Contact Lori

Phone: (303) 592-6600
Fax: (303) 592-6666
E-mail: lbell@madc-law.com

Lori K. Bell, Partner

Lori is a former prosecutor with substantial trial experience. As a Partner in the firm, she has handled wrongful death cases, premises liability claims, DRAM shop cases, product liability lawsuits and litigation involving HOAs and property management companies. She received her law degree from the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, in 1999.

Areas of Practice:

Aviation
Construction
Environmental/Mold
Insurance Coverage
Personal Injury – Defense
Personal Injury – Plaintiff
Products Liability

Admissions:

U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 2002
Colorado, 2000

Education:

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

Reported 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)