Nelson A. Waneka

Nelson A. Waneka

Levin Sitcoff Waneka, PC

Recognized since 2017

Denver, Colorado

Practice Areas

Insurance Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2024 - Insurance Law
Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2024 - Insurance Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Insurance Law
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Nelson Waneka is a Colorado attorney specializing in insurance recovery. He has extensive experience litigating delayed and denied insurance claims on behalf of individuals, businesses, and community associations. He has obtained numerous seven-figure settlements and one of the largest jury verdicts in Douglas County in 2016--$4,742,048.02. He has been instrumental in shaping Colorado insurance law through appeals in both state and federal courts. He also serves as an expert witness on insurance bad faith and claims handling practices.

Nelson has received extensive recognition for his achievements and abilities. He has been selected by his peers to be a Colorado Super Lawyers Rising Star in the area of insurance coverage for 2014 - 2018. He has been selected by his peers to The Best Lawyers In America® list 2013-2019. He has been designated a Top 40 Lawyer Under 40 by The National Trial Lawyers. He has likewise been presented with awards by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel and the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys.

Nelson graduated among the top students in his class at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, where he was Articles Editor of the Denver University Law Review. Following his graduation, he clerked for the Honorable Judge Diana M. Terry of the Colorado Court of Appeals where he gained first-hand experience with the Colorado court system. When he is not representing his clients, Nelson enjoys fly-fishing and spending time with his family. He lives in Castle Rock with his wife and two daughters.

Contact & Links
  • 455 Sherman Street, Suite 490
    Denver, CO 80203
  • University of Denver, J.D., graduated 2010
  • University of Northern Colorado, B.A., graduated 2005
Bar Admissions
  • Colorado, 2010
  • American Bar Association - Member
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association - Member
  • Denver Bar Association - Member
Court Admissions
  • Colorado Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado

Levin Sitcoff Waneka, PC
Headquarters: Denver, Colorado

3 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

1 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America award

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2024 - Insurance Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Insurance Law
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
  • Insurance Law, Denver (2024)
  • Insurance Law, Denver (2020)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Insurance Law


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