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About Me

Mr. Whalen has represented clients in complex product liability cases involving defective design claims against automobile and ATV manufacturers, claims against drug providers for prescription misfills, gas explosion litigation against large utility companies, and general personal injury law. Mr. Whalen has substantial experience in Mass Torts litigation related to Gadolinium-Based Contrast Agents, Yasmin and YAZ oral contraceptives, and DePuy Hip Replacement Systems.

Mr. Whalen dedicates a substantial amount of time engaged in philanthropic and community-based activities. In 2009, Reeves traveled to Haiti to build an orphanage outside of Port Au Prince with Center of Hope. Thereafter, Reeves raised funds to help finance a group of medical professionals that traveled to Haiti to assist in earthquake relief efforts through NOAH NY. Since 2008, Mr. Whalen has served as a youth mentor through the Denver Rescue Mission's Save Our Youth Mentorship program. Furthermore, Mr. Whalen annually participates in the Denver Bar Association's Guest Teacher program in cooperation with the Denver Public Schools.

Currently, Mr. Whalen serves on the Board of Directors for The American Constitution Society, The Golden Triangle Association, and Save Our Youth. Furthermore, he was a former Finance Chairman and current Co-Captain for House District 5 and currently sits on the Executive Committee for the Democratic Party of Denver.


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Practice Areas


  1. Personal Injury: 50%
    4 years
  2. Defective and Dangerous Products: 50%
    4 years



Contingent (33-40%)

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Reeves. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael M. Mantia

    Attorney Reeves Whalen is a superb advocate for his clients and has an unprecedented reputation in the Colorado Bar Association.


    Michael Mantia Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

40 Inverness Drive East
Englewood, CO, 80112



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarColorado Super Lawyers2012
Young Progressive Leadership AwardAmerican Constitution Society2012
Citizen Planning Advisory CommitteeSuperintendent Boasberg Denver Public Schools2012
Transition Team, Co-Chair, Excise & LicenseMayor Michael Hancock2011
Young Outstanding Lawyer of the Year, FinalistColorado Bar Association2010
Complete Lawyer, FinalistColorado Law Week2010
Up & Coming Lawyer's, FinalistColorado Law Week2010
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Lawrence ManzanaresDenver District Court2006 - 2006
ClerkShughart Thomson & Kilroy2003 - 2004
ClerkRudolph Friedmann LLP2003 - 2003
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Denver Public Schools FoundationDevelopment Committee2012 - Present
Girl's Athletic Leadership School of DenverBoard of Directors2011 - Present
Anschutz Medical Center Cancer FundExecutive Committee2011 - Present
American Constitution Society for Law and PolicyBoard of Directors2010 - Present
Romer for MayorFinance CommitteeN/A
Hickenlooper for ColoradoFinance CommitteeN/A
Romanoff for SenateFinance CommitteeN/A
Democratic Party of DenverExecutive CommitteeN/A
Center of Hope HaitiMemberN/A
Save of YouthBoard MemberN/A
Golden Triangle AssociationBoard MemberN/A
Arapahoe County Bar Association, Community Services CommitteeCo-chairN/A
Colorado Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Colorado Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Product Liability, Mass Tort, Gas Explosion Litigation, Prescription Misfills, Personal Injury LawProven Success
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Publication NameTitleDate
Law Week ColoradoACBA AND PROJECT CURE2011
Denver Business Journal15th Annual Forty Under Forty - Winner2011
The Colorado StatesmanDPS Students Learn Firsthand from Mayor Hickenlooper and State Legislators2010
The Colorado StatesmanEducation Officials Continue to Plot Reform Despite Missteps In Race to the Top Contest2010
Law Week ColoradoBeing a Mentor2010
Law Week ColoradoJudge and Legislators Share Tips with Girls Incorporated of Metro Denver Youths2010
University of Denver Law MagazineLaw Alumnus Assists with Construction of Haitian Orphanage2010
Law Week ColoradoThe Compleat Lawyer - Finalist2010
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Denver Sturm College of LawLawJD2007
Dickinson CollegeHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts2002
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Hickenlooper/Garcia AdministrationColorado Education Debriefing2011
HD5 & DPODCity Council At-Large Candidate Forum2011
SB191 and Educator EffectiveColorado Education Reform2010
Girl's Incorporated of Metro DenverWomen in Law, Politics & Media2010
Arizona SB1070 & BeyondImmigration Reform Seminar2010