Sherman & Howard Grows its Litigation Team in Denver

DENVER (November 8, 2022) – Sherman & Howard L.L.C. (S&H) added two new associates to its litigation team in Denver. Associates Andi Savage and Tara Bailes started with the firm in October.

“We are pleased to welcome these two top-notch attorneys to help bring our clients efficient resolutions in high-stakes disputes,” said S&H Litigation Practice Group Leader Katherine Varholak. “Andi’s background as a judicial clerk to a magistrate judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado will allow her to immediately jump into all phases of trial work. Tara joins us with significant trial and litigation experience across many industries that will enable her to contribute to trial teams from day one. We are thrilled to have them as part of our team.”

Bailes comes to S&H with more than seven years of commercial litigation experience. She represents and advises companies in various business disputes and has significant experience in complex construction litigation throughout the country.

Bailes said it is important to her to work at a firm with a strong connection to Denver’s legal landscape and the community as a whole.

“I want to continue developing and growing as a lawyer but focus on doing so by utilizing that community connection S&H has built over its many years as a firm,” Bailes said. “I also hope to contribute to that connection by adding to what has already been built and by refining my practice to best serve our clients and their needs.”

She is a 2015 graduate of the University of Missouri School of Law.

Savage spent the past two years serving as a law clerk in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, where she managed the court’s case load, trial preparation, motions hearings, and settlement conferences. She drafted orders and other legal memoranda on a variety of civil law issues, including FLSA, employment and labor, civil rights, contract disputes, insurance disputes, personal injury, and intellectual property.

She said she’s looking forward to using the skills she developed working for the court to advocate for clients and work with S&H’s experienced litigators to develop successful legal strategies. “I’m ready for a little faster pace, some fires to put out, arguments to be made, persuasion to be had.”

Savage is a 2020 graduate of the University Colorado Law School.

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