Tiffaney A. Norton
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Tiffaney A. Norton

Partner

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

BACKGROUND AND PHILOSOPHY

A partner at SGR, Tiffaney 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, in Adams County, Colorado. She is admitted to practice in Colorado in both State and Federal courts. She has successfully tried a number of civil cases, primarily to juries. Ms. Norton’s practice focuses on defending licensed professionals, including attorneys and medical professionals. Her practice also includes defending premises liability, product liability, auto/trucking, aviation, and non-profit cases, including serious injury and complex cases.  She has obtained favorable verdicts and settlements in serious injury cases, complex matters, and multi-party cases. She is a frequent lecturer on topics of interest to her clients and the Firm’s associate attorneys. Ms. Norton 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: defense of licensed professionals, including attorneys, health care providers, and engineers
  • Nursing Home and Care Facility Defense
  • Defense of Licensed Professionals Related to Board Complaints and Actions
  • Non-Profit Defense
  • Premises Liability Defense
  • Aviation Defense
  • Product Liability Defense
  • Auto/Trucking Defense
  • Tort and General Casualty Defense
  • Commercial Litigation Defense

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.: Political Science with Double Major in Sociology and Speech
Year obtained: 1993
Honors: Cum Laude; 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 pneumatic dump truck, defense verdict.
  • Chappel, Denver District Court, premises liability ankle fracture on alleged ice, defense verdict.
  • Koch, Denver County Court. Directed verdict, dental malpractice.
  • 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.
  • Pent, Douglas County District Court, premises liability, alleged hot tub burn injury to a minor, defense verdict, affirmed on appeal.
  • Rozanski, Denver District Court, Summary Judgment granted in defamation case, affirmed on appeal.
  • Maverix, Elbert County District Court, Summary Judgment granted, defamation case.
  • Forsyth, Denver District Court, commercial auto accident with claimed TBI, defense verdict.
  • Numerous Motions to Dismiss granted in alleged attorney malpractice claims, with fees and costs awarded.
  • Published Colorado Supreme Court case: Silva, determining insurance reserves are not discoverable in Colorado.
  • Published Colorado Supreme Court case: Ferrellgas, 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 – present, Colorado Super Lawyer
  • 2018 – 2022: 5280 Top Attorneys in Colorado, Civil Litigation Defense
  • 2016 – present, Best Lawyers in Colorado
  • 2016 – Present: Best Law Firms in Colorado, First Tier, U.S. News & World Report
  • 2017- Present: Largest Law Firms in Colorado, Denver Business Journal

PUBLICATIONS/PRESENTATIONS:

  • Author: Article for Colorado Claims Association – 2009 “Exercise Caution Related to Early Statements and Settlements with Injured Persons”.
  • Author: “Summary of Colorado Law”- 2005 – present
  • Author: “The Blame Game: Liability for the Criminal Acts of Another” – Eagle International Associates, October, 2022
  • Author: “Successfully Battling the Reptile, Identifying and Responding to Reptile Issues” – Eagle International, March, 2019
  • Author: “The Blame Game: Liability for the Criminal Acts of Another” – Eagle International Associates, October, 2022
  • CLE Presentation: Colorado Pilot Program, 2012 – SGR in-house CLE
  • Multiple client presentations related to Colorado law: 2008-present
  • Multiple client presentations related to premises liability: 2008-present
  • CLE Presentation: Voir Dire, 2010 – SGR
  • CLE Presentation: Case Evaluation, 2020 – SGR (reprise and update of 2009 presentation)
  • CLE Presentation: Case Evaluation, 2009 – SGR
  • CLE Presentation: Medical Information, 2009 – SGR
  • CLE Presentation: Rules of Civil Procedure, 2008 – SGR
  • Panel Member: “The Professional as a Client” – September, 2015, Missoula, Montana
  • Panel Member, “Evaluating Cases with Claimed Traumatic Brain Injuries and/or PTSD” – June, 2016, Merrill, Wisconsin
  • Panel Member, “Evaluating Claims,” – June, 2018, Merrill, Wisconsin
  • Panel Moderator, “Successfully Battling the Reptile Theory”  – Eagle International Associates, March, 2019, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Panel Moderator, “Liability for the Criminal Acts of Another” – Eagle International Associates, October, 2022, Denver, Colorado
  • CLE Presentation – Evidence: Speaker, Educator and Volunteer, Colorado Defense Lawyers Association’s Trial Academy – March, 2019
  • CLE Presentation: Panel Member and Presenter, “Equity Partnership, the Good, the Bad and the Ugly”, Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, Colorado Women’s Bar Association, Sam Cary Bar Association, South Asian Bar Association.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:

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

PARALEGAL:

McKenna Reich