• Juris Doctor, University of Wyoming College of Law, 2009
    • Order of the Coif
    • Comment Editor, Wyoming Law Review
  • Bachelor of Science, Communication and Political Science, University of Wyoming, 2006
    • summa cum laude
    • Phi Beta Kappa

Kellie Nelson Fetter takes the time to get to know her clients and their goals to ensure the best possible service. Then she devises a strategy to help each client achieve its goals.

Repeatedly recognized as a Super Lawyers’ ‘Rising Star’, Kellie excels at distilling mountains of documents, reconciling seemingly inconsistent testimony, and then creating clear and compelling stories that judges, juries, and opposing parties can readily grasp.

Representing clients ranging from large international corporations to local entrepreneurs, Kellie has achieved winning results in and out of court in cases alleging breach of contract, securities fraud and negligence, and insurance coverage disputes, as well as a variety of other claims. Kellie’s areas of focus include commercial litigation, e-discovery, and business litigation for healthcare industry clients. She also represents clients from the construction, banking, and telecommunications sectors.



  • Obtained a favorable settlement on behalf of a radiology practice in arbitration with a revenue cycle management company in a breach of contract and professional negligence action.
  • Recovered more than $3 million in jury verdict and attorneys’ fee award following a 10-day trial in a construction completion and financing dispute.
  • Worked on a team to obtain a $10 million settlement for a policyholder in hotly contested insurance coverage dispute.
  • Obtained defense settlement of $0 out-of-pocket payment for a former director of a gas company in a Montana securities fraud class action seeking more than $11 million.
  • Negotiated favorable interest swap in lieu of damages in a North Dakota-based oil and gas dispute.
  • Obtained judgment in the clients’ favor following three unrelated Colorado bench trials.
  • Obtained injunctive relief for a patent holder in federal trademark and trade practices litigation.



  • Used e-discovery tools to design and oversee more efficient processes for transactional document reviews.
  • Coordinated a team of 18 to perform substantive review and analysis of more than 60,000 documents in two weeks.
  • Coordinated service and return of more than 200 Colorado records subpoenas as local discovery counsel for national insurance company in subprime mortgage litigation.
  • Assisted numerous clients in crafting and submitting efficient cost-effective subpoena responses.



  • Achieved a favorable settlement for a client in a London-based arbitration under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules.
  • Favorably settled a consulting agreement dispute regarding an oil and gas interest in Kurdistan, Iraq.
  • Obtained deposition subpoenas for witnesses in three foreign countries in an international dispute.

Publications & Presentations




  • How to Partner Effectively with Outside Counsel
    Association of Corporate Counsel Mentoring Program Presentation | November 2017
  • Setting up to Win Your Trial by Taking Strategic, Tactical and Useful Depositions
    Sherman & Howard Litigation Presentation | October 2017
  • Embarrassing Gaffe to Case Killer: The Dangers of Texting and Social Media (and how to Discover When the Other Side has Made Them)
    • Boulder County Bar Association Presentation | April 2017
    • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Presentation | January 2017
    • Sherman & Howard Annual Colorado Construction Law Seminar | February 2016
  • Privilege Review and Logging
    Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Presentation | May 2016

Professional Activities

  • Association for Corporate Counsel
    • Sponsor, Emerging Leaders Group
    • Co-organizes annual clay shooting event with proceeds in 2017 going to First Descents, an organization that provides life-changing outdoor adventures for young adults (ages 18-39) impacted by cancer.
  • Former Mentee, Colorado General Counsel Group




  • Super Lawyers, ‘Rising Stars’, Colorado (2015 – 2019)
  • Denver Business Journal, “40 Under 40” Nominee (2018)