Hollynd Hoskins

Hollynd Hoskins

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Denver, CO

Leventhal & Puga PC
 | 950 South Cherry Street, Suite 600
Denver, CO 80246
Phone: 303-759-9945
Fax: 303-759-9692
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%)
Attorney Profile

HOLLYND HOSKINS is one of Colorado’s leading litigators. As a partner at Leventhal & Puga, P.C., she exclusively represents individuals that have been catastrophically or traumatically harmed by others. Her award-winning litigation practice is focused on medical malpractice, personal injury, automobile/ trucking accidents and premises liability. Her clients benefit from her two decades of experience as a litigator, trying over 100 jury trials to verdict throughout the course of her career.

Since joining the practice of law, Hollynd has been a courtroom attorney and trial lawyer. She began her career as a Colorado State Public Defender serving her community aggressively representing indigent individuals, including homicides and death penalty cases, for over eleven years. Hollynd quickly earned an elevated position with the Colorado Public Defender’s Office as a Division Lead and Senior Attorney in Denver and Arapahoe Counties where she led and supervised other trial attorneys, investigators and paralegals. Her skills and results were recognized when she was named “Trial Lawyer of the Year” by the Colorado Public Defender’s Denver County office in 2002.

Hollynd entered private practice in 2004 when she joined Leventhal & Puga, P.C. At the firm, she serves as lead counsel directing the strategy of her trial team and focusing on securing results for her clients. She has vast experience in all phases of personal injury litigation including negotiation, discovery, pretrial motions, oral arguments, mediation, arbitration, and jury trials. Over the years, Hollynd has scored winning verdicts and negotiated large settlements for her personal injury clients. Her high-profile trial practice has included the representation of 15 patients that were infected with Hepatitis C at Rose Medical Center. In 2014, she secured a $5.5 million verdict in Denver County for her clients. It is Hollynd’s passionate advocacy for her clients that sets her apart from attorneys and has made her well known for working tirelessly to obtain multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts on their behalf.

As a leader in the Colorado legal community, Hollynd has been recognized for her excellence as a lawyer. She has been named a Top 50 Women Lawyer and Top 100 Lawyer by Colorado Super Lawyers Magazine for many years. She is also listed in the Best Lawyers in America and AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Hollynd has been recognized as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by The National Trial Lawyers and selected as a Top Lawyer by 5280 Magazine. She also received the 2014 Metropolitan State University Professionalism Award and the 2012 Volunteer Award from Colorado Trial Lawyers Association. Hollynd is highly active in multiple bar associations and has given lectures other lawyers on trial tactics and techniques.

In her spare time, Hollynd stays active through cycling and playing golf. She is an accomplished athlete and was a NCAA Division 1 Collegiate Women’s Soccer Captain and a member of a NCAA Division 1 Women’s All-Regional Soccer Team. She was also a starting Receiver for the Colorado Valkyries, a women’s professional tackle football team. Hollynd grew up in Denver and was inducted into the East High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 2009.

About Hollynd Hoskins

Admitted: 1992, Colorado

Professional Webpage: http://www.leventhal-law.com/attorney-hollynd-hoskins.php

Honors/Awards:

  • Named to Best Lawyers in America (2013 to present); Top 50 Women Colorado Super Lawyers (2013 to present); Colorado Super Lawyers (2010 – present); Top 100 Colorado Super Lawyers (2017); 5280 Top Attorneys (2016 - present); Martindale-Hubbell’s AV Preeminent 5 out of 5 rating; AV's Top Attorneys;  National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Trial Lawyers (2011 to present); 2014 Professionalism Award by Metropolitan State University of Denver; 2012 Volunteer Award for assistance in reviving an injured patient’s right to bring a claim of Negligent Credentialing to over-turn the holding in Kauntz v. HCA Healthone, LLC, 174 P.3d 813 (Colo. App. 2007); Nominated for 2011 CTLA Case of the Year Award – for her pro bono representation of a developmentally delayed woman against University of Colorado Dental School; 2001 Denver Trial Attorney of the Year – Colorado State Public Defender’s Office; 1992 Harry McAllister Memorial Scholarship Recipient – Best Qualified to Earn Respect as a Trial Advocate.

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Colorado Public Defender Commissioner (2015 - present); Colorado Trial Lawyer Association - Board of Directors 2013; Colorado Bar Association Budget Committee (2012 - 2013);  American Association of Justice; Colorado Bar Association; Colorado Trial Lawyer's Association; Colorado Women's Bar Association; Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association; LGBT Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Pro Bono Juvenile Life without Parole/ Clemency Project; Pro Bono Criminal work; Habitat for Humanity. 

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Colorado Public Defender's Office 2012 Trial Advocacy Presentation; Colorado Women's Bar Association 2011 Convention Co-Presenter: "Leading the Appellate Court to the Evidence: Thinking Inside the Box." Colorado Bar Association CLE Presenter: Effective Technology in the Courtroom (Dec. 2009); Published Motion in Appendix L in Rules of the Road: A Plaintiff Lawyer’s Guide to Proving Liability, 2nd ed., by R. Friedman and P. Malone (2010).

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Ms. Hoskins has tried over 100 criminal and civil jury trials.   She has tried both medical malpractice and personal injury civil trials in several counties and has successfully obtained multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of numerous clients. Ms. Hoskins obtained a 5.5 million dollar jury verdict in a medical malpractice case in Denver District Court in August of 2014.  Ms. Hoskins co-tried and obtained a favorable verdict in the published decision of Hall v. Frankel, 190 P.3d 852 (Colo. App. 2008).   Ms. Hoskins successfully represented and obtained very favorable settlements on behalf of multiple patients who acquired Hepatitis C while undergoing surgery at Rose Medical Center.  She has had numerous acquittals in criminal trials, including a complete acquittal on fourteen criminal counts, including six counts of First Degree Murder, in People v. Chad Garcia, 00CR2487, Denver District Court in 2001; and a complete acquittal in eight criminal counts, including First Degree Murder, in People v. James Coleman, 07CR2652 in 2008.   Ms. Hoskins was nominated for the Colorado Trial Lawyer's Assoc. 2011 Case of the Year for her pro bono representation and successful monetary settlement and public policy changes on behalf of a developmentally disabled woman against the University of Colorado Dental School. 

Representative Clients:

  • Ms. Hoskins represents severely injured patients, individuals and their families in medical malpractice, wrongful death and personal injury actions.  Ms. Hoskins also provides limited select criminal defense representation.  Ms. Hoskins represented and successfully obtained favorable settlements and assisted in policy changes for patient safety on behalf of numerous patients who were infected with Hepatits C from a health care worker at Rose Medical Center in 2009.  

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • NCAA Division I Soccer All-American Regional Team (1983 - 85); Colorado Valkyries - Women's Professional Football Team (2000-2001);  Inducted to Denver East High School Athletic Hall of Fame 

Educational Background:

Office Location for Hollynd Hoskins

950 South Cherry Street
Suite 600
Denver, CO 80246

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Last Updated: 1/8/2019

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