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NancyEmail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Nancy L. Pearl, co-founder of Pearl Schneider LLC has practiced law for over twenty-five years Over the years, she has defended products liability, premises liability and automobile cases. She has also defended employment, aviation and professional liability cases. Ms. Pearl has extensive experience in analyzing insurance coverage issues involving homeowners, automobile, commercial, general liability, professional liability and directors' and officers' liability policies. Ms. Pearl's insurance coverage practice also entails the prosecution and defense of declaratory judgment actions and bad faith claims.

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Laura Trask Schneider focuses her practice on insurance defense litigation, including first- and third-party liability claims, construction defect coverage litigation, subrogation claims, and coverage analysis, in which she reviews and analyzes coverage issues under a wide-variety of insurance policies and forms, including commercial general liability, automobile, homeowners, and other specialty policies.  She has advised clients and analyzed matters related to allocation of indemnity and defense costs among multiply-triggered policies, and has been involved in bringing and defending declaratory judgment actions with respect to the same.  Ms. Schneider has also defended carriers in first-party bad faith claims and claims under the Colorado Consumer Protection Act.  Ms. Schneider also has experience in the defense of predatory lending claims.  She is experienced in all aspects of litigation, including motions practice, discovery, settlement negotiations, trials and appeals.

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Mr. Young is a member of Pearl Schneider LLC.  Mr. Young practices in the area of insurance defense litigation and has extensive experience in all aspects of litigation including discovery, motions practice, depositions, mediations, arbitrations, and jury trials.  His entire career has been spent litigating cases.  Mr. Young has completed over fifty-five jury trials throughout Colorado, is a faculty member at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, and is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Before joining Pearl Schneider LLC, Mr. Young, served as trial counsel for  Farmers' in-house litigation team.  In this position, he litigated a broad array of legal actions which included:  premises liability, commercial liability, general liability, and motor vehicle accidents.

MelissaEmail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Melissa A. Wiese has twenty years of litigation experience, including insurance construction defect, general liability defense, and appellate work. She has argued before the Colorado Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of Colorado and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.  She has also drafted numerous articles to clients to alert them of significant changes in Colorado law as they occur and, at a prior firm, co-authored a bad faith claim publication spanning four jurisdictions (Colorado, Montana, New Mexico and Wyoming) to assist clients with claim handling.  Ms. Wiese has also spoken at national conferences, including the West Coast Casualty Construction Defect Seminar and the Annual Conference of the Special Libraries Association.

Jamie L. GendeEmail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jamie L. Gende recently moved to Colorado after practicing law at a civil defense firm in Chicago. Jamie’s experience includes both civil litigation and coverage work. While practicing in Chicago, Jamie assisted in and was second chair for coverage and civil trials.  Jamie is adept in drafting dispositive motions in both state and federal courts and obtained favorable appellate decisions in the areas of tort immunity, civil rights, and coverage issues involving criminal assaults, sexual abuse, and premises liability.

Joy MeadEmail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Joy graduated cum laude from Colorado State University in August 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in political science and sociology.  Following her graduation from CSU, Joy joined the AmeriCorp *VISTA volunteer program, working with the South Dakota Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.  Joy returned to Colorado in 1996 and earned a Paralegal certificate from the Denver Paralegal Institute in late 1996.

Leah CuthbertEmail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Leah joined Pearl Schneider in 2013. She has approximately ten years of experience working as an insurance defense litigation paralegal.   Ms. Cuthbert has been involved in all areas of insurance defense litigation; she is proficient in assisting attorneys in handling discovery, assisting in drafting motions and other legal pleadings, laying the groundwork for successful depositions and mediations, and trial organization and preparation.  Ms. Cuthbert also has significant experience with all aspects of obtaining probate court approval of minor settlements, and is well-versed in the Colorado Rules of Probate Procedure in this regard.  Leah’s experience and knowledge are irreplaceable.