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Jane G. Michalakes-Gunning, Attorney

Jane G. Michalakes-Gunning is an accomplished attorney, holding a law degree from The University of Denver Sturm College of Law, which she earned in 2016. Her legal expertise is rooted in a diverse range of areas, showcasing her versatility and dedication to the field. Jane’s focus centers on general civil and commercial litigation, with a specialization in insurance defense. She adeptly navigates the complexities of pre- and post-litigation disputes, demonstrating her commitment to providing strategic counsel to her clients. During law school, Jane further honed her skills in a diverse array of practice areas, including juvenile criminal defense, environmental rulemaking and family law. Jane also worked with the Tribal Wills Project drafting wills for tribal members to ensure their land and other property passed appropriately to their heirs. These experiences allowed her to gain experience in a wide array of specialties, showcasing her versatility and adaptability. In addition to her background in insurance defense and general civil and commercial litigation, Jane’s previous experience in general civil practice and family law uniquely positions her as a well-rounded attorney with a comprehensive understanding of legal intricacies. Her proficiency in family law equips her with a nuanced perspective on interpersonal dynamics and complex emotional considerations, which proves invaluable in navigating insurance defense cases involving personal injury claims. Furthermore, her experience in general civil practice enhances her ability to address a wide array of legal issues, providing a holistic approach to insurance defense. Jane’s diverse legal background not only showcases her adaptability but also underscores her capacity to anticipate and address varied legal challenges, ultimately adding to her effectiveness as an insurance defense attorney. Her commitment to excellence extends across different practice areas, ensuring a thorough and well-rounded representation for her clients in the complex landscape of insurance defense.

Areas of Practice

General Litigation
Premises Liability
Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith
Insurance Defense
Construction Defect 


United States District Court, District of Colorado, 2023
State of Colorado, 2016


University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Denver, CO, J.D. 2016, Teaching Assistant and Consultant to Professor Suzanna Moran, Lawyering Process; Research Assistant to Professor Eli Wald, Success, Merit, and Capital in America, 101 Marq. L. Rev. 1 (2017)

University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, B.A. in English and Anthropology, 2010, Dean’s List

Affiliations and Memberships

Colorado Bar Association
Denver Bar Association
Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
Minoru Yasui Inn of Court
SuperLawyers Rising Star, 2023