Melissa Winthers, Esq.

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Melissa Winthers, Esq. Attorney


Melissa Winthers is a trial lawyer who has been specializing in personal injury law for twenty-four years. She understands that an injury affects not just you but your entire family. Melissa dedicates herself to helping you get your life back.

Melissa knows that having a deep understanding of the medicine is key to presenting your injury case. She has received numerous million dollar plus jury verdicts, judgments, and resolutions for her clients. She has spoken to health care provider associations about trial presentation of traumatic brain injuries and spine injuries. Melissa recently wrote a book on Colorado personal injury law that will be published in April 2024 by one of the largest legal publishing companies in the United States.

Melissa has been active in the community, helping organizations that assist people who have been injured as they work toward recovery. She has served as the President of the Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado, as a board member of the Chanda Plan Foundation, and as a board member of the Colorado Trial Lawyers’ Association.

Melissa is recognized for her excellence in the practice of law. She has been ranked in the top 50 women attorneys in Colorado by Super Lawyers and has been recognized in the Best Lawyers in America. Melissa received Martindale-Hubbell’s AV preeminent rating, the highest rating for ethical standards and legal ability.

Recent Verdicts

Denver District Court Verdict $1,019,050 plus interest and costs. Offer was $61,133. Our client suffered a mild traumatic brain injury in a rear-end collision. The defense argued that there was not enough damage to my client's car to suffer a mild traumatic brain injury. The breakdown of the verdict was $525,600 for non-economic damages, $493,450 and for economic damages.

Verdict Weld County District Court $1,200,000 plus interest and costs. Statutory offer of settlement was $135,000. Our 63 year old client suffered a fractured 4th metatarsal, mild traumatic brain injury, facet joint injury and cervical instability when he was hit in a cone zone by a semi. Our client was working when the back end of the trailer crossed the double yellow line and knocked our client to the ground. The defense argued that it was a "brush" and could not have resulted in a mild TBI. Verdict broke down as follows: $400,000 for economic loss, $300,000 for non-economic loss, $400,000 for physical impairment and $100,000 for loss of consortium.

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