Alan Epstein

Of Counsel

Alan Epstein has specialized in appellate litigation and has been the head of Hall & Evans’ Appellate Practice Group for over thirty years. The appeals he has litigated have resulted in over 250 published opinions from the Colorado Supreme Court, Colorado Court of Appeals, and Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. Many of the cases he has handled have significantly shaped Colorado law in the areas of insurance, employment, public entities, products liability, premises liability, and professional liability.

Alan is Colorado appellate panel counsel for several large insurance carriers, associating with trial counsel from other law firms after a case has been appealed.

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 1980
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


Denver Office
1001 17th Street
Suite 300
Denver, CO 80202


JD: University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 1980, American Jurisprudence Award, Criminal Law
BA: University of Colorado, 1976, Political Science, Phi Beta Kappa


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Career Distinctions & Honors
  • Martindale-Hubbell®, AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • 5280’s Top Lawyers, Appellate, 2015-2019
  • Colorado Super Lawyers®, Appellate, 2006-2019
  • Adjunct Professor, Hotel and Restaurant Law, Metropolitan State College, 1984
  • Judicial Clerk to Honorable Charles D. Pierce, Colorado Court of Appeals, 1980-1981
  • Jordan v. Panorama Orthopedics & Spine Center, P.C., 346 P.3d 1035 (Colo. 2015)
  • Keller v. Koca, 111 P.3d 445 (Colo. 2003)
  • State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. v. Kastner, 77 P.3d 1233 (10th Cir. 2003)
  • Matson v. Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad, 240 F.3d 1233 (10th Cir. 2001)
  • Davenport v. Community Corrections of Pikes Peak Region, Inc., 962 P.2d 963 (Colo. 1998)
  • Board of County Commissioners v. Moreland, 764 P.2d 812 (Colo. 1988)
  • University of Denver v. Whitlock, 742 P.2d 932 (Colo. 1987)
Professional Associations
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, Amicus Committee, 1997-Present
  • Defense Research Institute
Articles & Publications // Presentations // Webinars
  • Co-Author, “Lessons for Lawyers New to Civil Appellate Practice in Colorado Courts,” The Colorado Lawyer, December 2014
  • Speaker, “Appellate Practice Hot Topics,” 2008
  • Speaker, “Appellate Practice in Colorado’s Federal and State Courts,” 2005
  • Contributing Author, “Colorado Appellate Handbook,” Continuing Legal Education in Colorado, Inc., Third Edition, 2005; Second Edition, 1994; First Edition, 1984
  • Speaker, “Appellate Law in Colorado,” 2003
  • Colorado Appellate Practice Bench/Bar Conference Speaker, 1997
  • Author, “Cross Appeals in the Colorado and Federal Court Systems,” Colorado Lawyer, August 1996
  • Speaker, “Effective Appellate Practice in Colorado,” 1995
  • Author, “Strict Products Liability and comparative Fault in Colorado,” Colorado Lawyer, October 1990
  • Author, “Computer Aided Liability,” Computer Aided Engineering, November 1989