Education & Honors

Yale Law School, 2012, J.D.

Book Reviews & Features Editor, Yale Law Journal

Wesleyan University, 2008, B.A., with honors

Phi Beta Kappa

2008 Briggs Prize

2008 Davenport Prize

2007 Parker Prize

Government service

Judicial Law Clerk, Honorable Raymond M. Kethledge, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 2013-2014

Judicial Law Clerk, Honorable Amul R. Thapar, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, 2012-2013 

Awards & Recognition

Colorado Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2017-2018

Bar admissions


Professional activities and community service

Board Member, Colorado Lawyers Committee, Young Lawyers Division

Board Member, Colorado Judicial Institute, Young Professionals Committee

2019 Leadership Class, Colorado Bar Association Leadership Training (COBALT)

Member, Denver Public Library Friends Foundation, Development Committee

Abigail M. Hinchcliff

Denver Office
1801 Wewatta Street
Suite 1200
Denver, CO 80202
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Professional Practice

Bartlit Beck LLP, 2014-Present, Partner (since 2018)

Cases tried or otherwise taken to judgment

Confidential Arbitration (JAMS)
Co-lead trial counsel for respondents in arbitration alleging breach of a real estate contract. Arbitrator found in client’s favor on majority of claims and denied claimants’ motion for attorneys fees.

Confidential Arbitration (AAA)
Trial counsel for oil and gas exploration and production company in commercial and state securities law dispute.  Claimant sought more than $25 million.  After a two-week arbitration hearing, the arbitration issued a favorable decision on every claim and ordered the claimant to pay our client’s attorney fees.

Confidential Arbitration
Trial counsel for defendant in a confidential damages-only arbitration stemming from a product-liability settlement.

Other representative cases

Pelvic Mesh Product Liability Litigation
Trial counsel for Johnson & Johnson in defense of lawsuits alleging personal injuries caused by pelvic mesh medical devices.

Confidential Arbitration (AAA)
Trial counsel for respondents in arbitration alleging wrongful denial of mortgage insurance claims.

Dynamic Advances, LLC v. Apple Inc. (N.D.N.Y. 2012)
Trial counsel for plaintiff in multi-million dollar dispute over machine learning technology. Case settled before trial.

Confidential Insurance Recovery Litigation
Trial counsel for Fortune 100 company in confidential insurance recovery litigation in arbitrations seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in coverage under the "Bermuda Form." Recoveries to date approaching $500 million.

Confidential Arbitration (AAA)
Co-lead trial counsel for respondent “Big Three” mortgage insurer in AAA arbitration. Claimant alleged wrongful rescission of coverage. Case resolved on confidential terms shortly before hearing.

Pro Bono Representations

Johnson-Hess v. United States; Johnson-Hess v. Berkebile, et al. (D. Colo. 2015)
Co-lead trial counsel for estate of inmate who committed suicide while being held in solitary confinement. Case settled favorably.

Acknowledgements, presentations, and publications

Litigation Sharks vs. Mediation Jets: A Joint ADR/YLD CLE Presentation - Panel Member (2019)

Abigail M. Hinchcliff, Note, The “Other” Side of Richardson v. Ramirez: A Textual Challenge to Felon Disenfranchisement, 121 YALE L.J. 194 (2011)