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Gregory R. Giometti

Gregory R. Giometti

Gregory R. Giometti

Gregory R. Giometti
Denver, Colorado

President since October 6, 2006
Phone  303-333-1957
Fax  303-377-3460
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Mr. Giometti is an A-V rated Preeminent rated civil litigation attorney, with 35 years of experience, including approximately 75 civil jury trials. He is highly experienced in handling all phases of civil litigation, from discovery through appeal. His practice areas include: wrongful death litigation; insurance coverage litigation; insurance bad faith litigation; fire cases; insurance fraud investigation; bodily injury litigation; premises liability and product liability matters; construction litigation; and probate litigation, including slayer statute actions. His practice also includes publication of legal treatises and articles, teaching professional education seminars for attorneys, and active participation in professional organizations and committees.

Year Joined Organization:
2006
Areas of Practice:
Civil Litigation
Wrongful Death Litigation
Insurance Coverage Litigation
Insurance Bad Faith Litigation
Fire Cases
Insurance Fraud Investigation
Bodily Injury Litigation
Premises Liability
Product Liability Matters
Construction Litigation
Probate Litigation
Ski Injury Litigation
Expert Witness Services
Litigation Percentage:
95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Certification/Specialties:
Outstanding Advocate Award, Idaho Association of Defense Counsel, 1982
Bar Admissions:
Idaho, 1982
Colorado, 1987
U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 1987
U.S. District Court District of Idaho, 1982
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1985
U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1987
Education:
University of Idaho College of Law, Moscow, Idaho, 1982
J.D.
University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, 1979
B.A.
Major: History
Published Works:
Colorado Law of Insurance Bad Faith (1996; 2nd Ed. 1999; 3rd Ed. 2009; 4th Ed. 2015)

Colorado Handbook of Wrongful Death Law

(1997; 2002; 2010; 3rd Ed. 2015)

Colorado Automobile Accident Litigation & Insurance Handbook

(2001; Supplemented 2004, 2007; 2nd Ed. 2013)

Colorado Courtroom Handbook for Civil Trials

Chapter authors (Amanda Burke and Gregory Giometti)

(1998; Supplemented 2008 and 2010)

Author of Evidence Chapter, Annual Survey of Colorado Law (1997-2002)

Weinstein v. Prudential: Pay Ongoing Claims Before a Final Settlement?

  1. R. Giometti & J. M. Pellant, The Advocate (Official Publication of the Idaho State Bar), Vol. 54, No. 2, February 2011

Recent Developments in Insurance Coverage Litigation, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal, Vol. 49, No. 1, Fall 2013

Recent Developments in Insurance Coverage Law, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal, Vol. 50, No. 2, Winter 2015

Representative Cases:
Schimek v. Owners Ins. Co., 2017 WL 3621833 (D. Colo. Aug. 23, 2017)(Unpublished).

Auto-Owners Ins. Co. v. High Country Coatings, Inc., —F. Supp. 3d—, 2017 WL 2537093 (D. Colo. June 12, 2017)(Unpublished).

Snyder v. Acord Corp., 684 F. App’x 710 (10th Cir. April 6, 2017)(Unpublished).

Murphy-Sims v. Owners Ins. Co., 2017 WL 2865679 (D. Colo. Mar. 17, 2017)(Unpublished).

Auto-Owners Ins. Co. v. Summit Park Townhome Ass’n., 198 F.Supp.3d 1239 (D. Colo. 2016).

Etherton v. Owners Ins. Co., 829 F.3rd 1209 (10th Cir. 2016).

Dillon v. Auto-Owners Ins. Co., 2016 WL 943775 (D. Colo. Mar. 14, 2016)(Unpublished).

Traenkner v. Capalbo, 2016 WL 471385 (D. Colo. Feb. 8, 2016)(Unpublished).

Williams v. Owners Ins. Co., 2016 WL 345420 (D. Colo. Jan. 28, 2016)Unpublished).

Snyder v. Acord Corp., 2016 WL 192270 (D. Colo. Jan. 25, 2016)(Unpublished).

Colo. Hospitality Servs., Inc. v. Owners Ins. Co., 154 F.Supp.3d 1173 (D. Colo. 2015).

Auto-Owners Ins. Co. v. Summit Park Townhome Ass’n., 129 F.Supp.3d 1150 (D. Colo. 2015).

Colo. Hospitality Servs., Inc. v. Owners Ins. Co., 2015 WL 5159086 (D. Colo., Sept. 3, 2015)(Unpublished).

Gargano v. Owners Ins. Co., 623 F. App’x 921, 2015 WL 4901945 (10th Cir. August 18, 2015)(Unpublished).

Dillon v. Auto-Owners Ins. Co., 2015 WL 4710960 (D. Colo., August 7, 2015)(Unpublished).

Williams v. Owners Ins. Co., 621 F. App’x 914 (10th Cir. July 15, 2015)(Unpublished).

Colorado Hospitality Services, Inc. v. Owners Ins. Co., 2015 WL 4245821 (D. Colo., July 14, 2015)(Unpublished).

Bagher v. Auto-Owners Ins. Co., 2015 WL 1510774 (D. Colo. Mar. 27, 2015)(Unpublished).

Etherton v. Owners Ins. Co., 82 F. Supp. 3d 1190 (D.Colo. 2015).

Auto-Owners Ins. Co. v. Summit Park Townhome Ass’n, 100 F. Supp. 3d 1099 (D.Colo. 2015).

Auto-Owners Ins. Co. v. Next Generation Energy, LLC, 2014 WL 7251678 (D. Colo. Dec. 19, 2014)(Unpublished).

Williams v. Auto-Owners Ins. Co., 2014 WL 12537030 (D. Colo. Mar. 25, 2014)(Unpublished).

Bagher v. Auto-Owners Ins. Co., 2014 WL 1224453 (D. Colo. Mar. 25, 2014)(Unpublished).

Gargano v. Owners Ins. Co., 2014 WL 1032302 (D. Colo., Mar. 18, 2014)(Unpublished).

Etherton v. Owners Ins. Co., 35 F. Supp. 3d 1360 (D. Colo. 2014).

Bituminous Cas. Co. v. Trinity Universal Ins. Co. of Kansas, 2014 WL 486077 (D. Colo. Feb. 6, 2014)(Unpublished).

Etherton v. Owners Ins. Co., 2013 WL 5443068 (D. Colo. Sept. 30, 2013)(Unpublished).

Land v. Auto-Owners Ins. Co., 511 F. App’x. 795 (10th Cir. Feb. 25, 2013)(Unpublished).

Bagher v. Auto-Owners Ins. Co., 2013 WL 5417127 (D. Colo. Sept. 26, 2013)(Unpublished).

Bagher v. Auto-Owners Ins. Co., 2013 WL 4781600 (D. Colo. Sept. 6, 2013)(Unpublished).

Peters v. Community Corrections, Inc. Employee Ben. Plan, 2013 WL 4046686 (D. Colo. Aug. 9, 2013)(Unpublished).

Bagher v. Auto-Owners Ins. Co., 2013 WL 3010694 (D. Colo. 3010694)(Unpublished).

Etherton v. Owners Ins. Co., 2013 WL 68702 (D. Colo. Jan. 7, 2013)(Unpublished).

Melssen v. Auto-Owners Ins. Co., 285 P.3d 328 (Colo. App. 2012).

Riverdale Peaks Homeowners Ass’n v. Auto-Owners Ins. Co., 2012 WL 1340388 (D. Colo. Apr. 18, 2012)(Unpublished).

Vickery v. Evans, 266 P.3d 390 (Colo. 2011).

Vickery v. Evelyn V. Trumble Living Trust, 277 P.3d 864 (Colo. App. 2011).

Etherton v. Owners Ins. Co., 2011 WL 4565733 (D. Colo. Sept. 29, 2011)(Unpublished).

Kreger v. General Steel Corp., 2011 WL 1594839 (E.D. La. Apr. 25, 2011)(Unpublished).

Etherton v. Owners Ins. Co., 2011 WL 684592 (D. Colo. Feb. 18, 2011)(Unpublished).

Vickery v. Vickery, 271 P.3d 516 (Colo. App. 2010).

Silva v. Wilcox, 223 P.3d 516 (Colo. App. 2010).

Pullen v. Walker, 228 P.3d 158 (Colo. App. 2008).

Home Design Servs., Inc. v. B&B Custom Homes, Inc., 2008 WL 2302648 (D. Colo. May 30, 2008)(Unpublished).

Colby v. Progressive Cas. Ins. Co., 218 F. App’x 796 (10th Cir. 2007)(Unpublished).

Home Design Servs., Inc. v. B&B Custom Homes, Inc., 2006 WL 3328140 (D. Colo. Nov. 15, 2006)(Unpublished).

Progressive Specialty Ins. Co. v. Hartford Underwriters Ins. Co., 148 P.3d 470 (Colo. App. 2006).

Colby v. Progressive Cas. Ins. Co., 2006 WL 1816448 (D. Colo.)(Unpublished).

State Farm Mut., Auto. Ins. Co. v. Brekke, 105 P.3d 177 (Colo. 2004).

Graham v. Progressive Cas. Ins. Co., 113 F. App’x 345, 2004 WL 2407127 (10th Cir. )(Unpublished).

White v. Progressive Mountain Ins. Co., 62 P.3d 1074 (Colo. App. 2002).

Grange Ins. Ass’n v. Hoehne, 56 P.3d 111 (Colo. App. 2002).

Progressive Cas. Ins. Co. v. Herring, 22 P.3d 66 (Colo. 2001).

Hale v. Erickson, 23 P.3d 1255 (Colo. App. 2001).

Margenau v. Bowlin, 12 P.3d 1214 (Colo. App. 2000).

Nasca v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., 12 P.3d 346 (Colo. App. 2000).

A.T. v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., 989 P.2d 219 (Colo. App. 1999).

Hansen v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., 957 P.2d 1380 (Colo. 1998).

Loza v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., 971 P.2d 251 (Colo. App. 1998).

State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co. v. Peiffer, 955 P.2d 1008 (Colo. 1998).

Loza v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., 970 P.2d 478 (Colo. App. 1997).

Peiffer v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., 940 P.2d 967 (Colo. App. 1996).

Martinez v. Lewis, 942 P.2d 1219 (Colo. App. 1996)

Tynan’s Nissan, Inc. v. American Hardware Mut. Ins. Co., 917 P.2d 321 (Colo. App. 1995).

Hydraulic & Air. Equip. Co. v. Mobil Oil Corp., 652 F. Supp. 633 (D. Idaho 1987).

Kleiber v. City of Idaho Falls, 110 Idaho 501, 716 P.2d 1273 (1986).

Aetna Cas. & Sur. Co. v. Fairchild, 624 F. Supp. 567 (D. Idaho. 1986).

Aetna Cas. & Sur. Co. v. Fairchild, 620 F. Supp. 1245 (D. Idaho 1985).

References:
Wade Ash Woods Hill & Farley, P.C.
Law Office of Baird Brown, P.C.
Kaye & Bush, P.C.
Zupkus & Angel, P.C.
Classes/Seminars Taught:
“Cutting Edge Issues in Commercial Property Claims and Litigation,” Loss Executives Association, Atlanta, GA, June 16 & 17, 2016.

“Hotly Contested Issues in Insurance Bad Faith Litigation,” December 17, 2015, C.L.E. in Colorado, Inc., Denver, CO.

“Wrongful Death Law in Colorado: The Fundamentals,” June 3, 2015, C.L.E. in Colorado, Inc., Denver, CO.

“Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Litigation from A to Z”, June 12, 2014, National Business Institute, Denver, CO.

“Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Litigation from A to Z”, April 4, 2013, National Business Institute, Denver, CO.

“Contested Wills, When Intent is in Dispute”, September 21, 2012, C.L.E. in Colorado, Inc., Denver, CO.

“Direct and Cross-Examination of the Claims Adjuster in Insurance Coverage/Bad Faith Litigation: Plaintiff’s Objectives Versus Defense Strategy—An Interactive Experience,” February 16, 2012, Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee Midyear Program, Phoenix, AZ.

“Race to the Courthouse: Litigating Cross-Border Disputes and Bad Faith Claims,” August 5, 2011, American Bar Association Annual Meeting, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

“Highly Contested Issues in Wrongful Death Litigation,” March 10, 2011, C.L.E. in Colorado, Inc., Denver, CO.

“Cutting Edge Issues in Colorado Insurance Bad Faith Law,” December 17, 2009, C.L.E. in Colorado, Inc., Denver, CO.

“Recent Developments in Colorado UM/UIM Law 2009,” October 30, 2009,  Denver Claims Association, Greenwood Village, CO.

“Motor Vehicle Accident Law: 2008 Changes to the Uninsured Motorist Law and the Effects on Your Practice,” June 13, 2008, C.L.E. in Colorado, Inc., Denver, CO.

“Litigation Boot Camp II: Closing Argument and Post-Trial Issues,” June 11, 2008, C.L.E. in Colorado, Inc., Denver, CO.

“Tort Claims in Probate Administration,” September 22, 2006, C.L.E. in Colorado, Inc., Denver, CO.

“Avoiding Bad Faith in the Rescission of Insurance Policies,” August 5, 2006, Torts Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) of American Bar Association, Honolulu, Hawaii.

“The Definitive Guide to Settling Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims in Colorado,” April 26, 2006, National Business Institute, Denver, CO.

“Wrongful Death Update,” October 23, 2005, C.L.E. in Colorado., Inc., Denver, CO.

“Civil Trial from Start to Finish: A Practical Approach to Trying a Civil Case in Colorado,” June 30, 2005, National Business Institute, Inc., Denver, CO.

“Tort Claims in Probate Administration,” June 9, 2005, Estate Planning Retreat, Trust & Estate Section of Colorado Bar Association, Telluride, CO.

“Personal Injury Litigation: A View from the Bench and Bar, ”May 19, 2005, Colorado Bar Association, Denver, CO.

“Recent Developments in Wrongful Death Law,” August 15, 2003, Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, Breckenridge, CO.

“Wrongful Death in Colorado,” February 27, 2003, C.L.E. in Colorado, Inc., Denver, CO.

“Tort Update – Automobile Insurance and Litigation,” November 22, 2002, C.L.E. in Colorado, Inc., Denver, CO.

“Successful Handling of Wrongful Death Cases,” July 16, 2002, Lorman Education Services, Denver, CO.

“Strategies for Defending a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Case,” June 14, 2002,

American National Property & Casualty Company, SIU/MIST Annual Training Conference, Springfield, MO.

“Defending Claims Against Insurers Under the Colorado Consumer Protection Act,” April 9, 2002, Insurance Women of Denver, Denver, CO.

“Colorado Automobile Insurance 2001,” November 1, 2001, C.L.E. in Colorado, Inc., Denver, CO.

“How to Prove (Disprove) Damages,” September 21, 2001, C.L.E. in Colorado, Inc., Litigation Institute, Vail, CO.

“Torts and Damages Update,” October 26, 2000, C.L.E. in Colorado, Inc., Denver, CO.

“Anticipatory Declaratory Judgment Actions in Colorado,” August 19, 2000, Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, Steamboat Springs, CO.

“Adjusting the Automobile Injury Claim in Colorado,” February 16, 2000, National Business Institute, Inc., Denver, CO.

“Anticipatory Declaratory Judgment Actions in Colorado,” January 14, 2000, Denver Claims Association, Greenwood Village, CO.

“Keys to Effective Expert Witness Examination in Colorado,” August 17, 1999, National Business Institute, Inc., Denver, CO.

“How to Avoid Pitfalls in Wrongful Death Actions,” August 14, 1999, Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, Vail, CO.

“Trying the Wrongful Death Case in Colorado,” January 12, 1999, National Business Institute, Inc., Denver, CO.

“Automobile Insurance and Accident Litigation,” December 11, 1998, Lorman Education Services, Denver, CO.

“Bad Faith Law,” August 15, 1998, Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, Vail, CO.

“Adjusting the Automobile Injury Claim in Colorado,” August 12, 1998, National Business Institute, Inc., Denver, CO.

“Wrongful Death,” February19, 1998, C.L.E. in Colorado, Inc., Denver, CO.

“Adjusting the Automobile Injury Claim in Colorado,” August 27, 1997, National Business Institute, Inc., Denver, CO.

“Trying the Wrongful Death Case in Colorado,” March 25, 1997, National Business Institute, Inc., Denver, CO.

“Insurance Bad Faith Claims in Colorado,” March 7, 1997, Lorman Education Services, Denver, CO.

“Current and Future Issues in Insurance Bad Faith Law,” June 7, 1996, C.L.E. in Colorado, Inc., Denver, CO.

Honors and Awards:
Fellow, Colorado Bar Foundation, 2003 – Present
Professional Associations and Memberships:
American Bar Association, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section, 2004 – Present
Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee, Vice-chair
Colorado Bar Association, 1987 – Present
Colorado Claims Association
Denver Claims Association
Defense Research Institute
Past Employment Positions:
Seaman, Giometti & Murphy, P.C., President and Shareholder, October 15, 1996 – October 5, 2006
Creamer and Seaman, P.C., Associate Attorney, June 3, 1991 – October 14, 1996
Law Firm of Thomas J. de Marino, Law Department of The Travelers Insurance Company, Associate Counsel, 1989 – 1991
Stutz, Dyer, Miller & Delap, P.C., Denver, CO., Associate Attorney, 1987 – 1989
Quane, Smith, Howard & Hull, Boise, ID., Associate Attorney, 1983 – 1989
Hon. Roger Swanstrom, Idaho Court of Appeals, Boise, ID, Law Clerk, 1982 – 1983
Birth Information:
1949, San Francisco, California, United States of America

Trial Results

Trial results confirm we are among the best trial lawyers in Colorado in handling wrongful death, bodily injury, property damage, uninsured/underinsured motorist, insurance coverage and insurance bad faith litigation.

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Wrongful Death

We literally “wrote the book” about Colorado wrongful death law. See our Publications to learn more about our book G. Giometti, Colorado Handbook of Wrongful Death Law (3rd Ed. 2015).  For years attorneys throughout the state have contacted our firm for guidance in handling wrongful death claims.  Contact us to benefit from our experience.

Insurance Bad Faith

We also “wrote the book” about insurance bad faith law in Colorado. See our Publications to learn more about our book G. Giometti, Colorado Law of Insurance Bad Faith (4th Ed. 2015).  We are highly experienced in analyzing complex insurance coverage issues, pursuing declaratory judgment actions, and litigating bad faith claims arising out of coverage and claims handling disputes.

Auto Accidents

We also “wrote the book” about motor vehicle accident litigation and insurance in Colorado. See our Publications to learn more about our book G. Giometti, Colorado Automobile Accident Litigation & Insurance Handbook (3rd Ed. 2018).   We are experienced in handling all types of motor vehicle accident cases, particularly those involving traumatic brain injuries and spinal injuries.