CDLA Annual Conference Sponsors
Please support the following vendors who have registered for the 2018 conference:
Diamond Breakout Sponsors
Vocational Diagnostics, Inc.
Vocational Diagnostics, Inc. is the authority in vocational damages assessment and life care planning. Specializing in catastrophic injury cases, we are the experts in the assessment of children and adults in a wide range of cases, including personal injury, divorce, medical malpractice and labor/employment. For more than 28 years, VDI has developed a well-deserved reputation for its unbiased expertise. The fact that both plaintiff and defense counsel routinely retain our services indicates the high level of respect VDI has on both sides of the aisle for the quality of our work. We are proud to provide unparalleled professional consulting and expert witness services to the legal and insurance communities throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Nelson Forensics is a multi-discipline investigation and consulting firm specializing in forensic engineering (architectural, civil, structural, mechanical and electrical), forensic architecture, chemistry and environmental science, and cost estimating. With licensed and registered experts nationwide, Nelson Forensics offers unparalleled support to the insurance and legal arenas. Please visit our website at www.nelsonforensics.com or call us at 877-850-8765.
VERTEX has been providing technical solutions for construction and environmental professionals since 1995. We have 16 offices throughout North America and one office in Tokyo, Japan. Our construction experts provide a host of construction management, surety, and construction defect claims consulting while our environmental experts provide due diligence, indoor air quality, and site remediation support services. Our clients keep coming back to VERTEX for the quality, consistency, and value of the reports and services we provide.
Silver Whisky Tasting Sponsor
Exponent Failure Analysis Associates
With over 90 scientific and engineering disciplines, Exponent's staff of approximately 900, located in 20 offices throughout the nation and 5 international offices, combines unparalleled technical expertise with the ability, when necessary, to focus this knowledge in extremely short time frames. Our multidisciplinary team of engineers, scientists and regulatory consultants will perform either in-depth scientific research and analysis, or very rapid-response evaluations, to provide our clients with the critical information that both day-to-day and strategic decisions can require.
Gold Wine Tasting Sponsor
Judicial Arbiter Group
Who We Are
As one of the oldest, most successful private judicial services in the country, JAG provides the legal and business communities with cost effective, efficient dispute resolution programs, including mediation and arbitration. In addition to providing alternative dispute resolution methods, JAG arbiters also conduct mock appellate arguments and review; serve in court-appointed functions such as receivers, liquidators, trustees, special masters and statutorily appointed judges; and conduct mock jury trials and focus groups. JAG is composed exclusively of former trial and appellate judges, each of whom was a distinguished leader during service on the bench. Each judge brings to JAG a commitment to case resolution based upon a depth of knowledge and experience with litigants and the legal process.
Expert Panel Sponsors
HRS Water Consultants, Inc.
HRS Water Consultants, Inc. is a multi-disciplinary water and environmental consultancy that provides forensic analysis, advice, opinions, and expert testimony in property damage cases where water and chemicals may be causative factors. HRS also provides forensic services in environmental contamination and toxic tort cases. We are highly-focused, client-centered, and cost effective due to our value-based billing approach. We achieve results on time, every time, due to our unique combination of technical skills and communication style.
Established in 1987, Cesare, Inc. (Cesare) is a consulting engineering firm specializing in geotechincal engineering, forensic engineering, and failure analysis, engineering geology, quality control/quality assurance (QA/QC), construction observation, construction materials design and testing.
We pride ourselves in providing sound, objective, and unbiased analysis for consultation and expert witness services that is based upon our years providing engineering design and construction observation services. Information about our areas of services can be viewed at www.cesareinc.com or call us at 303-220-0300.
CatchBox & Expert Panel Sponsor
IRIS Fire Investigations, Inc.
IRIS Fire Investigations, Inc. was started in 2002 to provide fire and explosion origin and cause investigations, litigation support, training, and consulting. Since that time, we have grown every year, thanks to the growing list of clientele that have shown their support and confidence in our services.
After 8 years of continued support from our clients, which has allowed for our steady growth, IRIS Fire Investigations, Inc. has moved our operations to a new location in the Inverness Business Complex. Our new address is 99 Inverness Dr. East, Suite 160, Englewood Colorado 80112.
Our investigators currently provide over 40 years of cumulative experience in fire and explosion investigations and 60 years of public safety service. IRIS Fire Investigations has always been, and continues to be, honored to assist in any of your fire or explosion investigation needs.
Agren Blando Court Reporting and Video, Inc.
Agren Blando offers court reporting, videography, transcription, videoconferencing, document services, streaming, online repository and ediscovery services.
We host depositions, arbitration, mediation and conferences in our four beautiful and fully equipped conference rooms. With offices in Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins, Colorado Springs and the western slope, we serve the entire state of Colorado.
For nearly fifty years, Agren Blando Court Reporting & Video, Inc. has steadily grown into one of the largest and most reputable court reporting firms in Colorado. We work closely with individual practitioners as well as the world's most prestigious law firms and corporations. Agren Blando has developed a reputation for accuracy, innovation, and dedicated service.
National and International Coverage
Lunch and Bronze Sponsor
Braddy Investigative Group
Since our start in 1995, Braddy Investigative Group, Inc. has been at the forefront of our industry. Based in Denver, Colorado, our investigators are local, well-versed, and familiar with the area. Using the latest techniques and equipment, our team delivers the cutting-edge services necessary to promptly reveal the answers you need most.
RGL Forensics is an international firm of accounting, valuation and technology professionals who are specially trained in discovering and defining financial value. The firm establishes relevant facts and reliable figures for insurance, legal, corporate and public sector clients and has done so for over 30 years. Learn more at www.rgl.com.
IME Integrated Medical Evaluations, Inc.
Integrated Medical Evaluations, Inc. has been serving the needs of the legal community, insurance carriers, and governmental agencies since July of 2007. Our dedicated staff has over 60 years of combined experience in the field of facilitating independent medical evaluations, chart reviews, and other specialized evaluation services. Our success has been built on a commitment to providing our clients with personal, timely service. We work with a large number of Board Certified physicians from many specialties to provide you with detailed, objective and supportable medical information regarding your specific cases. We look forward to helping you with your needs here in Colorado, the Rocky Mountain West, and across the nation. Please visit us soon at www.imewest.com.
Madsen, Kneppers & Associates, Inc.
Madsen, Kneppers & Associates, Inc., recognizes the unique needs of each client. Our professionals provide creative customized solutions to the Construction, Legal and Insurance industries. Our Architects, Engineers, Cost Estimators, Construction Managers, Schedulers, Roofing Consultants, Thermographers and Water Restoration Consultants deliver quality services and integrated solutions to our clients worldwide.
Advanced Professional Investigations
Advanced Professional Investigations is a local investigator-owned company centrally located and serving all of Colorado. Years of in-field experience in insurance defense, fraud and worker's compensation claims investigations, and family law investigations have enabled API to put together one of the most specialized and highly skilled team of licensed investigators in Colorado.
Our services include: Surveillance, Insurance Defense Investigations, Employee Misconduct Investigations, Cyber Media Profiles, Background Investigations, Asset Checks, Witness Interviews and Photography/Videography.
We are Diligent! You can count on us to give a constant and earnest effort to accomplish what we undertake. Whether we are conducting surveillance or any other type of investigation, our job is to observe objectively and document precisely.
We maintain the highest integrity and consistency, ensuring our methods, techniques and documentation will be upheld in a legal setting. We find timely solutions to our clients' objectives. When you partner with Advanced Professional Investigations, you partner with a leader in the profession.
ESI Engineering Systems
ESi is a full‐service engineering, scientific, and technical consulting firm with locations coast-to‐coast, serving clients across a global footprint. With state‐of‐the‐art facilities and equipment, and an extensive, national network of qualified professionals in almost every technical discipline, ESi can deploy the right team for virtually any project.
Ponderosa Associates is a technical consulting company offering the services of licensed engineers, scientists and other technical experts. Since 1974 we have provided prompt, highly qualified assistance to the legal, industrial and insurance communities worldwide.
Ninyo & Moore
Ninyo & Moore , a minority-owned business, was established in 1986 to provide exceptional geotechnical engineering, geologic, hydrogeologic, soil and materials testing and inspection, and environmental consulting services to the public and private sectors. They have provided these services for the design and construction of highways and roadways, water and wastewater treatment plants, reservoirs and tanks, colleges and universities, schools, hospitals, pipelines, tunnels, storm drains, dams, municipal and commercial structures, power plants and utility installations, transmission lines, and other public and private works. Engineering News Record recognized the firm as one of the Top 500 Design Firms in the United States for 2017. They have approximately 400 employees providing services to public and private clients, and for 31 years have been performing geotechnical, and soil and materials testing and inspection services on a wide variety of projects. Ninyo & Moore is committed to being responsive, thorough, technically sound, and active in the business community. Ninyo & Moore serves its clients through its offices in Denver, Broomfield, San Diego, Irvine, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, Fontana, Oakland, San Jose, Phoenix, Tucson, Prescott Valley, Houston, Las Vegas, and Salt Lake City. Ninyo & Moore’s full-service laboratories are accredited by AASHTO, AMRL, CCRL, Colorado Department of Transportation, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and their technicians are certified by ACI, AWS, CAPA, ICC, NICET, and WAQTC in their respective disciplines.
TriMountain offers insurance, brokerage and risk management consulting services to middle market companies - those that often find themselves begging for the attention paid to large corporations and are too big for small brokers with limited relationships. Our mission is to provide industry leading insurance, brokerage and consulting products and services by leveraging award winning technology, operating in a transparent way with our clients and demonstrating integrity, knowledge and a commitment to getting it done right the first time. We are excited about our growing partnership with the CDLA and its members. For more information visit our website at www.trimountaincorp.com or call 720-708-4155.
Unified Investigations & Sciences, Inc.
Unified Investigations & Sciences, Inc. is an independent multidisciplinary forensic engineering firm. We provide our clients with forensic analyses and origin-and-cause investigations that are the highest quality in the industry. Unified offers global experience, national coverage and local expertise. As one of the largest forensic firms in the United States, we have a national footprint with a staff of forensic engineers and fire investigators from coast to coast to ensure the timely and expert response you need, anytime, anywhere.
When you need to find out scientifically what really happened, the following services are available from our firm:
For more information about Unified Investigations, please visit www.uis-usa.com or call our Denver office at 303-762-8487.
Colorado Defense Lawyers Association 2019 TRIAL ACADEMY
February 21, 2019, 8:00 AM
Working the Early Stages of the Bad Faith/Statutory Delay or Denial Case
February 28, 2019, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Identification and Mitigation of Commonly Cited Civil and Structural Defects Sponsored by The Vertex Companies, Inc.
March 13, 2019, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
2019 Annual Conference - Beaver Creek CO Sunday - Tuesday
July 28, 2019, 5:00 PM