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Moye White
November 25, 2017

Jay D. Hermele


Jay is co-founder of the firm’s Insurance Coverage and Recovery Group and is well-versed in the field of insurance, and offers consultations to clients in all sectors of the marketplace concerning issues of insurance coverage and risk transfer. In addition to litigating coverage disputes, Jay has successfully litigated disputes in a variety of areas, including oil and gas, real estate, oil and gas, products liability, employment, and construction. He has represented clients in many courts, including the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Colorado Supreme Court. Jay emphasizes a cost-effective and business-minded approach to litigation, observing that, while it is important to be aggressive, “winning” means something different to each client.

Outside of the office, Jay is a member of the Associate Board of the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Denver. He enjoys skiing, basketball, live music, and cheering on his beloved Oregon Ducks and Denver Broncos.

Representative Experience
  • Acted as Second Chair in successful defense of products liability action against Canadian manufacturer in two-week jury trial;
  • Managed defense of products liability action against drug company, resulting in favorable settlement for client prior to trial;
  • Managed litigation of $23 million claim against North Dakota oil and gas client related to alleged breaches of an asset purchase agreement, resulting in favorable settlement on the eve of trial;
  • Successfully moved to dismiss claims against lender for violation of usury statute which, if successful, would have changed the law relating to forbearance agreements under Colorado’s usury statute.


  • "Arizona v. Gant: Rethinking the Evidence-Gathering Justification for the Search Incident to Arrest Exception, and Testing a New Approach," 87 Denv. U. L. Rev. 175 (2009)



Areas of concentration

Commercial litigation
Employment Insurance
  Coverage and Recovery

Education and credentials

University of Denver,
  Law Review; Senior Editor;
  Scholastic Excellence Awards
  in Torts and Civil Procedure
University of Oregon, B.A.


Colorado Bar Association
Denver Bar Association
Boys & Girls Clubs
  of Metro Denver

North Dakota
U.S. District Court for the
  District of Colorado
U.S. Court of Appeals for
  the Tenth Circuit