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625 East 16th Avenue
Ste. 100
Denver, Colorado 80203Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 303-860-2848
Fax: 303-860-2869
E-Mail: OMH-Office@omhlaw.com
www.omhlaw.com
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Established: 1995

Practice Areas
  • Professional Liability
  • Construction Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Governmental Entity Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Intellectual Property
  • Insurance Bad Faith Litigation
  • Trucking/Transportation Litigation
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About Us
OMH has a proven track record of delivering timely, appropriate resolution of litigated cases. We operate on the principle that excellent results are achieved through prompt and thoughtful case analysis and identification of key factual, legal, and damages issues. Our litigation strategy for each case is uniquely tailored to target the earliest potential resolution of the case. We invite you to review our website and to contact us to discuss how our firm can serve your organization's needs.
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Mark C. Overturf
Denver, CO
Years of Experience:31
Admitted
  • Colorado, 1985
  • Wyoming, 1996
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Wyoming, 1997
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2002
Additional Biographical Details:
Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated
Memberships:
  • American, Colorado and Denver Bar Associations
  • Wyoming State Bar
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
Education:
  • University of Colorado, B.A., 1979
  • University of Denver College of Law, J.D., 1985
Law Review:
Articles Editor, Transportation Law Journal, 1984-1985
Honors:
Recipient: William E. Doyle Award, 1983; ABA Appellate Advocacy, Regional Champion, 1984; Philip C. Jessup International Law Regional Champion, 1985
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Scott A. McGath
Denver, CO
Years of Experience:31
Admitted
  • Colorado, 1985
  • Wyoming, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Wyoming, 1999
Additional Biographical Details:
Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated
Memberships:
  • American, Colorado and Denver Bar Associations
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
Publications:
  • Author: "People vs. Quintana: How Probative is this Colorado Decision Excluding Evidence of Post Arrest Silence?," 56 University of Colorado Law Review, Fall, 1984
Education:
  • University of Illinois, B.S., 1981
  • University of Colorado Law School, J.D., 1985
Law Review:
Casenote and Comment Editor, University of Colorado Law Review, 1984-1985
Honors:
Phi Delta Phi; Scribe's Award Recipient, 1985
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Brandon P. Hull
Denver, CO
Years of Experience:28
Admitted
  • California, 1988
  • Colorado, 1994
  • Nebraska, 2002
  • Wyoming, 2009
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 1988
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 1995
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 1997
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska, 2003
Additional Biographical Details:
Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated
Memberships:
  • American, Colorado (Chair, Colorado Young Lawyer Division, 1997-1998; Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year, 1999) and Denver Bar Associations
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • University of Nebraska, B.A., 1985
  • University of Nebraska College of Law, J.D., 1988
Honors:
Moot Court Board; National Moot Court Team; Order of the Barristers
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Jason P. Rietz
Denver, CO
Years of Experience:20
Admitted
  • Minnesota, 1996
  • Colorado, 2001
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
Additional Biographical Details:
Student Prosecutor, 1995
Memberships:
  • Colorado, Minnesota State and Denver Bar Associations
Education:
  • Hamline University, B.A. (magna cum laude), 1993
  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D. (cum laude), 1996
Honors:
Maynard Pirsig Moot Court Team, 1994-1995; Best Brief Finalist, ABA Oral Argument Competition Team Nomination
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Meredith L. McDonald
Denver, CO
Admitted
  • Colorado, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska, 2006
Additional Biographical Details:
Lectures: CML Webinar Presenter, "Creating Complete and Effective EEOC Policies and Procedures;" CML Lunch and Learn Presenter: "The ADA and the ADAAA: What you Need to Know;" CLE International Presenter: "Employees' Right to Speak in the Workplace"
Memberships:
  • American (Vice-Chair, ABA TIPS Employment and Labor Law Committee; TIPS Leadership Academy, 2010-2011), Colorado and Denver Bar Associations
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association (Employment Law Committee)
Education:
  • Emory University, B.A., 1993
  • University of Denver College of Law, J.D., 1999
  • Daniels College of Business, University of Denver, M.I.M., 1999
Law Review:
Articles Editor, Denver Journal of International Law and Policy
Honors:
Hoffman Cup Finalist - Second Place; Trial Team
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Robert I. Lapidow
Denver, CO
Years of Experience:18
Admitted
  • New York, 2000
  • Colorado, 2005
  • Wyoming, 2006
  • Nebraska, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, District of Wyoming, 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 2009
Memberships:
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (Director of Events, Greater Denver Chapter)
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • The University of Iowa, B.A., 1996
  • Hofstra University School of Law, J.D., 1999
Law Review:
Hofstra University School of Law, Labor and Employment Law Journal
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M. Kate Strauss
Denver, CO
Years of Experience:10
Admitted
  • Colorado, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 2008
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 2012
Additional Biographical Details:
Lectures: CML Presentation: "Independent Contractor or Employee? Municipal Contracting and the Fair Labor Standards Act," CDLA Conference Presentation: "Demonstrative Exhibits: Simplifying Complex Information;" Colorado Super Lawyers, Rising Star 2015-2017
Memberships:
  • American, Colorado (Ethics Committee) and Denver Bar Associations
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • The Pennsylvania State University, B.A./B.A. (with honors and high distinction), 2001
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 2006
Law Review:
Lead Articles Editor, University of Pittsburgh Journal of Law and Commerce
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Ike M. Eckert
Denver, CO
Years of Experience:9
Admitted
  • Colorado, 2007
  • Nebraska, 2012
Memberships:
  • Colorado and Denver Bar Associations
Education:
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, B.S. (with high distinction), 2002
  • William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., 2007
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Lindsey W. Jay
Denver, CO
Years of Experience:14
Admitted
  • Colorado, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska, 2013
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
Additional Biographical Details:
Preventive Law Reporter, Editorial Staff; Lectures: "The Probate Process from Start to Finish in Colorado," sponsored by McQuillan Education, June 2008; "The Probate Process from Start to Finish in Colorado," sponsored by National Business Institute, Inc., October 2003; "The Probate Process for Colorado Paralegals," sponsored by the Institute for Paralegal Education, October 2003; "Basic Probate Procedures and Practice in Colorado," Sponsored by National Business Institute, Inc., May 2003
Memberships:
  • Colorado and Denver Bar Associations
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
Publications:
  • Author: "Royalty Clauses in Gas Leases: What Can Lessors Deduct Now?," 20 Preventive L. Rep. 3 (Winter 2002)
  • Co-Authored: "Claims Against an Estate for Care Rendered to a Decedent," 33 Colorado Lawyer 93 (Nov. 2004)
Education:
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., 1999
  • University of Denver College of Law, J.D., 2002
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January D. Allen
Denver, CO
E-Mail:jda@omhlaw.com
Years of Experience:12
Practice Areas
  • Intellectual Property
  • Professional Liability
  • Construction
Admitted
  • Colorado, 2005
  • Wyoming, 2016
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 2005
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico, 2016
Memberships:
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association (Board of Directors; Chair, Trial Academy 2017)
  • Professional Liability Defense Federation
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
Reported Cases:
Smith v. Executive Custom Homes; Todd v. Montana Silversmiths; Primal v. Arch; Virtela v. Funk
Education:
  • College of Charleston, B.S. Biology (cum laude), 2000
  • William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii, J.D., 2005
Born:1978
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Associates
Steven W. Boatright
Denver, CO
Years of Experience:7
Admitted
  • Colorado, 2009
Memberships:
  • Colorado and Denver Bar Associations
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Rhodes College, B.A. (cum laude), 2001
  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law, J.D., 2009
Law Review:
Technology Editor, Transportation Law Journal
Clerkship:
Law Clerk, Honorable Lael E. Montgomery, 20th Judicial District of Colorado, 2009-2010
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Arielle Schreiber
Denver, CO
E-Mail:ams@omhlaw.com
Years of Experience:1
Practice Areas
  • Civil Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
Admitted
  • Colorado, 2016
  • Nebraska, 2017
  • Wyoming, 2017
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 2016
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska, 2017
  • U.S. District Court, District of Wyoming, 2017
Memberships:
  • American, Colorado and Denver Bar Associations
  • Animal League Defense Fund
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • The George Washington University, B.A. Political Science, 2013
  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Law Degree, 2016
Born:1990
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Patrick J. Gray
Denver, CO
E-Mail:pjg@omhlaw.com
Years of Experience:5
Admitted
  • Tennessee, 2011
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 2013
Education:
  • Western Kentucky College, B.A. (magna cum laude), 2007
  • The University of Tennessee, J.D. (Dean's Honor Roll), 2011
Born:1984
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Of Counsel
David M. Bost
Denver, CO
Years of Experience:26
Admitted
  • Colorado, 1990
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 1991
Additional Biographical Details:
Frequent Speaker, Colorado Claims Association's Annual Lecture Series
Memberships:
  • Colorado and Denver Bar Associations
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Colorado College, B.A., 1984
  • University of Denver College of Law, J.D., 1989
Law Review:
Managing Editor, Denver Journal of International Law and Policy (1988-1989)
Honors:
Finalist Denver University of Law Barrister's Cup Competition (1988); First Place Recipient: Leonard v.B. Sutton Legal Writing Award (1989); University of Denver Appellate Moot Court Team, (1989)
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