THOMAS DENVER, Esq.

Representative Cases

PERSONAL INJURY / PRODUCTS LIABILITY

  • Plaintiff sued to quiet title on ranch land. Cross-defendant/Cross-Complainant sued on a theory that he had been defrauded of his inheritance (part of the ranch). He named all others with an even remote interest in the property, as well as the CPA who did accountings. Extreme statute of limitations issues. Case resolved primarily by granting water source easement to ranch.
  • Fall from defective scaffold - Serious knee injury. Issue of general contractor fault.
  • Motorcycle collision with low-speed truck involving highly contested liability.
  • Substantial impact rear-ender. Defendant employer's driver had appealing driving record including 4 rear-enders in employer's truck. All 3 plaintiffs had classic neck and back injuries. All eventually had very significant lumbar surgery, but medical and wage claims were inflated.
  • Possible code violation on the exit door of the dental office leading to a fall resulting in foot and wrist fractures.
  • Tried a personal injury claim against the manufacturer of industrial rope involving catastrophic degloving injuries
  • Tried a serious personal injury case against the manufacturer of a handgun involving an unintended discharge due to an alleged defect
  • Tried to a jury verdict a case against the manufacturer of refrigeration equipment involving Reynaud’s Syndrome
  • Tried a wrongful death case involving a teenage drunk driver
  • Tried to a jury verdict a claim against a well-known nightspot involving a fall from a mechanical bull
  • Tried to a jury verdict a claim of libel by a dentist against a dental insurance carrier
  • Successfully resolved a wrongful death/product liability case involving the death of a young man operation an all-terrain drilling rig
  • Tried to a jury verdict a claim of brain injury resulting from a fall at a construction site
  • Settled a trip and fall case involving orthopedic and ocular injuries
  • Handled catastrophic personal injury cases involving manufacturers of large scale farm equipment
  • Settled a claim arising out of a ‘T-bone’ automobile accident
  • Mediated several snow and water skiing personal injury accidents, one involving a fatality and two involving catastrophic injuries
  • Mediated several cases involving tree care/arborist services with personal injury or property damage claims resulting
  • Mediated a case with allegations of police excessive force involving a gang member
  • Mediated a catastrophic personal injury claim as part of a program designed to work out claims against General Motors after its reorganization in the financial crisis
  • Mediated several matters involving pest control chemical applications and claimed personal injury
  • Mediated a case involving the claim by a driver of a large recreational vehicle that an oncoming pick-up truck had caused a wild turkey to fly into the RV’s windshield, resulting in personal injury
  • Mediated a personal injury matter involving multiple party catastrophic injuries against a major freight line
  • Mediated the civil aspect of a case in which two teenagers stabbed a fellow student to death “to see what it would be like to kill someone”
  • Mediated a personal injury claim, with significant injuries, arising out of a gang-related shooting at a nightclub
  • Mediated a personal injury claim against a swim school involving claims of inadequate maintenance and supervision
  • Mediated a multi-party claim for serious injuries arising out of a bar fight at a resort for college students on spring break, with allegations of inadequate staffing and supervision
  • Served as sole arbitrator on approximately 30 uninsured/underinsured motorist claims
  • Mediated claims of elder abuse and personal injury for lack of supervision against a rehabilitation facility