Michelle L. Harden

Firm: Messner Reeves LLP
Location: Denver - CO

  • 1430 Wynkoop Street, Suite 300
    Denver, Colorado 80202
  • Tel : 303.623.1800
  • Fax : 303.623.0552

As part of the firm’s Litigation, Crisis Management, and Health Law Practice Groups, Ms. Harden represents individuals and businesses, large and small, striving to identify common sense solutions for difficult problems. Having a background in nursing and working as a nurse paralegal prior to attending the University of Colorado Law School, Ms. Harden brings a unique perspective and expertise to her practice. She has an active litigation and trial practice, appearing in state, federal, and administrative courts. She Serves as a trusted advisor to many clients on a wide variety of topics and serves as outside counsel for several businesses including a large publicly traded company overseeing litigation throughout the United States.

Beyond litigation, Ms. Harden assists and counsels clients in regards to crisis prevention and crisis management, food safety, audits and investigations on issues including data security (including pre-breach regulations and post-breach investigations and audits) and has counseled clients facing private claims arising from data-related issues. She has a strong focus on HIPAA, including Meaningful Use compliance and audits. Finally, she maintains a very active practice representing health care providers before licensing boards, including the Board of Medical Examiners, the Board of Nursing and other credentialing entities, including administrative law hearings on licensing issues.

Martindale-Hubbell has certified Ms. Harden as AV-Preeminent, a testament to the fact that her peers rank her at the highest level of professional excellence. She has also been recognized by 5280 as a Top Lawyer in Denver in 2016 and 2017.

Messner Reeves LLP

Messner Reeves provides the full range of legal services to a diverse group of clients from Fortune 500 companies to individual entrepreneurs. We are as excited about working with the small business owner as we are the largest corporation because, for us, it’s all about maximizing potential. We develop the legal strategies that can help propel the minor operation to the next level or the next ten levels—whether that means doubling in size or becoming a worldwide, publicly traded enterprise. We serve family-owned and emerging enterprises, entrepreneurs, insurance carriers and agencies, banks and other financial institutions, venture capital funds, engineering firms, real estate developers, and individuals.

No other law firm is structured quite like we are. At Messner Reeves, we act as general counsel to an amazing array of clients which makes us a large consumer of legal services on our clients’ behalf. That means we are able to maintain a perspective as both a client and a firm.