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Terence Ridley focuses his practice on civil litigation, with an emphasis on the defense of class actions, personal injury, employment, and environmental matters.  He has defended numerous bad-faith claims made against insurance companies, resolved multimillion-dollar bad-faith life insurance class actions, and defeated numerous attempts to certify class actions against insurance companies.


Practice areas


  1. Commercial Real Estate: 34%
  2. Insurance: 33%
  3. Class Action: 33%

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370 Seventeenth Street
Suite 4500
Denver, CO, 80202-5647


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Commercial Litigation, 2016Best Lawyers in America2016
Top 100, 2012-2015Colorado Super Lawyers2012
Insurance Coverage, 2012-2015Colorado Super Lawyers2012
Insurance Law 2010-2016Best Lawyers in America2010
Civil Litigation Defense, 2006-2011Colorado Super Lawyers2006
AV ratedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Association namePosition nameDuration
Federation of Defense and Corporate CounselMember2004 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationBoard of GovernorsN/A
Denver Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionExecutive CommitteeN/A
Colorado Defense Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
University of Denver Sturm College of Law Alumni CouncilVice-ChairN/A
ABA Insurance Coverage LitigationSection of LitigationN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Denver Sturm College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
University of PennsylvaniaPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel Section on Extra-Contractual LiabilityRecent Assaults on the Most Sacred Privilege of All: Does the Attorney-Client Privilege Still Exist?2014
2014 Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel Winter MeetingSampling, Extrapolation, and Experts: What's Left?2014
Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel Annual MeetingClass Action Litigation One Year After Dukes v. Wal-Mart: A Happy Anniversary?2012
CLE seminarDepositions of the Corporate Representative: What You Need to Know2012
Association of Corporate Counsel Colorado ChapterArbitration Clauses and Class Certification2008