Christina M. Habas

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Denver, CO

Keating Wagner Polidori Free, P.C.
 | 1290 Broadway, Suite 600
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-534-0401
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1982
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Christina M. Habas is a shareholder in Keating Wagner Polidori Free, P.C., located in Denver, Colorado. Focusing her practice on representing plaintiffs in personal injury matters, she provides representation to clients throughout the state in cases involving motor vehicle accidents, product liability, medical malpractice, premises liability and other types of matters in which a client has been harmed by the negligence of another party.

After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in 1979 from the University of Denver, Ms. Habas pursued her legal studies at the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law and was awarded her Juris Doctor in 1982. As a law student, Ms. Habas won the Intramural Mock Trial Competition and the Intramural Negotiations Competition, and she was a member of the Honor Board in 1981 and 1982. Admitted to practice in Colorado, she is a member of the board of directors of Law School Si Se Puede and is also an active participant in the American Board of Trial Advocates and the Federal Bar Association.

After graduation from law school, Ms. Habas went into private practice and represented clients in more than 100 bench trials and more than 50 jury trials before she became a judge on the District Court for the 2nd Judicial District for Denver County in 2004. As a judge, she presided over more than 200 trials before stepping down in 2012 and joining her current firm. In addition to her work in the courtroom, Ms. Habas taught trial advocacy and practice for a variety of organizations, including the Colorado Bar Association, the National Institute for Trial Advocacy and the Denver Bar Association. Ms. Habas continues to be highly regarded by her fellow professionals, as attested to by her AV Preeeminent* peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.


**AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (60%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Products (30%): Motor Vehicle Defects, Products Liability

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (10%): Medical Malpractice

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - General: Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Products: Motor Vehicle Defects, Products Liability

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Medical Malpractice

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 5 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2017

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About Christina Habas

Admitted: 1982, Colorado

Professional Webpage: http://www.keatingwagner.com/team/christina-habas/

Honors and Awards:

  • Judicial Excellence Award, American Board of Trial Advocates, 2012
  • Finalist, Joint Committee of Senator Mark Udall and Senator Michael Bennett Search Committee for Appointment to the United States District Court, 2010
  • Judicial Excellence Award, Colorado Women’s Bar Association, 2010
  • Colorado Super Lawyers
  • Nominee, Judicial Excellence Award, Colorado Judicial Institute, 2010 and 2011
  • Named one of 2012′s Top Women Lawyers by Law Week Colorado

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Colorado
  • Colorado Defense Lawyer’s Association, 1982–2003
  • FFA, Co-Chair (with The Honorable Kristen Mix, U.S. Magistrate Judge) of the Federal Employment Law Jury Instructions Committee, 1999–2003
  • Faculty of Federal Advocates, 1998–2003
  • American Inns of Court, Alfred A. Arraj Inn, 2011–present
  • American Inns of Court, Doyle’s Inn (serving as President in 2003 -2004, as well as serving on the Executive Committee), 2000–2006
  • American Inns of Court, 1991–present
  • ABOTA President, Colorado Chapter beginning with Office of Secretary in 2001 and moving up to Presidency, 2004
  • ABOTA Executive Committee Member (Co-Chair of Membership Committee), 2005–present
  • ABOTA National Board Representative, 2009–present
  • Board of Directors, Si Se Puede Law School, 2015-present
  • ABOTA Coordinator and Chair of Teachers’ Law Schools (for both High School and Middle School Civics Teachers)
  • ABOTA Committee Member: National Judicial Liaison Committee, Jury Innovations Committee and Long Range Planning Committees
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Article, “Case Analysis: It’s Not Just for Trial Any More” (2005)
  • Colorado Lawyer, “Please Tell me a Story – The Power of Story in the Courtroom”, Article, October, 2006
  • National Public Radio Essay, This I Believe: “The Importance of Jury Duty”, recorded May, 2009, kept on the website archive of the Project at http://thisibelieve.org/essay/10561/

Educational Background:

  • University of Denver, Bachelor of Arts Degree, Honors Program Scholarship, 1979
Office Location for Christina M. Habas

1290 Broadway
Suite 600
Denver, CO 80203

Phone: 303-534-0401

 

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Last Updated: 8/2/2017

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