Senter Goldfarb & Rice LLC | Attorneys at Law | Tiffaney A. Norton
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Tiffaney A. Norton

Partner

tnorton@sgrllc.com
303-320-0509
303-320-0210

PHILOSOPHY:

A partner at Senter Goldfarb & Rice, L.L.C., Ms. Norton joined the firm in 1997 after serving as a judicial law clerk to the Hon. Harlan Bockman, Chief Judge of the Seventeenth Judicial District. She is admitted to practice in Colorado in both state and federal courts. She has successfully tried numerous civil cases, primarily to juries. Ms. Norton’s practice focuses on professional liability defense, including medical malpractice defense, products liability, premises liability, auto/trucking, property damage, non-profit defense and defense of catastrophic injury cases. She has obtained favorable verdicts and settlements in serious injury, complex and multi-party cases. She is a frequent lecturer on topics of interest to her clients and her firm’s associate attorneys and has been an Accredited Continuing Legal Education presenter on a number of topics, including discovery, rules of civil procedure, case evaluations and medical issues. Ms. Norton prides herself on providing high quality, efficient representation and obtaining favorable outcomes consistent with client goals.

PRACTICE AREAS:

  • Professional Liability Defense, including medical malpractice defense and healthcare provider malpractice defense
  • Nursing Home and Care Facility Defense
  • Defense of Professional Board Actions
  • Non-Profit Defense
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Auto/Trucking Liability
  • Torts and General Casualty
  • Commercial Litigation

LAW SCHOOL:

University of Denver
Year degree obtained: 1996
Honors: Moot court competitor; American Jurisprudence Award for Jurisprudence

UNDERGRADUATE UNIVERSITY AND DEGREE:

University of Denver, B.A.
Year obtained: 1993
Honors: Cum Laude, award for Outstanding Political Science Student

NOTABLE REPORTED CASES/CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Anderson, Boulder District Court. Defense verdict related to student who sustained a skull fracture at track practice. Successful defense of appeal.
  • Alexander, Adams County District Court, leg amputation trucking accident, defense verdict.
  • Emery, Arapahoe County District Court, finger amputations in semi truck, defense verdict.
  • Chappel, Denver District Court, premises liability ankle fracture on alleged ice, defense verdict.
  • Koch, Denver County Court. Obtained directed verdict regarding dental malpractice claim.
  • Sealed case (sealed related to identity of minor), Mesa County District Court, defense verdict for child placement agency.
  • Delvalle, Denver District Court, auto/bus accident, defense verdict.
  • Yardeny, Arapahoe County District Court, summary judgment granted in alleged malpractice case.
  • Sepmeier, Eagle County District Court, motion for summary judgment granted related to defamation claims.
  • Monroe, Denver District Court, alleged medical malpractice, defense verdict
  • Published Colorado Supreme Court case: Silva v. Basin Western, determining insurance reserves are not discoverable in Colorado.
  • Published Colorado Supreme Court case: Ferrellgas v. Yeiser, determining a defendant extinguishing a lien is entitled to a set off of the full amount of a lien, instead of the amount paid to extinguish a lien.

HONORS/AWARDS:

  • Top Rated Lawyer, Litigation, Martindale-Hubbell
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017 Colorado Superlawyer

PUBLICATIONS/PRESENTATIONS:

  • Author, Article for Colorado Claims Association, 2009 “Exercise Caution Related to Early Statements and Settlements with Injured Persons”.
  • Author of “Summary of Colorado Law”, 2005 – present for client and associate use.
  • CLE Presentation, Colorado Pilot Program, 2012
  • Multiple client presentations related to Colorado law, 2008-present
  • Multiple client presentations related to premises liablity, 2008-present
  • CLE Presentation, Voir Dire, 2010
  • CLE Presentation, Case Evaluation, 2009
  • CLE Presentation, Medical Information, 2009
  • CLE Presentation, Rules of Civil Procedure, 2008
  • Multiple client presentations related to Colorado law, 2008-present
  • Panel member, “The Professional as a Client,” 9/2015 Missoula, Montana
  • Panel member, “Evaluating Cases with Claimed Traumatic Brain Injuries and/or PTSD,” 6/2016, Merrill, Wisconsin

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:

  • Council on Litigation Management (CLM)
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Colorado Defense Lawyer’s Association (CDLA)
  • Member, Eagle International Associates

PARALEGAL:

Sarah Lauer