JAMS Denver is located in Denver and serves Colorado and the Rocky Mountain West
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  • Personal Injury
  • Employment
  • Malpractice and Professional Liability
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Dissolution of Small Businesses
  • Family Law

Hon. Elizabeth A. Weishaupl

The Hon. Elizabeth A. Weishaupl (Ret.) served as a District Court Judge in the 18th Judicial District of Colorado for over 14 years.  This district, which serves the Southern Suburbs of Denver as well as Douglas, Elbert and Lincoln Counties was the most populous district in the State of Colorado.  While serving on the bench, Judge Weishaupl presided over civil, domestic, criminal, and probate dockets. During this time she presided over hundreds of jury trials, trials to the court and thousands of motions hearings on a variety of civil matters including, personal injury matters, complex business dissolutions, employment matters, civil rights matters, breach of contract, professional negligence, HOA, land lord tenant disputes, and family dissolutions matters including dissolution of marriage, allocation of parental rights, and distribution of family and business assets in domestic relations cases.  She also has some experience in probate matters.

Judge Weishaupl has a reputation for being fair and patient, and being well versed in the law.  She is passionate about hearing from all sides of a dispute and letting the litigants tell her what they believe is necessary for a just resolution of the issues brought before her.  She believes that every person has a right to be heard and wants to make sure that every person who appears before her leaves the court believing that they had an opportunity to address all their issues and that they were heard.  Listening actively is very important to Judge Weishaupl.

Prior to being appointed to the Court, Judge Weishaupl was an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Colorado.  In this position, Judge Weishaupl litigated almost every aspect of federal civil law including, employment, civil rights, sexual harassment and gender discrimination, age discrimination, national origin discrimination, disability discrimination, age discrimination, and other legal issues arising from the employment relationship.  She also was involved in personal injury, medical malpractice, prison litigation, general contract disputes, and environmental litigation.

Prior to accepting an appointment as an Assistant United States Attorney, Judge Weishaupl was employed at the Colorado Attorney General’s Office.  She was an Assistant Attorney General in the Education Unit in which she participated in employment litigation arising from the State College system, general state contracting matters, environmental clean-up matters, and acted as a general counsel to several state colleges.  She was then appointed to the Public Official’s Unit, which represented all elected and appointed state officials where she continued her employment practice but also engaged in many civil rights and first amendment cases arising from application of the laws of the State of Colorado and the referendum process. She then became a First Assistant Attorney General and led the General Civil Litigation Unit at the Attorney General’s Office. In this capacity she worked on many personal injury cases, premises liability cases, and constitutional tort cases.

Prior to working at the Attorney General, Judge Weishaupl worked at a boutique litigation firm which specialized in personal injury, premises liability and professional negligence matters.  She came to this job after spending the year after graduating from the University of Denver College of Law as a law clerk to the Honorable Howard Kirshbaum, on the Colorado Supreme Court.

Judge Weishaupl understands the unique pressure and stress that litigation can impose on all parties.  She looks forward to helping all parties find a way to discuss their unique issues and attempt to find a resolution that will give them certainty and finality in a way that is acceptable for all parties.

Judge Weishaupl provides the following services.

  • Mediator
  • Arbitrator
  • Special Master appointments
  • Statutory Judge appointments

Judge Weishaupl has expertise in the following areas.

  • Personal Injury
  • Employment
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Dissolution of Small Businesses
  • Family Law
  • Malpractice and Professional Liability
  • Environmental Litigation
  • First Amendment Issues
  • HOA and Special District Issues

Member American, Colorado, and Arapahoe County Bar Associations.

Member Colorado Women’s Bar Association, founding member Federal Bar Association.

Member and past president, Sonia Sotomayor Inn of Court, Min Yasui Inn of Court, Marsh Inn of Court, Doyle Inn of Court

Faculty Member, National Association of Trial Advocacy for the past 25 years in the Rocky Mountain Regional Program, Deposition Program, Native American Programs, and video programs, past faculty member University of Denver College of Law, Colorado Community College On Line, Aurora Community College, Arapahoe Community College in the areas of Civil Litigation, Civil Rights, General Business Law, and Family Law.

Presenter at numerous Continuing Education Programs on the issues, of Ethics, Evidence, Professionalism, Jury Selection and Trial Practice, Depositions, Discovery Issues and Remedies,  and other legal issues for both the Judicial Education Program and Continuing Legal Education

Member of the Colorado Judicial Institute Board, presenter of many Our Court Presentations to the community

Judge and coach in High School Mock Trial competitions, collegiate mock trial competitions, the Goldilocks Judicial Educational Project in Elementary Schools, We the People middle school and High School programs, and the Our Courts out -reach to High School project

District Court Judge 18th Judicial District 2008 – 2023

Assistant United States Attorney 2001 – 2008

Assistant Attorney General State of Colorado 1995 – 2001

General Litigation Associate Private Practice  1990 to 1995

Law Clerk to the Honorable Howard Kirshbaum 1989 – 1990

University of Denver College of Law graduated 1989

Bachelor of Arts History, University of Denver 1986

Bachelor Of Music, Vocal Performance Lamont School of Music 1985


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