Jane E. Young

Overview

JANE E. YOUNG is a Partner in the firm’s Colorado office.  She has over twenty years of experience representing insurers and third-party administrators in complex coverage and bad faith disputes around the country.  Her work involves all types of insurance policies, first and third party coverages, including commercial general liability, construction, environmental, automobile, property, directors and officers, etc.   She assists insurance carriers and third-party administrators in assessing coverage under policies and evaluating exposure, representing her clients in alternative dispute resolution proceedings and advocating for their positions with mediators and insureds.  As lead counsel in coverage/bad faith disputes  – big or small, she assists her clients  in developing a plan for defense and executing that plan to reach the most efficient and effective resolution for her clients.

Ms. Young has tried cases in state and federal courts and also argued in the Colorado appellate courts and Tenth Circuit.

Ms. Young also regularly speaks on insurance coverage and bad faith topics at local and national seminars around the country.  Most recently, she was asked to be an instructor at CLM’s Claims College in the Fall 2020.  In addition to her speaking engagements, Ms. Young also assists her clients in training adjusters and underwriters to address claims handling and coverage issues, and to keep her clients informed on new developments in the law.

 

  • Listed in Super Lawyers® Rising Stars (2009-2013), a Thomson Reuters business, in the area of Insurance Coverage and Personal Injury - General: Defense. A description of the standard or methodology on which the accolade is based can be found HERE (No aspect of the advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court).
  • Listed in Best Lawyers® (2019-2022), a Woodward/White, Inc. business and partners with U.S.News & World Report, in the areas of Insurance Law and Litigation - Insurance. She was also recognized as the 2022 "Lawyer of the Year" for Litigation - Insurance in the Denver area. A description of the standard or methodology on which the accolade is based can be found HERE (No aspect of the advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court).
  • Ahmadi v  Allstate, 22 P.3d 576 (Colo.App. 2001)
  • Great American Insurance Co. et al.  v. Wood Treating, et al, 58 Fed.App. 595 (5th Cir. 2003)
  • Joyce Martinez v. ProBuilders Specialty Insurance Companty, RRG, Case No 11CA0587 (Colo.App. 2012)
  • Scottsdale Ins. Co. v. National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburg, Pa., Case o. 12-1513 (10th Cir. 2013)
  • Markwest v. Zurich American Insurance Co, 2015 CA 770 (Colo.App. 2016)
  • Bendinelli v. Bendinelli, 2017CA162 (Colo.App. 2018)
  • Maryland Casualty Co v. Mid-Continent Casualty Co., Case Nos. 17-4032 and 4037 (10th Cir. 2018)
     

Overview

JANE E. YOUNG is a Partner in the firm’s Colorado office.  She has over twenty years of experience representing insurers and third-party administrators in complex coverage and bad faith disputes around the country.  Her work involves all types of insurance policies, first and third party coverages, including commercial general liability, construction, environmental, automobile, property, directors and officers, etc.   She assists insurance carriers and third-party administrators in assessing coverage under policies and evaluating exposure, representing her clients in alternative dispute resolution proceedings and advocating for their positions with mediators and insureds.  As lead counsel in coverage/bad faith disputes  – big or small, she assists her clients  in developing a plan for defense and executing that plan to reach the most efficient and effective resolution for her clients.

Ms. Young has tried cases in state and federal courts and also argued in the Colorado appellate courts and Tenth Circuit.

Ms. Young also regularly speaks on insurance coverage and bad faith topics at local and national seminars around the country.  Most recently, she was asked to be an instructor at CLM’s Claims College in the Fall 2020.  In addition to her speaking engagements, Ms. Young also assists her clients in training adjusters and underwriters to address claims handling and coverage issues, and to keep her clients informed on new developments in the law.

 

  • Listed in Super Lawyers® Rising Stars (2009-2013), a Thomson Reuters business, in the area of Insurance Coverage and Personal Injury - General: Defense. A description of the standard or methodology on which the accolade is based can be found HERE (No aspect of the advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court).
  • Listed in Best Lawyers® (2019-2022), a Woodward/White, Inc. business and partners with U.S.News & World Report, in the areas of Insurance Law and Litigation - Insurance. She was also recognized as the 2022 "Lawyer of the Year" for Litigation - Insurance in the Denver area. A description of the standard or methodology on which the accolade is based can be found HERE (No aspect of the advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court).
  • Ahmadi v  Allstate, 22 P.3d 576 (Colo.App. 2001)
  • Great American Insurance Co. et al.  v. Wood Treating, et al, 58 Fed.App. 595 (5th Cir. 2003)
  • Joyce Martinez v. ProBuilders Specialty Insurance Companty, RRG, Case No 11CA0587 (Colo.App. 2012)
  • Scottsdale Ins. Co. v. National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburg, Pa., Case o. 12-1513 (10th Cir. 2013)
  • Markwest v. Zurich American Insurance Co, 2015 CA 770 (Colo.App. 2016)
  • Bendinelli v. Bendinelli, 2017CA162 (Colo.App. 2018)
  • Maryland Casualty Co v. Mid-Continent Casualty Co., Case Nos. 17-4032 and 4037 (10th Cir. 2018)
     

Education

Ithaca College (B.S. cum laude 1995)
University of Denver College of Law (J.D. 1998)

Admissions

State of Colorado
U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit

Memberships

Colorado Bar Association
Colorado Defense Lawyer Association
Denver Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel