Gregory R. Giometti

1622777_1Gregory R. Giometti 
Denver, Colorado

President, since October 6, 2006
phone 303-952-0728
866-974-0186
fax 303-377-3460
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Mr. Giometti is an A-V rated Preeminent rated civil litigation attorney, with 28 years of experience, including approximately 60 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 Handbook of Wrongful Death Law, C.L.E. in Colorado, Inc., 1997
Colorado Handbook of Wrongful Death Law, C.L.E. in Colorado, Inc., 2nd Ed., 2002
Colorado Automobile Accident Litigation and Insurance Handbook, C.L.E. in Colorado, Inc., 2001
Colorado Automobile Accident Litigation and Insurance Handbook, C.L.E. in Colorado, Inc., 2007
Colorado Law of Insurance Bad Faith, C.L.E. in Colorado, Inc., 3rd Ed. 2009
Colorado Law of Insurance Bad Faith, C.L.E. in Colorado, Inc., 2nd Ed., 1999
Chapter Author, Colorado Courtroom Handbook, C.L.E. in Colorado, Inc., 1998
Chapter Author, Colorado Courtroom Handbook, C.L.E. in Colorado, Inc., 2006
Annual Survey of Colorado Law, C.L.E. in Colorado, Inc., Evidence Chapter, 1997-2002
Colorado Handbook of Wrongful Death Law, C.L.E. in Colorado, Inc., 2010
Representative Cases:
Vickery v. Vickery, WL 963204 (Colo.App. 2010)
Silva v. Wilcox, 223 P.3d 127 (Colo.App. 2009)
Pullen v. Walker, 228 P.3d 158 (Colo.App. 2008)
Progressive Specialty Insurance Company v. Hartford Underwriters Ins. Co., 148 P.3d 470 (Colo. App. 2006)
State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co. v. Brekke, 105 P.3d 177 (Colo. 2004)
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., 971 P.2d 251 (Colo. App. 1998)
Martinez v. Lewis, 942 P.2d 1219 (Colo. App. 1996)
Peiffer v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., 940 P.2d 967 (Colo. App. 1997)
Hansen v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., 936 P.2d 584 (Colo. App. 1996)
Tynans Nissan, Inc. v. American Hardware Mut. Ins. Co., 917 P.2d 321 (Colo. App. 1995)
Hydraulic & Air Equipment Co. v. Mobil Oil Corp., 652 F.Supp. 633 (D. Idaho 1987)
Kleiber v. City of Idaho Falls, 716 P.2d 1273 (Idaho 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)
Representative Clients:
Auto-Owners Insurance Company
Amica Mutual Insurance Company
Ameriprise Auto & Home Insurance Company
AmTrust North America Insurance Company
Progressive Insurance Company
Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company
State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
Esurance Insurance Company
American Hardware Mutual Insurance Company
General Steel Company
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:
“Current and Future Issues in Insurance Bad Faith Law,”, C.L.E. in Colorado, Inc., June 7, 1996
“Insurance Bad Faith Claims in Colorado,”, Lorman Education Services, Denver, CO., July 3, 1997
“Trying the Wrongful Death Case in Colorado,”, National Business Institute, Inc., Denver, CO., March 25, 1997
“Adjusting the Automobile Injury Claim in Colorado,”, National Business Institute, Inc., Denver, CO., August 25, 1997
“Wrongful Death,”, C.L.E. in Colorado, Inc., Denver, CO., February 19, 1998
“Adjusting the Automobile Injury Claim in Colorado,”, National Business Institute, Inc., Denver, CO., August 12, 1998
“Bad Faith Law,”, Colorado Defense Lawyers Assoc., Vail, CO., August 15, 1998
“Automobile Insurance and Accident Litigation,”, National Business Institute, Inc., Denver, CO., January 12, 1999
“How to Avoid Pitfalls in Wrongful Death Actions,”, Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, Vail, CO., August 14, 1999
“Keys to Effective Expert Witness Examination in Colorado,”, Denver Claims Association, Greenwood Village, CO., February 16, 2000
“Adjusting the Automobile Injury Claim in Colorado,”, National Business Institute, Inc., Denver, CO., February 16, 2000
“Anticipatory Declaratory Judgment Actions in Colorado,”, Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, Steamboat Springs, CO., August 19, 2000
“Torts and Damages Update,”, C.L.E. in Colorado, Inc., Litigation Institute, Vail, CO., September 21, 2001
“Colo. Auto Insurance 2001,”, C.L.E. in Colo., Inc., Denver, CO., November 1, 2001
“Defending Claims Against Insurers Under the Colorado Consumer Protection Act,”, Insurance Women of Denver, Denver, CO., April 9, 2002
“Strategies for Defending a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Case,”, Am. Nat. Prop. & Cas. Co. SIU/MIST Ann. Training Conf., Springfield, MO., June 14, 2002
“Successful Handling of Wrongful Death Cases,”, Lorman Education Services, Denver, CO., July 16, 2002
“Tort Update – Automobile Insurance and Litigation,”, C.L.E. in Colo., Inc., Denver, CO., November 22, 2002
“Wrongful Death in Colorado,”, C.L.E. in Colo., Inc., Denver, CO., February 27, 2003
“Recent Developments in Wrongful Death Law,”, Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, Breckenridge, CO., August 15, 2003
“Personal Injury Litigation: A View from the Bench and Bar,”, Colorado Bar Assoc., Denver, CO., May 19, 2005
“Tort Claims in Probate Administration,”, Estate Planning Retreat, Trust & Estate Section of Colorado Bar Association, Telluride, CO., June 9, 2005
“Civil Trial from Start to Finish: A Practical Approach to Trying a Civil Case in Colorado,”, National Business Institute, Inc., Denver, Colorado., June 30, 2005
“Wrongful Death Update,”, C.L.E. in Colo., Inc., Denver, CO., October 23, 2005
“The Definitive Guide to Settling Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims in Colorado,”, National Business Institute, Denver, CO., April 26, 2006
“Avoiding Bad Faith in the Rescission of Insurance Policies,”, Torts Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) of American Bar Association, Honolulu, Hawaii., August 5, 2006
“Tort Claims in Probate Administration,”, Continuing Legal Education in Colorado, Inc., Denver, CO., September 22, 2006
“Litigation Boot Camp II: Closing Argument and Post-Trial Issues”, C.L.E. in Colorado, Inc., Denver, CO., June 11, 2008 – Present
“Motor Vehicle Accident Law: 2008 Changes to the Uninsured Motorist Law and the Effects on Your Practice”, C.L.E. in Colorado, Inc., Denver, CO., June 13, 2008
“Recent Developments in Colorado UM/UIM Law 2009″, Denver Claims Association, Greenwood Village, CO., October 30, 2009
“Cutting Edge Issues in Colorado Insurance Bad Faith Law”, C.L.E. in Colorado, Inc., Denver, CO., December 17, 2009
“Highly Contested Issues in Wrongful Death Litigation”, Colorado, Inc., Denver, CO., March 10, 2011
“Race to the Courthouse: Resolution and Litigation of Complex Cross-Border Insurance Coverage Disputes and Bad Faith Claims”, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2011
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