Jami A. Maul is an associate attorney at Wheeler Law, P.C. Ms. Maul has extensive experience litigating insurance, premises liability, civil rights and personal injury matters. Ms. Maul was admitted to the Colorado State Bar in 2011. She received her Bachelor of General Studies in Political Science from the University of Kansas in 2007. Ms. Maul obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of law in 2011. During law school, Ms. Maul served as an editor on the UMKC Law Review. Ms. Maul’s article, “America’s Favorite ‘Non-Profits’: Taxation of the National Football League and Professional Sports Organizations” was published in the fall 2011 edition of the UMKC Law Review. While in law school, Ms. Maul worked as a student attorney in the Kansas City Tax Clinic, representing low income taxpayers in their tax controversies with the Internal Revenue Service, and as a law clerk in a Kansas City law firm where she worked in the firm’s bankruptcy and foreclosure department. Ms. Maul earned the CALI award for the top grade in her class in law school in Patent Law. Ms. Maul also served as the Vice-President of the UMKC Sports and Entertainment Law Association. She is a member of the Colorado Bar Association and Denver Bar Association.
• Juris Doctor – University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, 2011
• Bachelor of General Studies in Political Science – University of Kansas, 2007
• Admitted – Colorado, 2011
• Admitted – United States District Court for the District of Colorado
• Admitted – United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
• Colorado Bar Association
• Denver Bar Association
Honors and Awards
• Member of the UMKC Law Review
• Dean’s Honor List
• CALI award for top grade in class – Patent Law
• Second Century Scholars Scholarship
Superlawyers, 5280 Magazine, as recognized Ms. Maul in 2019 at a Rising Star.
Sample of Success
Zinter v. Robinson, Civil Action 17CV30446, Boulder District Court. Ms. Zinter’s lawsuit arose from a non-commercial whitewater rafting accident in Dinosaur National Monument that resulted in the death of Plaintiff’s adult son. Mr. Zinter and others were rafting down the Green River when their raft flipped over near Triplet Falls. Mr. Zinter drowned when he was unable to swim to shore. Defendant held the group’s special use permit for the private whitewater rafting trip.
Ms. Maul argued that Mr. Zinter’s mother failed to show that she had standing to maintain a wrongful death claim. In addition, she argued that the defendant owed no legal duty and that there was no allegation of negligence. The Court agreed that Ms. Zinter failed to show proper standing. The Court also agreed that a special use permit does not confer a duty to assume responsibility for the safety and well-being of decedent. Moreover, the Court found that Ms. Zinter failed to allege any negligent conduct that led to Mr. Zinter’s death. As a result, the Court dismissed the case.
Jenkins, Kirkham, Ling, & Seyler Ranch, LLC v. State Farm Fire And Casualty Company, Civil Action 15-cv-02691-CMA, United States District Court, District of Colorado. This case involved allegations of substantial water damage as a result of frozen pipes. The issue was whether the alleged damage occurred during the State Farm policy period. Plaintiffs alleged breach of contract, unreasonable delay/denial, and bad faith. Plaintiffs sought more than $785,000 at trial, plus interest and attorney fees. The damages sought included damage to the dwelling – $130,582.00, damage to personal property – $9,223.00, additional living expenses – $106,200, water remediation – $14,582, electric repairs – $1,347, and more than $500,000 in alleged unreasonable denial of claim damages. Jami Maul won a complete defense verdict at trial.
Burkitt v. Fetzer and Roase, Civil Action 16CV73, Douglas County District Court. Plaintiff filed civil claims and amended claims including fraud, false representations, conversion of funds, civil theft and civil conspiracy as a result of financial actions that led to a six year incarceration sentence for Mr. Fetzer in separate criminal case 12CR526. Jami Maul filed a motion to dismiss the claims against Mr. Fetzer’s mother, defendant Roase. The court agreed and dismissed all claims against Ms. Roase.