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Giometti, Gregory R.
50 S. Steele Street Suite 480 Denver, CO
Phone: (303) 952-0728 / (866) 974-0186
Fax: (303) 377-3460
Website: http://www.giomettilaw.com

SUMMARY

Current Employment Position(s)

President, since October 6, 2006

Lawyer Overview

Mr. Giometti is an A-V rated civil litigation attorney, with 25 years of experience, including approximately 45 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.

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
95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Representative Clients

  • Auto-Owners Insurance Company
  • Amica Mutual Insurance Company
  • Ameriprise Auto & Home Insurance Company
  • UBI - A Division of AmTrust North America
  • Bristol West Insurance Company
  • Progressive Insurance Company
  • Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company
  • State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
  • Esurance

Representative Cases

  • 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)

West Practice Categories

Construction Law, Criminal Law, Estate Planning, Family Law, Insurance Law, Bad Faith, Litigation & Appeals, Personal Injury -- Defense, Premises Liability -- Defense, Wrongful Death -- Defense, Personal Injury -- Plaintiff, Probate & Estate Administration, Products Liability Law, Real Estate Law

FEES

Offers Free Initial Consultation

Qualifications

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

Certification/Specialties

  • Outstanding Advocate Award, Idaho Association of Defense Counsel, 1982

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section, 2004 - 2007 (Member)
  • American Bar Association, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section, 2004 - Present (Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee, Co-chair)
  • Colorado Bar Association, 1987 - Present
  • Colorado Claims Association
  • Defense Research Institute

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, Colorado Bar Foundation, 2003 - Present

Classes and Seminars

  • "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
  • UM/UIM, Premises Liability & Other Case Law and Statutory Updates, 2007

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, 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

Education

  • University of Idaho College of Law, Moscow, Idaho, 1982
    J.D.
  • University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, 1979
    B.A.
    Major: History
Articles

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., 1996
  • Colorado Law of Insurance Bad Faith, C.L.E. in Colorado, Inc., 2nd Ed., 1999
  • Colorado Courtroom Handbook, C.L.E. in Colorado, Inc., 1998
  • Colorado Courtroom Handbook, C.L.E. in Colorado, Inc., 2006
  • Annual Survey of Colorado Law, C.L.E. in Colorado, Inc., 2002
References

References

  • Wade Ash Woods Hill & Farley, P.C.
  • Law Office of Baird Brown, P.C.
  • Kaye & Bush, P.C.
  • Zupkus & Angel, P.C.