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Trial Lawyers for High Stakes Litigation

Ogborn Mihm is a full-service litigation law firm of trial-tested and accomplished lawyers. We handle complex cases across a wide spectrum of practice areas, focusing primarily on cases with a significant likelihood of going to trial. We have earned the respect of our clients and colleagues on account of our individualized attention to cases, our unwavering resolve to obtain the best result we can by taking any case the necessary distance, our expertise in complicated areas of the law, and our professionalism.

What We Do

We assess, prepare, and present each case individually based on its unique facts and
circumstances; there is no template for the personalized representation we provide.

Appeals are vastly different from trials. While a trial focuses on facts and persuading a jury, an appeal is about the nuances of complex and varying legal authorities and persuading a panel of seasoned judges.
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Bankruptcy brings its own set of complex rules, unfamiliar to many lawyers. Our bankruptcy trial lawyers represent trustees, or parties, in bankruptcy litigation, particularly high-stakes matters involving legal malpractice, business torts, preference payments to creditors, and fraudulent conveyance claims.
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Our business fraud lawyers have represented clients in high-stakes litigation for decades. Our experience in hundreds of cases involving a wide variety of claims allows us to apply maximum pressure from day one, combining aggressive representation with effective strategy.
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Our lawyers have litigated and tried contract and other business disputes for individuals and businesses for many years. We know you are not in business to pay legal bills, and we develop case strategies that minimize risk, cost and delay.
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If you are a business owner going through a “business divorce,” or one of your partners is abusing their power, breaching agreements, or shirking their fiduciary duties, our trial lawyers can help you navigate the transition and hold wrongdoers accountable.
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Whether the dispute involves scope of work issues, delay and acceleration claims, design and defect claims, or environmental issues, our construction attorneys are here to assist you. The end goal of construction is to get something built, and our role is to help you make it happen.
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Our employment law attorneys represent individuals, including executives and in-house counsel, who’ve suffered workplace injustice. From sexual harassment, to whistleblower retaliation, to breach of employment contract, to defense in non-compete cases, our attorneys advocate for and counsel employees.
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Whether you are an individual or a company, whether you have auto, professional liability, homeowners, HOA, or business insurance, our insurance dispute attorneys will help you navigate the complex, demanding maze of bad faith insurance disputes.
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When a lawyer’s negligence causes significant damage, our legal malpractice attorneys step in for individuals and businesses. Whether the misconduct relates to a lawsuit, business transaction, estate plan, or intellectual property, our attorneys help make something wrong right.
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Medical professionals literally hold a patient’s life in their hands. When one negligently injures or kills a patient, our attorneys step in. If someone whose promise is to make things better makes things worse, our lawyers can help.
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If you or a family member have suffered a catastrophic brain injury, burn, spinal injury, or other life-altering harm, we’re here to help. We represent victims and families in navigating the complexities of insurance, medical care, negotiation and litigation.
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Family matters can be complicated. If your family is in a dispute involving a trust, estate, or other probate matter, we represent family members, trustees, and personal representatives in litigation, and counsel fiduciaries about their duties, roles and responsibilities.
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Our whistleblower and qui tam attorneys represent and counsel individuals who uncover illegal, unethical, or fraudulent conduct. We represent relators and whistleblowers who wish to report fraud or other wrongful conduct or who have suffered retaliation for doing so.
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Who We Are

We are a multi-faceted and multi-generational firm with significant trial experience and the
capability to form a trial team of gifted attorneys and experts around any given case anywhere
in the nation.

Amanda Pfeil Hood Amanda Pfeil Hood

Amanda Pfeil Hood


Amanda Pfeil Hood focuses her practice on personal injury, wrongful death, and medical malpractice. Amanda primarily works with clients who have suffered traumatic brain or orthopedic injuries. Amanda focuses on understanding her clients, their support system, their injuries, and the medicine. She is driven to help all of her clients feel heard, to assist them with getting treatment, and to obtain the best possible end result.

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Amy Rogers Amy Rogers

Amy Rogers


Amy has a vested interest in helping her clients. She recognizes the importance of understanding each individual client’s story before analyzing the legal case. Part of what defines quality legal representation is trust, and hearing the concerns of the individual client is where the process of building trust starts for Amy. Amy joined the team at Ogborn Mihm LLP specifically to be part of a firm that is dedicated to helping people with traumatic injuries. Amy specializes in working with individuals who have suffered traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and orthopedic injuries. Her practice is focused on personal injury, wrongful death, and medical malpractice.

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Clayton E. Wire Clayton E. Wire

Clayton E. Wire


Clayton Wire understands that people who have been badly treated at work or who are considering blowing the whistle on their employer’s illegal conduct need protection. Clayton has dedicated himself to protecting his clients. He is a tireless advocate who earns his clients’ trust through hard work and dedication.

Clayton's Bio
DJ “Dave” Marcus DJ “Dave” Marcus

DJ “Dave” Marcus

Associate, Senior Associate

DJ Marcus is a trial attorney with years of experience in the courtroom building his portfolio of trial victories in complex commercial litigation and real estate disputes. Able to guide clients through mediation to obtain favorable settlements, DJ is ready to take cases all the way to verdict.

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Elizabeth J. Hyatt Elizabeth J. Hyatt

Elizabeth J. Hyatt

Of Counsel

Elizabeth (Betsy) Hyatt focuses her trial practice on high-stakes business and legal malpractice litigation. She represents both entities and individuals in litigation matters involving legal malpractice, business torts, fraud, breaches of fiduciary duties, and contract disputes. Betsy also has lectured at state and national levels on legal malpractice and the practice of law; she has served as a consulting expert; and she has written for several publications on legal malpractice, civil trial practice, and the practice of law.

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Emily R. Stevens (Fiscus) Emily R. Stevens (Fiscus)

Emily R. Stevens (Fiscus)


As a successful trial attorney, Emily Fiscus excels in the courtroom. She has established a winning track-record after litigating approximately 30 trials to verdict. Emily has handled hundreds of hearings, secured numerous acquittals and dismissals, prepared countless cases for trial, and knows what it takes to win, all while keeping a client-centered approach at the heart of her practice. Emily prides herself on truly listening to, providing sound counsel to, and zealously advocating for her clients.

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James E. Fogg James E. Fogg

James E. Fogg


James (“Jim”) Fogg focuses on representing individuals and businesses in cases involving commercial disputes, legal malpractice, personal injury, trusts, and estates. Jim serves clients in all phases of litigation in state court, federal court, arbitration, and on appeal. Colorado Super Lawyers has named Jim as a “Rising Star” since 2018 and Best Lawyers in America recognized Jim as one of the “Ones to Watch” in 2021. Before joining Ogborn Mihm, Jim served as a judicial law clerk for the Hon. James S. Casebolt on the Colorado Court of Appeals and graduated from the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law in the top 3% of his class.

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Jason Wesoky Jason Wesoky

Jason Wesoky


Trial work and appellate work are not for the timid. Representing real people and their businesses requires tenacity, fearlessness, and a true professionalism. Jason has been in the trenches for more than 20 years fighting for what is right and does not wither under the pressure, whether it’s in front of a jury or 13 federal appellate judges.

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John Quaintance John Quaintance

John Quaintance


Born in Minnesota and raised in South Dakota, John attended the University of South Dakota, from which he received a B.A in Pre-Law History, before entering Law School at the University of Virginia. Concluding, after a year, that he belonged on the prairie, John transferred to the Law School at the University of South Dakota, graduating with Honors in 1972. John has practiced law from Sioux Falls continually since, interrupted only by a stint in the Army.

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Kendrick Davis Kendrick Davis

Kendrick Davis


Kendrick has spent his legal career tackling thorny civil and criminal matters, each presenting their own unique challenges. His passion for correcting the wrongs his clients have suffered and improving the legal landscape fuels his zealous advocacy. He approaches every case with the same attention to detail and places an emphasis on communicating clearly and consistently with his clients.

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Kylie Schmidt Kylie Schmidt

Kylie Schmidt


Kylie has spent her entire career handling complex civil litigation matters and representing individuals in personal injury, employment, and medical malpractice cases. She enjoys working with people of all ages who have suffered injuries or injustices due to the wrongs of others.  She prides herself on learning her cases inside and out, which provides an edge when she needs to effectively convey her client’s story. Kylie takes the time to listen to her clients and help them understand the legal system. Her gift of caring and communicating clearly with clients provides them with the support, confidence, and reassurance needed during a devastating time in their lives.

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Leigh Horton Leigh Horton

Leigh Horton


Leigh is a problem solver with a detail-oriented eye. She brings an analytical perspective to each client’s case while remembering the human element underpinning each conflict.

Leigh Horton

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