Scott W. Wilkinson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Insurance Coverage Attorney in Denver, CO

Davis & Ceriani, P.C.
 | 1600 Stout St, Suite 1710
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 720-644-9654
Fax: 303-534-4618
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2005
Practice Areas:
  • Insurance Coverage (40%),
  • Securities Litigation (30%),
  • Business Litigation (30%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Scott W. Wilkinson is a partner at the law firm of Davis & Ceriani in Denver, Colorado. Mr. Wilkinson concentrates his practice on complex litigation in the areas of business law, insurance coverage and real estate development. He serves clients in Denver and throughout Colorado.

Mr. Wilkinson advises clients in complex business, corporate and insurance matters. He has experience litigating cases involving construction claims, contracts, breach of fiduciary duty, employment issues, negligence, personal injury and property disputes. He participates in arbitrations and mediations and litigates at the state, federal and appellate levels.

Honored for his accomplishments in the legal profession, Mr. Wilkinson is rated AV Preeminent* rated by the peer review organization Martindale-Hubbell. This is the highest rating given by the prominent organization.

An active member of his legal and professional communities, Mr. Wilkinson belongs to the Colorado Bar Association and is a former president of the board of directors of the Ranch Country Club. He volunteers his time for the First Tee and previously served with the Boettcher Foundation coaching corps.

Mr. Wilkinson earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Colorado State University and received his law degree from the University of Colorado Law School. He obtained his license to practice law in 2005 and is qualified to appear before all Colorado state courts. He gained his initial legal experience as a law clerk at Davis & Ceriani and joined the firm as an associate in 2005 before becoming a partner in 2011.

*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 Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Insurance Coverage (40%): Insurance, Bad Faith Insurance

Securities Litigation (30%)

Business Litigation (30%)

Focus Areas

Insurance, Bad Faith Insurance


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Rising Stars: 2013 - 2019

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About Scott Wilkinson

Admitted: 2005, Colorado

Professional Webpage:


  • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2015
  • Rising Star Award, Colorado Super Lawyers, 2016
  • Rising Star Award, Colorado Super Lawyers, 2017
  • Rising Star Award, Colorado Super Lawyers, 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2013
  • Rising Star Award, Colorado Super Lawyers, 2013
  • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2016
  • Rising Star Award, Colorado Super Lawyers, 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2014
  • Rising Star Award, Colorado Super Lawyers, 2014
  • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2011
  • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2012

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Colorado Bar Association and Colorado Trial Lawyers Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • First Tee, Volunteer
  • Participant in Boettcher Foundation Coaching Corps 2015 Pilot Program
  • Board Member and Officer, The Ranch Country Club, Westminster, CO

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Defined Statute of Repose Start Results in Problematic Exposure, Colorado Real Estate Journal, 2017
  • Article for industry publication concerning insurance coverage issues faced by contractors and subcontractors relative to obtaining appropriate insurance coverage., Author, Construction Defect Insurance, Part 1: Are you getting the coverage you need, Colorado Builder Forum, 2014
  • CLE Panelist for a program discussing the impact of CRS 13-21-111.5 (the "Anti-Indemnity Statute") on construction litigation and insurance issues relating thereto., Panelist/Speaker, C.R.S. Section 13-21-111.5, The "Anti-Indemnity" Statute, Colorado Defense Lawyer's Association, 2015
  • Participant in panel discussion concerning various legislative options for reformation of Colorado's construction defect litigation climate and the impact of such options on insurance issues specific to the construction industry., Panelist/Speaker, Construction Defect Reform Panel Discussion, Colorado Defense Lawyer's Association, 2014
  • Article for industry publication concerning issues faced by builders/contractors when seeking to enforce and/or obtain the benefit of the insurance coverage they purchased., Author, General Liability Insurance, Part 2: Are you getting the full benefit of the coverage you have?, Colorado Builder Forum, 2014


  • In re Allstate Life Ins. Co. Litig., CV-09-8162-PCT-GMS (D. Ariz.) (settled), 2014
  • Nuveen Mun. High Income Opportunity Fund v. City of Alameda, Cal., 730 F.3d 1111 (9th Cir. 2013) (argued case), 2013
  • State Court action re breach of insurance contract and bad faith claims practices.  Favorable settlement obtained., 2013
  • D.R. Horton, Inc.Denver v. Mountain States Mut. Cas. Co., 2014 WL 4695805 (D. Colo. Sept. 22, 2014) (Favorable settlement obtained following favorable liability verdict at trial), 2014
  • State Court action alleging misconduct in connection with sale of insurance product.  Favorable settlement obtained., 2010
  • D.R. Horton, Inc.-Denver v. Travelers Indem. Co. of Am., 2012 WL 5363370 (D. Colo. Oct. 31, 2012) (subsequently resolved), 2012
  • In re Harwell, 10-CV-00339-WYD, 2011 WL 1135382 (D. Colo. Mar. 29, 2011) (upholding favorable finding), 2011
  • Employers Mut. Cas. Co. v. Helicon Associates, Inc., 152994, 2017 WL 1957304 (Mich. May 10, 2017) (argued case, obtained reversal of Court of Appeals decision)., 2017


Educational Background:

  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, Colorado State University (minor in political science), 2002

Industry Groups

  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
Office Location for Scott W. Wilkinson

1600 Stout St
Suite 1710
Denver, CO 80202

Phone: 720-644-9654

Fax: 303-534-4618

Scott W. Wilkinson:

Last Updated: 1/10/2019

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