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Fax: (303) 592-6666

Lori K. Bell, Partner

Lori has been with the Firm for 19 years and a partner since 2008.  Lori’s practice focuses on a variety of civil litigation and personal injury claims stemming from trucking accidents, premises liability actions, automobile accidents, product liability, asbestos contamination and mesothelioma, toxic tort, food contamination and construction defect.  Lori represents retail entities, homeowners’ associations, property management companies, commercial trucking companies and residential and commercial property owners.  Lori is a former prosecutor with substantial trial experience.  She received her law degree from the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, in 1999.

Areas of Practice

Personal Injury
Premises Liability
Trucking Liability
Dram Shop, Alcohol Liability
Food Contamination
Insurance Coverage
Products Liability


United States District Court, District of Wyoming, 2017
Wyoming, 2017
United States Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit, 2007
Unites States District Court, District of Colorado, 2002
Colorado, 2000


University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, J.D. 1999
University of Colorado, Boulder, B.A. in Political Science and Sociology 1991

Affiliations and Memberships

Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
Colorado Womens’ Bar Association
Denver Bar Association
Colorado Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
Brent’s Place, Board Member, 2013 — Present
Brent’s Place, Governance Committee Chair, Executive Committee
Centennial Council of Neighborhoods, Liaison

Representative Cases

S.B. v. F&R Lounge et al., Colorado Court of Appeals No. 12 CA 1635 decided July 11, 2013 (affirming summary judgment in favor of client on claims brought by plaintiff claiming involuntary removal from dram shop while intoxicated and subsequent sexual assault by other patrons)

Duncan v. International Kart Federation et al., Colorado Court of Appeals No. 12 CA 0979 decided June 13, 2013 (summary judgment dismissing wrongful death suit affirmed in favor of national go-karting association and local affiliates based on exculpatory agreement)

Larrieu v. Best Buy Stores, L.P., 2013 CO 38 (Colo. 2013) (on a question of state law certified to the Colorado Supreme Court by the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court held that Colorado’s premises liability statute governs liability for  conditions, activities and circumstances on real property for which the landowner is liable in its legal capacity as a landowner)

Travelers Indem. Co. of Illinois v. Hardwicke, 339 F. Supp.2d 1127 (2004) (regarding reformation of insurance policy and maximum benefits to insured in event of reformation)

Smith v. Reliance Standard Life Ins. Co., 322 F. Supp.2d 1168 (2004) (regarding unilateral amendment to ERISA disability policy not effective as to plan participant in the absence of evidence that employer agreed to the change, denial of disability benefits to employee not support by preponderance of the evidence, and treating physician opinions cannot be arbitrarily ignored in ERISA cases)