Senior Faculty Member: Trial Lawyers College. Member: Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, National Advisory Board; Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys, Board of Regents; Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (Board of Directors 2018 - 2020); Colorado Brain Injury Association; Colorado Alliance for Insurance Reform (1989 - present); 10 Best Law Firms for Colorado, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys; American Association of Motorcycle Injury Lawyers; National Institute of Trial Advocacy, (1986); Coloradoans for Civil Justice, (President, 1990-1991); Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys; Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association (Member, Executive Committee); America's Top 100 Attorneys in Colorado, Lifetime Achievement; The American Society of Legal Advocates; The Million Dollar Advocates Forum; The Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum; The National Association of Distinguished Counsel, Nation’s Top One Percent; The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers; AAJ President's Club, Leaders Forum; National College of Advocacy Board of Trustees; AAJ Birth Trauma Litigation Group, Interstate Trucking Litigation Group, Nursing Home Litigation Group, Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group, Jury Bias Litigation Group; Senior Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America; Best Attorneys of America; 10 Best Attorneys for Colorado, American Institute of Legal Counsel; Trial Masters, Charter Member; National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, Top 10 Attorney Award; Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce (1988-1989); Warriors for Justice (1996 - present); National Academy of Jurisprudence; National League of Renowned Attorneys. Named: Colorado Super Lawyer, 2006 to date; Best Lawyers in America, 2006 to date. Recipient: CTLA, Kenneth Norman Kripke Lifetime Achievement Award (2014); Martindale Hubbell AV peer review rating; AAJ, Wiedemann & Wysocki Award (2016). Speaker: WTLA Ski Seminar, Jury Selection and Opening Statement in a Trucking Case (Park City, Utah February 2019); Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys Annual Symposium, Jury Selection and Opening Statement in a Trucking Case (Nashville, Sept 2018); National Board of Trial Advocacy All Star Conferences - Truck Accident Law, The Psychology of Jurors in Trucking Cases (New Orleans 2018); AAJ Annual Convention, How to Construct the Story Arc of Trial (Denver 2018); Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys Webinar, Tips for Opening and Closing Arguments in a Trucking Case (March 2018); WTLA Ski Seminar, Presenting PTSD Damages (Park City, Utah February 2018); AAJ Wellbeing Webinar, Managing Power Relationships and Stress in Practice (Dec 11, 2017); WTLA Annual Convention, Getting Eighteen Wheeler Justice: Industry Regulations and Bad Faith Claims (2017); Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys, Tips of Opening and Closing Arguments in a Trucking Case (2017 Annual Symposium); AAJ Annual Convention, Winning in Opening Statement (Boston 2017); AAJ Annual Convention, Trial College Method For Opening Statements (Boston 2017); Western Trial Lawyers Association, Focus Groups, Voir Dire and Opening Statement (February 2017); Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Newman, LLC v. Roberts: New Problems with Voir Dire (Convention, August 2016); AAJ Summer Convention, The Soft Cross Technique of Witness Cross-Examination (2016); Arkansas Trial Lawyers Annual Convention, Storytelling as a Trial Art Form (2016); WTLA Annual Convention, Proving Permanent PTSD Damages (2016); AAJ Summer Convention, To Depose or not to Depose Opposing Experts: Strategies to Eliminate Expert Depositions (2015); AAJ Winter Convention, The Soft Cross (2015); CTLA Evidence, Ethics & Motions: Appropriate Expert Disclosure & Strategies to Eliminate Expert Depositions (2015); 360 Advocacy Trucking Conference, Developing the Trucking Case Trial Story (2015 Las Vegas, NV); AAJ Convention, To Depose or Not to Depose Opposing Experts (2015 Montreal, Canada); Florida Justice Association: Hell on the Highways Seminar, What Makes Motorcycle Crashes Different (2015 St. Augustine, FL); Bob Chaloupka Trial Skills Seminar, On Trial Skills (2015 Nebraska); AAJ Winter Convention, Proving Damages Without the Numbers (2104); VTLA Annual Convention, One Great Story (2014); WTLA Annual Convention, One Great Story (2014); AAJ Annual Convention, Polarize Your Railroad Case: Whose Side Are You On? (2014); AAJ Annual Convention, The Values Based Trial: An Artwork of Identity; 360 Advocacy- Auto Litigation 3.0, What Makes Motorcycle Injuries Different (2014); Louisiana Association for Justice Last Chance Conference, One Great Story: Storytelling as a Trial Art Form (2014); AAJ Winter Convention, Storytelling as a Trial Art Form (2013); AAJ Annual Convention, Focus Groups, Jury Selection and Opening Statement (2013); AAJ Annual Convention, One Great Story (2013); Craig Hospital 2012 Brain Injury Summit: Dispelling Myths Related to Brain Injury Litigation and Admissibility Debates and Case Preparation, Settlement, Restorative Mediation and Damages Claims in Brain Injury Litigation (2012); Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, "Blockbuster12: How to Win a Million Dollars in Closing" (2012); AAJ Annual Meeting, Critical Considerations in Adding Partners, Associates and Staff in Order to Have a Life As a Lawyer (2012); Nebraska Trial Lawyers Association, Brain Damage and Psychological Injury: The Medical Story and Life Story (2012); 360 Advocacy, Advanced Motor Vehicle Litigation, Everything You Need to Know in Preparing for a Motorcycle Case (2012); 360 Advocacy, Trucking Litigation Exposed: Cross Examining the Truck Driver (2011); Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys (2011 Annual Meeting), Winning Trial Strategies; National Consumer Law Center (2011 Consumer Rights Litigation Conference), Witness the Truth – The Power of Story; 360 Advocacy Institute, Traumatic Brain Injury and Emotional Injury Summit: Connecting with the Jury (2011); 360 Advocacy, Connecting with the Jury – Using Psychodrama to Help the Jury Understand Injuries and Damages (2011); Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association, Damages: Everything but the Kitchen Sink (2010); Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, One Great Story: The Trial Lawyers Art (2009); Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, How to Put the TBI Case Together (2009); Colorado Bar Association CLE, Motorcycle & Commercial Trucking Safety/Accidents (2008); Wyoming Brain Injury Association, Legal Issues for the Brain Injury Survivor (2007); Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, The Art of Voir Dire (2006); Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Trial Advocacy, Voir Dire, Traumatic Brain Injury (2006 Annual Convention); Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association, Admissibility of PET and SPECT Scans in Brain Injury Cases (2005); Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association, Art of the Trial Lawyer (2005); Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Group Process: Trial of a Brain Injury Case (2005); Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Winning in Opening Statement (2003); Nebraska Trial Lawyers "All Star" Seminar, Witness the Truth: The Power of Story (2003); Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Mock Trial - Auto Collision (2003). Certifications: Board Certified Civil Trial Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and Board Certified Civil Pretrial Practice by the National Board of Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy.
Fellow: Litigation Counsel of America.
(Board Certified Civil Trial Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy; Board Certified Civil Pretrial Practice by the National Board of Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy)