Amanda  Francis

Francis Owen, LLC
Francis Owen, LLC
2727 Bryant St Ste 540
DenverCO 80211
800-793-1734
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Amanda is not only a dedicated advocate; she also teaches lawyers throughout the country how to better represent people in need. She is a frequent speaker and teacher at educational seminars for the American Association of Justice, the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, and the Women’s Trial Lawyer Network.


Amanda was born in Chicago. She moved to Wisconsin when she was 7 years old. She attended the University of Wisconsin. She returned to Chicago for law school and moved to Denver to practice law and enjoy life. Amanda is licensed to practice law in Colorado.


AWARDS

Amanda is recognized by The National Brain Injury Trial Lawyers Association. The National Brain Injury Trial Lawyers Association – Top 25 is an invitation-only professional organization composed of and limited to the Top 25 attorneys from each state or region who serve individuals and families who need attorneys to represent them in the American legal system regarding brain injury claims. Members of The National Brain Injury Trial Lawyers Association – Top 25 exemplify superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence and performance in their area of specialty.


Amanda is recognized by The National Trial Lawyers’ specialty association: The Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association – Top 25. This is an invitation-only professional organization composed of and limited to the Top 25 attorneys from each state or region who serve individuals and families who need attorneys to represent them in the American legal system regarding Motor Vehicle claims. Members of the Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association – Top 25 exemplify superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence and performance in their area of specialty.


Amanda is a graduate of Trail Lawyer’s College. The Trial Lawyers College is committed to training a new breed of lawyer — a warrior who has the courage to become a real person first, and who then has the heart to fight for justice in their own passionate voice. Founder and Chairman of the Board, Gerry Spence, now in his 80s, is still committed to attending every course and event that he can to share his knowledge and help you become a better trial lawyer.


Amanda is also recognized as one of The National Trial Lawyers’ Top 40 Under 40 for Personal Injury. Membership is by invitation only and is extended to the most qualified attorneys from each state who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, influence, reputation, stature and public profile. It’s mission is to promote progressive ideas to pursue justice for those injured by the negligence of others, to educate the public about the importance of access to courts that are free of bias and undue influence, and to protect the right of trial by jury.


Avvo Rating is an evaluation of a lawyer’s background based on information collected from public sources like state bar associations, regulatory agencies, court records, and lawyer websites. Peer endorsements from other lawyers are also considered.


The Wiedemann & Wyscoki Award – 2017. The American Association for Justice conferred the Wiedemann & Wyscoki Award to Amanda in July 2017. The Wiedemann & Wysocki Award recognizes AAJ members who have made outstanding efforts to support AAJ PAC and advance AAJ’s political priorities. The award is named in honor of Fritz Wiedemann and James Anthony Wysocki, two New Orleans-based attorneys and active AAJ members who were traveling on assignment for AAJ PAC when they died in a tragic plane crash. This award recognizes members who have carried on the legacy of Fritz Wiedemann and James Wysocki, who were passionately committed to AAJ PAC and the principles of the civil justice system.


Dean’s Certificate of Pro Bono Service – DePaul University College of Law – 2012


ASSOCIATIONS

Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Women Trial Lawyers Network – Co-Chair – 2019

National Trial Lawyers – Member – Top 40 Under 40 – 2018-present

Colorado Bar Association – Litigation Section Council Member – 2017-present

Colorado Trial Lawyers Association – Board Member – 2015-present

Colorado Trial Lawyers Association – Member – 2014-present

American Association for Justice – Member – 2012-present

Trial Lawyers College – Graduate – 2018

Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, New Lawyers Committee – Co-chair – 2016-2018

American Association for Justice -Student Trial Advocacy Competition – Regional Coordinator – 2017


PUBLICATIONS

“Women & Trial” – Colorado Trial Lawyer Association publication (CTLA) – Trial Talk – 2019

“Deposition Prep: Advice for New Lawyers” – American Association for Justice – Trial Magazine – 2017


SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

“Quitting My Firm Job and Starting My Own Business” – Webinar – 2019

“Confidence 101” – Leadership Summit – 2019

“Negotiation Strategy” – Colorado Trial Lawyers Annual Convention – 2018

“Rules of the Road” – American Association of Justice’s Deposition College – 2017

“Deposing the Difficult Witness” – American Association of Justice’s Deposition College – 2016

“How to Win the Impossible Case” – Colorado Trial Lawyers Association’s Blockbuster – 2014


EDUCATION

Juris Doctor, Cum Laude – DePaul University College of Law

Bachelor of Arts – University of Wisconsin, Madison


Practice Areas

CATASTROPHIC PERSONAL INJURY

These are life changing injuries. If you suffer severe injuries to your spine, brain, or skull, if you have severe burns, an amputation or loss of use of part of your body, then your life has been irreversibly changed.


WRONGFUL DEATH

Wrongful Death claims arise when someone’s negligence, recklessness or indifference costs another person his or her life. Money can’t bring back our loved ones, but money is how we can hold people responsible for what they take from us.


LEGAL MALPRACTICE

Lawyers are supposed to help clients in need. When lawyers mess up or cheat clients, we are here to hold them accountable.


CIVIL RIGHTS

We fight for the civil rights of individuals who have been wronged by governmental and institutional abuses of power.


INSURANCE BAD FAITH

When an insurance company unreasonably denies a claim, fails to properly investigate a claim, or unreasonably delays payment of a claim, we hold them accountable.


DAYCARE ABUSE

Parents trust daycares to safeguard their children. When daycares abuse children, we give those children a voice and hold the abusers accountable.

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