2023 Annual Conference - Steamboat Springs CO. July 23-25 - 07/23/2023 to 07/25/2023
Ray Lego & Associates
GREGORY W. PLANK 6090 EAST CALEY DR. CENTENNIAL, COLORADO 80111 HOME PHONE (720) 489-3935; EMAIL email@example.com OFFICE PHONE (720) 963-7024; EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Ray Lego & Associates, Travelers Indemnity Company Staff Counsel, 10825 East Geddes Avenue, Suite 100, Centennial, Colorado. April 2002 to present. Senior Staff Counsel and Practice Group Leader (2005-2014). Handle subrogation cases, liability defense cases, and worker’s compensation defense cases as staff counsel. Extensive trial practice including trials, handling depositions, drafting of pleadings and discovery, motion practice, and mediation/arbitration of cases. Also performed as Practice Group Leader for Subrogation Staff Counsel Section from 2005-2014 which included assigning cases to subrogation attorneys and supervising subrogation attorneys. Kelley, Lehan & Hall, P.C., 7134 Pacific Street, Omaha, Nebraska, 68106. November 1999 to April 2002. Associate. Handled personal injury and worker’s compensation cases for plaintiffs and represent criminal defendants in federal and state courts. Extensive trial practice including handling trials, depositions, drafting pleadings and discovery, motion practice, and appellate brief writing in Federal and state courts. Welch, White & Wulff, P.C., 209 South 19th Street, Suite 300, Omaha, Nebraska, 68102. March 1997 to October 1999. Associate. Insurance defense work for various insurance companies in personal injury and worker’s compensation cases. Extensive trial practice including handling trials, depositions, drafting of pleadings and discovery, motion practice, and appellate brief writing in federal and state courts. Also represented court-appointed criminal clients in federal court. Sarpy County Public Defenders and Hascall, Jungers, Garvey & Delaney, 101 West Mission Avenue, Bellevue, Nebraska, 68005. July 1991 to March 1997. Chief Deputy Public Defender and Associate. As an assistant public defender, handled misdemeanor and felony cases including capitol murder and kidnapping charges in state court. As an associate, represented criminal clients as court-appointed counsel in federal court; handled personal injury cases for plaintiffs; handled small estates and conservatorships; and handled divorce and adoption cases and acted as court-appointed guardian-ad-litem for adoptions. United States Office of Staff Attorneys for the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. 1114 Market Street, Room 625A, St. Louis, Missouri, 63101. August 1989 to July 1991. Staff Attorney. Wrote memorandums and per curiam opinions to panel judges for Sentencing Guidelines, criminal, §1983, habeas corpus cases. (This was a two-year appointment). EDUCATION: Creighton University School of Law, Omaha, Nebraska. Juris Doctor, May 1989. • Class Rank 27/154. • Honors and Activities: Am. Jur. in Banking Law and Regulation, 1989; Negotiations Competition Finalist, 1988; Negotiations Board, 1988-89; Moot Court Competition, 1987. St. Ambrose College, Davenport, Iowa. Bachelor of Arts with Major in Accounting and Minor in Political Science, May 1986. • G.P.A. 3.728. • Honors: Graduated Cum Laude; Member of Delta Epsilon Sigma and Phi Eta Sigma Honor Societies. LICENSES: • Member of Nebraska State Bar (September 1989). • Member of the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska Bar (November 1989). • Member of United States Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals Bar (June 1991). • Member of Colorado State Bar (July 2000). • Member of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado Bar (January 2003). • Member of the United States Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Bar (August 2011). LEGAL ASSOCIATIONS MEMBERSHIPS, COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIPS, AND OFFICES: • Member of Travelers National Subrogation Leadership Team (2007-08, 2010-12). • Member of Colorado Bar Association Professionalism Committee (2004-05) • Member of Nebraska Bar Association Criminal Practice and Procedure Committee (1999) • Past Treasurer, Vice President, and President of the Sarpy County Bar Association (1993-95) • Member of the Nebraska Bar Association (1989 – 2018) • Member of the Colorado Bar Association (2003-2014) • Nebraska Defense Attorneys Association (NDAA) (1991-1996, 1999-2002) • Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys (NATA) (1994-2002) • Member of the Omaha Bar Association (1992-2002) • Member of the Sarpy County Bar Association (1992-1996) • America Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA) (1996) • American Bar Association (ABA) (1991-1994, 1996-98) PUBLISHED ARTICLES • The Nebraska Lawyer, May/June 2012, Vol 15, No.3, Developments in Nebraska Workers’ CompensationThird Party/Subrogation Litigation. • The Subrogator, Winter 2012, But is it Gross Negligence? • Three articles in NDAA Habeas Corpus, circa 1994-96 PUBLISHED OPINIONS • Montoya v. ICAO, 488 P.3d 314 (Colo. App. 2018) • Sanchez v. ICAO, 411 P.3d 245 (Colo. 2017) • In re Estate of Evertson, 295 Neb. 301, 889 N.W.2d 73 (2016) • In re Estate of Evertson, 23 Neb. App. 734, 876 N.W.2d 678 (2016) • State on Behalf of Hopkins v. Batt, 253 Neb. 852, 573 N.W.2d 425 (1998) • United States v. Padilla-Pena, 129 F.3d 457 (8th Cir. 1997) • Roseberry v. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska, 821 F. Supp. 1313 (1992) TRAINING PRESENATIONS AND PARTICIPATION • Presented at 2-day Travelers Subrogation Worker’s Compensation Mock Trial Symposium in Hartford, Connecticut, 2010. • Presented at 3-day Travelers Large Loss Symposium in Brookfield Wisconsin, 2009. • Presented in Travelers L P& E Mock Expert Deposition Training, 2008 and 2009. • Participated in 3-day Travelers Subrogation Leadership Team Summit in Brookfield, Wisconsin, 2008. • Presented and participated in 3-day Travelers Subrogation Staff Counsel Seminar in Hartford, Connecticut, 2007. • Participated in 3-day Travelers Subrogation Leadership Team Summit in Brookfield, Wisconsin, 2007. • Participated in 3-day Travelers Basic Fire Science Seminar in Hartford, Connecticut, 2007. • Presented Carmack subrogation training online seminar for Travelers’ subrogation professionals and counsel, 2006. • Participant in 4-day St. Paul Travelers Claim Legal National Meeting in Hartford, Connecticut, 2006. • Participant in 3-day St. Paul Travelers Claims Legal Leadership Development Program in Walnut Creek, California, 2005. • Participated in 3-day St. Paul Travelers Advanced Fire Science Seminar in Denver, Colorado, 2005. • Participated in 3-day St. Paul Travelers Subrogation Staff Counsel Seminar in Hartford, Connecticut, 2005. • Presented basic subrogation training seminar for Travelers’ subrogation professionals in Brookfield, Wisconsin, 2003. • Participated in 3-day NITA Deposition Skills Program in Denver, Colorado, 2002. • Participated in Northwestern University School of Law’s Criminal Defense Lawyers Short Course, 1995. • Participated in 3-day NDAA Trial Practice Program, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1993. • Participated in 3-day NITA Trial Advocacy Program in Plymouth, Minnesota, 1991. • University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Instructor of Criminal Procedure at Annex 37 (Offutt AFB), 1992. VOLUNTEER LEGAL AND OTHER ACTIVITIES: • Volunteer Moot Court Judge for Denver University Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition, 2011. • Volunteer Leader for Boy Scout Troup 140, including Scoutmaster, 2004 to 2012. • Volunteer Leader for Cub Scout Pack 140, including Den Leader, 2003 to 2008. • Volunteer Leader for Junior Great Books, 2004-05 and 2010-11. • Volunteer Moot Court Judge for Creighton University School of Law Moot Court Competition, 1997. • Volunteer Team Leader of Boy Scout Law Explorer Post, 1995-96. • Volunteer Teen Court Judge for Sarpy County Teen Court, 1995. • Volunteer Mock Trial Judge for Nebraska High School Mock Trial Project Competition, 1992-98.