Jon F. Sands is a Shareholder of Sweetbaum Sands Anderson PC. Mr. Sands practices in the area of civil litigation including trials, appeals and arbitrations. His particular areas of emphasis include insurance coverage, bad faith defense, insurance defense, professional liability defense, construction defect, title insurance and real estate, unfair competition and trade secret protection, and general commercial litigation. Mr. Sands is an AV Preeminent (5.0 out of 5) rated lawyer by Martindale Hubbell. He has been lead trial counsel in numerous jury and bench trials throughout the state of Colorado, and has an extensive appellate practice. Mr. Sands teaches courses on insurance law and trial presentation, and is a frequent lecturer for continuing education courses involving insurance bad faith, real estate litigation and general litigation. Mr. Sands has been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers by Law and Politics Magazine for every year since its inception in 2006, indicating he is amongst the top 5% of attorneys in Colorado as voted by his peers. Mr. Sands was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 in the fields of Insurance Law, Commercial Litigation and Real Estate Law (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).
McGowan v. State Farm Fire and Casualty Company, 100 P.3d 521 (Colo. App. 2004) cert denied. — Addresses important construction defect litigation insurance coverage issues
Poole v. State Farm Fire and Casualty Company, 941 F. Supp. 117 (D. Colo. 1996) — Addresses application of issue and claim preclusion to operation of intentional acts exclusion in matters where insured has been convicted of criminal act
Thompson v. State Farm, 165 P.3d 900 (Colo. App. 2007) — Addresses important "concurrent cause" issues applicable to insurance coverage
General Security Indemnity Company of Arizona v. Mountain States Casualty Company, et. al., 205 P.3d 529 (Colo. App. 2009) — Addresses important occurrence issues in construction defect insurance coverage
Ingold v. AIMCO/BLUFFS, L.L.C. Apartments, 159 P.3d 116 (Colo. 2007) — Supreme Court ruled that intertwining doctrine no longer applicable in analysis of claims subject to arbitration clause