Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell LLP is a Colorado-based law firm that handles trials, appeals, arbitrations, and other forms of alternative dispute resolutions of complex litigation, including class actions and multidistrict litigation on a local, regional, and national scale for many of the best-known U.S. and international companies.
Our trial-tested corporate defense has benefited clients in a wide variety of industries, including: accounting, asbestos, automotive, aviation, business services, communications, construction, consumer products, energy, finance, food service, franchise operations, health care, industrial equipment, insurance, law, manufacturing, medical devices, medicine, mining, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, professional services, real estate, recreation, securities, sports, and telecommunications.
Our experience includes the following:
We have a nationally recognized ability to try high-stakes business litigation cases throughout the country. Our lawyers have served as lead trial counsel in all 50 states and have tried cases to verdict in 45 states, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the District of Columbia.
We have appeared before the U.S. Supreme Court, most of the 13 U.S. Courts of Appeals, two-thirds of the U.S. District Courts, and several federal regulatory agencies.
Our attorneys are widely recognized leaders in the development of case law in several areas of major importance to the business community, including punitive damages, federal preemption, and the use and admissibility of expert evidence.
Our trial practice emphasizes "difficult cases in difficult places." We have successfully defended corporations in notorious "plaintiffs' jurisdictions" nationwide.
The cases we try are often pivotal, influencing legal interpretations and shaping business decisions.
Six WTO are Fellows in the American College of Trial Lawyers.
Martindale-Hubbell has awarded the AV® Peer Review Rating to 55% of WTO partners.
Colorado Super Lawyers 2013 lists 24 WTO lawyers. Fifteen are listed among the top 100 lawyers in Colorado, including two who are among the top 10 listed lawyers and one who is ranked number one.
WTO retains in-house trial consultants at no expense to our clients and have excellent relationships with other trial consultants.
WTO is a member of The Network of Trial Law Firms, an international network of 24 trial law firms and 7,000 lawyers. As a member, we regularly co-host or co-sponsor legal education seminars for litigators and the clients we invite as our guests, at no cost to our clients.
At Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell, our typical client is a Fortune 500 company – an industry leader that is highly invested in its brand names, products, people and consumers. We have represented, often as regional or national trial counsel, one out of five companies on the most recent Fortune 100 list. We also represent foreign-owned companies listed on the Fortune Global 500, as well as large private companies, professional service firms, and individuals.
A representative list of the companies for whom our attorneys have served as regional or national trial coordinating counsel includes:
-BP America Production
-FedEx Ground Package System
-Hartford Financial Services
-Universal Health Services