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Jeff Kerrane is the managing partner at Benson, Kerrane, Storz & Nelson, P.C., one of Colorado's leading construction defect litigation law firms.  Benson, Kerrane, Storz & Nelson represents property owners and community associations with construction defect claims.


Practice areas


  1. Construction: 100%
    21 years

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Benson, Kerrane, Storz & Nelson, P.C.

110 N. Rubey Drive, Suite 200
Golden, CO, 80403

Graveley & Pearson, L.L.P.

425 Soledad, Ste. 600
San Antonio, TX, 78205

Colorado Springs, CO



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 201301/09/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Plaintiff Construction Defects Attorney--People's ChoiceLaw Week Colorado2015
Fellow of Trial Lawyer Honorary SocietyLitigation Counsel of America2015
Top Attorneys in Colorado5280 Magazine2015
Super Lawyers Top 100 ListThomson Reuters2015
Super LawyersThomson Reuters2015
Best Overall Litigator--People's ChoiceLaw Week Colorado2014
Super Lawyers Top 100 ListThomson Reuters2014
Super LawyerThomson Reuters2014
Bet Overall Litigator--People's ChoiceLaw Week Colorado2013
SuperLawyersThomson Reuters2013
Super LawyersThompson Reuters2012
100 Hour Club, Pro BonoClark County Legal Services2003
Children's Pro Bono Attorney of the YearClark County Legal Services2003
100 Hour Club, Pro BonoClark County Legal Services2002
Certificate of Commendation for Pro Bono ServiceSenator Harry Reid2002
American Jurisprudence Award in EthicsBancroft-Whitney1994
American Jurisprudence Award in Criminal LawBancroft-Whitney1992
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderBenson, Kerrane, Storz & Nelson, P.C.2005 - Present
Attorney/PartnerBurdman & Benson/Burdman Law Group2000 - 2004
PartnerCisneros & Kerrane1996 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Community Associations InstituteNational Government and Public Affairs Committee2015 - Present
Colorado Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2012 - Present
Colorado Bar Association, Construction Law SectionMember2011 - Present
Adams/Broomfield Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Community Associations Institute, Legislative Action CommitteeCommittee Member2011 - Present
City and County of Broomfield Sustainability CommitteeMember2009 - 2011
Community Associations InstituteMember2000 - Present
California Association of Community ManagersMember2000 - 2005
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Condominiums--Arapahoe County$7,750,000 Settlement
Townhomes--Jefferson County$6,555,000 Post-jury verdict settlement
Townhomes-Arapahoe County$4,650,000 Settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
Community Associations Institute, Rocky Mountain Chapter, Common InterestsFronterra Village Multifamily Community Association, Inc. v. Pulte Home Corporation: A Case Study2012
The Voice, Community Associations Institute California North ChapterReconstruction Savvy2003
Nevada LawyerThe Warranty of Habitability in Nevada2003
California Condo & HOA ManagementReconstruction Savvy: Managing the Reconstruction Project2002
California Condo & HOA ManagementReconstruction Savvy: Negotiating the Contract2002
Recharger MagazineFax Advertising: Can you Really Afford It?2002
Recharger MagazineWarranties You Give Your Customers: Whether You Want to or Not2002
California Condo & HOA ManagementReconstruction Savvy: Selecting the Contractor2001
California Teacher's Association Monthly JournalSexual Harassment and the California Teacher1996
Santa Clara Law ReviewWill Tarasoff Liability be Extended to Attorneys in Light of New California Evidence Code Section 956.5?"1995
California Regulatory Law ReporterState Bar of California1994
California Regulatory Law ReporterCalifornia State Board of Registration of Engineers and Land Surveyors1994
California Regulatory Law ReporterState Bar of California1993
California Regulatory Law ReporterCalifornia State Board of Registration of Engineers and Land Surveyors1993
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
University of California - Los AngelesEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
2010 National Conference & ExpositionSuccessful Capital Improvement Projects in a Challenging Economy2010
Lorman SeminarConstruction Management/Design Build2006
Law DayShow Me the Money! (Reconstruction Management)2006
Ombudsman Seminar SeriesRisk Management and Maintenance in the Community Association2004
Lorman SeminarConstruction Defect Claims2004
2004 National Conference and ExpositionNuts & Bolts, LLC: A Legal Perspectice on Maintenance2004
Ombudsman Seminar SeriesCommunity Association Overview2003
Ombudsman Seminar SeriesSuccessful Meetings in the Community Association2003
Community Associations Instutute, Nevada Chapter Annual TradeshowTop Four Legislative Changes Affecting Community Associations2003
Community Associations Institute, California North ChapterConstruction Management2003
Community Associations Institute, California North ChapterCC&R Enforcement2003
SeminarDisclosure of Defects in Real Estate Transactions2002