Upcoming Events

General Liability 2016-17 Organizational Meeting

September 1, 2016
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
The Palm Restaurant 1672 Lawrence St. Denver, CO 80202

CDLA Board of Directors Annual Meeting

September 6, 2016
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Ruth's Chris 707 15th St. Denver, CO 80202

Professional Liability Organizational Committee Meeting

September 12, 2016
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Palm Restaurant in the Westin, 1672 Lawrence Street Denver, CO 80202

New Lawyer Committee Organizational Meeting

September 13, 2016
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Racca's Pizzeria Napoletana, (formerly Marco's Coal Fired Pizza), 2129 Larimer Street Denver, CO 80205

Construction Defect Committee Organizational Meeting

September 14, 2016
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
McCormick and Schmicks 8100 E Union Ave. Denver CO 80237 Denver Tech Center

Workers' Comp Committee Organizational Meeting

September 15, 2016
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Panzano's in the Hotel Monaco, 909 17th St, Denver, CO 80202

Employment Law Committee Organizational Meeting

September 22, 2016
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Maggiano's Downtown Denver 500 16th St. Denver, CO 80202

Civil Rights/Governmental Tort Committee

September 28, 2016
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
The Brown Palace 321 17th Street Denver, CO 80202

2017 Annual Conference Tom Rice, Conference Chair Senter Goldfarb & Rice

July 27, 2017
12:00 AM
Eldorado Hotel & Spa 309 West San Francisco Street Santa Fe, NM 87501

More events + details

Want to contact our legislative committee about any of the following?

Please direct those questions to:

Casey Quillen, Esq.
CDLA Legislative Director
Ruebel & Quillen
8501 Turnpike Dr., Ste 106
888.989.1777 | Office
Westminster, CO 80031


CDLA Renews Its Commitment to Diversity and Outreach

As the Director of Diversity and Outreach for the CDLA Board, I am pleased to announce that the Board has formally approved a renewed commitment to diversity and outreach within our organization, including the adoption of a new Diversity Mission Statement. The Board recognized that many of our members share a personal commitment to these values, and worked to identify ways in which CDLA could partner with its members to identify and support groups or organizations that fall within the scope of CDLA's stated community outreach focus.

With that in mind, the CDLA Board has approved a new process by which members can request CDLA's support of community outreach programs. View CDLA's updated Diversity Mission Statement and our new Outreach Statement, which details the purpose and scope of our Outreach focus and the support CDLA will provide to approved programs by clicking this link. Also attached is the Proposal Form to be used when a member wishes to request support from CDLA. The Form will also be available on CDLA's website and should be sent directly to me at kripplinger@frankpattersonlaw.com.

Kevin G. Ripplinger│Attorney
CDLA Diversity / Outreach Director
Frank Patterson & Associates, P.C.
5613 DTC Parkway, Suite 400
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Phone: 303-741-4539

CDLA Membership Application and Renewal

Our members are among the most elite defense attorneys in Colorado. CDLA is a statewide organization that is nearly 800 members strong who benefit from access to resources and tools for legal professionals who strive to provide superior and balanced service to their clients.

CDLA Membership Application and Renewal

CDLA Officers

Kristin Caruso, President
Ritsema & Lyon, PC

John Chase, Vice President
Montgomery | Amatuzio | Dusbabek | Chase LLP

Gregg Rich, Treasurer
Markusson Green & Jarvis

Tom Rice, Secretary
Senter Goldfarb & Rice

Full list of board members