Todd is a founding member of the law firm of Heideman Poor. Prior to forming the law firm of Heideman Poor, Todd operating his own practice, Todd served as a law clerk for former Denver District Court Chief Judge Larry J. Naves, and for former Denver District Court Judge Christina M. Habas. Todd also gained valuable experience working as an intern for the Denver District Attorney’s Office in 2007 and for the Denver Center for Crime Victims in 2006. Todd’s background and experience have provided him with the knowledge and ability to provide high quality legal representation for all of his clients. Prior to entering the legal profession Todd spent over twenty years training and teaching boxing and martial arts. Through his training Todd understands that preparation, discipline, knowledge and focus are the keys to success in any undertaking. Todd grew up the son of a homicide detective and a social worker and, at an early age, developed a desire to devote his life to helping others. Todd enjoys spending his free time with his wife and children, and serving as the President of the Board of Directors at the Golden Triangle Learning Center.
A Colorado native, John formed the law firm of Heideman Poor in 2014, with an emphasis on litigation, with a focus on general civil, personal injury and appellate litigation. Previously, John practiced with a leading Denver-area plaintiff’s personal injury firm and a nationally-recognized corporate law firm with an emphasis on civil litigation. Since becoming licensed to practice in Colorado in 2008, John has prosecuted appeals in the Colorado Supreme Court, the Colorado Court of Appeals, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. He is a member of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association and the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Amicus Committee, and is one of Denver’s leading appellate attorneys.
When he is not practicing law, John enjoys reading, writing, running, hiking the Rocky Mountains, cycling, Crossfitting, ice hockey, and various recreational sports. He makes no representations regarding his aptitude in any of these activities. He is also an avid fan of the Denver Broncos and the Colorado Avalanche, and has strong opinions about the direction of both teams. To date, the Denver sports talk radio market has been uninterested in John’s opinions.
Notable recent successes:
- Co-authored briefs in Sunahara v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., 280 P.3d 649 (Colo. 2012), in which the Colorado Supreme Court held that admission of evidence of medical discounts secured by a plaintiff’s insurer violate the collateral source doctrine
- Obtained jury verdict in premises liability case of more than thirty times defendant’s final settlement offer. Roth v. Disaster Restoration, Inc., Boulder County District Court Case No. 2010CV674 (2012). Authored Answer Brief in Court of Appeals, resulting in affirmation of verdict. Roth v. Disaster Restoration, Inc., Court of Appeals Case No. 12CA0920 (Mar. 14, 2013)
- Successfully argued before Court of Appeals in defense of trial court ruling that permitted client to retain settlement proceeds against forfeiture challenge by workers’ compensation carrier. Jose Chavez & Pinnacol Assurance v. Kelley Trucking, Court of Appeals Case No. 10CA1720 (2011)
- Successfully obtained reversal in Court of Appeals of adverse summary judgment ruling in which trial court held that client was a trespasser under Colorado Premises Liability Act. Corder v. Folds, Court of Appeals Case No. 11CA1917, 2012 COA 174
- Obtained reversal of DWAI conviction by persuading reviewing court that trial court’s denial of motion to suppress involved error of “constitutional dimension.” Sisis v. 18th Judicial Dist., Elbert Cnty. Case No. 2013CV000052
- Obtained summary judgment for client against alter ego/successor liability claim. Morrissey v. Medwana et al., Jefferson Cnty. Case No. 2012CV003561
Authored five amicus curiae briefs on behalf of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
Jessica is a founder and a driving force in the law firm of Heideman Poor. As the Legal Operations Manager, she oversees administration, client communications, case management, marketing strategy, and general firm operations for Heideman Poor. Prior to forming Heideman Poor, Jessica was a paralegal and marketing strategist for two leading Denver, Colorado personal injury firms. Before entering the legal field, Jessica was an operations manager for a boutique employee benefits consulting firm in the Boulder, Colorado area. She has represented her companies’ interests before the Colorado General Assembly and the United States Congress. Jessica’s professional background, as both a small businesswoman and consumer advocate, has provided her with an intimate understanding of the need for law firms to represent the “Davids” in “David versus Goliath” battles. She is a fierce advocate for the underdog and is the conscience of Heideman Poor.
Outside of work, Jessica loves dogs, reading, cooking, hiking, practicing mixed martial arts, and political advocacy. She openly and proudly confronts bullies of all kinds, and never backs down from a fight, as long as it is in defense of a just cause or a fair principle.
Jessica will be a student at the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, beginning in the fall of 2015.