Marc Harden is one of Colorado's most recognized and formidable advocates for victims of personal injuries those dealing with unfair insurance companies. Known for his loyalty and compassion for his clients, and his relentless competitiveness with insurance companies, Mr. Harden is a recognized industry leader in the fields of auto-accident victim representation and other personal injury representation. Mr. Harden specializes in representing victims of serious orthopedic trauma, spinal cord injury, and traumatic brain injury, as well as those with deserving claims against unreasonable insurance companies.
Mr. Harden is a proud Colorado native, loving husband, and father of three children. Since graduating from University of Denver School of Law, where he graduated at the top of his class and served as an editor on the Law Review, Mr. Harden has dedicated his professional life to tirelessly winning cases for victims of personal injuries.
Over the course of his esteemed career, Mr. Harden has served as trial counsel for some of Colorado's most significant personal injury trials, many of which have been well publicized in the media. Mr. Harden's notable trial results, regularly reported in the Colorado Jury Verdict Reporter, include several significant traumatic brain injury and orthopedic injury verdicts. His success in the courtroom has helped earn him the reputation as one of the state's finest personal injury trial attorneys. Yet while many of Mr. Harden's successes have happened in the courtroom, many of his client's cases have been quietly resolved away from the courthouse due to Mr. Harden's well-earned reputation as a fearless and winning trial lawyer and the deployment of his cutting-edge litigation techniques. Mr. Harden's verdicts and settlements for his clients are collectively well into the tens of millions of dollars over the course of his career.
Mr. Harden is a frequent recipient of the highest recognition and accolades in the field of personal injury representation. For many years, Mr. Harden has been recognized as a Super Lawyer and Super Lawyers Rising Star, a recognition given to less than a few percent of personal injury lawyers. He has also been recognized as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer in Colorado by The National Trial Lawyers, an invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state in the nation who meet stringent qualifications trial lawyers. Mr. Harden has been recognized as a Top 40 Trial Lawyer Under the Age of 40 by The National Trial Lawyers, a limited invitation extended exclusively to lawyers that exemplify superior qualifications, trial results and leadership. Mr. Harden consistently maintains a 10.0 SUPERB rating with AVVO, an attorney rating system that considers a lawyer's practice, professional achievements and industry recognition. Mr. Harden is also a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership to the Million Dollar Advocates Forum is limited to attorneys who have achieved million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements - fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members.
In 2013, Mr. Harden was honored with the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association award for New Trial Lawyer of the Year. This award is given to a just one trial lawyer per year that has demonstrated the skills, ethics, and dedication embodied in the mission for the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, the state's most significant bar for personal injury representation.
Mr. Harden has also maintained several successful leadership positions within the Bar. For many years, Mr. Harden has served as both an appointed and elected member of the Board of Directors for the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association. He is frequently asked by the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association to serve in key leadership positions, including a six-year period during which he served as Co-Chair for the EAGLE Committee. Currently, in addition to performing his Board duties, Mr. Harden served on the CTLA Lobby Council, working to ensure that his clients are served by the laws that are passed by the state's legislature, from 2017-2019.
Mr. Harden is a regular featured speaker and educator in the field of personal injury law, and is known for his inspirational, insightful, and memorable presentations. Mr. Harden has been asked to present at the prestigious "Blockbuster" seminar put on by the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, and has presented on some of his cutting-edge techniques for winning difficult liability cases and overcoming difficult defense experts. Mr. Harden has also been a frequently requested speaker for the Colorado Bar Association in the fields of auto-accident and premises liability representation and has been a featured webinar presenter for the American Association for Justice, the country's largest and most esteemed injury-lawyer organization.
Nationally, Mr. Harden is an active member of the American Association for Justice and the National Trial Lawyers Association, and regularly attends national meetings and conventions.
Away from the law, Mr. Harden lives a life dedicated to enjoying time with his wife and children. Mr. Harden interests include traveling, skiing, golf, and music.
Licensed in Colorado.
University of Denver, Sturm College of Law Order of St. Ives Honor Society (Top 10%) Denver University Law Review, Staff Editor Recipient of American Jurisprudence Award - Constitutional Law Colorado State University Business Administration
Board Member of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (2012-Present) Member of Lobby Council for the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (2017-Present) Co-Chair of EAGLE Committee for Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (2011-present) Co-Chair of Colorado Trial Lawyers New Lawyers Division (2007-2008)
Member of Executive Committee for Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (2018-Present)
Featured Speaker at American Association for Justice Presentation on Defending Depositions. Featured Speaker at Sterling's Seminar Personal Injury Law: From Start to Finish, "The Use of Experts In Your Case." Featured Speaker at the Colorado Bar's Seminar on the Premises Liability Act, "Practical Pointer and Litigation Tips." Featured Speaker at the Colorado Bar Association's A Crash Course in Motor Vehicle Accident Law, "Plaintiff's Perspective on Third Party Litigation." Featured Speaker and Host at Colorado Trial Lawyer's Evidence Seminar 2016, "Defeating Defense Experts." Featured Speaker at Colorado Trial Lawyer's "Blockbuster" Seminar 2014, "Overcoming Difficult Liability at Trial."
Million Dollar Advocates Forum (Lifetime Member) Super Lawyers 2016, 2017, 2018 Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2013, 2014, 2015 Top 100 Trial Lawyers - The National Trial Lawyers Association Top 40 Trial Lawyers Under the Age of 40 Years Old - The National Trial Lawyers 10.0 SUPERB Rating by AVVO Lawyer Ranking System
AWARDS & MEMBERSHIPS
2013 New Trial Lawyer of the Year for the State of Colorado, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association