Heather Hanneman has over twenty-six years of experience in complex civil litigation, representing clients in federal and state courts, arbitrations, mediations, and before boards of contract appeals. Her areas of practice include commercial contracts and other business disputes, fraud, government contracts, securities litigation, unfair competition, trade secrets, professional licensure, defamation, and corporate internal investigations. In addition to her trial court practice, she also has extensive appellate litigation experience, representing numerous clients in the Colorado Court of Appeals, the Colorado Supreme Court, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Heather was selected by her peers to be included in the 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 editions of Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Appellate Practice. She also was selected in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 by SuperLawyers® in the area of Business Litigation.
Heather graduated with high distinction from the University of Iowa College of Law, where she was an articles editor for the Iowa Law Review. She is a member of the Colorado Bar and admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the District of Colorado and the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
Heather is the Chair of the Colorado State Board On Judicial Performance, which evaluates the performance of Colorado Supreme Court justices and Court of Appeals judges. She also has served as a Continuing Legal Education instructor on the Colorado Consumer Protection Act. Heather has been active in pro bono and professional service activities, including work on behalf of the ACLU of Colorado, Colorado Legal Services, and the Denver County Permanent Restraining Order Project.