Amanda Pfeil Hood

Associate

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.

Areas of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury & Wrongful Death

Education

  • University of Tulsa College of Law, J.D. with honors
  • University of Northern Colorado, B.A. Political Science

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
Experience

Amanda recovered a mid-7 figure settlement on behalf of a client who suffered second impact syndrome following a premature return to play.

Experience

Amanda recovered a $1.3 million settlement on behalf of a client who suffered permanent spinal injuries and 7 level fusion following a car crash.

Experience

Amanda recovered over $7 million in settlement of a client who suffered shaken baby syndrome by a foster parent after the insurance company committed bad faith.

Experience

Amanda recovered a six-figure settlement for a deaf client who sustained a brain injury and spine injury in excess of the insurance policy limits after the insurance company committed bad faith by refusing to pay the policy limits.

Experience

Amanda recovered a $350,000 settlement for a client who sustained a traumatic brain injury in a car crash.

Experience

Amanda recovered over $2 million settlement on behalf of a client who suffered a permanent brain injury following a premature return to play which ended his professional sports career.

Experience

Amanda recovered $600,000 settlement for a client who sustained a traumatic brain injury and underwent a spinal fusion following a car crash.

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. She also has significant experience in sports injury cases arising from an athlete’s premature return to play following a concussion.

Immediately upon graduating law school, Amanda served as a judicial clerk with a Colorado Court of Appeals, an experience that helped her develop a strong analytic skill set. Amanda’s ability to evaluate a case and consider arguments from the perspective of a judge are among her most frequently noted strengths, and qualities that provide a distinct advantage to her clients during litigation.

In addition to her unique skill set and extensive understanding of the legal system, Amanda is dedicated to being an advocate for her clients. She loves that her work allows her to meet new people and learn every day, and Amanda’s willingness to deeply engage with every case and understand each client personally makes her an exceptional personal injury and medical malpractice attorney. She creates the kinds of connections with clients that are essential in the effort of rebuilding their lives after an injury. Amanda also takes the time to understand the medical aspects of personal injury and medical malpractice cases. Grasping the medical details of an injury is not only an advantage in settlement and litigation, but allows Amanda to provide representation beyond the purely legal. Her service to clients extends to understanding their injury, treatment options, and the resources available to help them heal and cope. This kind of approach is what makes the client experience with Amanda unique.

Amanda credits her father for inspiring her to find a career where she could help others overcome adversity, something he did before going on to a successful career in the United States Air Force. Amanda is the first of her family to earn a traditional college degree and to go on to become an attorney. When Amanda is not working for her clients, she can be found travelling, spending time with her family, or enjoying a good book.

Amanda is licensed to practice before the Colorado Supreme Court and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. She represents clients across the country and has been recognized for several years as a Rising Star by Colorado Super Lawyers, a recognition that is provided to no more than 2.5% of attorneys in each state.

Articles

  • Co-authored with Amy N. Rogers, “Critical Considerations for Proving Brain Injury Cases,” Trial Talk, Vol. 69, Issue 1, Dec/Jan 2020.
  • “Concussion in Sports: Standard of Care and other Issues in Return to Play,” Brain Injury Professional, 14(2), 14-17 (2017).
  • “What You Say on Facebook Can and Will Be Used Against You In A Court of Law: The dangers of social media in litigation,” Center for Neurological Institute Newsletter (May 2013).
  • “To Play or Not to Play, That is the Question: 2013 Update on Consensus on Return-to-Play Protocol Following a Concussion,” Center for Neurological Institute Newsletter (Sept. 2013).

Presentations

  • Co-presented with Steve Shapiro, “Tips and Trick for Proving a Brain Injury Case,” Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (2019).

Associations

  • Member, Colorado Bar Association, 2009 - Present
  • Member, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, 2010 – Present
  • Member, American Association for Justice, 2014 - Present
  • St. Anthony’s IRB, 2014 - 2016

Awards