Melissa Winthers

Of Counsel

Melissa Winthers represents injured clients who were hurt because of another’s negligence or intentional conduct. Melissa dedicates herself to understanding your unique needs following an injury including your medical and rehabilitation needs now and in the future, your financial needs resulting from work loss or diminished working capacity, and your personal and emotional needs. She understands that an injury affects not just you but your entire family, and she strives to tell your story and give you back your voice.

Areas of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury & Wrongful Death

Education

  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law, J.D.
  • Colorado College, B.A., Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

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

Melissa helped her clients recover $1.8 million for deaths and injuries resulting from a tractor-trailer collision.

Experience

Melissa was successful in recovering $1.4 million for her client injured in a collision who suffered spinal damage, requiring extension of a two level cervical fusion to six levels, and a mild traumatic brain injury with significant tinnitus.

Experience

Melissa led the charge in recovering $2.375 million for a brain injured client resulting from a car crash.

Experience

Melissa helped her client recover $1 million for her client with pelvic crush injuries resulting from a car versus pedestrian collision.

Experience

After telling her client’s story, a jury awarded Melissa’s client a $1.124 million verdict for to compensate for injuries from a severe collision that included upper cervical ligamentous laxity, mild thoracic compression fracture, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Experience

Melissa recovered $1.75 million for a client who suffered significant burn injuries on an airplane when a flight attendant knocked over a hot beverage.

Melissa Winthers represents injured clients who were hurt because of another’s negligence or intentional conduct. Melissa dedicates herself to understanding your unique needs following an injury including your medical and rehabilitation needs now and in the future, your financial needs resulting from work loss or diminished working capacity, and your personal and emotional needs. She understands that an injury affects not just you but your entire family. Melissa knows the importance of talking with your health care providers, your family, your friends, and your co-workers about how your injuries have impacted all facets of your life. Melissa tells your story and gives you back your voice when you feel overpowered and overwhelmed by insurance companies. She strives to be someone who you would recommend to your family and friends because she is authentic and genuinely cares about helping you get your life back.

Melissa has authored many medical-legal articles and publications and has spoken at medical-legal seminars in the brain injury community about the legal aspects of traumatic brain injury cases. Some of her publications include articles about vestibular injuries caused by traumatic brain injuries, the Colorado regulations governing motor vehicle insurance, health insurance subrogation in the personal injury case, and medical-legal issues related to neck and back injuries caused by car crashes.

Melissa is active in the community, helping organizations that assist people who have been injured as they work toward recovery. She has served as the President of the Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado, as a board member of the Chanda Plan Foundation, and as a board member of the Colorado Trial Lawyers’ Association.

Melissa’s representation has resulted in numerous seven figure resolutions and awards for her clients, and she has been recognized for her excellence in the practice of law. She is ranked in the top 50 women attorneys in Colorado by Super Lawyers™ and has been honored with a ranking in the 2020 edition of US News & World Report—Best Lawyers®.

Melissa practices in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, and medical practice. She is licensed to practice in the State of Colorado in both state and federal court.

Associations

  • Member, Colorado Bar Association, 1998 - Present
  • Member, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, 2001 – Present
  • Board Member, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, 2004-2006
  • Board Member, The Chanda Plan Foundation, 2013-2018
  • President, Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado, 2015
  • Board Member, Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado, 2009-2017
  • Board Member, Colorado Brain Injury Program, 2015

Awards