Angela L. Ekker Joins Lathrop & Gage as Partner

8/2/2011

DENVER (Aug. 2, 2011) – Lathrop & Gage announced today that Angela L. Ekker joined the firm as a partner. Ekker will concentrate her practice in litigation and will be located in the Denver office. 

Ekker has more than 20 years of diverse legal experience litigating cases in areas including construction law, insurance, commercial and business litigation, employment matters, professional liability and product defect cases. She brings extensive trial experience, having tried more than 50 trials and obtaining several verdicts of more than $1 million, including the largest verdict in the state of Colorado in 2009. Her cases have been covered by National Public Radio and NBC Nightly News, among others.

Ekker said her move from Ekker & McNally LLP was sparked by Lathrop & Gage’s full-service platform and comprehensive litigation support.

Ekker is an instructor at the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and previously taught employment law and civil procedure at Arapahoe County Community College. She has served on the hearing board for the Colorado Supreme Court Grievance Committee and the Jury Instructions Committee.

She has received a Martindale-Hubbell “AV” rating and was named among the state’s top female lawyers by Law Week Colorado. She has also been selected as a Colorado “Top Attorney” by Denver Magazine in banking and finance litigation. Ekker is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates; the American Association for Justice; the Colorado, Denver and Arapahoe County bar associations; the Colorado Women’s Bar Association; the Wyoming Bar Association; and is a board member of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, and Colorado Lawyers Committee.

Ekker received her bachelor of arts in economics from the University of Wyoming and her juris doctorate from the University of Denver College of Law.

About Lathrop & Gage LLP:
A full-service law firm, Lathrop & Gage LLP has more than 320 attorneys in 12 offices nationwide – from Los Angeles to New York. In 2011, Chambers USA ranked Lathrop & Gage’s corporate, environmental, intellectual property, labor and employment, litigation, real estate and transportation teams among the best in their regions. For more information, visit http://www.lathropgage.com/.