Hilary Wells is a partner in the firm’s Litigation Practice Group and serves as chair of the firm's Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice Group. She has represented a wide range of businesses including banks, financial advisors, private equity companies, insurance companies, and health care providers. Hilary has tried cases in federal and state court as well as in arbitration.

Hilary regularly consults with and advises clients about data privacy and security matters. She guides clients through increasingly complex regulatory and statutory requirements for collecting, processing, and protecting personal information. She helps clients implement and enforce privacy policies and properly respond to data security incidents.

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  • J.D., magna cum laude, Arizona State University - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Order of the Coif, 2002
  • B.A., cum laude, Colorado State University, 1994

Bar Admissions

  • Rincon Band Bar of the Civil Trial Court, 2021
  • Arizona, 2020
  • Colorado, 2002

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • Colorado State Judicial District Courts
  • Colorado Supreme Court
  • Colorado Court of Appeals


  • American Bar Association Tort and Insurance Practice Section Life Insurance Committee, Former Chair
  • PLUS Professional Liability Underwriters Society, Member
  • Colorado Women's Bar Association, Member
  • Colorado Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals, Certified Information Privacy Professional

Honors & Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America, Litigation- Banking and Finance, 2023
  • Colorado Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2012-2014; Business Litigation, 2016-2019



  • Co-presenter, "2020 Ethics in Cybersecurity Virtual Event - Rule of Law," University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, November 2020
  • Presenter, "New Penalties for Data Breaches and Tips on Risk Mitigation/Incident Response Strategies from a Lawyer's Perspective," CISO Executive Network, February 2020
  • Presenter, "Ethical Responsibilities in a Legal Practice Driven by Computers and Smartphones," American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Mid-Winter Institute, February 2020
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