Messner Reeves Names Three New Partners

DENVER, CO (March 9, 2017) – Messner Reeves LLP is pleased to announce Aaron S. Motschenbacher, Mark B. Collier, and Renee M. Finch have been promoted to partner. Mr. Motschenbacher, Mr. Collier, and Ms. Finch are all members of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group.

Aaron S. Motschenbacher is a Nevada and California civil litigator having direct, practical experience advising and defending numerous entities and individuals involved in the hospitality and services industries, including hotels, resorts, restaurants, nightclubs, supermarkets, department stores, and others. In addition, Mr. Motschenbacher has advised and provided defense for contractors and subcontractors in construction defect related matters and has defended and represented professionals in a variety of industries including real estate appraisers, special inspectors, and others. Having adjusted commercial general liability and auto claims for larger insurance carriers and a third-party administrator prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Motschenbacher scrupulously attends to detail in representing clients so as to ensure timely and accurate reporting and effective representation during all stages of litigation.

Mark B. Collier is a member of the firm's Litigation and Healthcare Practice Groups. His practice focuses on litigation counsel, advice, and risk management in medical, dental, and mental health care. Mr. Collier represents practitioners and health-related entities in malpractice cases and assisting professionals in front of licensing boards including the Colorado Medical Board, Board of Dental Examiners, Board of Nursing, and the mental health boards. In addition, Mark has represented clients with matters involving the Colorado Department of Public Health, Colorado Division of Civil Rights, and the Department of Health and Human Services (HIPAA complaints). Mr. Collier also assists clients with other care related matters and business concerns. Mr. Collier began his career representing patients in complex litigation, where he was involved in numerous high-value jury trials and depositions. He leans upon that previous experience to give his clients an honest and straightforward evaluation of their case or issue, including the likelihood of outcomes and possible resolutions of the case to effectively represent his clients’ interests.

Renee M. Finch is a member of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group. After graduating from South Dakota State University in 2005, Ms. Finch began her career as a claims employee with Farmers Insurance in 2006. Following her initial exposure to insurance defense as a claims professional, Ms. Finch enrolled in and attended law school at William S. Boyd School of Law. In 2013 Ms. Finch began her legal career as an in-house litigation attorney for Farmers Insurance and ultimately came to Messner Reeves in 2015. Given her background in claims investigation, Ms. Finch places a heavy emphasis on claims client satisfaction and fraud prevention. As every claims professional knows, attention to detail is the background of a successful defense. She specializes in sudden stops, staged commercial accidents and examinations under oath. Ms. Finch is a skilled advocate who regularly participates in defense of high-exposure personal injury cases from inception through trial.

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