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5445 DTC Parkway, Suite 800
Greenwood Village, Colorado 80111Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 303-773-8100
Fax: 303-220-0412
E-Mail: info@montgomerylittle.com
www.montgomerylittle.com
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About Us
Client Information
Personnel
Service Areas
Established: 1965

Practice Areas
  • Trial Practice
  • Appellate Practice
  • Insurance Defense
  • Accountants and Attorneys Liability
  • Architects and Engineers
  • Design Professionals
  • Construction Litigation
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Environmental Law
  • Product Liability
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About Us
Since its founding in 1965, Montgomery Little & Soran, P.C. has provided comprehensive services in civil litigation, commercial law, real estate, and family law matters. Over the years the firm has grown both in size and in fields of practice to accommodate the diverse and changing needs of its clients. The attorneys practicing with Montgomery Little & Soran today offer a full range of services to a broad spectrum of clients ranging from major corporations and insurance companies to small businesses and private individuals.

Montgomery Little & Soran delivers fast, efficient, first-rate legal services at extremely competitive rates. The firm is dedicated to the proposition that the most effective and cost efficient legal services are provided by attorneys who maintain a high level of integrity and who communicate honestly and frankly with clients.
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Client Information
Insurance Clients
AmTrust North AmericaAxis Surplus Insurance Company
CNA Global Specialty LinesGallagher Bassett Services, Inc.
Markel ClaimsMonitor Liability Managers, Inc.
Stewart Title Guaranty CompanyTerra Insurance Company
Travelers - Architects and EngineersTravelers Indemnity Company
XL Design ProfessionalXL Specialty Insurance Company
Zurich American Insurance Company
Non-Insurance Clients
Brakes PlusComerica Bank
CTL/Thompson, Inc.Dillon Companies, Inc.
First American Title Insurance CompanyGallegos Corp.
Galloway & Company, Inc.Gold Crown Management Company
Granite Peak Development LLCThe Kroger Co.
Monaghan Farms, Inc.
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Personnel Information
Founding Members
Roy E. Montgomery — (1907-1986)
Robert R. Montgomery
Greenwood Village, CO
Practice Areas
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Environmental Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
Admitted
  • Colorado, 1959
Memberships:
  • The Colorado (Litigation Council, 1994-1997) and Denver Bar Associations
  • Defense Lawyers Association of Colorado (President 1972-1973)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (Past President, Colorado)
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers (State Chair, 1996, 1998)
Education:
  • Dartmouth College, A.B., 1956
  • University of Denver College of Law, LL.B., 1958
Born:1934
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Directors/Shareholders
David C. Little
Greenwood Village, CO
E-Mail:dlittle@montgomerylittle.com
Practice Areas
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Professional Liability
Admitted
  • Colorado, 1959
Additional Biographical Details:
Colorado SuperLawyer, 2007-2016
Memberships:
  • American, The Colorado (Ethics and Lawyer Professional Liability Committees), Arapahoe County and Denver Bar Associations
  • Defense Lawyers Association of Colorado
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (Past President, Colorado)
  • Supreme Court Civil Rules Committee
  • Diplomat, National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Diplomat, American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys
  • Supreme Court Board of Continuing Legal and Judicial Education
  • Supreme Court Standing Committee on Rules of Professional Conduct
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
Education:
  • Santa Clara University, B.S., 1956
  • University of Denver College of Law, LL.B., 1958
Born:1934
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James J. Soran, III
Greenwood Village, CO
E-Mail:jsoran@montgomerylittle.com
Practice Areas
  • Real Estate
  • Commercial Law
Admitted
  • Colorado, 1978
Additional Biographical Details:
Colorado SuperLawyer, 2007-2016
Memberships:
  • American, The Colorado and Denver Bar Associations
  • International Council of Shopping Centers
Education:
  • Colorado College, B.A., 1974
  • University of Denver College of Law, J.D., 1977
Born:1951
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Robert J. Beattie
Greenwood Village, CO
E-Mail:rbeattie@montgomerylittle.com
Practice Areas
  • Family Law
Admitted
  • Colorado, 1985
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 1985
Additional Biographical Details:
Colorado SuperLawyer 2010-2011, 2015
Memberships:
  • American, The Colorado and Denver Bar Associations
Education:
  • State University of New York College at Cortland, B.S., 1980
  • University of Wyoming, M.S., 1982
  • University of Denver College of Law, J.D., 1985
Born:1957
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Debra Piazza
Greenwood Village, CO
E-Mail:dpiazza@montgomerylittle.com
Practice Areas
  • Commercial Law
Admitted
  • Colorado, 1985
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 1996
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 1996
Memberships:
  • American, The Colorado and Denver Bar Associations
Education:
  • Metropolitan State College of Denver, B.S. (with honors), 1979
  • University of Denver College of Law, J.D., 1985
Born:1952
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John Riley
Greenwood Village, CO
E-Mail:jriley@montgomerylittle.com
Practice Areas
  • Construction Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
Admitted
  • Iowa, 1989
  • Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
Memberships:
  • American, The Colorado, Arapahoe County and Denver Bar Associations
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • Drake University, B.A., 1984
  • The University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., 1989
Born:1962
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Christopher B. Little
Greenwood Village, CO
E-Mail:clittle@montgomerylittle.com
Practice Areas
  • Complex Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Professional Liability
Admitted
  • Colorado, 1989
  • District of Columbia (Inactive)
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, Fifth, Tenth, Sixth, Eighth and Ninth Circuits, 1989
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Additional Biographical Details:
Colorado SuperLawyer, 2007-2016
Memberships:
  • American, The Colorado, Arapahoe County and Denver (President, 2005-2006) Bar Associations
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association (President, 2005-2006)
  • Defense Research Institute
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
Education:
  • University of Colorado, B.A., 1985
  • University of Denver College of Law, J.D., 1987
Born:1963
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Frederick B. Skillern
Greenwood Village, CO
E-Mail:fskillern@montgomerylittle.com
Practice Areas
  • Appellate Practice
  • Insurance Law
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Real Estate
  • Commercial Litigation
Admitted
  • Colorado, 1977
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 1977
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 1983
Additional Biographical Details:
District Judge, Eighteenth Judicial District of Colorado, 2000-2002; Colorado SuperLawyer, 2007-2016
Memberships:
  • American and The Colorado Bar Associations
Education:
  • Dartmouth College, A.B. (cum laude), 1973
  • University of Colorado Law School, J.D., 1976
Born:1951
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William J. Searfoorce, Jr.
Greenwood Village, CO
E-Mail:wsearfoorce@montgomerylittle.com
Practice Areas
  • Civil Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Contracts
  • Design Professionals
Admitted
  • Pennsylvania, 1994
  • Colorado, 2000
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
Memberships:
  • American, The Colorado and Denver Bar Associations
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Temple University, B.A., 1989
  • Seattle University School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 1993
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Courtney J. Cline
Greenwood Village, CO
E-Mail:ccline@montgomerylittle.com
Admitted
  • Colorado, 2004
Additional Biographical Details:
SuperLawyer Rising Star, 2012-2016
Memberships:
  • The Colorado and Arapahoe County Bar Associations
Education:
  • The University of Georgia, B.A. (magna cum laude), 2001
  • University of Colorado Law School, J.D., 2004
Born:1978
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Shareholders
Christopher A. Taravella
Greenwood Village, CO
E-Mail:ctaravella@montgomerylittle.com
Practice Areas
  • Commercial Law
  • Employment Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Intellectual Property
Admitted
  • Colorado, 1976
  • Michigan, 1985
  • Wyoming, 2008
  • U.S. Patent
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 1976
  • U.S. Court of Military Appeals, 1976
Memberships:
  • American and The Colorado Bar Associations
Education:
  • United States Air Force Academy, B.S., 1973
  • University of Colorado Law School, J.D., 1976
  • Harvard Business School, A.M., 1996
Born:1951
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Michael R. McCormick
Greenwood Village, CO
E-Mail:mmccormick@montgomerylittle.com
Practice Areas
  • Litigation
  • Professional Liability (Non-Medical) Defense
  • Real Estate
  • Commercial Law
  • Eminent Domain
Admitted
  • Colorado, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 2003
Education:
  • University of Colorado, B.A., 1994
  • University of Denver College of Law, J.D., 2001
Honors:
Order of St. Ives
Born:1972
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Nathan G. Osborn
Greenwood Village, CO
E-Mail:nosborn@montgomerylittle.com
Practice Areas
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Real Estate
Admitted
  • Colorado, 2007
  • Nebraska, 2015
Memberships:
  • The Colorado and Douglas County Bar Associations
Education:
  • Texas Christian University, B.A., 2003
  • University of Nebraska College of Law, J.D. (with distinction), 2007
Born:1981
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Echo D. Ryan
Greenwood Village, CO
E-Mail:eryan@montgomerylittle.com
Practice Areas
  • Litigation
  • Business Transactions
Admitted
  • Colorado, 2006
Memberships:
  • The Colorado and Arapahoe County Bar Associations
Education:
  • University of Northern Colorado, B.A., 2001
  • University of Denver College of Law, J.D., 2006
Born:1979
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Shawn A. Eady
Greenwood Village, CO
E-Mail:seady@montgomerylittle.com
Practice Areas
  • Construction Defect
  • Professional Liability
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Real Estate
Admitted
  • Colorado, 2007
Education:
  • Colorado State University, B.A., 2001
  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law, J.D., 2006
Born:1978
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Associates
Rachel L. Kranz
Greenwood Village, CO
E-Mail:rkranz@montgomerylittle.com
Admitted
  • Colorado, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 2012
Memberships:
  • The Colorado, Arapahoe County (Family Law Section) and Denver Bar Associations
Education:
  • University of Florida, B.A. (cum laude), 2008
  • University of Denver, J.D., 2011
Born:1986
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William B. Ross
Greenwood Village, CO
E-Mail:wross@montgomerylittle.com
Admitted
  • Colorado, 2013
Education:
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., 2008
  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law, J.D., 2013
Born:1986
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Erin C. Nave
Greenwood Village, CO
E-Mail:enave@montgomerylittle.com
Practice Areas
  • Real Estate
  • Business Litigation
Admitted
  • Indiana, 2009
  • Colorado, 2015
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, 2009
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 2015
Education:
  • Indiana University, B.A., 2006
  • Washington University in St. Louis, J.D. (cum laude), 2009
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Sarah M. Sicotte
Greenwood Village, CO
Practice Areas
  • Real Estate
  • Business Transactions
Admitted
  • District of Columbia, 2004
  • Colorado, 2016
Additional Biographical Details:
Former United States Diplomat; Foreign Service Officer for United States Department of State for 10 years
Memberships:
  • American and The Colorado Bar Associations
Education:
  • The University of Texas at Austin, B.A. English, 1999
  • Washington and Lee University, J.D., 2002
Born:1977
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Christopher T. Carry
Greenwood Village, CO
Practice Areas
  • Litigation
Admitted
  • Colorado, 2015
Memberships:
  • The Colorado and Denver Bar Associations
  • Minoru Yasui Inn of Court
Education:
  • University of San Diego, B.A. Political Science (magna cum laude), 2011
  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law, J.D. (magna cum laude, Order of the Coif), 2015
Born:1989
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Service Areas
Colorado Springs, Colorado72 miles
Englewood, Colorado9 miles
Fort Collins, Colorado63 miles
Fort Morgan, Colorado80 miles
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