Sandy M. Eloranto

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Sandy M. Eloranto

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About Sandy

Ms. Eloranto has been defending insurance companies and their insureds for 20 years and currently focuses her practice on bad faith suits stemming from property damage and UM/UIM claims. Ms. Eloranto’s practice also includes premises liability, products liability, medical and legal malpractice, and some construction and commercial matters. She has handled drug and device cases filed in state, federal and MDL courts, complex E-Discovery matters, and medical privacy issues.

In addition to bad faith, Ms. Eloranto has defended numerous cases involving catastrophic injuries, giving her the ability to quickly assess complex medical causation and damages issues and retain physicians and other medical experts to defend her clients. She has also managed a number of multi-million dollar E-Discovery collections from the preservation and collection phase through production. She has drafted legal hold policies, managed the collection and production of foreign language documents, and negotiated complicated two-tier protective orders and electronic document production specifications.

Ms. Eloranto was named a Colorado Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2010. She is a member of the Faculty of Federal Advocates and served on the Newsletter Committee. Ms. Eloranto has been active in the Colorado Women’s Bar Association (board member, 2005-2007), Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, and the Defense Research Institute. She also served as a consultant to the Swedish Hospital Ethics Committee on Colorado’s medical directive statutes.

 Ms. Eloranto has successfully defended her clients in property damage bad faith cases stemming from hail and other storm damage, including large loss HOA claims. She and Katie Johnson obtained a defense verdict in a federal district court trial where the insureds claimed the insurance company breached the contract by refusing to pay for a full roof replacement. Ms. Eloranto also obtained dismissal of the bad faith claims in a dispute over the nature and extent of hail damage to a commercial building by proving the insured had not even provided the information it now claimed made the claim handling unreasonable to the insurance company to consider. She has presented to the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association and Claims Litigation Management on handling property bad faith cases.

Prior to joining Sutton Booker P.C., Ms. Eloranto was with a national law firm, appearing in jurisdictions around the country in mass tort and product liability cases. She is licensed in Colorado and Washington (inactive). She earned her bachelor’s degree from Oregon State University and her law degree from the University of Oregon where she was an Associate Editor for the Oregon Law Review.

  • Prevailed on a number of pretrial motions in a high exposure insurance bad faith case, leading to a favorable settlement for the client. The Court’s rulings excluded most of the Plaintiff’s bad faith expert’s opinions, the policy limits, evidence about plaintiff’s reasonable expectations when purchasing coverage, reserves, and speculative future lost wages.
  • Obtained an order quashing substituted service under C.R.S. § 42-7-414(3)(a) on a driver who was not a named insured, on the basis that allowing a plaintiff to use the statute to obtain personal jurisdiction over someone who was not a named insured violates due process.
  • B.S., Oregon State University
  • J.D., University of Oregon
  • Colorado
  • Washington (inactive)
  • United States District Court, District of Colorado
  • Colorado Women’s Bar Association
  • Faculty of Federal Advocates
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Arapahoe County Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
    • 2010 Colorado Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • Volunteer Judge for Arapahoe County Bar Association’s Mock Trial Tournament
  • Oregon Law Review

 

303.730.6204 Ext. 19

4949 S. Syracuse Street, Suite 500

Denver, Colorado 80237

Ms. Eloranto has successfully defended her clients in property damage bad faith cases stemming from hail and other storm damage, including large loss HOA claims. She and Katie Johnson obtained a defense verdict in a federal district court trial where the insureds claimed the insurance company breached the contract by refusing to pay for a full roof replacement. Ms. Eloranto also obtained dismissal of the bad faith claims in a dispute over the nature and extent of hail damage to a commercial building by proving the insured had not even provided the information it now claimed made the claim handling unreasonable to the insurance company to consider. She has presented to the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association and Claims Litigation Management on handling property bad faith cases.

 

Ms. Eloranto was named a Colorado Super Lawyers Rising Star® in 2010. She is an active member of the Faculty of Federal Advocates where she serves on the Newsletter Committee. Ms. Eloranto has been active in the Colorado Women’s Bar Association (board member, 2005-2007), Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, and the Defense Research Institute. She also served as a consultant to the Swedish Hospital Ethics Committee on Colorado’s medical directive statutes.

Prior to joining Sutton Booker P.C., Ms. Eloranto was with a national law firm, appearing in jurisdictions around the country in mass tort and product liability cases. She is licensed in Colorado and Washington (inactive). She earned her bachelor’s degree from Oregon State University and her law degree from the University of Oregon where she was an Associate Editor for the Oregon Law Review.

  • Prevailed on a number of pretrial motions in a high exposure insurance bad faith case, leading to a favorable settlement for the client. The Court’s rulings excluded most of the Plaintiff’s bad faith expert’s opinions, the policy limits, evidence about plaintiff’s reasonable expectations when purchasing coverage, reserves, and speculative future lost wages.
  • Obtained an order quashing substituted service under C.R.S. § 42-7-414(3)(a) on a driver who was not a named insured, on the basis that allowing a plaintiff to use the statute to obtain personal jurisdiction over someone who was not a named insured violates due process.
  • B.S., Oregon State University
  • J.D., University of Oregon
  • Colorado
  • Washington (inactive)
  • United States District Court, District of Colorado
  • Colorado Women’s Bar Association
  • Faculty of Federal Advocates
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Arapahoe County Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
    • 2010 Colorado Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • Volunteer Judge for Arapahoe County Bar Association’s Mock Trial Tournament
  • Oregon Law Review

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