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Marilyn S. Chappell

Of Counsel

(303) 534-5160
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555 Seventeenth St.
Suite 3400
Denver, CO 80202


J.D., University of Colorado, 1984 

B.A., summa cum laude, English, Colorado State University, 1981

  • Boettcher Foundation Scholar

Marilyn Chappell is Of Counsel in the Denver office.  She has extensive experience in handling insurance litigation and coverage issues for numerous insurance clients.  Marilyn also has substantial experience in commercial litigation matters.  Her practice includes all phases of litigation, at the trial court and appellate levels, in federal and state court.  


  • Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Faculty of Federal Advocates
  • Colorado Judicial Institute
  • Minoru Yasui Inn of Court
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association

Community Involvement

  • U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Selection Panel Member, Denver, 2022
  • Colorado Supreme Court Rules of Appellate Procedure Committee, Member, 2019 – present
  • Faculty of Federal Advocates, Emeritus Board Member; Board President 2020, Board Member 2013-2021
  • Colorado Judicial Institute, 2023 DeMuth Volunteer Award; Emeritus Board Member; Board Member 2012-2021; Chair, Public Policy Committee
  • Minoru Yasui Inn of Court, Executive Council Member, 2017 – present 
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association Amicus Committee, Member, 2017 – present 
  • Arvada Counsel for the Arts and Humanities, Member 2009 – 2012
  • State Advisory Committee, Gifted and Talented Education, Chair, 2005 – 2007, Member, 2001 – 2007
Publications & Presentations