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Carin Ramirez

Special Counsel

Professional Bio

Carin Ramirez is Special Counsel at Higgins, Hopkins, McLain, & Roswell, LLC, where she represents corporate and individual clients in various types of litigation. Throughout her career, Ms. Ramirez’s practice has focused on civil defense litigation with an emphasis on the defense of construction defect lawsuits on behalf of developers, general contractors, and other construction professionals, in which she draws upon her engineering background and expertise to help her clients resolve matters efficiently. Ms. Ramirez also practices in the areas of personal injury defense, premises liability, environmental torts, wrongful death, negligent design, property damage, subrogation claims, contract disputes, bad faith, and commercial litigation. Her practice includes providing clients with risk management and mitigation counseling at all stages of litigation and pre-litigation. Ms. Ramirez has significant experience in all phases of litigation, including discovery, depositions, motions hearings, and trial.

Ms. Ramirez holds an engineering degree from Michigan Technological University and a music performance degree from Michigan State University. She obtained her Juris Doctorate from the University of Colorado, where she served as an editor of the University of Colorado Law Review and represented clients through the University of Colorado Legal Aid Clinic.

Professional Experience:

Higgins, Hopkins, McLain & Roswell, LLC – Special Counsel
Denver, Colorado
Since 2020
Sweetbaum Sands Anderson P.C. – Associate
Denver, Colorado
Wood, Ris & Hames, P.C. – Associate
Denver, Colorado
Dufford Waldeck Milburn & Krohn, LLP – Associate
Grand Junction, Colorado

Bar Admissions:

  • Colorado Supreme Court, 2010
  • United States District Court for the District of Colorado, 2010

Professional Activities:

  • Member, Colorado Bar Association
  • Member, Denver Bar Association
  • Member, Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member and past President, The Law Club

Community Activities:

  • Member, Littleton Symphony Orchestra
  • Member, Quartet at Law


Juris Doctor, University of Colorado Law School, 2010
American Jurisprudence Award, Real Estate Transactions and Finance

Bachelor of Music, Music Performance, Michigan State University, 2004
Graduated with high honors

Bachelors of Science, Geological Engineering, Michigan Technological University, 1998
summa cum laude

Honors & Awards:

  • Best Lawyer, 2017-2020
  • SuperLawyer Rising Star, 2020
  • Rothgerber Teach Fellow, Contracts
  • Latina Law Student of the Year, 2010


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