Welcome to Catherine Hansen-Stamp

Attorney at Law

I consult on law, liability and risk management issues with those who provide or offer sport, recreation, adventure and experiential services to the public.  My experience,  understanding of both regional and national case law, and ongoing writing and speaking in the industry, provide me with a perspective that assists clients in their most important endeavor: running a quality operation.

I work with clients passionate about recreation, adventure, sports and experiential education.  Those that understand the value of risk and personal responsibility embedded in these endeavors.

My goal is to provide my clients with a constructive, enlightened and informed perspective on legal and risk management issues, as they deliver these services to the public and make business decisions in their ongoing operations.  Among other important issues, we assess activities and risks, and – in the risk management equation – consider the risk of loss to both participants (or others) and to the client’s operation, in the event of an incident, injury or other loss.

I emphasize clear, accurate and informed information exchange – whether that information is flowing between my client and its participants, staff, contractors or others.

In assisting my clients, some of my goals include to:
identify and connect what the client intends to deliver on the ground with what the client is saying in its content;
remind the client of the value in aligning its activities and programs with its mission;
assist the client in addressing its readiness and preparedness for certain activities, locations or endeavors;
inform the client of applicable law relevant to its operation and programming;
assist the client in providing a balance of information to its participants and parents – both on the nature of the activities offered, the inherent and other risks, and importantly, the participants’ and parents’ responsibilities;
carefully consider the application of the law – in program development, and in the crafting of any contracts or written documents;
emphasize that the client’s ‘front line’ – in the field – should be accurately communicating and informed by its ‘back line’ operations, regarding legal, risk management, crisis response, insurance and other critical matters.
Catherine Hansen-Stamp

I work with clients on the cutting edge

Those that understand the value of the Great Outdoors, as well as the value of adventure, risk & reward in our society and the critical importance of its role in youth development.

Clients include camps and outdoor, adventure and experiential programs and educators; public and private schools; hunting, horse pack or river outfitters and guides; dude ranches; science and environmental programs; corporate team builders; ropes and challenge course builders and facilitators; resort owners or developers; therapeutic programs; competitive event sponsors; trade associations and others.  I also work with those who provide adventure products in this industry, including product manufacturers, retailers and lessors.

How I Help

I am interested in what I term a client’s “external” materials – the content and documentation an organization intends for the public to see. External information includes, for example, a website or other marketing materials, risk release agreement or other program information, etc. This is the overall picture the organization has painted for the public to see.  I am also interested in what I term a client’s “internal” materials – the content and documentation an organization does not intend for the public to see, but which is often discoverable in the event of litigation.  Internal information includes staff manuals, policies and procedures, a risk management or emergency/crisis response plan, etc. As a lawyer, I review this information from a legal/informational perspective – and not from a field perspective.


I am happy to provide you with more information and answer any questions you have about my services.

407 Garden St. Golden, CO 80403

Office Telephone: 303-232-7049

Cell Phone: 720-320-7329



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