Lance E. Shurtleff


  • Office Contact Info
  • Biography

    Lance E. Shurtleff is a Partner in the Denver office of Gordon & Rees and is a member of the Construction practice group. Mr. Shurtleff is a versatile trial lawyer handling complex State and Federal court cases and handling claims before a variety of regulatory boards. Mr. Shurtleff routinely litigates catastrophic injury cases and large loss property damage cases, focusing on trucking accidents, oil and gas industry accidents, and other casualty in Wyoming, Colorado, and North Dakota. Mr. Shurtleff also advises these companies on the rapidly evolving regulations impacting their industries, handling OSHA, MSHA, and EEOC claims.

    He advises product designers and manufacturers on issues related to recurrent claims arising from design and manufacturing problems and routinely defends against claims and lawsuits brought against companies involved in these industries.


    North Dakota
    U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
    U.S. District Court, District of Wyoming
    U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota
    U.S. Court of Appeals, Eight Circuit
    U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
    U.S. Supreme Court


    Wyoming Bar Association
    Defense Lawyers Association of Wyoming
    Colorado & Denver Bar Associations
    North Dakota Bar Association
    International Association of Defense Counsel
    Trial Subcommittee
    Trucking and Toxic Tort Subcommittees

    Community Involvement

    The Children’s Hospital Foundation
    South Suburban Parks and Recreation
    Food Bank of the Rockies
    Peach’s Neet Feet

  • Practice Areas
  • Representative Experience
    • Lanahan v. Chi Psi Fraternity, et. al., 175 P.3d 97 (Colo. 2008)
    • Carabajal v, City of Cheyenne, et al., 847 F.3d 1203 (10th Cir. 2017)
    • The Tavern, LLC v. Nelson Engineering, et al., 2017 WY 56 (Wyo. 2017)
  • Publications & Presentations
    • Speaker, “Beyond the Basics in Employment Law, a Health Care Reform Overview,” 2010, 2011
    • Speaker, “Staying Alert to Opposition Tactics in Trial,” Defense Lawyers Association of Wyoming, 2018
  • Education


    J.D., University of Wyoming College of Law, 2002

    B.A., History, University of Wyoming, 1999


    Martindale-Hubbell®, AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated