Cathleen Heintz practices in the areas of civil litigation and insurance coverage. With over twenty years experience, she has earned and maintained the “AV” Preeminent peer-review rating for legal ability and ethics from Martindale-Hubbell. Ms. Heintz represents clients in matters involving bad faith, construction defects, oil and gas, professional liability, and general liability. Ms. Heintz has handled litigation throughout the Rocky Mountain Region, including Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, and Montana. She has appeared in state and federal district courts and courts of appeal in the region, including the 9th and 10th Circuit Courts of Appeal.
In 2010, Ms. Heintz testified before the Colorado House of Representatives regarding legislation significantly affecting the insurance and construction industries, including amendments to the Colorado Construction Defect Action Reform Act (“CDARA”).
Ms. Heintz has a unique background in the insurance industry, having worked for nearly a decade before becoming an attorney for several major insurance companies where she served in the areas of claims, contracts, compliance, and underwriting. Ms. Heintz is a frequent author and lecturer on insurance-related topics.
Ms. Heintz previously served as Chair of the Southwest Chapter of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (“PLUS”). Cathleen also presently serves as the U.S. Mountain West Regional Director of the Chapter Relations Council of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society, and previously served as Chair of the Litigation Practice Area for that organization.
Ms. Heintz is a member of Mensa International, and has served as the Gifted Child Coordinator for the Denver Chapter of this organization. She has also volunteered her time as a Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for Arapahoe County Advocates for Children.
Cathleen is licensed to practice law in Colorado.