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Trial Results

Outstanding Trial Lawyers

Since 2006, the year the firm was founded, the firm’s attorneys have conducted 41 trials, of which 37 were jury trials and four were bench trials.  Of these, six were tried in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, 34 were tried in Colorado state district courts, and one was tried in district court in Idaho.  Of the 37 jury trials, the jury reached a verdict in 34 cases; in the remaining two cases, the jury could not reach a verdict in one case (hung jury), and in the other the case settled just before the jury reached a verdict.  Out of the 38 cases in which the jury or court rendered a verdict or decision, the firm achieved a defense verdict or favorable verdict (FV) in 30 out of the 39 cases.  In four of the cases, the verdict or decision was mixed (MV), i.e., the result was favorable in part.  In only five out of the 39 cases was the verdict unfavorable (UFV); however, in two of these, the court either granted a new trial or reversed on appeal, negating the unfavorable verdicts.  The following is a table showing the types of cases the firm took to trial and the outcome, where a decision was reached.  Currently, the firm has achieved a favorable verdict in 12 consecutive cases, extending back to July of 2014.  For a complete history of the firm’s trial experience, please see the Summary of Trial Results.

Type of Case Total   Trials Favorable Verdict Mixed    Verdict Unfavorable Verdict
Auto – Bodily Injury 8 6 1 1[1]
Auto – Property
1 1    
Premises Liability 3 2 1  
Bodily Injury – Ski 1   1  
Bodily Injury – Dog 1 1    
Ins. Coverage/DJA/
Bad Faith
6 5   1
PIP/Bad Faith 1 1    
Breach Contract/Bad Faith
under Bashor/Nunn Agreement
1 1    
UM/UIM/Bad Faith 8 6   2[2]
Property Damage/     
Bad Faith
5 3 1 1
Construction Defect 2 2    
Defamation/Malicious Prosecution 1 1    
Fraud/Rescission 1 1    
TOTAL 39 30 4 5

[1] This case was reversed on appeal.

[2] A new trial was granted in one of these cases.

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 ( 4th Ed. 2019).  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.