Heidi E. Storz

Heidi E. Storz

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Construction Litigation Attorney in Golden, CO

Benson, Kerrane, Storz & Nelson, P.C.
 | 110 North Rubey Drive, Suite 200
Golden, CO 80403
Phone: 720-898-9680
Fax: 720-898-9681
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1999
Practice Areas:
  • Construction Litigation: Consumer
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • German
Attorney Profile

Attorney Heidi Storz is a partner with the law firm of Benson, Kerrane, Storz & Nelson, P.C. located in Golden, Colorado. For more than 15 years, Ms. Storz has been representing homeowners and homeowner associations with construction defect concerns.

Before attending law school, Ms. Storz served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Belize, Central America where she organized support groups for young women who had been sexually abused and educated teachers and police officers about recognizing and responding to the signs of child abuse.

Ms. Storz appreciates the complexity of the legal process and applies her previous counseling experience to demystify the legal process for clients struggling with construction defects. Over the years, Ms. Storz has assisted thousands of homeowners in resolving their construction defect claims with developers and builders. During that time, she has also developed an in-depth understanding of the means and methods of construction and what it takes to reconstruct distressed homes and property.

About Heidi Storz

Admitted: 1999, Colorado

Professional Webpage: https://www.bensonpc.com/about-our-firm/attorney-profiles/he...

Honors/Awards:

  • Named as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, 2014
  • Named as one of ten "Top Women Lawyers" by Law Week Colorado, 2012
  • Northern Illinois University College of Law Cum Laude Honors, 1998
  • NIU Law Review Assistant Editor, 1998
  • Northern Illinois University College of Law Dean's Scholarship, 1998
  • Marla Dickerson Public Interest Law Award, 1998
  • Northern Illinois University College of Law Dean's Scholarship, 1997
  • NIU Moot Court Finalist, 1997
  • Northern Illinois University College of Law Dean's Scholarship, 1996

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • President of the Imagine! Board of Directors (Community-Centered Board that serves people with intellectual disabilities in Boulder and Broomfield Counties), 2018
  • Parks and Open Space Coordinator for the Niwot Community Association, 2015
  • Project Coordinator for Niwot Clean-Up Day for 10 years.  Hundreds of Niwot residents take advantage of the event every year to recycle yard waste, reuseable items, scrapmetal, styrofoam, latex paints, plastic bags, and electronics, 2014
  • Member Lefthand Grange No. 9, 2014
  • Parks and Open Space Coordinator for the Niwot Community Association, 2014
  • Secretary of the Board of Directors for Imagine! (Community-Centered Board which serves people with intellectual disabilities in Boulder and Broomfield Counties), 2014
  • Member of the Board of Directors for Imagine! (Community-Centered Board which serves people with intellectual disabilities in Boulder and Broomfield Counties), 2013
  • Parks and Open Space Coordinator for the Niwot Community Association, 2013
  • President of the Niwot Community Association, 2012
  • President of the Niwot Community Association, 2011
  • Peace Corps Volunteer, Belize, Central America.  Organized support groups for young women who had been sexually abused and performed baseline study of the incidence of child abuse in the country of Belize, 1993
  • Student Conservation Association Volunteer.  Served in the North Cascades National Park, WA rebuilding the Little Beaver Trail and performing revegetation of park lands, 1986
  • President of Imagine! Board of Directors (Community-Centered Board that serves people with intellectual disabilities in Boulder and Broomfield Counties), 2017

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Taught numerous classes about how to read and understand insurance policies and how to hold insurance carriers accountable., Presenter, Community Associations Institute, 2018
  • Presented "Going Green" to various community managers, 2015
  • Published Article: Helter Shelter - The Problem with New Home Warranties, CAI National Community Manager Newsletter, 2015
  • Presented "Successful Reconstruction Projects" to various community management companies, 2014
  • Presented "Declarant Transition:  Step by Step" to various community management companies, 2014
  • Presented "The Role of the Property Manager in Construction Defect Lawsuits" to various community management companies, 2013

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Obtained $1.25 Million settlement for six-unit "non-HOA" community suffering from water intrusion due to improperly installed stucco system, 2018
  • After receiving favorable jury award, obtained $340,000 settlement for 10-unit homeowners association suffering from water intrusion in St. Francis, Minnesota, 2017
  • Obtained arbitration award of $13 Million for single family home community with deficient underdrain system, 2017
  • Obtained arbitration award of $12 Million for 160-unit community in Broomfield, Colorado suffering with slope stability issues and water intrusion, 2016
  • Obtained $585,000 settlement of an insurance coverage dispute for a condominium association in Arapahoe County, 2015
  • Obtained arbitration award of $3.7 Million for 174-unit townhome community  in Colorado Springs with defective fire-rated assemblies, 2015
  • Obtained arbitration award totaling $1.95 Million for condominium project in Arapahoe County with improper venting and sealant failures around windows, 2014
  • Obtained $3.6 Million settlement for mixed-use project in urban renewal district suffering from severe water intrusion and structural damage, 2013
  • Obtained confessed judgments from developer and builder totaling over $42 Million for 408-unit condominium association in Erie, CO suffering from foundation movement due to expansive soils, water intrusion behind stone veneer systems, and grading and drainage problems, 2013
  • Obtained $5.2 Million arbitration award for 192-unit townhome association in Aurora, CO with sinking patios and porches, flooding basements, and structural defects, 2013
  • Obtained $4.8 Million settlement for condominium community in Arapahoe County suffering from concrete displacement and water intrusion at windows and front entries, 2013
  • Obtained $6.2 Million arbitration award for 172-unit condominium community with severe deck leakage issues, 2012
  • Obtained $3.2 Million settlement on behalf of townhome and paired home community in Loveland, CO with siding defects, fire-rated assembly defects, and grading and drainage defects, 2011
  • Obtained a $2 Million settlement for a 225-unit townhome community with grading and drainage issues in Highlands Ranch, 2010
  • Obtained a $4.2 Million settlement for 130-unit condominium community with foundation movement in Arvada, 2009
  • Obtained $4.2 Million jury verdict for 50-unit townhome project in Pagosa Springs.  As of 2009, this was the largest verdict awarded by a jury in the Archuleta County District Court, 2009
  • Obtained a $7.7 Million settlement for 65-unit resort property with deck leaks, drainage problems, and severe concrete deterioration in Breckenridge, 2008
  • Obtained a $7.445 Million settlement for 119-unit condominium community with deck leaks and frozen pipes in Aurora, 2007
  • Obtained a $19.5 Million settlement on behalf of 213-unit condominium community with damaged floor trusses and grading and drainage issues , 2007
  • Obtained an $8.08 Million settlement for a townhome community with soil subsidence issues in Adams County, 2006
  • Obtained $3.85 Million settlement for 400-unit condominium project with deck leaks in Highlands Ranch, 2003

Representative Clients:

  • Property owners throughout Colorado who have problems with new construction.

Educational Background:

  • University of Colorado, B.A., Magna Cum Laude Honors, 1992

Articles about Heidi E. Storz appearing in Super Lawyers

Office Location for Heidi E. Storz

110 North Rubey Drive
Suite 200
Golden, CO 80403

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Last Updated: 10/10/2018

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