Traci L. Van Pelt

Traci Van Pelt began her practice as a civil trial lawyer with the prestigious San Francisco law firm of  Bronson, Bronson & McKinnon.  In 1996, she joined the Denver firm of Long & Jaudon, and became a founding shareholder of McConnell Fleischner Houghtaling, LLC in 2001.

Ms. Van Pelt handles a variety of complex civil cases.  The current focus of her practice is the defense of legal, financial and medical professionals in malpractice/professional liability cases. She has extensive courtroom experience and has represented some of Colorado’s top lawyers and law firms.  Ms. Van Pelt also handles a broad spectrum of matters for a number of Colorado hospitals. At MFH she continues to handle complex commercial litigation matters, as well as the defense of class action cases against professionals.

Ms. Van Pelt received her law degree from Hastings College of Law at the University of California.  She is admitted to practice in Colorado, California and Wyoming and before the Ninth and Tenth Circuits, and the United States Supreme Court.  She is a member of the American, Colorado, Denver and Colorado Women’s Bar Associations.

Traci Van Pelt is listed in Best Lawyers in America® in the area of legal malpractice. She has appeared on the Colorado Super Lawyers list, and has been consistently recognized by her peers since 2009. Traci holds the highest rating awarded by Martindale-Hubbell® Law Directory as an AV® Preeminent™ Lawyer, and she has also been named by Colorado Super Lawyers as one of the top 25 women lawyers in Colorado in 2009, 2010 and 2011. 



Traci Van Pelt is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of legal malpractice.  She was listed as a Colorado SuperLawyer® in 2006, 2007, 2008, 200, 2010 and 2011.  She was named by SuperLawyers® as one of the top 25 lawyers in Colorado for 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2018.  She holds the highest rating (AV) awarded by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.



Ninth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals

Northern District of California, Federal District Court

District of Colorado, Federal District Court

Tenth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals

California State Bar

Colorado State Bar

Wyoming State Bar



University of California, Davis B.A.

University of California, Hastings School of Law J.D.

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Traci Van Pelt is a member of the Colorado Bar Association’s Ethics Committee and is a frequent lecturer on attorney ethics and professional liability matters. Ms. Van Pelt often speaks to health care practitioners on medical malpractice issues. She has been a featured author of The Colorado Lawyer writing about legal ethics in settlement.

McConnell Fleischner Houghtaling, LLC has been an active sponsor of the Corporate Work Study program at Arrupe Jesuit High School since the program started in 2004. 

Email -tvanpelt@mfhlegal.com

Main (303) 480-0400  Direct (303) 458-9555  Fax - (303) 458-9520

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