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Top Rated Insurance Coverage Attorney in Denver, CO

Terence M. Ridley
Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell LLP
370 Seventeenth Street, Suite 4500
Denver, CO 80202
T:Work 303-244-1861
F: Fax303-244-1879
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2016
Licensed Since: 1985
Education: University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Practice Areas: Insurance Coverage (80%), Business Litigation (10%), Class Action/Mass Torts (10%)
Industry Groups: Civil Litigation Defense, Class Action, Construction, Insurance


Terence Ridley focuses his practice on civil litigation defense work, with an emphasis on the defense of bad-faith insurance cases and class actions in Colorado state courts and the the U.S. District Court, Colorado.  He has also successfully argued cases in the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Colorado Court of Appeals, and the Colorado Supreme Court.  

Years of Selection

Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2016

About Terence Ridley

Admitted: 1985, Colorado

Professional Webpage:

Honors and Awards:

  • Best Lawyers, Insurance Law, 2010-2015

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
  • Colorado Bar Association, Board of Governors

Pro bono/Community Service:

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Arbitration Clauses and Class Certification, presented to the Association of Corporate Counsel Colorado Chapter (June 26, 2008)

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Apodaca v. Allstate Insurance, Case No. 10SC39 (Colo. June 20, 2011) - Won a Colorado Supreme Court decision favorable to client, and all Colorado auto insurers, in a purported class action involving disclosures associated with underinsured and uninsured motorist policies.
  • Allstate Ins. Co. v. Medical Lien Managment, 2015 CO 32 (Colo. 2015)
  • King v. Allstate Insurance Co., No. 11-cv-00103-WJM-BNB (D. Colo. 2013) - Won a complete defense verdict on behalf of Allstate Insurance Company in an insurance bad faith case brought in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado.
  • Sipes v. Allstate Indemnity Co., No. 11-cv-02369-PAB-KMT (U.S.D.C. Colo. Nov. 2013) - Won a complete defense verdict in a bad faith case on behalf of Allstate before the United States District Court for the District of Colorado.
  • Estate of Hill v. Allstate, 479 F.3d 735 (10th Cir. 2007)
  • Friedland v. TIC and Geosyntec Consultants,  566 F.3d 1203 (10th Cir. 2009)

Representative Clients:

  • Assurant
  • Transguard Ins. Co.
  • AXIS Insurance Co.

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Board of Directors, Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, 2015

Educational Background:

  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A., Political Science, magna cum laude, 1981.
Last Updated: 8/11/2015
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