Mary Byrne Fletcher

  • Partner at Messner Reeves LLP
  • 1430 Wynkoop Street, Suite 300, Denver, CO 80202
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As part of the firm’s Healthcare Law and Litigation Practice Groups, Ms. Fletcher represents individuals, businesses and insurance companies in the litigation of civil claims in state and federal court from receipt of the claim through appeal. She focuses her practice on representing healthcare professionals and entities. Ms. Fletcher defends healthcare providers against claims of malpractice and negligence in litigation and represents them in matters involving the Colorado licensing board. She also advises healthcare clients on risk management matters and regulatory compliance, such as HIPAA requirements.Ms. Fletcher also has significant experience representing insurance carriers in bad faith and coverage disputes under a wide variety of commercial insurance policies.

Ms. Fletcher’s trial experience includes six second-chair jury trials. She has secured dismissals and defense verdicts for healthcare providers and dismissals of insurance coverage and bad faith claims on motions for summary for judgment.

Prior Experience

Gordon & Rees LLP, Associate, 2010-2014

Meagher & Geer PLLP, Associate, 2008-2010

COPIC Insurance, Law Clerk, 2006

STARZ Entertainment Group, Marketing Manager, 2001-2004

GIST Communications, Product Marketing Specialist, 1999-2001


Glacier Constr. Co. v. Travelers Prop. Cas. Co. of Am., 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 11630, 2014 WL 2782363 (10th Cir. Colo. June 20, 2014)

RK Mech., Inc. v. Travelers Prop. Cas. Co. of Am., 944 F. Supp. 2d 1013 (D. Colo. 2011)

Co-author, How E-mail Scans Can Result in Embarrassment, Lawsuits, and Personal Liability, Vol. 41, No. 1, Colorado Lawyer 87 (2012)

Co-author, Minnesota Insurance Law Deskbook, Advertising Injury 2009


2013-2018 Colorado Super Lawyers “Rising Star” distinction in Civil Litigation Defense, Personal Injury Defense

Scholastic Excellence Award recipient for Lawyering Process I, Lawyering Process II, Trust and Estates

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Litigation
  • Health Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
University Attended:
University of Vermont, B.A., Political Science and Environmental Studies
Law School Attended:
University of Denver Sturm College of Law, J.D., 2008
Year of First Admission:
U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit; U.S. District Court, Colorado; U.S. District Court, Minnesota; 2009, Minnesota; 2010, Colorado


Colorado Bar Association

Denver Bar Association

Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, Medical Malpractice Committee

American Health Lawyers Association


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