There is no charge for a consultation. Schedule yours today via call, email or text message.
Nunca le cobraremos por revisar su caso. Programe una consulta gratis hoy mismo por llamada, texto, o corréo électronico.
Our mission is to provide holistic, high quality legal representation to address your needs after an injury or other life-altering event.
Abogada Martínez strives to support other women-owned, and Latina owned businesses in Colorado through co-counseling relationships, and promoting patronage of these entities through the Abogadas Colorado network.
Automobile Collisions * Accidentes Automovilísticos
An auto collision can change your life when you least expect it.
Martinez Law Colorado will guide you through the legal process after an accident. We will take the time to explain what to expect, your rights and options with regard to getting your car fixed and seeking medical care; gather and preserve the evidence in your case; negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf; and fight for the justice you are owed.
Steps to Take After a Car Accident
If you are involved in car accident, you should:
Seek medical attention immediately for your injuries.
Contact the police.
Collect evidence at the scene, if possible, such as photos of the vehicles, and insurance information.
Contact an attorney.
Don’t speak to the insurance company, make a recorded statement or declaration, or sign any documents without consulting with an attorney.
In 2021, the Colorado Department of Transportation reported 620 auto-related fatalities. A 2021 AAA research report shows that pedestrian traffic deaths in Colorado have increased 89% since 2009. In Denver alone, pedestrians are approximately 30 times more likely to die in a crash, and bicyclists are 6.5 times more likely to die in a crash (Denver Vision Zero Action Plan (2017)). If your loved one was killed in a collision, we are here to help you understand what happened, and what compensation may be recovered.
Injuries incurred while a passenger in Uber or Lyft
While rideshare apps are convenient and essential modes of transportation for many, they may result in injury or fatality. While these applications require drivers to maintain certain minimums of insurance coverage, the policy limits will vary depending on whether you are a rider, a driver, or a third party hit by a ridshare operator.
Martínez Law Colorado, LLC is a bilingual personal injury law firm with expertise in handling all types of personal injury cases arising from automobile collisions that occur in the states of Colorado and New Mexico, including:
Collisions with Pedestrians, Bicycles, and Motorcycles
As a pedestrian or cyclist, injuries from a motor vehicle crash can cause severe injury, and even death. Often, motorists contest liability for causing such incidents, especially if they occur outside of a crosswalk, or bicycle lane. An attorney can help you investigate and obtain compensation in these situations.
Injuries resulting from DUI or DWAI drivers
According to the Colorado Department of Transportation's 2019 DUI Crash Report, there were 2,410 injured persons involved in a crash with a driver who was impaired by alcohol. Even after only one or two drinks, some people may be close to or exceed Colorado’s DUI and DWAI limits.
05 Percent BAC for DWAI (Driving While Ability Impaired)
08 Percent BAC for DUI (Driving Under the Influence).
Semi-Truck / Large Truck Crashes
In the most recent data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, of the 33,654 fatal crashes on the Nation’s roadways, 4,630 (13.8%) involved at least one large truck or bus. In addition, there were an estimated 6,701,000 nonfatal crashes, 555,000 (8.3%) of which involved at least one large truck or bus. Given the size and weight of large trucks, these types of accidents can be devastating. If you or a loved one are involved in an accident with a semi-truck, you must seek the help of an attorney who has experience with trucking cases.
Sex Assault & Abuse Survivors * Abuso y Asalto Sexual Infantil
Institutional Sexual Abuse
Anna represents victims of institutional sexual abuse out of a deep conviction that it is our moral obligation and duty to hold institutions accountable for harm done to the most vulnerable members of our society - children.
Anna focuses her efforts of accountability on institutions such as religious organizations, youth organizations, schools, and state run institutions because these types of entities provide access to children, and so they should impose the strictest measures to protect children from adults who may harm them.
Holding institutions accountable brings about real changes at the private and public level. Our children are safer because of it.
Colorado Child Sexual Abuse Accountability Act
Colorado recently enacted legislation that creates a three (3) year window of time where victims of childhood sexual assault that occurred on or after January 1, 1960 until December 31, 2024 to take legal action for the abuse suffered as a child.
Under the Act, a survivor of childhood sexual abuse may bring a civil claim against the actor who committed the sexual misconduct and against an organization that operates or manages a youth-related activity or program (youth program) if the organization knew or should have known of a risk of sexual misconduct against minors and the sexual misconduct occurred while the victim was participating in a youth program managed by the organization. The act waives sovereign immunity for the claim so a victim may bring a claim against a public employee or public entity that operates a youth program, including an educational entity operating an educational program or a district preschool program.
Due to the limited window of time to bring forth claims for abuse that occurred after January 1, 1960, it is important to consult an attorney today.
Abuso Sexual Infantil
Anna representa a las víctimas de abuso sexual institucional debido a la profunda convicción de que es nuestra obligación moral y nuestro deber responsabilizar a las instituciones por los daños causados a los miembros más vulnerables de nuestra sociedad: los niños.
Anna enfoca sus esfuerzos de rendición de cuentas en instituciones como organizaciones religiosas, organizaciones juveniles, escuelas e instituciones estatales porque este tipo de entidades brindan acceso a los niños y, por lo tanto, deben imponer las medidas más estrictas para proteger a los niños de los adultos que pueden dañarlos.
Hacer que las instituciones rindan cuentas genera cambios reales a nivel público y privado. Nuestros hijos están más seguros gracias a ello.
Ley de Responsabilidad por Abuso Sexual Infantil de Colorado
Colorado promulgó recientemente una legislación que crea un período de tiempo de tres (3) años en el que las víctimas de agresión sexual infantil que ocurrieron a partir del 1 de enero de 1960 hasta el 31 de diciembre de 2024 pueden emprender acciones legales por el abuso sufrido cuando eran niños.
Según la Ley, un sobreviviente de abuso sexual infantil puede presentar una demanda civil contra el actor que cometió la conducta sexual inapropiada y contra una organización que opera o administra una actividad o programa relacionado con la juventud (programa juvenil) si la organización sabía o debería haber sabido de un riesgo de conducta sexual inapropiada contra menores y la conducta sexual inapropiada ocurrió mientras la víctima participaba en un programa juvenil administrado por la organización. La ley renuncia a la inmunidad soberana por el reclamo para que una víctima pueda presentar un reclamo contra un empleado público o una entidad pública que opera un programa para jóvenes, incluida una entidad educativa que opera un programa educativo o un programa preescolar del distrito.
Debido al tiempo limitado para presentar reclamos por abuso que ocurrió después del 1 de enero de 1960, es importante consultar a un abogado hoy.