Firm Overview

The origins of Fortis Law Partners date back to 2002, and in 2014, the firm, led by longtime partner Julie Herzog, merged with Friesen Lamb. The move combined friends and former colleagues Julie Herzog and Christine Lamb’s decades of experience and shared values of integrity, collaboration, problem-solving, and dedication to client service. In the years since then, Julie and Chris have gone on to build a top-tier firm with a staff and revenue growth rate that has doubled in both size and profitability.

The lawyers at Fortis all have outstanding individual credentials. They are graduates of the country’s finest law schools and practiced at some of America’s most prestigious law firms. What brings them together, however, is not just their skill and experience; it is their outlook and ethic. Although Fortis could easily grow larger, the firm has chosen to be selective and only hire the best people to produce the best results for clients.

The firm’s entrepreneurial spirit, business-minded problem-solving approach and persistent dedication to client service enable it to create unmatched value. Practices include Commercial Litigation, Corporate / Securities / M&A; Employment Law; Tax; Cannabis; Trademark; Construction; Trusts & Estates; Psychedelics; Compliance Programs and Internal Investigations; and Real Estate & Development.

What Distinguishes Us

Fortis Law Partners distinguishes itself from other law firms in several ways:

  • We recognize that each of our clients is unique and, therefore, we design legal strategies that are tailored to take this into account.  Our approach is collaborative and business-minded.  We address each of our client’s goals in a distinct manner to ensure their objectives are met on time and within budget.
  • Our years of experience with major law firms around the country add a depth of knowledge and expertise difficult to duplicate and rare to find in other small law firms.  As our client, you benefit from this background, but don’t have to conform to the big firm approach. 
  • We have a proven track record of success.  Whether a successful outcome means winning at trial, dismissing a lawsuit, negotiating a settlement, closing a transaction, or just getting thoughtful legal advice, our lawyers get results.  We enjoy long term relationships with our clients, who report to us their repeated success through the help of our legal assistance.
  • The practical guidance and advice we offer our clients stems from our own experience in the business world.  We leverage such experience to offer clients appropriate options to meet their goals and we are fully aware that keeping legal costs down is a major objective for every business.
  • Our team has practiced together for many years and we enjoy and value our partnership.  We don’t just share office space – we collaborate with each other to address different aspects of our client’s needs and support our clients over the long term.
  • We are responsive and accessible.  Our clients have a relationship with and work directly with our senior attorneys on a daily basis.  Our business-minded problem solving approach, coupled with a persistent dedication to client service, enables us to create unmatched value.

Community Involvement

Fortis Law Partners is dedicated to supporting our community, both as individuals and as a firm.  Our lawyers and staff believe that giving back is a privilege.  In addition to the individual contributions listed on each attorney’s biography, our firm regularly contributes in the following ways: 

  • We serve as supervising attorneys to the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law students, providing valuable direction and guidance in their development, and the opportunity to apply concepts learned in law school to real-world situations.
  • We encourage each lawyer in our firm to work a minimum of 50 hours of pro bono time each year in addition to billable work.
  • We support organizations that provide free legal representation to indigent or underserved clients, including The Legal Aid Foundation and Colorado Lawyer’s Committee.
  • We maintain active membership in the 2% Club, a philanthropic organization committed to numerous local Colorado causes. 
  • We volunteer in the AfterHours program to feed the homeless in Denver.
  • We sponsor the Swigert International School in Stapleton. 
  • We volunteer at the Anchor Center for Blind Children.
  • We serve on the boards of a variety of community non-profit organizations.
  • We actively participate in the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce and The Colorado Women’s Foundation.

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