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

Colorado

Professional activities and community service

Board Member, Colorado Lawyers Committee, Young Lawyers Division (current)

Abigail M. Hinchcliff

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1801 Wewatta Street
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Denver, CO 80202
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Professional Practice

Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP, 2014-Present, Partner (since 2018)

Cases tried or otherwise taken to judgment

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.

Other representative cases

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

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

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