Eleanor deGolian Kasper

Eleanor Kasper is our exclusively recommended ADR expert in Colorado on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Eleanor directly using the contact details listed above.

Colorado, a western U.S. state, has a diverse landscape of arid desert, river canyons and snow-covered Rocky Mountains, which are partly protected by Rocky Mountain National Park. Elsewhere, Mesa Verde National Park features Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings. Perched a mile above sea level, Denver, Colorado’s capital and largest city, features a vibrant downtown area.

Eleanor delivers practical solutions to her clients. She has hands-on experience navigating a range of legal challenges, from risk analysis to litigation to alternative dispute resolution. Before joining Hogan Lovells, Eleanor clerked for two federal judges and worked for an international law firm in Atlanta, Georgia, where she gained exposure to a diverse client base with varied legal needs.

Focusing on the construction and engineering sector, Eleanor combines legal know-how with an understanding of key industry mechanics. She represents clients involved in construction and design-related disputes, including conflicts over defects, change orders, and complex contract provisions. Eleanor’s construction experience is broad, spanning ice cream facility deformities, nuclear power plant design flaws, and disputes over mountain-resort construction projects.

Eleanor also has a wealth of experience advising clients on various labour and employment-related issues in a variety of industries, including transportation, education, and hospitality. She walks employers through delicate legal situations, conducting internal investigations and providing compliance advice, and also leads clients through litigation and dispute resolution processes. She regularly represents clients in connection with state and federal employment laws, such as the Fair Labour Standards Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, and Equal Employment Opportunity Act, in both class action and single-plaintiff lawsuits.

In addition, Eleanor Kasper has tremendous heart for her community. In Atlanta, Eleanor served on the Board of Directors of The African SOUP, an organisation dedicated to educational reform in Uganda, and taught classes to students at the Atlanta Centre for Self Sufficiency. Currently, Eleanor is a member of the Junior League of Colorado Springs, through which she volunteers at local events supporting youth emerging from the foster care system.

Firm Overview:

Clients seeking value-added counsel and representation in a range of industries turn to Hogan Lovells in Colorado Springs. We serve local, national, and international clients in the construction, energy, finance, health, hotel and hospitality, insurance, manufacturing, semiconductor, software, real estate, and technology sectors. We help clients identify, protect, and maximise the value of their intellectual property.

We represent clients in real estate transactions throughout the Rocky Mountain region. Clients turn to us for a wide range of matters in federal and state courts, as well as at arbitrations, state and local regulatory proceedings, mediations, and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. With more than 25 years of serving the Colorado Springs community, our lawyers leverage established local relationships and work collaboratively with more than 45 Hogan Lovells offices worldwide. Chambers USA consistently ranks Hogan Lovells as a top Colorado firm.

Allen C. Gasper

Allen C. Gasper is The Gasper Law Group, PLLC’s Senior Partner and practices law in the Criminal Defence Division. He is among Colorado Springs’ top Criminal Defence trial attorneys and has practised law in the Colorado Springs area since 1999. He has appeared before and successfully argued cases before the Colorado Supreme Court.

The Criminal Defence cases that Mr. Gasper handles include: DUI and DWAI, Drug Crimes, Domestic Violence (Felony and Misdemeanour), Property Crimes (Criminal Mischief, Burglary, Criminal Trespass, Identity Theft, and Theft), Violent Crimes (Assault, Robbery, and Menacing), Homicides, and Sex Offences. He also represents clients faced with restraining orders, in Parole, or with Post-Conviction Issues.

Mr. Gasper received his Law Degree from the University of Colorado, Denver College of Law in 1999. He has attended seminars at the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyer’s College and is a member of the Colorado Criminal Defence Bar Association. He is a member of the El Paso County Bar Association, the Colorado Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association.

Mr. Gasper has lived in the Colorado Springs area since 1982. He is well respected in the community for his work in the area of juvenile law. He has previously been a judge in the Colorado Springs Municipal Court’s Teen Court program and has volunteered in various youth services activities.

Mr. Gasper is married and has four children. When not practising law, Allen enjoys riding horses and is a member of the Pikes Peak Range Riders (PPRR). He owns the Bar Diamond X Ranch which is a horse training and event facility. Aside from horses Allen is also an accomplished singer and performer. In 2016 Allen wrote, produced, and directed the musical drama “A Colorado Christmas”.

Richard M. Kaudy

Richard M. Kaudy is a successful personal injury attorney who has represented thousands of clients in cases involving everything from auto and truck accidents and insurance bad faith to defective products and premises liability. In addition, he has handled complex class action lawsuits and served as an expert witness in numerous matters.

The law firm of The Kaudy Law Firm, LLC, has helped many clients in Denver, Colorado, and throughout the surrounding area to win numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Recent recoveries and settlements have ranged from a $18 million to $1.2 million. Mr. Kaudy has also recovered approximately 15 excess verdicts, or verdicts exceeding the amount of liability insurance policy limits.

Mr. Kaudy has served more than 20 years as defense counsel for insurance companies and trucking companies, providing him with in-depth experience concerning the defense approaches by these insurers and self-insurers.

Mr. Kaudy earned his J.D. from the University of Denver Law School in 1982. In addition to litigating cases and providing expert opinions in insurance and claim handling matters, he teaches seminars and workshops in various states.

From 1989 to 1990, Mr. Kaudy served as president-elect of the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association. He was also the honored recipient of the Defense Research Institute’s Exceptional Performance Citation in 1990. He is currently a member of the American Association for Justice, the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, the Denver Bar Association and the Colorado Bar Association. Mr. Kaudy has served on the Board of Directors for the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, he serves as Life Fellow to the American Board of Trial Advocates and will serve as the secretary to the Colorado chapter for 2019. Further more, he serves on the Colorado Bar Association’s Litigation Council

Mr. Kaudy has been included in the Best Lawyers in America by U.S. World & News Report for the past 5 years (1 of only 3 in Englewood, Colorado so included). He has published several articles concerning Insurance and Claims Handling in the CTLA magazine Trial Talk.

Mr. Kaudy serves as an expert witness in insurance and claims handling as well as in the area of legal malpractice.

Honors & Awards:

  • Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award in Corporations
  • Awarded Exceptional Performance Citation, Defense Research Institute
  • Excellence in Writing Award, Montana Associated Press, Article on MHD, Magneto Hydro Dynamics
  • Named, National Advisory Panel for a Specialty Bar Representing Plaintiffs in Trucking Collisions
  • President-Elect, Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, 1989 – 1990
  • Recipient, Defense Research Institute Exceptional Performance Citation, 1990 – Present
  • Colorado Super Lawyers, 2011 – Present

Professional Associations & Memberships:

  • Denver Bar Association, Member
  • Colorado Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, President, 1990 – 1991
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Board Member, 2010 – Present
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)

The Personal Injury Law Practice:

The Kaudy Law Firm, LLC, has a dedicated focus on helping personal injury and insurance bad faith clients resolve their difficult legal issues. Based on the firm’s 50-plus years of experience, the attorneys understand the nuances of each case and how to maximize the client’s outcome. For example, there are significant but important differences between analyzing a truck collision and a motor vehicle collision.

All cases involve insurance; most involve at least two insurance companies. The liability insurer for the careless driver and the injured party’s own underinsured motorist insurer usually play significant roles in either helping, or hurting, the injured person. Our firm analyzes all traumas to obtain coverage to help the injured.

Insurance involves paying premiums and essentially “prefunding” the right to insurance policy benefits. When loss occurs, the policyholder then for the first time understands the true value of the coverage purchased. When an insurer wrongfully delays or denies benefits, then we provide help through insurance industry experts to guide the insurer into making the correct decision and provide the insured with the benefit of the bargain the insured already paid for.

Firm Overview:

Based in Denver, Colorado, the Kaudy Law Firm, LLC, was founded in 2004. With nearly 30 years of legal experience on behalf of both the insurance industry and injured policyholders, attorney Kaudy pursues justice with a sense of fairness and tenacity. Throughout your case, we are on hand to answer your questions and help you understand the process, from start to finish.

Our firm aims to be efficient and cost-effective when working on your case. As strong negotiators and trial attorneys, we enjoy a track record of many multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts. We never “negotiate out of fear,” but “never fear to negotiate.”

From its Denver, Colorado, office, the Kaudy Law Firm, LLC, represents people and businesses hurt by others, from unsafe drivers to unscrupulous insurance company practices. The office serves personal injury and insurance bad faith clients throughout the Denver metro region, the I-70 and I-25 corridors and in communities throughout the state. Contact our firm by phone, e-mail or post to schedule a free initial consultation. Our office is conveniently located in Larimer Square, in lower downtown Denver. Most cases are taken on a contingency or percentage basis when the injured party cannot afford to pay hourly like the insurance industry does. Injury victims pledge a portion of their outcomes so they can afford legal counsel and even the playing field with the well-financed defense bar.

Al Mueller

Al Mueller has provided investment advice to institutions, individuals and families of significant wealth for more than 20 years. During his career at Morgan Stanley and UBS, Mr. Mueller had responsibility for evaluating and recommending investments in virtually every asset class. His clients relied on his ability to construct and manage portfolios to achieve their investment objectives. Mr. Mueller’s professional experience on Wall Street and personal experience as a major donor and board member have prepared him to provide Excellence in Giving clients with valuable insight into the effective use of their philanthropic capital. His proven service to philanthropic families, individuals and organizations at Excellence in Giving makes him one of the most respected and sought after thought leaders in philanthropy today.

Mr. Mueller, a native of California, is a graduate of the University of Arizona and holds an MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA. He and his wife Susan have three adult children. They appreciate the challenging golf, mountain views, and ski slopes that the Rocky Mountains provide.

Professional Advisors:

Excellence in Giving believes in the power of partnership. We work closely with attorneys and financial advisors to serve families with significant philanthropic activities. Our advice is coordinated and consistent with the client’s overall financial plan and objectives. Our Giving Game Plan™ coordinates with the strategy designed by professional advisors. As a fee-only service provider, we are free from conflicts of interest.

Excellence in Giving focuses exclusively on maximizing the returns for their clients’ philanthropic portfolio, not advising clients on the best giving vehicle or tax-related plan. Our only agenda is to increase the satisfaction and impact clients gain from their philanthropic activity. By adding Excellence in Giving to your firm’s portfolio of services, you can create a comprehensive, single-source solution for achieving your high-capacity clients’ financial and philanthropic goals. To learn how Excellence in Giving can best work with you to serve you and your clients, please contact us.

Firm Overview:

Excellence in Giving is a full-service philanthropic advisory firm designed to increase the joy of the high-capacity donor through a personalized process of discovery, evaluation, participation, and celebration.

Through the Excellence in Giving process philanthropists are able to give confidently and maximize the impact of their philanthropy. This model provides superior value for clients as the Excellence in Giving team partners with them to transform the burden of wealth into the joy of generosity.

Todd R. Seelman

Todd R. Seelman is the managing partner of the Denver and Colorado Springs offices of Lewis Brisbois. He is the national chair of the Antitrust & Competition Practice and chair of the Government Investigations Practice.

Todd has more than 25 years’ experience representing clients as an advisor and in litigation involving antitrust and competition, securities and financial fraud, and related complex commercial matters. Todd has extensive experience in class actions and multi-district litigation.

For the past ten years, Todd has been an Adjunct Professor of Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law at the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law.

Antitrust and Competition
Todd provides litigation and non-litigation strategic advice to general counsels and corporate executives to simplify the complexities of the U.S. antitrust laws. Todd advises companies on matters involving federal and state antitrust issues including: antitrust compliance programs; trade association compliance; resale pricing programs; advertised pricing programs (MSRP, MAP, and Colgate polices); pre-merger review (outside of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act); pre-merger review and government reporting (Hart-Scott-Rodino Act); messenger models and clinical integrations (healthcare); price discrimination compliance (Robinson-Patman Act); interlocking directorates and officers compliance; competitor collaborations; joint ventures; information exchanges; and labor issues (collective bargaining). Todd also represents companies in federal and state antitrust law litigation matters involving: monopolization; price-fixing; bid-rigging; market divisions; product and customer allocations; and tying.

Securities and Financial Fraud
Todd represents companies in federal and state litigation matters involving securities and financial fraud areas in the banking, mortgage, insurance, energy, and financial services industries.

Complex Commercial
Todd represents companies in federal and state litigation matters involving: financial fraud; securities; breach of contract; partnership disputes; shareholder disputes; loan disputes; construction defects; and product defects.

Client & Peer Recognition:

I have been privileged to be recognized by my clients and peers as a top-rated attorney across a wide spectrum of review platforms, including:

– Rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell (Antitrust and Commercial Litigation) (2008-2018)
– Rated Top Lawyer for Antitrust Law by 5280 Magazine (2015-2018)
– Rated Barrister’s Best Antitrust Lawyer by Law Week Colorado (2016-2018)
– Rated Top Antitrust Litigation Attorney by Super Lawyers ​(2017-2018)
– Rated Martindale-Hubbell Silver Client Champion (top 1% of all rated lawyers) (2017)


– Colorado
– Wisconsin
– U.S. Supreme Court
– U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
– U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
– U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
– U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
– U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
– U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
– U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado


– Past Chair, Antitrust Subsection, Colorado Bar Association
– Member, Executive Council, Business Law Section, Colorado Bar Association
– Member, Pricing Conduct Committee, Antitrust Section, American Bar Association
– Member, Cartel and Criminal Practice Committee, Antitrust Section, American Bar Association
– Member, Antitrust Committee, Business Law Section, American Bar Association
– Past President, Nonresident Lawyer Division, Wisconsin Bar Association
– Past Governor, Board of Governors, Wisconsin Bar Association
– Member, Federal Bar Association, Antitrust and Trade Regulation Section
– Member, Denver Bar Association
– Member, Faculty of Federal Advocates


– Mitchell Hamline School of Law
Juris Doctor, cum laude, 1990

– University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Bachelor of Arts, 1986

Firm Overview:

Lewis Brisbois offers legal practice in more than 40 specialties, and a multitude of sub-specialties. Our attorneys have broad knowledge, experience, and sensitivity to our clients’ unique needs. Through interaction among our practice groups, Lewis Brisbois provides a wide range of legal services to each client with a continuity of representation across multiple disciplines. We have built longstanding relationships with corporate and institutional clients based on our ability to provide comprehensive service on a national scale.

At Lewis Brisbois, diversity is an integral part of our firm culture and our daily life. We accomplish diversity not by committee or initiative, but through the honest and consistent practice of hiring the best people for the job and rewarding excellence. The success of these policies is reflected in the fact that Lewis Brisbois has repeatedly received national recognition for its commitment to embracing diversity. Lewis Brisbois is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse group of talented lawyers and staff, and demonstrates that commitment through non-discriminatory hiring, retention and promotion policies. The diversity of Lewis Brisbois’ client base is matched by the diversity of our attorneys.

With offices from Los Angeles to New York and Seattle to Miami, our attorneys reflect the communities in which they live. Lewis Brisbois’ culture has fostered a diverse group of professionals committed to promoting the best interests of our clients, our communities and the legal profession. We support diversity in communities across the nation through new and ongoing relationships with minority and women-owned businesses.

Lewis Brisbois is known for its commitment to principled advocacy, an unflinching work ethic, and unyielding recognition of our duty to provide the highest level of service to our clients, who choose us because we take the time to understand their business interests and internal culture. We have developed sophisticated proprietary risk evaluation and litigation management processes that many of our clients have incorporated into their business practices, and we help them manage and defend claims and litigation. As a result, they are avoiding and reducing losses that impact their bottom line.

Our practice includes pre-suit counseling and problem solving based on a structured and accurate analysis of likely outcome. We know our clients’ objectives are often best served by a pre-suit resolution and we are often judged by the advice and counsel we provide toward that end. However, when trial is the answer and in the client’s best interest, Lewis Brisbois brings to bear the full force of our tenacious and sophisticated litigation prowess, utilizing our nationwide network of attorneys and support staff as well as our considerable technological resources to achieve the best possible results for our clients.