Fortis Law Partners Litigation Practice Earns Prestigious Chambers Ranking

Elite Recognition Only Achieved by Top 0.5% of U.S. Law Firms 

Prestigious Chambers Ranking FortisDENVER (June 6, 2024) – The litigation practice group at Fortis Law Partners, a Denver-based law firm, has been ranked in the 2024 Chambers guide, a distinction attained by only the top 0.5% of U.S. law firms, following hours of rigorous research, vetting and client feedback. Chambers rankings are known for their objectivity and credibility, as they cannot be bought or influenced. They are obtained only after significant independent research and review by trained specialists with jurisdiction and practice expertise.

In its overview of the firm, Chambers noted that Fortis is particularly adept at handling fraud, breach of contract, and civil theft disputes and also highlighted the team’s wide-ranging skill in representing local and regional businesses and individuals on both the plaintiff and defendant sides.

Litigation clients contacted by Chambers stated, “The firm is excellent—very smart, hard-working and detail-oriented. Its attorneys definitely have clients’ interests in mind.” Another reference added, “The team is always on top of things and great at communicating.”

Partners Henry Baskerville, Christine Lamb, David Olsky and Cara Thornton lead Fortis’ litigation practice. Baskerville is an experienced trial attorney who has been named a Super Lawyer annually since 2012 and has an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Lamb has nearly 30 years of employment law and litigation experience and has also achieved an AV Preeminent Rating, as well as consecutive year rankings by Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers.  Olsky is an experienced litigator who is particularly skilled at litigating complex commercial cases on contingency, regularly winning difficult cases that reap his clients millions of dollars in awards and holds a board position at the Colorado Judicial Institute. Thornton is an accomplished litigation attorney with a practice focused on complex commercial litigation, including intellectual property, business torts, cannabis law, real estate, and other business-related disputes. In addition, Thornton holds an Executive Council position for the Colorado Bar Association’s Litigation Section and is on the Board of Directors for Colorado Lawyers Committee

“The litigation team at Fortis Law Partners is honored to have our expertise and many years of hard work on behalf of our clients recognized by Chambers,” said Baskerville. “Achieving this distinction is an affirmation of our high legal and ethical standards and perseverance on behalf of our clients, and being included in the upper echelons of Colorado’s litigation practices is deeply rewarding.”

Partners Liz Hartsel and Charlie Carlin, senior associates Leni Plimpton and Paola Jaime Saenz and associate Michael Annerino round out the highly respected litigation group practice. The team successfully litigates a wide range of complex commercial matters in state and federal trial and appellate courts throughout the country, often against law firms many times the size of Fortis. They regularly litigate “bet the company” cases, and their attention is always singularly focused on zealously representing their clients’ best interests.  

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