J. KEITH KILLIAN
KILLIAN & DAVIS, PC
202 North 7th Street
PO Box 4859
Grand Junction, CO 81502
T. THOMAS METIER
METIER LAW FIRM LLC
4828 South College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80525
ROBERT B. MILLER
MILLER & HARRISON LLC
Boulder, CO 80304
Keith is a past president of the Colorado Trial Lawyers
Association. He is a Leaders Forum Member of the American
Association for Justice. He is or has been a member of the
Legislative Policy Committee of the CBA, Plaintiffs’ Employment
Law Association, National Employment Law Association, Faculty
of Federal Advocates, and Public Justice Foundation. Keith is a
former Air Force JAG officer and Colorado Public Defender. He
has been recognized as practicing in the top 5 percent of his
profession by the Colorado Bar Fellows and Top 100 trial lawyers
by the National Trial Lawyers Association. Keith has represented
families involved in mining accidents, chemical or propane
explosions, and radiation exposure. He is also a member of the
Navajo Nation Bar Association.
ROBERT G. PICKERING
JOUARD & PICKERING, P.C.
2038 Caribou Drive, Suite 100
Fort Collins, CO 80525
T. Thomas Metier has represented seriously injured adults and
children throughout the U.S. for over 30 years in claims for
brain injury; paralysis; wrongful death; insurance bad faith;
automobile, motorcycle, bicycle, and trucking accidents; product
liability; oil field accidents; and medical malpractice. Nationally
known for innovative trial work, he has won multimillion-dollar
verdicts and settlements in Colorado and other states. His
techniques have been invaluable to attorneys seeking assistance
on languishing cases, even weeks prior to trial. Named to The
Best Lawyers in America, he serves on the faculty of the Trial
Lawyers’ College and the Board of CTLA, is a Board Certified Civil
Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and is a
frequent speaker at legal seminars.
LANCE M. SEARS
SEARS & SWANSON, P.C.
Two North Cascade Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Robert Bruce Miller has handled many high-profile cases in his
more than 35 years of practicing law. Whether a case involves a
traffic offense, felony charges, or a serious personal injury matter,
Miller has earned a reputation for aggressively representing
clients throughout the legal process. He is a past president of
the Boulder County Bar Association and is a current member
of numerous criminal and civil professional associations. In
1995, Miller received the prestigious Award of Professionalism
from the Colorado Bar Association. He has received the highest
possible peer-review rating in both ethical standards and legal
ability from Martindale-Hubbell, indicating the high quality of
his legal work.
FRANCIS V. CRISTIANO
CRISTIANO LAW, LLC
8101 East Prentice Avenue
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
For over 30 years, Mr. Pickering has represented those who
have suffered losses caused by catastrophic personal injury or
by the death of a loved one. Mr. Pickering is licensed to practice
law in the federal and state courts of Colorado, Wyoming, and
California. Mr. Pickering is a member of the American Association
for Justice, Interstate Trucking Group, and the Colorado and
Wyoming Trial Lawyers Associations. He is a former judicial law
clerk to a Chief Judge of a United States District Court and to a
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
Mr. Pickering practices in all areas of personal injury in Colorado
and Wyoming, including medical negligence.
SCHOENWALD & THOMPSON
1890 Gaylord Street
Denver, CO 80206
PERSONAL INJURY PLAIN TIFF: GENERAL
PERSONAL INJURY PLAINTIFF: MEDICAL MALPRAC TICE
Lawrence J. Schoenwald has been a trial lawyer for over
40 years, primarily representing victims of medical negligence
for over 25 years. He is a former president of the Colorado Trial
Lawyers Association, served as a chair of its Medical Malpractice
Committee for over ten years and as Medical Negligence Editor,
and received its Kenneth Norman Kripke Lifetime Achievement
Award in 2010. He was on the Board of Directors of the
American Trial Lawyers Association and on the Board of Trustees
of the Denver Bar Association, chairing its Interprofessional
Committee. He serves on the Litigation Council of the Colorado
Bar Association. He is a graduate of Bowdoin College and of the
University of Denver College of Law (J. D.).
Lance has been a practicing trial lawyer for the past 36 years.
He graduated (with honors) from the University of Colorado. He
focuses on personal injury, trucking and auto collisions, bicycling
injuries, attorney grievance defense, and commercial litigation.
He is on the Board of Governors and a fellow of the International
Society of Barristers. He is past President of both the Colorado
Trial Lawyers Association and the Faculty of Federal Advocates
for Colorado, a past Chair of the Colorado Judicial Performance
Commission and a 26-year member of the Colorado Bar Ethics
Committee. He was elected to the Board of Governors of the
American Association for Justice and is a diplomat of the
National College of Advocacy. He teaches and lectures to lawyers
locally and nationally. He is AV-rated.
PROFESSIONAL LIABILI TY: PLAIN TIFF
BUSINESS LI TIGATION
PERSONAL INJURY PLAINTIFF: GENERAL
FRITZ L. FISHER
FISHER & SUHR, P.C.
1624 Market Street
Denver, CO 80202
Fritz L. Fisher’s practice focuses on commercial real estate
and financing transactions and general business matters.
He represents a large number of developers and real estate
investors, banks, and telecommunications companies and
has worked on development projects and leasing transactions
throughout the country. Mr. Fisher is licensed to practice law
in both Colorado and New Mexico. Fisher & Suhr is known for
its dedication to providing timely and effective legal service.
Prior to Fisher & Suhr, for 16 years, Mr. Fisher was a founding
and managing shareholder of Fisher, Sweetbaum, Levin &
Sands, P.C. He is the founder of The Shannon Foundation
( www.theshannonfoundation.com), a charitable organization
that pays for medical care for needy children.
Active plaintiffs’ trial practice in all aspects of professional
or health care negligence, including medical, legal, hospital,
and nursing home negligence or abuse; investment advisor
negligence or investment fraud; and serious personal injury and
wrongful death claims. Long-standing member of Colorado
Trial Lawyers Association, and member of its board of directors,
2003-present. Professional negligence editor and frequent
author for Trial Talk magazine for over 20 years. Member of
the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2003-present. Named
to top 100 trial lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers for 2011.
Fellow of the Colorado Bar Foundation, 2006-present. Member
of the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations and co-chair of
their Interprofessional Committee, 2008-2009. Member of the
Faculty of Federal Advocates.
PROFESSIONAL LIABILI T Y: PLAINTIFF
SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY AND WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIMS
PERSONAL INJURY PLAIN TIFF: MEDICAL MALPRAC TICE
B. JOSEPH KRABACHER
SHERMAN & HOWARD, L. L. C.
201 North Mill Street
Aspen, CO 81611
Joe Krabacher has developed an established reputation for
successfully representing companies and individuals with highly
effective and aggressive, yet cost-effective and personalized,
legal services. Mr. Krabacher represents sophisticated clients
who demand experienced attorneys with an understanding
of individual client needs and who keep practical business
concerns in mind. Mr. Krabacher has been practicing real estate,
tax, securities, and corporate law and litigation in those practice
areas for 32 years. Mr. Krabacher is a graduate of the University
of Miami School of Law where he was Class Valedictorian and
a member and editor of the Law Review. He has published
numerous articles on real estate, tax and securities law and is
a frequent lecturer.