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MICHAEL ROSENBERG, ESQ. – Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

J.D., University of Denver College of Law, Denver, CO (1996)

  • Class Rank: Top 5%
  • Articles Editor, University of Denver Law Review (1994-1996)
  • Order of St. Ives, University of Denver College of Law
  • National Finalist, Trial Team, University of Denver College of Law (1996)
  • American Jurisprudence Award: Civil Procedure (1994)

 B.A., Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA (1991)

 

LEGAL EXPERIENCE

The Gold Law Firm, LLC

Special Counsel, March 2016 – Present

  • Serve as lead trial counsel in a wide variety of matters, including insurance coverage, insurance bad faith, and complex personal injury and business disputes.
  • Manage all aspects of civil cases from inception through trial and appeal in state and federal court.

 

Levin Rosenberg PC (formerly Roberts Levin Rosenberg PC)

Shareholder, March 2002 – March 2016

  • Managed and supervised ten-attorney boutique litigation and trial practice recognized in U.S. News and World Report, Colorado Super Lawyers and the International Network of Boutique Law Firms (INBLF).

 

The Hustead Law Firm, P.C.

Associate, February 2000 – March 2002

  • Handled diverse caseload for insurance defense firm, representing insureds, insurers and surety companies in a wide array of matters.

 

Long & Jaudon, P.C. 

Associate, August 1998 – February 2000

  • Represented physicians, nurses, and hospitals in medical negligence actions.

 

The Honorable Steven C. Briggs, Colorado Court of Appeals

Judicial Clerk, August 1997 – August 1998

  • Assisted appellate court judge in performing legal research and drafting published and unpublished opinions.

 

COURT ADMISSIONS

  •           Colorado Supreme Court (1996)
  •           U.S. District Court, District of Colorado (1996)
  •           U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (2004)

 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND ACTIVITIES

  • Colorado Bar Association (1996-present)
  • Denver Bar Association (1996-present)
  • American Bar Association (1999-present)
  • Board of Directors, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (2008-present)
  • President-Elect, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (2015-2016)
  • Vice President, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (2014-2015)
  • Secretary, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (2013-2014)
  • Treasurer, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (2012-2013)
  • American Association for Justice (formerly ATLA) (2003-present)
  • Best Lawyers in America (2009-present)
  • Colorado Super Lawyers (2009-present)
  • Colorado Super Lawyers, Top 100 Attorneys in Colorado (2013-2015)

 

LECTURES AND WRITTEN WORKS

  • Colorado Auto Litigators Handbook (3d. ed. 2015) (contributing author)
  • Hotly Contested Issues in Insurance Bad Faith Litigation, Speaker, CBA (December 2015)
  • What Civil Trial Judges Want You to Know, Moderator, NBI (October 2012)
  • Seminar on C.R.S. §§ 10-3-1115 & 1116, Speaker, CBA (October 2012)
  • Litigating Insurance Coverage Claims, NBI (August 2011)
  • Litigating Bad Faith Insurance Claims, NBI (June 2008)
  • Prejudgment “Bashor” Agreements Following Old Republic Ins. Co. v. Ross: How Liability Insurers Won The Battle But Lost The War, 57 Trial Talk 43 (April/May 2008
  • Prejudgment “Bashor” Agreements: Where Are We Going And Where Have We Been?, 57 Trial Talk 19 (February / March 2008)
  • Preventing Legal Malpractice, CLE in Colo., Inc. (Jan. 2007 and Jan. 2008)
  • Bad Faith Insurance Claims in Colorado, NBI (2006 – 2008)
  • Colorado Attorney’s Professional Liability Handbook, CLE in Colo., Inc.

(Oct. 2005) (contributing author and lecturer)

  • Insurance Coverage Law in Colorado, NBI (Sep. 2004)
  • Discovery in Colorado Bad Faith Litigation, NBI (May 2004)
  • Insurance Coverage Law in Colorado, NBI (Sep. 2003)
  • Torts Survey: Products Liability, 72 DEN U. L. REV. 841 (1995)

 

APPELLATE DECISIONS

  • American Family Mut. Ins. Co. v. Hansen, __ P.3d __ (Colo. 2016)
  • Travelers Prop. Cas. Co. v. Stresscon Corp, 370 P. 3d 140 (Colo. 2016)
  • Westin Operator, LLC v. Groh, 347 P.3d 606 (Colo. 2015)
  • Denver Health & Hosp. v. Beverage Distrib., 2013WL5539624 (10th Cir. 2013)
  • Stresscon Corp. v. Travelers Prop. Cas. Co., __ P.3d __ (Colo. App. 2013)
  • Jordan v. Safeco Ins. Co. of America, 348 P.3d 443 (Colo. App. 2013)
  • Jacox v. American Family Mut. Ins. Co., 317 P.3d 1242 (Colo. App. 2012)
  • Kisselman v. American Family Mut. Ins. Co., 2011 WL 6091708 (Colo. App.2011)
  • Sanderson v. American Family Mut. Ins. Co., 251 P.3d 1213 (Colo. App. 2010)
  • Nunn v. Mid-Century Ins. Co.  244 P.3d 116 (Colo. 2010)
  • Radil v. National Union Fire Ins. Co. of Pittsburg, PA, 233 P.3d 688 (Colo. 2010)
  • Cahill v. American Family Mut. Ins. Co., 610 F.3d 1235 (10th Cir. 2010)
  • Fire Ins. Exchange v. Sullivan, 2009 WL 1477715 (Colo. App. 2009)
  • Radil v. Nat’l Union Fire Ins. Co., 207 P.3d 849 (Colo. App. 2008)
  • Pompa v. American Family Mut. Ins. Co., 520 F.3d 1139 (10th Cir. 2008
  • Radil v. Sanborn Western Camps, Inc., 384 F.3d 1220 (10th Cir. 2004)
  • Cyprus Amax Minerals Co. v. Lexington Ins. Co., 74 P.3d 294 (Colo. 2003)
  • Kidneigh v. UNUM Life Ins. Co of America, 345 F.3d 1182 (10th Cir. 2003)
  • Rojhani v. Meagher, 22 P.3d 554 (Colo. App. 2000)

 

VERDICTS & SETTLEMENTS

  • $2.2 million verdict (USDC, Apr. 2015) (failure to pay UM benefits)
  • $4.8 million verdict (Pueblo, July 2014) (denial of supplemental cancer benefits)
  • $1.75 million settlement (Apr. 2012) (failure to settle liability claim)
  • $8.0 million settlement (May 2011) (failure to pay UIM benefits)
  • $10.25 million settlement (Apr. 2011) (failure to settle liability claim)
  • $3.7 million settlement (Apr. 2010) (bad faith action against property insurer)
  • $2.25 million settlement (Mar. 2010) (bad faith action against property insurer)
  • $650,000 verdict (Jeffco, Jan. 2010) (failure to settle liability claim)
  • $2.2 million verdict (Denver, Apr. 2009) (failure to defend liability claim)
  • $700,000 verdict (Douglas, May 2008) (denial of property insurance claim)
  • $1.2 million jury verdict (Denver, Apr. 2007) (failure to settle liability claim)