|MO||Good Standing, Active||2004||03/19/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Nominee||Denver Business Journal Outstanding Women in Business||2014|
|LCI (league-certified instructor)||League of American Bicyclists||2014|
|Silver-Level Bicycle Friendly Business||League of American Bicyclists||2012|
|attorney/owner||Hottman Law Office, PC||2010 - Present|
|Associate||Boulder Law Firm||2008 - 2010|
|Judicial Law Clerk||Jefferson County District Court||2006 - 2007|
|Judicial Law Clerk||Jackson County Circuit Court||2004 - 2006|
|intern||Douglas County Attorney's Office Civil Division||2003 - 2004|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|First Judicial District Bar Association||Board Member||2014 - Present|
|Colorado Women's Bar Association||member||2012 - Present|
|Colorado Trial Lawyers Assoc (CTLA)||Member||2008 - Present|
|Colorado Bar Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|Bicycle Racing Assoc of Colorado (BRAC)||member||2006 - Present|
|USA Cycling||member/license holder||2002 - Present|
|Douglas County, Nebraska v. Josue Anaya and Mary Anaya, Husband and Wife, as Parents of Rosa Ariel Anaya, a Minor Child||N/A|
|See all legal cases|
|Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company||Bicycle Accidents: Biomechanical, Engineering, and Legal Aspects, co-authored with Jeffrey Broker||2014|
|Creighton University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2004|
|Creighton University||Corporate Communications||N/A||2001|
|Local bike Shops||Biking101 -Bike laws, Bike Safety||N/A|
Posted by Kathryn
I was the victim of a bike vs. car accident back in September, and am so appreciative of Megan for handling the outcome for me.The accident left me injured, out of work, and with a stack of medical bills. My Initial thought was not to get a lawyer, I figured the responsible parties would be reasonable and we could work it out in a sensible way. Very quickly I was brought to the reality of dealing with insurance companies. Suddenly the vehicle hitting me was my fault, they wanted me to make legal statements and questioned me as if I was the guilty party, when I was merely the victim . It was at this moment I realized I needed help dealing with the accident. If I had not contacted Megan I would have paid thousands of dollars in medical bills I was not responsible for. unfortunately, my experience taught me that this is not unusual in the insurance claim world, which was so foreign to me.
Megan was recommended by a friend and avid cyclist, she is a true activist of the cause and incredibly committed to representing cyclists who deserve a fair chance in the car communing world. Megan was genuine, professional and amazing through out this unwanted experience. She allowed me to focus on getting better and back to work rather than dealing with bills and hour long conversations with the insurance company. Megan helped me settle the claim and I couldn't be happier with the outcome. Looking back on the situation I can't believe I was hesitant to contact her, as I couldn't imagine the stress I would be going through without her. thank you!!
Posted by Tom
My wife and I are avid cyclists. We were on our way to San Diego for a cycling event. I was hit by a car while out for a short bike ride prior to starting the final leg of our journey. The driver of the car was distracted by some activity, other than driving, when he made a left turn directly into my path of travel down the bike lane. I recall seeing the car top the hill a hundred yards or so ahead of me and to my left. I do not recall seeing him start his turn or much of anything else until I found myself sitting in the middle of the road bleeding and confused.
I ended up with a nasty shoulder separation and required surgery to both hands to repair ligaments and broken bones in my thumbs. My bike ended up some 10 yards down the street from me and was heavily damaged.
I initially considered myself lucky and figured my case was to small to involve a lawyer. The driver’s insurance company initially showed signs of being “reasonable” to work with. I quickly encountered several of the games insurance companies employ to frustrate, delay and ultimately attempt to pay very little of an accident victim’s losses. I realized I needed help. I didn’t want to become a victim of the insurance companies’ “process”. I needed to focus on healing and getting back to my work and life.
A friend mentioned he had seen a “bicycle lawyer” named Megan Hottman speak at a cycling event in Denver. I called Megan. Megan impressed me from our first meeting. Her depth of experience, knowledge and passion for getting a fair settlement for her clients was clear. I felt a great weight lifted when Megan took my case. Megan kept me informed on progress every step of the way. There was never any doubt I had found the right person to guide me through this mess.
I can’t thank Megan enough for the considerable time she saved me. Your precious time is ultimately what insurance companies try to manipulate in order to get you to settle for little or nothing.
Megan was able to secure a fair settlement which allowed me to quickly replace my lost property, take care of my medical needs and move on with my life.
My wife and I are now back to enjoying our cycling adventures.
Thanks again Megan!
Posted by Jennifer
Ms. Hottman represented me in a recent car crash claim where I suffered property damage. She impressed me with her quick attention to detail, her unmatched knowledge of the industry we were navigating, and her unbending dedication to working on the solution I needed. She succeeded in (painlessly to me) achieving more from my settlement than I thought possible, and doing so with professionalism and courtesy and exactly the right amount of assertiveness, always controlling the process. I felt I was her top priority, though I know Ms. Hottman must be an incredibly busy woman as she is very well respected and sought. Ms. Hottman earned my trust and involved me in the necessary aspects of my case without overwhelming me. She stayed on top of my timeline, and anticipated my questions and needs, and I'm extremely confident that I could not have obtained a better outcome from any other attorney.
I was particularly impressed with Ms. Hottman's desire to obtain what I needed, and be willing to fight for me. If I had to add a negative comment it would be that I am disappointed I didn't engage her sooner.
Ms. Hottman and I live substantially far apart and this made absolutely zero negative impact in our work together. I would recommend her services without reservation.
Jeffrey Wertz, Litigation Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I endorse Megan Hottman. I hired her as a consultant and expert witness on a cycling roadway accident case I was handling. I would not hesitate to use her again and would recommend her as counsel to handle any and all cycling injury or car accident cases.