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Alan C. Shafner

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Denver, CO

Shafner Injury Law
1660 S Albion St, Suite 1150
Denver, CO 80222
Phone: 303-796-0555
Fax: 303-552-3775
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022
Licensed in Colorado Since: 1979
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
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Attorney Profile

Attorney Alan C. Shafner is the founder and principal of Shafner Injury Law in Denver, Colorado. A nationally ranked trial lawyer with more than 43 years of total legal experience, Mr. Shafner provides invaluable and effective counsel, advocacy and support to clients across his region who have legal needs involving any of the following:

·       Car accidents

·       Premises liability accidents

·       Wrongful death cases

·       Nursing home abuse and neglect

·       Catastrophic trucking accidents

·       Victims of sexual assault or abuse

Early in his legal career, Mr. Shafner worked with the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office in Golden, Colorado, where he served as lead prosecutor on a number of high-profile and complex criminal cases. He then worked for a prominent law firm in his area for 28 years, ultimately becoming a named partner until he established his own law firm in 2011.

Since that time, Mr. Shafner has achieved remarkable success fighting for the rights and entitlements of accident victims and their families. Honored for his outstanding professionalism and superior client service, he has earned an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell and a membership in the National Trial Lawyers Top 100, along with consistent recognition from his peers as being among the top 5% of lawyers in his region. He has also received "Superb" client ratings on AVVO.

After graduating with distinction from the University of Colorado in 1975, Mr. Shafner attended the Houston College of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1978. He holds his admission to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, the Colorado Court of Appeals, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mr. Shafner is also an active member of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the Denver Bar Association and the Colorado Bar Association. He is also a member of the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates and he has served on the Colorado Bar Association's ethics committee.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


4 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022

About Alan C. Shafner

First Admitted: 1979, Colorado

Professional Webpage:


  • Groh v. Westin Operator, LLC, 347 P.3d 606 (Colo. 2015)
  • Klausz v. Dillon Companies, Inc., 779 P.2d (Colo. 1989)
  • Martinez v. W.R. Grace Co., 782 P.2d 827 (Colo. 1989)
  • Lira v. Davis, 832 P.2d 240 (Colo.1992)
  • Davis v. Lira, 817 P.2d 539 (Colo. App. 1991)
  • Lira v. Shelter, 832 P.2d 240 (Colo. 1992)
  • Cung La v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, 830 P.2d 1007 (Colo. 1992)
  • Spencer v. Sytsma, 67 P.3d 1 (Colo. 2003)
  • Groh v. Westin Operator, LLC, 352 P.3d 472 (Colo. 2013)

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Premises Liability, National Business Institute
  • Trial Judge Denver University Sturm College of Law Moot Court 2011 – 2012
  • Speaker Premises Liability Blockbuster 2016
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • Negligent Security, National Business Institute

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Colorado Bar Association Ethics Committee 2010-2011
  • Colorado Bar Association, 1979 – present
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, 1983 – present
  • American Association for Justice, 1983 – present
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, 1998 – present


  • Martindale-Hubbell AC Peer Review Rated
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • “AV” rating from the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell
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Office Location for Alan C. Shafner

1660 S Albion St
Suite 1150
Denver, CO 80222

Phone: 303-796-0555

Fax: 303-552-3775

Last Updated: 12/29/2021

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