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Heather A. Salg

Heather A. Salg is Partner in our Litigation Practice Group and has tried over 50 trials and arbitrations to verdict. Heather is a trial attorney who primarily defends insurance companies and their insureds, as well as large self-insurers in Federal Court and District Courts throughout Colorado. Her primary goal as an insurance defense attorney is to develop the relevant facts as quickly and economically as possible, provide an early and accurate assessment based on the facts and law, resolve matters as soon as they can be resolved, and zealously defend those cases that have to be tried.

Heather has been a presenting speaker in Colorado and Nationally regarding the defense of bad faith claims. She has presented and written about evidentiary problems associated with the reasonable value of medical expenses (“billed v paid”), Premises Liability, and best claim handling practices. She has written articles for the Colorado Lawyer and Claims Management Magazine. She has been a faculty presenter for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and the Masters in Trial Program. In addition to presentations, Heather is a Continuing Legal Education speaker for the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, the Colorado Bar Association, and the National Business Institute.

In 2013 Heather was invited to be a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), an organization with a primary mission of preserving the constitutional vision of equal justice for all Americans and our civil justice system. ABOTA is an invitation-only organization consisting of lawyers who have tried a minimum of 20 civil jury trials to conclusion.

Heather has been AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell since 2009. She was named as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2012 and has been named a Super Lawyer annually since 2014. From 2016 - 2018 she was recognized as a Top Lawyer by 5280 Magazine. Since 2017 she has been named to Super Lawyers’ list of Top 50 Women attorneys in Colorado and since 2019 she has been named to Colorado Super Lawyers Top 100 List of Colorado Attorneys.

Heather is the chair of the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association ("CDLA") Bad Faith Committee and is active with many CDLA events and activities. She has chaired professionalism events that are co-sponsored by the Colorado Defense Lawyer’s Association and the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association annually since 2015. She volunteers annually at Mock Trial events for the Colorado Bar Association and Denver University Law School.


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