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Lars Bergstrom

Of Counsel

Lars Bergstrom is an accomplished trial attorney who has represented many clients as lead counsel in civil and criminal trials in state and federal courts in Colorado and Nebraska. He worked for many years and was a partner at one of Colorado’s top insurance defense firms. He now uses his knowledge and experience working with insurance companies to help injury victims.

Military service members and veterans occupy a special place in Mr. Bergstrom’s heart. He spent 20 years on both active duty and in the reserves with the Army JAG Corps. He has represented hundreds of Service Members facing courts-martials and adverse administrative actions and has litigated military justice cases throughout the United States. He has lectured on many issues related to military justice.

Lars enjoys hiking and skiing. He also holds black belts in two different styles of martial arts.

Practice Areas:

  • Plaintiff’s Tort Litigation
  • Military Law

Bar Admissions:

  • Colorado 1998
  • Nebraska 2004
  • Federal
    • D. Colorado
    • D. Nebraska
    • 10th Circuit
    • 8th Circuit

Education:

  • Tulane Law School, JD, 1998, cum laude
  • Georgetown University, B.S.F.S., 1994
  • University of Nebraska, Omaha, College of Business Administration (M.B.A. candidate completion interrupted by military mobilization approximately four classes short of degree)

Memberships:

  • Board Member and Legal Advisor to the Home Front Cares (now the Home Front Military Network)
  • Board Member for library and domestic violence shelter trusts

Languages:

  • English
  • Swedish (Fluent)
  • German (Conversational)

Relevant Employment Positions:

OF COUNSEL, The Gold Law Firm 3/2020—Present (via BERGSTROM LAW OFFICE, llc, March 2019-present) Greenwood Village, CO - litigation law firm focused on plaintiff’s personal injury, military law, and criminal law.

UNITED STATES ARMY JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL CORPS OFFICER, January, 1999-January 2019 (20 years of service completed)

ARMY RESERVE POSITIONS

DEPUTY REGIONAL DEFENSE COUNSEL, CENTRAL STATES REGION, 22nd Legal Operations Detachment, 2007-2008, 2009-2019. Second in command of Reserve Trial Defense Service Component responsible for providing trial defense services for reserve units in six state area and support active duty Army mission.

ACTING REGIONAL DEFENSE COUNSEL, 22ND Legal Service Organization 2008-2009

Assumed command as Acting Regional Defense Counsel and responsible for all Army Reserve defense counsel and activities in six state area.

SENIOR DEFENSE COUNSEL COLORADO TRIAL TEAM, 22nd Legal Service Organization, 2009-2012

SENIOR DEFENSE COUNSEL UTAH TRIAL TEAM, 22ND Legal Service Organization 2007-2008

Senior Defense Counsel: In addition to duties as Deputy Regional Defense Counsel, managed trial team responsible for defending Reserve Army members accused of misconduct. Supervise, mentor and instruct attorneys and staff. Represent clients facing investigation, court-martial and adverse administrative proceedings. Provide leadership and administrative management for region.

ACTIVE DUTY POSITIONS:

TRIAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY—Fort Stewart, GA, 2005-2007 (Mobilized Reservist)

Trial Defense Attorney for the United States Army Trial Defense Service at busiest trial jurisdiction in the Army. Represented soldiers facing General Court-Martial for crimes charged under Uniform Code of Military Justice as well as adverse administrative actions.

TRIAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY--Fort Lewis, WA, 2000- 2002

Criminal Defense Attorney for the United States Army Trial Defense Service. Effectively represented soldiers at Fort Lewis and throughout the western United States facing General Court-Martial for crimes charged under Uniform Code of Military Justice as well as adverse administrative actions. Represented clients at all phases and levels of criminal trial and administrative proceedings.

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW ATTORNEY--Fort Lewis, WA, 2000

Advised and provided written legal interpretations to senior military commanders on military post of 20,000+ service members related to relevant U.S. Code, Department of Defense and Army regulations on a wide variety of legal questions

LEGAL ASSISTANCE ATTORNEY--Fort Lewis, WA, 1999-2000

Provided legal assistance to eligible active duty and retired military personnel and family members.

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