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Theresa Lynn Sidebotham Theresa Lynn Sidebotham

Theresa has represented a variety of businesses, ministries, churches, and individual clients in advising, litigation and on appeal. She has:

  • Won a favorable decision in Acker v. Grayson, (Colo. App. No. 12CA1462, Feb. 13, 2014) (not published pursuant to C.A.R. 35(f)) (real estate business litigation);
  • Litigated prevailing party attorney fees in federal court;
  • As lead counsel, won a special education due process hearing (4-day bench trial) against a school district;
  • Conducted motions practice, managed cases, and negotiated civil and commercial litigation that included personal injury, contract, construction, property, and insurance cases;
  • Represented religious organizations in several states in litigation defense;
  • Advised missions, churches and nonprofits on legal and policy issues, including child protection and safety, religious free exercise, and employment law;
  • As lead counsel, won a favorable decision in J.C. v. Dungarvin Colorado, LLC, by briefing and arguing an appellate case of first impression that interpreted statutes providing civil liability immunity for developmental disability providers;
  • As lead counsel, obtained summary judgment defending a plaintiff's suit against a Property Owners Association;
  • As sole counsel, successfully mediated special education due process complaints;
  • Drafted an extensive client legal review for a major religious organization and assisted in managing the related legal team for a six-month period;
  • Written a number of appellate briefs; 
  • At the Colorado Court of Appeals, done the preliminary research and drafting for close to 200 judicial opinions.

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