Anna N. Martinez
Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Denver, CO
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Attorney Anna N. Martinez is the founder of Martinez Law Colorado, LLC, a bilingual personal injury law firm. Licensed to practice in Colorado and New Mexico, Ms. Martinez serves clients throughout both states who suffered injuries or losses as the result of someone else's negligent or unlawful actions, including catastrophic personal injury claims, bad faith insurance disputes, and wrongful death claims.
A native of Colorado, Ms. Martinez is fluent in English and Spanish, and she has a deep passion for representing Spanish-speaking clients across her region. She also has an abiding interest in the judiciary and how it functions in society, and she has served in various leadership roles on several committees for the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association and the Colorado Women’s Bar Association. She was also previously appointed as a member of the Federal Magistrate Judge Selection Panel.
A 2002 graduate of Columbia University, Ms. Martinez attended the University of New Mexico School of Law, where she obtained her Juris Doctor in 2005 along with a certificate in federal Indian law. She is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in Colorado and New Mexico as well as before the Colorado Court of Appeals and the Colorado Supreme Court.
A consummate professional, Ms. Martinez is highly active in her legal community, as evidenced by her memberships with the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association's Spanish Speaking Lawyers Committee and the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association. A prolific writer, she has authored a number of continuing legal education publications as well as a variety of legal articles.
- 60%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
- 40%Insurance Coverage
Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Insurance, Bad Faith Insurance
- Rising Stars: 2009 - 2020
Articles about Anna N. Martinez appearing in Super Lawyers
About Anna N. Martinez
First Admitted: 2006, Colorado
- Colorado Supreme Court - Board of Law Examiners (2016 - Present). The Law Committee is composed of 11 volunteer attorney members. It reviews and approves the standards that must be met to pass the written examination.
- Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
- Member of the Federal Magistrate Judge Selection Panel (2013-2016)
- Colorado Hispanic Bar Association
Pro bono/Community Service
- Volunteer with Spanish Speaking Lawyer's Committee Legal Nights
- Columbia University in the City of New York, B.A., 2002
- Admission to practice law in the State of New Mexico, 2005
- Vol. 44, The Colorado Lawyer, 55-62 July 1, 2015 Six of the Greatest, Outstanding Lawyers in Colorado History, is an annual publication from The Colorado Lawyer that honors a deceased attorney who has made a significant contribution to Colorado's legal community and jurisprudence. I profile George Gallious Ross, Esq., one of Colorado's earliest African American lawyers admitted to the bar, and his legacy as an advocate for civil rights in the arenas of school segregation, housing, public accommodations, and the right to marry regardless of race., Author, Six of the Greatest: George G. Ross(1879-1964), Colorado Lawyer, 2015
- 91 Denv. U. L. Rev. Online 71 (2014) April 11, 2014 A recent decision from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals holds, for the first time, that the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution prohibits a litigant from exercising peremptory strikes based on sexual orientation., Author, Striking Jurors Based on Sexual Orientation is Discriminatory, Denver University Law Review Online, 2014
- Vol. 45, The Colorado Lawyer, pp 51-53 Jul 2016 A profile of one of Colorado's first African American legislators and lawyers who was educated during the era of Reconstruction in the South, and who helped reform Colorado's Civil Rights Act., Author, Five of the Greatest: Joseph Henry Stuart (1851-1910), Colorado Lawyer, 2016
- Supplemental Author, Defenses to Legal Malpractice Claims, Lawyers’ Professional Liability in Colorado: Preventing Legal Malpractice and Disciplinary Actions, Continuing Legal Education in Colorado, Inc., Colorado Bar Association, Denver Bar Association, 2010
- This article explores the practical approaches a lawyer can take to assess a claim involving a non-citizen, properly advise a client about the risks and benefits of litigation and protect an immigrant client's rights in the litigation process. The article also analyzes ethical issues lawyers should consider when protecting against or pursuing immigration status facts in litigation., Trial Talk, “Discovery and Disclosure of Immigration Status: Ethical and Practical Considerations, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, 2012
- Lecturer for a Continuing Legal Education seminar sponsored by the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, “Corporate Documents,” a how‐to guide to using C.R.C.P. 45, 2011, CTLA Annual Convention, 2011
- Author, Colorado Courtroom Handbook, CLE in Colorado
- Supplemental Author, Common Law Legal Malpractice Claims by Clients, Lawyers’ Professional Liability in Colorado: Preventing Legal Malpractice and Disciplinary Actions, Continuing Legal Education in Colorado, Inc., Colorado Bar Association, Denver Bar Association, 2010
- Supplemental Author, Liability to Third Parties, Lawyers’ Professional Liability in Colorado: Preventing Legal Malpractice and Disciplinary Actions, Continuing Legal Education in Colorado, Inc, Colorado Bar Association, Denver Bar Association, 2010
- Marcus Fear v. Geico Casualty Company, 2020CV32188, Denver District Court Mr. Fear brought suit against his insurer for unreasonably withholding his underinsured motorist benefits (UIM) pursuant to C.R.S. §10-3-1115, 1116. A trial to the court was held, and the verdict was in Plaintiff's favor for his contract damages, plus two-times the covered benefit and his attorney's fees and costs. The order of judgment in Mr. Fear's favor totaled $61,367.67., 2020
- Ernesto Martinez II v. USAA General Indemnity Company, 18CV31708, Denver District Court Mr. Martinez brought claims against his uninsured motorist carrier, USAA, for breach of contract and unreasonable delay of his UM and medical payment benefits after he suffered a severe injury to his foot in a hit-and-run, resulting in multiple fractures. A jury returned a verdict in his favor, and Court entered a final judgment totaling $166,997.55., 2018
- Derek Stringer v. Eli Daniel, Case No. 2017CV30088 Mr. Stringer was struck by a drunk driver as he was hauling hazardous materials to an oil well site. In the course of pulling his semi off the road, he was exposed to a rare fungus as he inhaled dirt, fleeing from the vehicle to safety. He was infected by the fungus and suffered necrotic pneumonia. The jury returned a Plaintiff’s verdict for $540,000.00., 2017
- Arnulfa Rodriguez Flores v. Michael Alexander et al., 2016CV031930, Denver District Court Ms. Rodrigues Flores was a motorist who was struck at an intersection after two other vehicles collided. The defendants disputed liability, and would not admit whose fault the collision was. We tried the case before a jury who found that the defendants were liable. The order of judgment totaled $26,687.14., 2016
- Visible Voices, Inc. v. Industrial Claim Appeals Office, 2014COA63 Appeal from the ICAO wherein a sole proprietor who owns a court reporting business was wrongfully assessed unemployment taxes because she maintained a list of independent contractors that occasionally performed jobs that she was unable to do herself. The Court of Appeals reversed the ICAO's decision imposing said taxes, 2014
- Milosevich v. State Farm Mutual Auto. Ins., Co., Case No. 2008CV1698, Arapahoe County District Court (Plaintiff's verdict in bad faith breach of insurance claim)., 2011
- Bowen v. Adams County Court, Case No. 2008CA109, Colorado Court of Appeals (successful appeal regarding speedy trial), Oral Argument: http://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/Court_Of_Appeals/Oral_Arguments/Index.cfm/year/2009, 2008
Last Updated: 5/15/2022