Recipient: Norm Kripke Lifetime Achievement Award, 1999; American Jurisprudence Award, 1969. Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, + 20 years. Staff Member, Denver Law Journal, 1968-1969. Author: “Applicability of Miranda to a Criminal Tax Suspect,” Denver Law Journal, Vol. 45, No. 5, 1968. Attorney, Public Defender’s Office, Adams County, 1969. Founding Member, Trial Lawyers for Public Justice. Member: Colorado Supreme Court Committee on Civil Jury Instruction, 1980; Colorado Supreme Court Committee on Effective and Efficient Use of Juries, 1996-1997; Colorado Governor’s Task Force on Insurance and Tort Reform, 1985-1986; Colorado Governor’s Insurance Task Force, 1989-1990; Colorado Governor’s Civil Justice Reform Task Force, 1999-2000. Faculty Member, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, 1983-1985. Fellow: International Society of Barristers; American College of Trial Lawyers.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Staff Member, Law Review: Denver Law Journal (1968 – 1969)
  • Private Practice Attorney (1970 – present)
  • Adams County Public Defender’s Office
  • McDermott Stuart & Ward LLP (2016 – present)

EDUCATION

  • Colorado State University, B.A., Major: Political Science (1964)
    Major: Political Science
  • Attorney, Public Defender’s Office, Adams County (1969)
  • University of Denver College of Law (1969)
  • Staff MemberLaw Review: Denver Law Journal

BAR AND COURT ADMISSIONS

  • Honors: Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award (1969)
  • Colorado Bar Association (1969)
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado (1969)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit (1970)
  • West Virginia (2005)

HONORS/DISTINCTIONS

  • Gubernatorial Appointee by Governor Owens to Task Force on Civil Justice Reform (1999 – 2000)
  • Justice Reform Task Force, (1999 – 2000)
  • Faculty Member, National Institute for Trial
  • Recipient: Norm Kripke Lifetime Achievement Award (1999)
  • Colorado Governor’s Insurance Task Force, (1989 – 1990)
  • Gubernatorial Appointee by Governor Romer to Colorado Insurance Tax Force (1989 – 1990)
  • Gubernatorial Appointee by Governor Lamm to Colorado Task Force (1985 – 1986)
  • Colorado Governor’s Civil
  • Founding Member, Trial Lawyers for Public Justice Advocacy (1983 – 1985)
  • Colorado Supreme Court Committee on Effective and Efficient Use of Juries (1996 – 1997)
  • Colorado Governor’s Task Force on Insurance and Tort Reform (1985 – 1986)
  • Colorado Supreme Court Committee on Civil Jury Instruction  (1980)
  • Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award (1969)
    American Jurisprudence Award (1969)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, + 20 years
  • Author: “Applicability of Miranda to a Criminal Tax Suspect,” Denver Law Journal, Vol. 45, No. 5 (1968)
  • Fellow: International Society of Barristers
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America from the inception of the publication to present
  • Listed in Colorado Super Lawyer
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Lifetime Achievement Award (Kenneth N. Kripke Award)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow, International Society of Barristers
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, President (1985 – 1986), Officer (1981 – 1985), Board of Directors (1977 – present), Member (1969 – present)
  • Colorado Supreme Court Committee On Pattern Jury Instructions, Civil, Member (1980 – 2009)
  • American Trial Lawyers Association, Member, Board of Governors (1986 – 1992)
  • Colorado Supreme Court Committee For Effective and Efficient Use of Juries, Member (1996 – 1998)
  • American Bar Association, Committee on Medicine and Law, Vice Chair (1987 – 1989)
  • Denver Bar Association, First Vice President (1980 – 1981) Member (1977 – present)
  • Colorado Bar Association, Right to Die Committee, Member (1977 – 1978)
  • Colorado Bar Association, Litigation Section Council, Chairperson, (1976 – 1977)
  • Colorado Bar Association, Ad Hoc Liaison Committee with Colorado Supreme Court, Chairperson (1976 – 1977)
  • Colorado Bar Association, Interprofessional Committee, Chairperson (1976 – 1978), Member (1971 – present)
  • Colorado Bar Association, Negligence Section Council, Chairperson (1975 – 1976)
  • ATLA National College of Advocacy Faculty, Member
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, Founding Member
  • Colorado Bar Association (1969 – present)
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy Faculty, Member

LECTURES & PUBLICATIONS

  • Lecturer – Continuing Legal Education and Trial Lawyers Associations
  • Lecturer – Colorado Medical Society Conference and Seminars
  • Lecturer – University of Colorado School of Dentistry
  • Lecturer – Several conferences of nursing associations and hospital nursing staff regarding professional negligence and liability
  • Lecturer – Insurance claims associations and industrial associations
  • Faculty Speaker – 13th Annual Hospital Medical Staff Conference, University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • Speaker – Colorado Judicial Conference

REPRESENTATIVE CASES

  • Ballow v. PHICO Ins. Co., 878 P.2d 672 (Colo. 1994)
  • Bebo v. Mattox & O’Brien, P.C., 990 P.2d 78 (Colo. 1999)
  • Bebo v. Mattox & O’Brien, P.C., 998 P.2d 475 (Colo. 2000)
  • ITI v. Engineering Measurements Co., 678 P.2d 558 (Colo. App. 1983)
  • Curtis v. General Motors Corp., 649 F.2d 808 (10th Cir 1981)

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