Joan S. Allgaier

Special Counsel

Ms. Allgaier joined Hall & Evans as an associate in our medical malpractice group in 2014 and was promoted to special counsel in 2016.  She has experience with medical malpractice, automobile liability, aviation matters, recreation liability, product liability, professional liability, commercial matters, and construction defect. Ms. Allgaier counsels recreation providers and non-profit agencies on safety and risk management issues. She also presents programs on risk management and teaches continuing legal education classes regarding medical records.

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado


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


JD: University of Colorado School of Law, 2007
BA: Michigan State University, 2004, Social Relations and International Relations, High Honors


More About

Articles // Publications // Presentations // Webinars
  • Presenter, “Roundtable on Legal Updates,” International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions Expo, 2016
  • Author, “Inbounds Avalanche Part of Inherent Risk in Skier’s Death,” Claims & Litigation Management Alliance, Around the Nation, July 2016
  • Speaker, “Medical Records: Privacy and Privilege a Decade after Alcon,” Colorado Defense Lawyers Association Summer Conference, July 2016
  • Speaker, “Unique Issues Obtaining Medical Records and Alcon v. Spicer,” Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, November 2014
  • Speaker, Professional Ski Instructors Association – Rocky Mountain Region, Fall Training on Risk Management Issues and Accident Investigation, Fall 2012 & 2013
  • Author, “Managing Risk: Lessons Learned About Liability Waivers and Client Care,” Dude Ranchers Association Newsletter, December 2012
  • Author, “Managing Risk: Lessons Learned About Liability Waivers for Minors Signed by Their Parents,” Defense Research Institute, Fall 2012
  • Author, “Managing Liability and Risks Inherent to Recreational Activities: Release Language Appropriate for Liability Waivers,” Professional Risk Managers’ International Association, Fall 2012
  • Speaker, “Introduction to Various Colorado Legal Issues,” Auto-Owners Insurance Company, September 2012

Squires v. Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 43373 (D. Colo. Mar. 27, 2013)


Squires v. Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center, 715 F.3d 867 (10th Cir. 2013)

Career Distinctions & Honors

Colorado Super Lawyers®, “Rising Star,” Personal Injury General: Defense, 2013-2017

Professional Associations
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
    • Diversity/Outreach Director, Board of Directors (2017-present)
    • Chair, Professional Liability Committee (2016-present)
    • Co-Vice Chair, Professional Liability Committee (2015-2016)
  • Colorado Women’s Bar Association
  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Colorado
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Claim and Litigation Management Alliance
  • Property Loss Research Bureau
  • International Amusement & Leisure Defense Association
  • Colorado Healthcare Associated Risk Managers
Professional Experience

Prior to joining Hall & Evans, Ms. Allgaier was a Senior Associate at Grund, Dagner & Jung, P.C.

Business & Community Service
  • Summit Kids Ministry Leader, Flatirons Community Church, 2014-present
  • Tutor and Mentor, I Have a Dream Foundation, 2016-2017