Best Law Firms

Awarding Organization: U.S. News – Best Lawyers
Location: Denver, Colorado
Year: 2016

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Case of the Year

Case: Doyle v. Doe Run
Awarding Organization: Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA)
Location: Denver, Colorado
Year: 2014

The Hannon Law Firm has a special interest in protecting those who have been exposed to lead and serves as co-counsel in representing individuals whose properties are damaged by air and soil contamination from the Doe Run Smelter in Herculaneum, MO. The firm worked through a 19-year property damage class action battle for a lead-contaminated community which survived four appeals. Originally filed as Dixon v. Fluor and Doe Run in 1995, and refiled as Doyle, et al v. Fluor, et al in 2001, the case resulted in a $55 million settlement and the closure of the last primary lead smelter in the United States.

In 2014, The Hannon Firm received the “Case of the Year” award from the CTLA, along with Gray Ritter & Graham, P.C. of St. Louis.

Top Rated Lawyer

Awarding Organization: Super Lawyers
Location: Denver, Colorado
Year: 2009-2011

Case of the Year

Case: NWIS v. Public Service
Awarding Organization: Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA)
Location: Denver, Colorado
Year: 2000

In 1998, the Firm won a $1.8 million jury verdict on behalf of an owner of an industrial property located next to the Leyden Underground Natural Gas Storage Facility located in Jefferson County operated by Public Service Company. As a result of the publicity surrounding this case, Public Service admitted to leaks it had not previously disclosed, agreed to drop the operating pressure of the facility to reduce the migration of gas, and eventually decommissioned the dangerous facility.

In 2000, The Hannon Firm received the “Case of the Year” award from the CTLA, which recognized a unique struggle and contribution to the law.

Outstanding Young Trial Lawyer

Awarding Organization: Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA)
Location: Denver, Colorado
Year: 1996

In 1996, Kevin received the First Annual Outstanding Young Trial Lawyer award from the CTLA for service to his clients and the association

Trial Lawyer of the Year

Case: Escamilla et al. v. Asarco
Awarding Organization: Trial Lawyers for Public Justice Foundation
Location: Washington, D.C.
Year: 1993

The Hannon Law Firm served as trial counsel in this case, which had one of the largest verdicts in Colorado in an environmental damages case at the time of the verdict. The firm represented the Denver community of Globeville, resulting in a judgement for $28.1 million. Kevin Hannon and his co-counsel received the 1993 “Trial Lawyer of the Year” award for service in the public interest.