John Mereness

John Mereness

John Mereness

John Mereness
Denver, Colorado

Special Counsel
Phone  303-333-1957
Fax  303-377-3460
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Mr. Mereness most recently joined Gregory R. Giometti and Associates, P.C. in 2014. John Mereness was born in Montana and attended Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, where he obtained his bachelor’s degree in 1993. Three years later he obtained his J.D. from St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas with honors in 1996.

John began his legal career in Texas from 1996-2001, focusing his litigation practice in insurance defense (including auto, trucking, and oil and gas injury and death cases), insurance coverage, and construction disputes. John and his family moved to Colorado in 2001 where he continued his practice focus upon construction disputes (including arbitrations lasting 5 weeks), mechanic’s lien disputes, surety claims, insurance defense litigation, coverage and bad faith litigation, as well as construction contract negotiations, and is a member in good standing with the American Bar Association, the Colorado Bar Association and the Denver Bar Association.

John has a strong and proven background in construction disputes and commercial litigation, and has successfully negotiated numerous multi-million dollar business critical contracts well in excess of $100 million. John also has a notable background with jury and bench trials, and has been a vital asset in resolving complex multi-million dollar arbitrations. He has published appellate cases in Texas, Colorado, and Virginia, and given construction and insurance speeches in Las Vegas, Nevada. When not at work, John and his family take advantage of the many great activities offered by Colorado’s great outdoors, especially fly-fishing.

Year Joined Organization:
2014
Areas of Practice:
Civil Litigation
Construction Litigation
Construction – Transactional
Surety Litigation (including performance, payment, and fidelity bonds)
Bodily Injury Litigation
Wrongful Death Litigation
Insurance Coverage (Transactional and Litigation)
Insurance Bad Faith Litigation
Fire Cases
Premises Liability
Bar Admissions:
Texas, 1996
Colorado, 2002
US District Court, District of Colorado
US District Court, Western District of Texas
Education:
St. Mary’s University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas, 1996 – J.D.
Honors: Phi Delta Phi Honor Fraternity
Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, 1993 – B.A.
Major: History, with Environmental Studies Minor
Professional Associations and Memberships:
American Bar Association
Colorado Bar Association
Denver Bar Association
Past Employment Positions:
Texas
Johnson Curney & Fields
Colorado
Fisher, Sweetbaum, & Levin (associate)
Hustead Law Firm (partner)
Kamlet Shepherd Reichert (partner)
Holme Roberts & Owen/Bryan Cave (senior counsel)
Gifford Stevens (special counsel)
Birth Information:
1971, Miles City, Montana

Firm Overview

Gregory R. Giometti & Associates, P.C., is recognized as one of the top civil litigation firms in Colorado. Mr. Giometti and his associates are highly experienced trial attorneys who have conducted dozens of jury trials in both state and federal courts, mainly in Colorado, but also in Idaho, where Mr. Giometti is licensed as well. The focus of the firm’s practice is representation of insurance companies and their insureds in first and third-party claims.

Practice Areas

  • General Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Coverage Disputes – Declaratory Judgment Actions
  • Coverage Investigations – EUOs
  • Insurance Bad Faith Litigation – Statutory Bad Faith Cases
  • Disputed Property Insurance Claims – Hail Damage Claims – Appraisals
  • Motor Vehicle Accident Litigation – UM/UIM Claims
  • Premises Liability Claims
  • Construction Defect Litigation
  • Fire & Explosion Cases
  • Ski Accident Litigation
  • Wrongful Death Actions
  • Expert Witness Services

Contact Us

  • Gregory R. Giometti & Associates P.C.
    50 South Steele Street
    Suite 480
    Denver, CO 80209
  • Telephone: 303-333-1957
    Fax: 303-377-3460