Katelyn S. Werner is a partner in the Denver office of Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. She focuses her practice primarily in the representation of corporations and professionals against various claims including contractual disputes, professional liability, employment discrimination, personal injury, and wrongful death claims. She represents insurance companies in cases involving complex extra-contractual matters such as alleged bad faith denials, Bashor and Nunn agreements, and coverage.
Ms. Werner also represents railroads in Federal Employers’ Liability Act (“FELA”) lawsuits, crossing collisions, property disputes, preemption issues, and administrative proceedings before the Colorado Public Utilities Commission and the Surface Transportation Board. Ms. Werner’s experience includes serving as national counsel for a Class I railroad in mass tort cases. Previously, Ms. Werner was selected and served as part of the Young Attorney Executive Advisory Board of the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel (“NARTC”).
Ms. Werner has successfully represented clients in commercial disputes as well as all aspects of litigation in state and federal court, including pre-litigation matters, dispositive motions practice, settlements, jury and bench trials, and appeals.
Ms. Werner received her Juris Doctor cum laude from the University of Richmond School of Law in 2009 and a Bachelor of Arts from Trinity University in 2005 graduating with majors in economics, political science, and urban studies with an emphasis in the built environment.
Ms. Werner is licensed to practice law in Colorado, Montana and Nebraska and is admitted in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, U.S. District Court for the District of Montana, U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and the Tenth Circuit.
Her professional affiliations include the Colorado Bar Association, Denver Bar Association, Colorado Defense Lawyers Association (“CDLA”), and the NARTC. Ms. Werner was selected and currently serves on the CDLA board as the Communications Chair after having previously being selected and serving on the board. She also served as the Vice Chair of the General Liability Committee of the CDLA. Ms. Werner has presented at CLE’s and provided other presentations concerning the practice of law and emerging legal issues.
In her community, she has served the Junior League of Denver as Chair of Community Council Committee as a board member of the Trinity University Alumni Association for the Colorado Chapter.
Rising Star distinction by Colorado Super Lawyers (2014-2019)
Addressing the Problem with Unlicensed Public Adjusters” Co-Author, Insurance Law, DRI, For The Defense, Vol. 64, No. 6. June 2022.