“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves.”
– Proverbs 31:8
Associate Attorney Katie Weeks is a plaintiff’s civil litigation attorney licensed in both Colorado and Arizona. Her practice focuses on personal injury law, and her extensive experience as a workers’ compensation attorney works to the advantage of her clients. Ms. Weeks has worked for some of the largest personal injury firms in the country in Colorado, Arizona and California.
Ms. Weeks is a native of Omaha, Nebraska, and is the youngest of nine children. She is a first-generation college graduate, daughter of a WWII Veteran, and the first of all nine children to receive a doctoral-level degree. No stranger to overcoming obstacles, Ms. Weeks’ outside-the-box, “anything is possible” thinking and her thorough Midwestern work ethic are her foundation in fighting the goliath insurance companies.
Ms. Weeks draws upon her training as an investigative journalist to staunchly advocate for her clients. In addition to being an award-winning former newspaper reporter, she is a former senior-level public relations executive. Throughout her careers, Ms. Weeks has strived to bring knowledge to consumers, expose injustices and advocate for the “little guy.”
During law school, Ms. Weeks completed a judicial externship for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California. She has worked for plaintiff’s civil litigation firms on a variety of case types including medical malpractice, personal injury, and insurance bad faith as well as mass torts cases. Ms. Weeks has volunteered in the consumer division of Legal Aid.
Ms. Weeks’ track record of advocating for the underdog, consumers, and the public began far before law school: During her reporting days, she covered various beats for newspapers across the U.S., including The Des Moines Register and The Kansas City Star, as well as the Associated Press. She was a watchdog of government and corporations at all levels, having covered everything from legislative elections in Kansas to City to County government in Missouri and State government in Iowa. She garnered six awards in two years for her coverage of the biotechnology and health care industries at the San Diego Business Journal.
Among Ms. Weeks’ journalism distinctions is a first-place award from the San Diego Press Club for coverage of concerns about counterfeit drugs being smuggled across the U.S.-Mexico border. The Society of Professional Journalists honored her with a first place award in the legal category for a story about the Tenet Healthcare Corporation divesture lawsuits.
While a reporting intern in Iowa, Ms. Weeks helped cover the State Legislature for the Associated Press and, during the 2000 U.S. Presidential campaign, she helped cover the Iowa Caucuses and campaign stops by Al Gore, Orin Hatch and Steve Forbes for the Cedar Rapids Gazette Des Moines bureau.
Ms. Weeks’ clients benefit from her reporter’s eye, no-stone-unturned approach to case investigation and her resilience in digging to find the best way to tell their story to the opposition—leaving the fewest vulnerabilities for the defense to poke at. Victims benefit from her proven track record of breaking through red tape in the form of higher settlements and verdicts for clients suffering from injuries as a result of others’ negligence.
- Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA)
- Colorado Women’s Bar Association
- Colorado Bar Association
- Denver Bar Association
- State Bar of Arizona
- Hamline University School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 2012
- American University Washington College of Law, 2010 Summer study abroad program in Brussels, Geneva, London and Paris studying International Human Rights Law, European Union Law and International Economic Law.
- Drake University, Bachelor of Arts in Journalism & Mass Communication; Majors in News-Editorial Journalism and Political Science, 2001