555 Seventeenth St.
Suite 3400
Denver, CO 80202

515 E. Ivinson
Suite 108
Laramie, WY 82070

3523 45th Street South
Suite 100
Fargo, ND 58104


J.D., University of Wyoming College of Law, 2002

B.A., History, University of Wyoming, 1999


Martindale-Hubbell®, AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated

Lance E. Shurtleff is a Partner in the Denver office of Gordon & Rees and is a member of the Construction practice group. Mr. Shurtleff is a versatile trial lawyer handling complex State and Federal court cases and handling claims before a variety of regulatory boards. Mr. Shurtleff routinely litigates catastrophic injury cases and large loss property damage cases, focusing on trucking accidents, oil and gas industry accidents, and other casualty in Wyoming, Colorado, and North Dakota. Mr. Shurtleff also advises these companies on the rapidly evolving regulations impacting their industries, handling OSHA, MSHA, and EEOC claims.

He advises product designers and manufacturers on issues related to recurrent claims arising from design and manufacturing problems and routinely defends against claims and lawsuits brought against companies involved in these industries.


North Dakota
U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
U.S. District Court, District of Wyoming
U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eight Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court


Wyoming Bar Association
Defense Lawyers Association of Wyoming
Colorado & Denver Bar Associations
North Dakota Bar Association
International Association of Defense Counsel
Trial Subcommittee
Trucking and Toxic Tort Subcommittees

Community Involvement

The Children’s Hospital Foundation
South Suburban Parks and Recreation
Food Bank of the Rockies
Peach’s Neet Feet