Heidi E. Storz

Heidi E. Storz

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Construction Litigation Attorney in Broomfield, CO

Kerrane Storz, P.C.
 | 370 Interlocken Blvd, Ste. 630
Broomfield, CO 80021
Phone: 720-898-9680
Fax: 720-898-9681
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1999
Practice Areas:
  • Construction Litigation: Consumer
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • German
Attorney Profile

Attorney Heidi Storz is a shareholder with the law firm of Kerrane Storz, P.C. located in Broomfield, Colorado. For more than 20 years, Ms. Storz has been representing homeowners and homeowner associations with construction defect concerns.

Before attending law school, Ms. Storz served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Belize, Central America where she organized support groups for young women who had been sexually abused and educated teachers and police officers about recognizing and responding to the signs of child abuse.

Ms. Storz appreciates the complexity of the legal process and applies her previous counseling experience to demystify the legal process for clients struggling with construction defects. Over the years, Ms. Storz has assisted thousands of homeowners in resolving their construction defect claims with developers and builders. During that time, she has also developed an in-depth understanding of the means and methods of construction and what it takes to reconstruct distressed homes and property.

About Heidi Storz

Admitted: 1999, Colorado

Professional Webpage: https://www.bensonpc.com/about-our-firm/attorney-profiles/he...

Honors/Awards:

  • Northern Illinois University College of Law Dean's Scholarship, 1996
  • Northern Illinois University College of Law Dean's Scholarship, 1997
  • Northern Illinois University College of Law Cum Laude Honors, 1998
  • NIU Law Review Assistant Editor, 1998
  • Northern Illinois University College of Law Dean's Scholarship, 1998
  • Named as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, 2014
  • Marla Dickerson Public Interest Law Award, 1998
  • NIU Moot Court Finalist, 1997
  • Named as one of ten "Top Women Lawyers" by Law Week Colorado, 2012

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Admitted to the Minnesota State Bar, 2018
  • Admitted to the Texas State Bar, 2015

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • President of the Imagine! Board of Directors (Community-Centered Board that serves people with intellectual disabilities in Boulder and Broomfield Counties), 2018
  • Board member and Past-President of Imagine! Foundation.  , 2019
  • Peace Corps Volunteer, Belize, Central America.  Organized support groups for young women who had been sexually abused and performed baseline study of the incidence of child abuse in the country of Belize, 1993
  • Parks and Open Space Coordinator for the Niwot Community Association, 2013
  • Member Lefthand Grange No. 9, 2014
  • Parks and Open Space Coordinator for the Niwot Community Association, 2015
  • President of the Niwot Community Association, 2011
  • Secretary of the Board of Directors for Imagine! (Community-Centered Board which serves people with intellectual disabilities in Boulder and Broomfield Counties), 2014
  • Parks and Open Space Coordinator for the Niwot Community Association, 2014
  • Student Conservation Association Volunteer.  Served in the North Cascades National Park, WA rebuilding the Little Beaver Trail and performing revegetation of park lands, 1986
  • President of Imagine! Board of Directors (Community-Centered Board that serves people with intellectual disabilities in Boulder and Broomfield Counties), 2017
  • President of the Niwot Community Association, 2012
  • Member of the Board of Directors for Imagine! (Community-Centered Board which serves people with intellectual disabilities in Boulder and Broomfield Counties), 2013
  • Project Coordinator for Niwot Clean-Up Day for 10 years.  Hundreds of Niwot residents take advantage of the event every year to recycle yard waste, reuseable items, scrapmetal, styrofoam, latex paints, plastic bags, and electronics, 2014

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Taught numerous classes about how to read and understand insurance policies and how to hold insurance carriers accountable., Presenter, Community Associations Institute, 2018
  • Published Article: Helter Shelter - The Problem with New Home Warranties, CAI National Community Manager Newsletter, 2015
  • Presented "Going Green" to various community managers, 2015
  • Presented "Declarant Transition:  Step by Step" to various community management companies, 2014
  • Presented "Successful Reconstruction Projects" to various community management companies, 2014
  • Presented "The Role of the Property Manager in Construction Defect Lawsuits" to various community management companies, 2013

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Obtained $3.2 Million settlement on behalf of townhome and paired home community in Loveland, CO with siding defects, fire-rated assembly defects, and grading and drainage defects, 2011
  • Obtained jury award of $1.85 Million on a construction defect matter for a 52-unit townhome community., 2019
  • Obtained confessed judgments from developer and builder totaling over $42 Million for 408-unit condominium association in Erie, CO suffering from foundation movement due to expansive soils, water intrusion behind stone veneer systems, and grading and drainage problems, 2013
  • Obtained arbitration award of $3.7 Million for 174-unit townhome community  in Colorado Springs with defective fire-rated assemblies, 2015
  • Obtained a $19.5 Million settlement on behalf of 213-unit condominium community with damaged floor trusses and grading and drainage issues , 2007
  • After receiving favorable jury award, obtained $340,000 settlement for 10-unit homeowners association suffering from water intrusion in St. Francis, Minnesota, 2017
  • Obtained a $7.7 Million settlement for 65-unit resort property with deck leaks, drainage problems, and severe concrete deterioration in Breckenridge, 2008
  • Obtained a $2 Million settlement for a 225-unit townhome community with grading and drainage issues in Highlands Ranch, 2010
  • Obtained $5.2 Million arbitration award for 192-unit townhome association in Aurora, CO with sinking patios and porches, flooding basements, and structural defects, 2013
  • Obtained arbitration award totaling $1.95 Million for condominium project in Arapahoe County with improper venting and sealant failures around windows, 2014
  • Obtained $4.2 Million jury verdict for 50-unit townhome project in Pagosa Springs.  As of 2009, this was the largest verdict awarded by a jury in the Archuleta County District Court, 2009
  • Obtained arbitration award of $13 Million for single family home community with deficient underdrain system, 2017
  • Obtained a $7.445 Million settlement for 119-unit condominium community with deck leaks and frozen pipes in Aurora, 2007
  • Obtained arbitration award of $12 Million for 160-unit community in Broomfield, Colorado suffering with slope stability issues and water intrusion, 2016
  • Obtained $3.85 Million settlement for 400-unit condominium project with deck leaks in Highlands Ranch, 2003
  • Obtained $4.8 Million settlement for condominium community in Arapahoe County suffering from concrete displacement and water intrusion at windows and front entries, 2013
  • Obtained $3.6 Million settlement for mixed-use project in urban renewal district suffering from severe water intrusion and structural damage, 2013
  • Obtained $6.2 Million arbitration award for 172-unit condominium community with severe deck leakage issues, 2012
  • Obtained $585,000 settlement of an insurance coverage dispute for a condominium association in Arapahoe County, 2015
  • Obtained an $8.08 Million settlement for a townhome community with soil subsidence issues in Adams County, 2006
  • Obtained $1.25 Million settlement for six-unit "non-HOA" community suffering from water intrusion due to improperly installed stucco system, 2018
  • Obtained a $4.2 Million settlement for 130-unit condominium community with foundation movement in Arvada, 2009

Representative Clients:

  • Property owners and Associations throughout Colorado and Texas who have problems with new construction.

Educational Background:

  • University of Colorado, B.A., Magna Cum Laude Honors, 1992

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Office Location for Heidi E. Storz

370 Interlocken Blvd
Ste. 630
Broomfield, CO 80021

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Last Updated: 12/10/2019

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