Jared R. Ellis


Jared Ellis focuses his practice on professional liability, personal injury, and complex civil litigation. Mr. Ellis defends lawyers, physicians, healthcare professionals, healthcare institutions, and assisted living facilities in professional liability matters. He represents public entities, companies and individuals in cases involving allegations of negligence, including automobile accidents and premises liability matters, allegations of breach of fiduciary duty, intentional tort claims, including claims of fraud and conspiracy, and breach of contract actions.  He also represents companies and individuals in civil cases based on alleged statutory violations, including alleged violations of 42 U.S.C. § 1983, the Colorado Consumer Protection Act, Colorado Organized Crime Control Act, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, (“RICO”).  He represents clients before state and federal courts, the Colorado Court of Appeals, and the Tenth Circuit. Mr. Ellis also represents professionals in administrative proceedings before the Colorado Medical Board, Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies Division of Professions and Occupations, and Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel.

Mr. Ellis formerly served as the Chair of the Lawyers Professional Liability Committee of the Colorado Bar Association and Chair of the Medical Malpractice Subcommittee of the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association.  He has taught CLE courses on professional liability matters.  Before joining Hall & Evans, Mr. Ellis practiced at a boutique professional liability defense firm, served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Robert D. Hawthorne with the Colorado Court of Appeals, and to the Honorable Leland P. Anderson, with the First Judicial District in Golden, Colorado.

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 2005
  • 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, 2005
BA: Lewis & Clark College, 1999, Political Science with Honors in Forensics



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Career Distinctions & Honors
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, 2023-2024; Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants, 2023-2024; Litigation –  Insurance, 2024
  • Martindale-Hubbell®, AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Strepka v. Thompson, 831 Fed. Appx. 906 (10th Cir. 2020)
  • Smith v. Surgery Ctr. at Lone Tree, LLC, 2020 COA 145M (Colo. App. 2020)
  • Bailey v. Hermacinski, 2018 CO 14, 413 P.3d 157 (Colo. 2018)
  • Anderson v. Seven Falls Co., 696 Fed. Appx. 341 (10th Cir. 2017)
  • Ferrer v. Okbamicael, 390 P.3d 836 (Colo. 2017) 
  • Goodman v. Heritage Builders, Inc., 390 P.3d 398 (Colo. 2017)
  • K.W. v. Children’s Hosp. Colo. (In re P.W.), 364 P.3d 891 (Colo. 2016)
  • Warne v. Hall, 373 P.3d 588 (Colo. 2016) (amicus brief)
  • Air Wisconsin Airlines Corp. v. Hoeper, 571 U.S. 273, 134 S. Ct. 852 (2014)
  • Chapman v. Harner,  339 P.3d 519 (2014)
  • Simpson v. Cedar Springs Hospital, 336 P.3d 180 (Colo. 2014)
  • Day v. Johnson, 255 P.3d 1064 (Colo. 2011)
  • Estate of Ford v. Eicher, 250 P.3d 262 (Colo. 2011)
  • Wideman v. Colorado, 409 Fed. Appx. 184 (10th Cir. 2010)
  • Carlson v. Town of Mt. Vill., No. 17-cv-02887-PAB-STV, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 48617 (D. Colo. 2019)

  • Strepka v. Thompson, No 18-cv-02557-RBJ-STV, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 156088 (D. Colo. 2019)

  • McClain v. Denver Health & Hosp. Auth., No. 17-cv-02238-PAB-NRN, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 168682 (D. Colo. 2018)

Professional Associations
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
    • Ethics Committee, 2010-present
    • Lawyers Professional Liability Committee, 2015-present; Chair, 2019-2020; Co-Chair, 2018-2019
Articles & Publications // Presentations // Webinars
  • Program Co-Chair, “Best Practices and Ethics in the Profession: Being a Lawyer’s Lawyer,” CBA CLE, June 2019
  • Moderator, “Effective, Ethical Trial Advocacy: A Judge’s Roundtable,” CBA CLE, June 2019
  • Co-Speaker, “Ethics: Best Practices and Common Ethical Issues Facing Business Lawyers,” CBA CLE: Business Law Institute 2018, September 2018
  • Program Co-Chair, “Best Practices and Ethics in the Profession: Being a Lawyer’s Lawyer,” CBA CLE, June 2018
  • Co-Speaker, “Malpractice and Ethical Issues Facing Healthcare Lawyers” CBA CLE: 2018 Colorado Health Law Symposium, April 2018
  • Speaker, “Liability to Non-Clients: How to Mitigate Risk,” CBA CLE, November 2017
  • Author, “Liability to Non-Clients: How to Mitigate Risk,” The Colorado Lawyer, August/September 2017
  • Program Co-Chair, “Preventing Legal Malpractice – Litigation & Transactional Topics,” CBA CLE, January 2017
  • Program Co-Chair, “Preventing Legal Malpractice 2016 – Managing Risks,” CBA CLE, March 2016
  • Program Co-Chair, “Preventing Legal Malpractice 2016 – Staying Above the Line,” CBA CLE, March 2016
Professional Experience
  • Jaudon & Avery LLP, 2007-2019
  • Law Clerk, The Honorable Robert D. Hawthorne, Colorado Court of Appeals, Denver, Colorado, 2006-2007
  • Law Clerk, The Honorable Leland P. Anderson, District Court Judge, First Judicial District, Golden, Colorado, 2005-2006