Reeves D. Whalen

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Centennial, CO

Whalen Hersh LLP
 | 7955 E Arapahoe Court, Suite 2375
Centennial, CO 80112
Phone: 719-627-8355
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2012 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2008
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Mr. Whalen has been featured and covered extensively in The Denver Business Journal, The Denver Post, Colorado Law Week, The Colorado Statesman, AAJ Trial Magazine, The University of Denver Law Magazine, Westword, and Education News Colorado. Mr. Whalen, before founding Whalen Hersh LLP in 2017, was a partner and shareholder in one of the largest personal injury law firms in Colorado. He has been a Colorado Super Lawyer Rising Star since 2012. 

Reeves Whalen represents clients in all personal injury matters. Mr. Whalen actively litigates cases on behalf of injured victims and their families, patients, and consumers in motor vehicle accidents, commercial trucking injury claims, premise liability claims, wrongful death actions, bad faith insurance disputes, pharmacy prescription misfile incidents, gas explosion claims, and matters involving catastrophic injury and death. 

Reeves D. Whalen is synonymous with excellence in personal injury law. At Whalen Hersh, he is a managing partner where he aggressively advocates for victims in a wide range of personal injury cases with a proven track record of success. Mr. Whalen, as featured in Colorado Law Week, had the 2016 third largest personal injury verdict in Colorado. In 2019, Mr. Whalen was featured in Colorado Law Week in their Manager Partner Roundtable where he discussed his role as an attorney, business leader and founder of Whalen Hersh LLP. 

These accomplishments are due entirely to Mr. Whalen’s unrelenting work ethic and passion for helping people through some of their darkest moments. He takes the time to understand each client’s individual situation and then works tenaciously to build the strongest possible case for his clients.

Mr. Whalen's career in personal injury law has been highlighted by both professional and philanthropic recognition. Mr. Whalen was a youth mentor in Denver with the Denver Rescue Missions Save Our Youth Mentorship Program, he traveled internationally as an attorney to work with Center of Hope Haiti to build as orphanage for young abandoned children in Haiti, and in 2014 he was recognized for his professional and philanthropic leadership with The Progressive Young Leadership Award by the American Constitution Society (ACS). Mr. Whalen has been awarded and recognized by the following - The National Association of Distinguished Counsel's Top One Percent, America's Top High Stakes Litigators, America's Top 100 Attorneys, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Denver Business Journal Top Forty Under 40, National Trial Lawyers Top 100, National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, 5280 Magazine Top Young Attorneys in Colorado, American Society of Legal Advocates Top 40 Under 40, American Society of Legal Advocates Top 100, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Eagle Award, ACS Progressive Young Leadership Award, NTL Top 25 Mass Tort Trial Lawyers, The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys Top 10 High Verdict and Settlement Winners, and Best Attorneys of America.

Mr. Whalen has served on the Board of Directors for such professional organizations as The Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, The Mass Tort Trial Lawyers Association in addition to non-profit organizations including The Inner City Health Center, Save Our Youth, and the Girl's Athletic Leadership School. Mr. Whalen has successfully fundraised and participated as a volunteer and guest attorney teacher for Center of Hope Haiti, The Red Cloud Indian School, AMC Cancer Fund, Project CURE, Girls Inc. of Metro Denver, and the Denver Public Schools. Mr. Whalen has been appointed to leadership positions by Denver Mayor Hancock and The Denver Public Schools. He has also lectured and taught extensively in Colorado. 

In 2002, Mr. Whalen graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Dickinson College. He then earned a Juris Doctor in 2007 from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. In 2013, Mr. Whalen graduated from the Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education Program. 

Today, Mr. Whalen is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (100%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents

Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents


Selected to Super Lawyers for 1 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 8 years

Super Lawyers: 2020 Rising Stars: 2012 - 2019

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About Reeves Whalen

Admitted: 2008, Colorado

Professional Webpage:


  • National Outstanding Young Lawyer, Best Attorneys of America, RUE RATINGS, 2018
  • AIPIA, Top 10 High Verdict and Settlement Winner, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2018
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association – Eagle Award, 2014
  • American Society of Legal Advocates – Top 40 Lawyers Under 40, 2014
  • 5280 Magazine – Top Young Attorneys in Colorado, 2012
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum – The Top Trial Lawyers in America, 2014
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel, The Nation’s Top One Percent
America’s Top High Stakes Litigator, America’s Top 100 Attorneys
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, America’s Top 100 Attorneys®
  • Winner Denver Business Journal Forty Under 40, 2011 Mayor Michael Hancock's Transition Team, Co-Chairman of Excise & License, 2011  Finalist Colorado Bar Association Young Outstanding Lawyer of the Year Award, 2010 Finalist Colorado Law Week The Complete Lawyer Award, 2010 Andrew Romanoff for Senate, Finance Committee 2010 John Hickenlooper for Governor, Finance Committee 2010 Chris Romer for Mayor, Finance Committee 2011 Democratic Party of Denver, Executive Committee American Constitution Society, Board of Directors Save Our Youth, Board of Directors Golden Triangle Association, Board of Directors
  • Selected to Colorado Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, 2012-2016
  • Obama for American, Colorado Gen44 Finance Committee Member, 2012
  • 40 Under 40 Top Colorado Trial Attorney, National Trial Lawyers Association (NTLA), 2011
  • American Constitution Society Progressive Young Leadership Award, 2012
  • National Trial Lawyers (NTL) Top 100 Colorado Trial Attorney, 2012
  • AVVO – Highest Distinction of Superb Attorney Rating, 2011
  • Superintendent's Community Planning Advisory Committee (CPAC), Denver Public Schools, 2012
  • Clinton Foundation Millennium Network Member, 2012

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Colorado, 2008
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 2008

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Haynes for Denver Public School Board, Campaign Finance Committee
  • Duran for Colorado House District 5, Campaign Finance Committee
  • Romer for Mayor, Campaign Finance Committee
  • Romanoff for United States Congress, Campaign Finance Committee
  • Romanoff for United States Senate, Campaign Finance Committee
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, CTLA & CDLA Annual Professionalism Ceremony Co-Chair 2014
  • Hickenlooper for Colorado, Campaign Finance Committee
  • Mass Tort Trial Lawyers Association (MTTLA), Executive Committee
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA), Legislative Committee, 2015
  • Democratic Party of Denver, Executive Committee
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA), Eagle Committee Co-Chair, 2014
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA), Mass Tort Committee Chair, 2013
  • Fix the Debt, Colorado Steering Committee
  • Denver Public Schools Superintendent Tom Boasberg, Citizen Planning Advisory Committee (CPAC)
  • Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, Transition Team, Co-Chair Dept. of Excise & Licensing
  • Center of Hope Haiti / Orphanage Construction Project
  • Vice President Al Gore Climate Reality Leadership Program, Climate Leader
  • Clinton Foundation, Ambassador & Young Philanthropist
  • Obama for America, Colorado Gen44 Finance Committee
  • American Constitution Society (ACS), Board of Directors
  • Red Cloud Indian School / Pine Ridge Reservation Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA), Board of Directors
  • Project CURE / Medical Supply Assistance Project
  • Inner City Health Center, Board of Directors
  • AMC Cancer Fund / Development Committee
  • Girls Inc. of Metro Denver / Women in Law, Media & Politics
  • Denver Public Schools / Attorney Guest Teacher Program
  • Denver Public Schools Foundation / Development Committee
  • Girls Athletic Leadership School / Board of Directors
  • Save Our Youth Mentorship Program / Board of Directors
  • Lobato and the Future of Education in Colorado Forum, Panelist, 2012
  • •Educator Effectiveness Forum, Senator Michael Johnston, 2010 •SB1070 Immigration Reform CLE, Senator Chris Romer, 2010 •Education Policy Debriefing, Lt. Governor Joe Garcia, 2011 •Denver City Council At-Large Candidate Forum, 2011 •Girl's Inc. Metro Denver Women in Law, Politics and Media, 2010 •Arapahoe County Bar Association Mock Trial Competition, 2011 •Project CURE ACBA Volunteer Project, 2011 •Reeves is involved in a youth mentoring program through the SOY organization in Denver.

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Lobato v. Colorado & The Future of Education in Colorado, ACS CLE
  • 360 Advocacy, How to Win Trucking Cases


Educational Background:

  • Harvard University – Kennedy School of Government Executive Education
  • Dickinson College
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Office Location for Reeves D. Whalen

7955 E Arapahoe Court
Suite 2375
Centennial, CO 80112

Phone: 719-627-8355

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Last Updated: 7/26/2019

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