Elizabeth (Liz) Hart is a founding partner of Hailey | Hart. She spent her first years of law practice defending insurance companies and large corporations in cases involving personal injury, wrongful death, and catastrophic loss. Liz shielded insurance companies and corporations from paying out millions of dollars in personal injury claims. In some of her landmark cases, she was responsible for the complete dismissal of an $11,000,000 default judgment entered against her corporate client and obtaining defense verdicts at trial.
Years ago, Liz switched sides, bringing to bear the valuable insight gained as a defense attorney to effectively represent injured people and their families in federal and state court. This shift in focus has been the most rewarding change of her career. She is excited to continue representing real people, with real problems and losses at Hailey | Hart.
Liz believes that the decision of selecting an attorney is choosing someone who will act as an extension of yourself. Insurance companies are for-profit companies that generally perceive claimants as opportunists. In turn, the insurance companies’ goals involve paying out as little as possible and searching for ways to deconstruct and devalue a claim. It is essential to hire a lawyer who is uniquely qualified to gain the trust of the other side and overcome the unfair stigma attached to personal injury claimants. As someone who has experience on both sides of the fence, Liz is uniquely qualified to grab the defense’s attention to leverage the best possible outcome.
Having long gravitated to hard work and leadership, Liz was a college athlete at the University of Saint Mary, where she was a starting guard and three-year team captain. After graduating magna cum laude, she attended law school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law where she was inducted into the Order of Barristers, was awarded Dean’s List status, and competed on Trial Advocacy regional and national teams.
Outside the office, Liz loves spending time with her two kids and husband. She enjoys hiking, camping, snowboarding, and trying new restaurants around Denver.
University of Missouri - Kansas City
(JD, Dean’s List, Order of Barristers)
University of Saint Mary (BS, magna cum laude)
The National Trial Lawyers, Top 40 Under 40, 2018, 2019, and 2020
Association of American Trial Lawyers, Top 40 Under 40, 2018, 2019, and 2020
Avvo - Perfect 10 Client Rating
Co-chair of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Premises Liability Committee
Colorado Bar Association
Denver Bar Association
Colorado Women’s Bar Association
Colorado Women’s Trial Lawyers Network.
Missouri Bar Association
Wyoming Bar Association