Berens Law LLC is located in the Mile-High City of Denver, Colorado. The majestic Rocky Mountains to the west of our city, with their timeless strength and stability, inspire the firm’s guiding tenet, “Justice For All,” and symbolize our unwavering commitment to achieving that goal. We firmly believe that “justice” begins with access to the courthouse “for all” persons, not just for corporations with the seemingly unlimited resources to intimidate and overwhelm those who dare challenge their conduct.
With a proven combination of experience, talent, and tireless perseverance, we have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for shareholders, employees and consumers. Over the last twenty years, we have litigated scores of cases, tackled novel legal issues, helped establish new law, and achieved significant class-wide recoveries.
We are proud of our hard-earned reputation and our long track-record of achieving outstanding results. We will continue this relentless quest not only for our individual clients, but in diligent pursuit of “Justice For All.”
Jeffrey A. Berens, the firm's principal, has prosecuted state and federal stockholder lawsuits for more than twenty years, focusing his practice on shareholder class action and derivative litigation.
Mr. Berens has had primary responsibility for litigating shareholder class and derivative lawsuits against dozens of companies including, among others, BancorpSouth, Inc., Fidelity Management & Research Company, State Street Corporation, United Western Bancorp, Inc., FirstWorld Communications, Inc., Carrier Access Corporation, ICG Communications, Inc., One-Stop Wireless of America, Inc., Tuesday Morning, Inc., Transcrypt International, Inc., and Sport-Haley, Inc. He also successfully argued to the Colorado Court of Appeals that the district court had erred in failing to allow thousands of victims of a nationwide boiler room fraud to band together and prosecute their claims in a single class action. The Court of Appeals’ opinion in Toothman v. Freeborn & Peters established new law, making it more difficult for dishonest promoters to evade the reach of the securities laws. Mr. Berens later won entry of a $75 million summary judgment against the alleged ringleader of the scheme.
Mr. Berens attended Marquette University Law School, from which he graduated cum laude in 1996. While at Marquette, he served as a judicial extern to the Honorable John L. Coffey of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and was a member of the Marquette University Law Review. Mr. Berens received his undergraduate degree in business and accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Thereafter, he was employed as a corporate accountant for two years, during which time he passed the Certified Public Accountant examination.
Mr. Berens was admitted to the state bar of Wisconsin in 1996 and the state bar of Colorado in 1997. He is also admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for Colorado and the Eastern District of Wisconsin, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, and has been admitted to practice, on a case by case basis, in various state and federal jurisdictions throughout the country. Mr. Berens is the author of Pleading Scienter Under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which was published in The Colorado Lawyer.