Wood, Ris & Hames, P.C., is a civil litigation firm located in downtown Denver, Colorado. Since 1948, the firm has been supplying legal expertise in a wide range of practice areas and providing clients with superior quality legal work delivered in a timely and cost-effective manner.

WRH is a full-service law firm. We counsel and advise clients on how to avoid litigation, but once suit is filed, we represent clients from start to finish, whether that means settlement, trial or an appeal. The firm’s litigation practice is soundly based in every area of civil litigation and appellate practice before all state and federal courts in Colorado and Wyoming. The firm recognizes the importance of prompt resolution of all contested matters, and is well versed and experienced in every area of alternative dispute resolution.
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The attorneys at WRH actively represent clients in a multitude of practice areas. Our attorneys have extensive experience in most areas of civil litigation practice, as well as business and commercial matters and real estate. We advise clients on compliance and ...

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WRH attorneys are proud of the firm’s long tradition of dedication, professionalism and service to the Colorado legal community. WRH currently has five shareholders, seven associates, two special counsel, and two former shareholders serving as of counsel to ...

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Colorado Med Pay Insurance: Statutory Update and Analysis

In 2008, the legislature amended C.R.S. § 10-4-635 to require at least $5,000 of Med Pay coverage on all auto insurance policies (unless the coverage is affirmatively waived by the insured), and to prohibit ...

Handling the Defense of Homeowner Association Claims

Claims brought by homeowners against their homeowners association (“HOA”) are on the rise in Colorado. These cases are often very contentious and emotional. Homeowners question how the Board enforces its g...

Tax Implications of Contingent-Fee Settlements for Plaintiffs

In the past, there has been inconsistency concerning the attorney fees portion of a settlement and whether it was taxable to plaintiff, even if it went directly to the attorney. In the employment law context...

Implications of the Supreme Court’s Adoption of “Cat’s Paw” Theory

On March 1, 2011, the United States Supreme Court unanimously adopted the cat’s paw theory of liability in at least some employment discrimination cases. The term “cat’s paw” derives from a French fable in whi...

Colorado Amendment 64 (Recreational Marijuana) Update

Last November, state voters passed Amendment 64, legalizing recreational marijuana use under Colorado law. In the months that followed, the executive and legislative branches deliberated the law’s impact on e...

Colorado Wage Transparency Act

The Colorado Wage Transparency Act (“CWTA”) generally makes it a discriminatory act to make a detrimental employment action against an employee who discloses his wage information to co-employees or individuals ...

Foreseeability Rule Determines Tort Liability of a Contractor After Completion of Work

The Colorado Court of Appeals recently broadened the scope of potential liability of construction contractor, holding that a road contractor that leaves a site in a dangerous condition after completing its work...

William K. Ris (1915-2003)

Donald L. Cook, of counsel, recently authored an article about William K. Ris, co-founder and namesake of the firm, for The Colorado Lawyer. Read a copy of the article here. ...

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