L. Michael Brooks, Jr.

L. Michael Brooks, Jr.


Wells, Anderson & Race LLC

Recognized since 2021

Denver, Colorado

Practice Areas

Appellate Practice

Insurance Law

Litigation - Insurance

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants

Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

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A Denver native, Mr. Brooks’s practice concentrates on trial and appellate litigation in the areas of insurance bad faith defense, product liability, mass torts, insurance coverage, and construction defects.

Mr. Brooks has been active in complex civil litigation on both the trial and appellate levels, particularly in product liability and insurance cases. His insurance practice concentrates on the representation of insurers in complex coverage and extra-contractual litigation arising out of both first- and third-party claims-both in Colorado and on a national basis. He also has primary responsibility for the preparation of summary-judgment motions and motions regarding the admissibility of expert testimony for several clients involved in toxic-tort cases nationwide. He has served as appellate advisory counsel in many product liability trials, developing and arguing pretrial motions, jury instructions, trial briefs, dispositive motions, post-trial motions, and related pleadings, and in preserving appellate issues. His appellate practice has included diverse cases involving product liability, insurance coverage, public entity liability, and personal injury matters, as well as amicus curiae briefs in the United States Supreme Court, the Circuit Courts of Appeal, and many state courts of last resort regarding the standards governing the admissibility of expert testimony.

After graduating from law school, Mr. Brooks served two terms as a law clerk on the Colorado Court of Appeals, serving the Hon. Karen S. Metzger and the Hon. Sandra I. Rothenberg.

Location

  • 1700 Broadway, Suite 900
    Denver, CO 80290

Education

  • University of Denver , J.D., graduated 1995
  • Regis University, B.A., graduated 1992

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 1995

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Appellate Practice
  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation - Insurance
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

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