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                                         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.

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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.

                             

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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:

www.abogadascolorado.com 

 

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.

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • 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

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Publications, Amicus Briefs, and Published Decisions & Verdicts

 

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, 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.

 

 

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

Amicus Curiae

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.

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Published Decisions and Verdicts

 

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.

 
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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.

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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.

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Free Consultation

Consulta Gratis

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.

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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. 

 

Practice Areas

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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: 

  1. Seek medical attention immediately for your injuries.

  2. Contact the police.

  3. Collect evidence at the scene, if possible, such as photos of the vehicles, and insurance information.

  4. Contact an attorney.

  5. Don’t speak to the insurance company, make a recorded statement or declaration, or sign any documents without consulting with an attorney.

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  • Wrongful Death

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.
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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.

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