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Year founded: 1998
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Overview

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Kerrane Storz is one of the leading construction defect law firms in Colorado and Texas, representing property owners and community associations with construction defect claims against developers, builders, subcontractors, and their insurance companies.

Our firm has a unique approach to construction defect cases. Each case presents its own individual facts, problems, attorneys, insurance issues, and personalities, so we tailor our approach in each case to match the particular dynamics of the people involved and the particular issues our clients face. Above all, we utilize the strategy that best fits our client’s needs and desires. In our years of representing clients suffering from construction problems, we have found that our approach results in faster resolution of claims and better outcomes for our clients. Our team is made up of highly knowledgeable and experienced attorneys, paralegals, and support staff who have not only recovered over $440 million in verdicts and settlements for our clients but have received numerous accolades for their hard work. Check out the firm's accolades here.

Rankings

Kerrane Storz, P.C. is metro ranked in 2 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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Metro Rankings

Colorado
Tier 1 for Litigation - Construction
Tier 3 for Commercial Litigation

About Our Clients

Community Associations

Although there are certainly builders who take pride in the homes that they build, some builders, in a rush to bring product to the market at the lowest cost, cut corners or do not comply with building codes, plans, specifications, engineer’s requirements, or industry standards. When homeowners request that the builder fix these problems, these same builders often present the homeowners with excuses, delays, and unfulfilled promises. Sometimes a builder performs the corrective work, but the corrective work itself is substandard. We represent community and homeowners’ associations with various construction defect problems.

Commercial Property Owners

Our firm handles claims for commercial property owners suffering from construction defects. With commercial properties, it is essential to perform an exhaustive review of all contracts and agreements, and then to involve skilled engineers and experts to investigate the defects. Our attorneys will navigate through the legal pitfalls created by contractors, developers, and their attorneys, and advise you on the strengths and weaknesses of your claims. When the time comes, we will negotiate wisely on your behalf, and if necessary, tenaciously advocating for your claims at trial or arbitration. Learn More

Single-Family Homeowners

Our firm has represented numerous single-family homeowners suffering from construction defects. Our strategy for single-family home cases is designed to minimize litigation expenses and expedite resolution of claims for homeowners who might otherwise be unable to obtain recourse against powerful builders and their insurance companies.

Highlighted Client Comments

All client comments represent the opinions of the people who provided them. All potential clients are urged to remember that no two cases are ever completely alike and that the result in one case does not guarantee a similar result in another case.
Litigation - Construction
Kerrane Storz fought long and hard for a group of neighbors and me. They helped us understand and navigate the process. I held a stereotypical view of how successful lawyers would behave, but Heidi Storz and her colleagues were warm and always accessible. We couldn't have been in better hands. I was almost sorry when our case was resolved since we wouldn't get to be in touch so often.
Litigation - Construction
Heidi Storz and her legal team at Kerrane Storz were very knowledgeable in construction defect law. Heidi always walked me through the legal process so I knew what to expect or what should happen, what she and her team were doing behind the scenes, and the status of their dealings with the court or other lawyers and insurance companies involved in the case. Heidi helped in negotiations during the mediation process while still pushing forward with legal actions with the court, keeping a dual pronged approach to finding a suitable resolution. Heidi and her team created documents to show our scope of work demand requirements and the opposing counsels' counter demands. Without Heidi and her team, a negotiated settlement would not have been possible. Heidi and team were always professional yet personable during the legal process.
Litigation - Construction
The firm of Kerrane Storz’s and our team of attorneys have been extremely supportive in our construction defect suit filed against our communities developers and builder. We work with a team of attorneys that are extremely knowledgeable and experienced in the area of construction defects and building standards. They are prompt in their response to questions, provide information to help educate the board on building standards, and communicate frequently to help keep our homeowners up-to-date on the process, next steps in the process, and timelines. Dealing with our lawsuit during the COVID-19 pandemic has added additional challenges to the suit and the length of time it is taking to settle the suit because the court system in Colorado is struggling to handle the volume of cases with the COVID restrictions in place. Our attorney’s have kept the board up-to-date on changes, schedules, and provided as much information as available on what will happen next. I would highly recommend them to anyone dealing with construction defects in their individual homes or a community development.
Priscilla Holland
Litigation - Construction
Initially, our HOA community was working with a different firm on a Construction Defect case against the developer. No one in the community had been involved in this type of litigation before. The previous attorneys were a struggle; the Board was constantly begging for timely support, advice and guidance; that communication seldom happened without days of delay. KerraneStorz has been the epitome of professional, communicative, proactive and involved with us. In fact, the whole community has access to KerraneStorz cell numbers. Each attorney actually answers and guides us through this CD supportively. They attend our meetings, answer questions with language that we, as laymen, can understand. There's no obfuscation, no delay, no pontification. The community is delighted with the transparency in which KerransStorz addresses us.
William Bormes, HOA Board President – Salida River Front Condominium Association, Inc.
Litigation - Construction
Heidi Storz of Kerrane Storz exhibits the highest standard of professionalism.
Litigation - Construction
Our community is made up of only nineteen homes. Sitting on the Arkansas River in Salida, Colorado, it's a wonderful location and each of our owners fell in love with their homes. Devastating to all, we had four roofs fail almost immediately after the community was completed. As often is the case, there was no support from the developer to repair or make us whole. Fortunately, it was within the timeline available for a Construction Defect Claim. The community determined to press forward against the developer. After three and a half years, we just settled in our favor. KerraneStorz' guidance and support throughout the process was impeccable, thoughtful and flawless. Their accessibility to the Board and to the community was consistently outstanding. Throughout the process, homeowners felt they were fully supported at all times by the KerraneStorz team. Remarkable experience for all.... From the Board's perspective, while going through being deposed by the defense and also slogging through a series of mediations, the KerraneStorz Team's mentoring and focus on our Board's needs eased these difficult challenges for us. As part of the whole KerraneStorz experience, we continue receiving their support on our post-settlement contracts with the engineering and repairs companies. KerraneStorz is vetting documents and advising us as to the best outcomes for our community. Done without additional charges or fees, we believe this is the only firm in our region providing such services at this critical stage of finally making our community whole. Every homeowner has been pleased with the way they've been treated as we went through this trying process. The civility and professionalism displayed by KereraneStorz has been exceptional. Because of their performance, we are still a community of friends, enjoying the beauty of Salida and the Arkansas River. After shoddy developer practices nearly destroyed both our community and our homes' values, we now have what we paid for and continue to enjoy our wonderful neighborhood. Thank you Jeff, Rebekah, Deanna, Danita and the whole Team, Board, Salida Riverfront Condominiums
William Bormes, HOA Board President – Salida River Front Condominium Association, Inc.
Litigation - Construction
The team at Benson, Kerrane, Storz & Nelson belie the (unfair) notion that lawyers are cut-throat and impersonal. Heidi Storz and her team are smart, responsive, genuine, and warm. They keep clients up-to-date on their cases, respond to a client's questions promptly and make sure that the client understands what they're saying. I feel like I'm getting top-notch legal advice and representation. The firm's lawyers have made an unpleasant situation more bearable.
Litigation - Construction
Our HOA was pleased with our association with Benson, Kerrane, Storz & Nelson. I was the treasurer on our HOA Board at the time and was our representative testifying before the Arbiter. They were quite patient in educating us regarding construction defect - law pertaining to construction defect, engineering reports, arbitration procedure, etc. They were very accessible and responsive to occurrences on our property and questions we had during that time. Benson, Kerrane, Storz & Nelson provided a better-than-expected settlement of our grievances with the builder of our homes.
Pamela DeMichele
Litigation - Construction
Benson, Kerrane, Storz & Nelson is an excellent firm. They took care of our community and made sure our community was given a chance to correct the construction defect made by the builder. Without them, our community would have been left holding the bag for a multi-million construction defect.

Rankings

Regional Rankings

Colorado
Tier 1 for Litigation - Construction
Tier 3 for Commercial Litigation

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - Insurance

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

Kerrane Storz, P.C. has 4 lawyers recognized for individual performance in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. By receiving this Best Lawyers recognition from their peers for their professional excellence, these lawyers made Kerrane Storz, P.C. eligible for evaluation for Best Law Firms rankings. For almost two decades, Best Lawyers has awarded these singular accolades, making them the foundation of our Best Law Firms awards. Read more about our Best Lawyers process here.
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Client Comments

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Demographics

Partners
Male: 1
Female: 1
Associates
Male: 2
Female: 2
Attorney Management / Department Heads
Female: 1
Paralegals
Male: 1
Female: 4
Non-Legal Employees
Male: 1
Female: 8

Awards

Awards are self-reported by firms and are not verified by the Best Law Firms rankings.
  • 2021 Denver Business Journal - Best Places to Work, 5th Place
  • 2014  ColoradoBiz Magazine--Top 250 Private Companies
  • 2012 Denver Business Journal--Top Places To Work, 10-20 employees category, 7th Place
  • 2016 ColoradoBiz Magazine--Best Law Firm Runner Up

Office Locations

Broomfield, CO
370 Interlocken Boulevard, Suite 630
Broomfield, CO 80021
United States
720-898-9680 Call our Broomfield, CO location at 720-898-9680 Get Directions Get directions to our Broomfield, CO location
Irving, TX
433 East Law Colinas Boulevard, Suite 1225
Irving, TX 75039
United States
281-929-9528 Call our Irving, TX location at 281-929-9528 Get Directions Get directions to our Irving, TX location

Management and Personnel

Equity Partner
Heidi Storz
Equity Partner
Jeff Kerrane

Contacts

Vice President of Operations
Marie Sonnen
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