Elizabeth C. Moran
Betsy Moran’s practice focuses on appellate advocacy and motions practice in all areas of civil law, including medical negligence, insurance coverage, insurance bad faith, employment, tort, civil rights, administrative, and commercial law. She has appeared as lead appellate counsel on more than 50 published appellate cases, and many more unpublished decisions, in the Colorado Court of Appeals, Colorado Supreme Court (both certiorari and original proceedings), and Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.
After receiving a degree in economics from Northwestern University in 1980, Betsy attended the University of Denver College of Law, graduating in 1986 (Order of St. Ives). She started with the firm’s predecessor, Pryor Carney & Johnson, as law clerk in 1984 and has practiced with the same core group of lawyers ever since, as a trial and appellate advocate.
She is admitted before all state courts of Colorado, the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. She has received a Martindale Hubbell AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating.
Betsy’s reported cases include Taylor Morrison of Colorado, Inc. v. Bemas Construction, Inc., 411 P.3d 72 (Colo.App. 2014); Schuessler v. Wolter, 310 P.3d 151 (Colo. App. 2012); In re Ortega v. Colorado Permanente Medical Group, P.C., 265 P.3d 444 (Colo. 2011); United Fire & Cas. Co. v. Boulder Plaza Residential, LLC, 633 F.3d 951 (10th Cir. 2011); In re Garrigan v. Bowen, 243 P.3d 231 (Colo. 2010); D.R. Horton v. D & S Landscaping, 215 P.3d 1163 (Colo. App. 2008); Lanahan v. Chi Psi Fraternity, 175 P.3d 37 (Colo. 2008); Reutter v. Weber, 179 P.3d 977 (Colo. 2007); Self v. Crum, 439 F.3d 1227 (10th Cir. 2006), cert. denied, 127 S.Ct. 131 (2006); Hall v. Levine, 104 P.3d 222 (Colo. 2005); Oja v. Howmedica, Inc., 111 F.3d 782 (10th Cir. 1997); Greene v. Safeway Stores, 98 F.3d 554 (10th Cir. 1996); Plummer v. Little, 987 P.2d 871 (Colo. App. 1999); Simon v. Coppola, 876 P.2d 10 (Colo. App. 1993), cert. dismissed; and Locke v.Vanderark, 843 P.2d 27 (Colo. App. 1992).