CDLA Annual Conference Sponsors
Please support the following vendors who have registered for the 2019 conference:
Diamond Sponsor / Breakout Speaker
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.
Diamond Sponsor / Monday Night Dinner
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.
Diamond Sponsor / Bourbon Tasting / Golf
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 Sponsor / Coffee Station
Judicial Arbiter Group
The JAG staff of arbiters is composed exclusively of former judges, who bring a wealth of dispute resolution and litigation management experience. Our mission is to provide the legal and business communities, on a local and national basis, with quality, cost effective, efficient and wide-ranging professional dispute resolution, litigation assistance and education programs. Tens of thousands of individuals and businesses have benefited from our effective alternative dispute resolution and litigation management services.
Gold Sponsor / Lanyards
J.S. Held is a global multidisciplinary consulting firm specializing in construction consulting, property damage assessments, surety services, engineering consulting, environmental health & safety services, builders risk, project & program management, and construction defect.
Our team is a multi-talented group of professionals who collectively bring years of technical field experience to provide consulting services in construction and related fields. Our collaborative spirit puts us in a unique position to offer clients the highest level of technical expertise and unsurpassed client service. Our understanding of how projects are both planned and built and our uncompromising commitment to our clients ensures our position as one of the leading construction and environmental consulting firms in the world.
Silver Sponsor / Wi-Fi
Robson Forensic Inc. is an integrated team of forensic engineers, architects, scientists and fire investigators. Our experts include civil, construction, mechanical, structural and electrical engineers, architects and certified fire investigators. Our firm is dedicated to providing high quality investigations, reports and testimony to assist in the resolution of disputes and litigation.
In every area of our practice, we believe our clients are best served by the truth. Sound technical solutions lead to satisfactory case resolutions.
Hotel Key Card Sponsor
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Bronze Sponsor / Lunch & Learn
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.
Bronze Sponsor / Breakfast
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.
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Bronze Sponsor / Breakfast
Forensic Pursuit provides expert computer forensic investigation, preventative forensic, e-discovery and educational services to attorneys, businesses and individuals worldwide. Established in 2006, Forensic Pursuit has become a leader in emerging forensic technology, setting standards of excellence at every level.
From Kuwait to London, Denver to Dallas, Forensic Pursuit follows strict procedures with every investigation to ensure future admissibility of evidence. All Forensic Pursuit are CHFI and EnCE certified computer forensic investigators.
Bronze Sponsor / Breakfast
A powerful resource in litigation for more than 45 years, S-E-A, Ltd. is a multi-disciplined engineering and fire investigation company specializing in failure analysis. Our full-time, court qualified staff consists of over 200 mechanical, biomechanical, electrical, metallurgical and civil engineers, as well as fire investigators, industrial hygienists, environmental/health & safety specialists, as well as an in-house visualization services group. These disciplines interact to provide thorough and independent analyses that will support any subsequent litigation. Losses can be assigned 24 hours a day to any of our 11 offices by calling 800-782-6851 or visiting www.SEAlimited.com.
Bronze Sponsor / Breakfast
Biodynamic Research Corporation
BRC specializes in the forensic analysis of how injuries are caused. Using engineering and medical science, we objectively answer two primary questions: did an injury occur and, if so, did the injury occur as alleged? In this effort, BRC employs qualified biomechanics who have MD and/or PhD degrees and extensive experience in collision investigation and injury tolerance as well as professional engineers trained in crash reconstruction. Recognizing that many are facing increasing financial pressures, BRC provides a broad range of qualified consultants to accommodate most working budgets.
Bronze Sponsor / Breakfast
Donan is a full-service, world class forensic investigation firm with offices throughout the United States. Their services include forensic engineering, fire investigation, component testing, UAV services, and litigation support.
Since 1947 Donan has provided first-rate expertise, conclusive answers, and superior insights through innovation. Their mission is to provide conclusive, unbiased and accurate forensic investigation services with the fastest turnaround time and best customer service in the industry.
Bronze Sponsor / Beverage Golf Cart
Advanced Engineering Investigations Corporation
The licensed engineers and consultants at Advanced Engineering Investigations Corporation have over 100 years combined experience in the forensic field.
Founded in 2005, our experts have performed investigations in all 50 States. We have technical expertise in areas including explosions, electrical failure analysis, fires, fire suppression systems, civil and structural assessments and carbon monoxide incidents - just to name a few!
Our clients include propane and natural gas companies, gas appliance manufacturers, law firms, insurance carriers and the transportation industry.
Bronze Sponsor / Golf
LexisNexis Legal & Professional is a leading global provider of legal, regulatory and business information and analytics that help customers increase productivity, improve decision-making and outcomes, and advance the rule of law around the world. We help lawyers win cases, manage their work more efficiently, serve their clients better and grow their practices. We assist corporations in better understanding their markets, monitoring their brands and competition, and in mitigating business risk.
Bronze Sponsor / Break
PCD Engineering, Inc.
Mechanical HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical and Fire Protection Experts and Consultants Since 1999, PCD Engineering is a recognized leader in creating and maintaining high performance buildings and performing smart, accurate and comprehensive forensic investigations. Collectively our senior engineering staff - Owner - Peter D’Antonio, PE; Vice President - David Olson, PE, and Director of Engineering - Ken Caudle, PE have decades of experience in all aspects of mechanical and electrical building construction design, commissioning, operation and consulting.
David Olson, who grew up and studied in Colorado, earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Colorado. David is the Engineer of Record for over 3,300 HVAC, Plumbing and Fire Protection projects conducted during his tenure as a practicing mechanical engineer, engineering firm Owner and building performance consultant. His experience and knowledge of mechanical system design, construction and system operation provides a natural foundation for the expert consulting and forensic engineering that he provides. Dave has provided extensive defense and plaintiff services for all phases of dispute resolution and litigation support. He is detailed, very thorough and organized with the written reports he produces. He understands the importance of defending all statements included within documents he authors. He appreciates the need to complete all assignments on time and for reasonable costs. Dave, an ASHRAE Fellow, applies seasoned engineering judgment from initial discussions and document review, through site investigation and testing services, culminating in complete, objective, unbiased, clear and conclusive documentation. Dave has consistently provided confident and effective testimony within settlement conferences, depositions and trial and arbitration appearances.
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Bronze Sponsor / Yoga
Cyopsis is an industry leader in data collection, investigation, analysis, and discovery production. We do much more than solve problems; our skills and insights can also prevent them. Our team brings decades of experience in a wide range of industries and complex matters, from sensitive government investigations to corporate operations and civil and criminal litigation. Our services include the full scope of the EDR Model and more: ESI identification and mapping, forensic preservation and processing of all types of data; complex computer forensics analysis; early case assessment; hosted review platform with advanced analytics; full litigation and trial support; expert witness support; data breach response; and a full range of investigative and technical countermeasures.
JAMS mediators and arbitrators successfully resolve cases ranging in size, industry and complexity, typically achieving results more efficiently and cost effectively than through litigation. JAMS neutrals are skilled in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes including mediation, arbitration, special master, discovery referee, project neutral, and dispute review board work.
Delta |v| Forensic Engineering
In the aftermath of a motor vehicle accident, you need a forensic engineering firm that can act fast—without sacrificing accuracy. At DELTA |v|, our rapid response teams are ready to deploy, whenever and wherever collisions happen. We combine unmatched forensic expertise and objectivity with groundbreaking technology to bring our clients the fastest and most precise insights available. Our team has investigated thousands of accidents around the country, translating evidence into compelling testimony and helping clients through every step of the legal process. When time and accuracy matter most, trust DELTA |v|.
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.
Envista Forensics, formerly PT&C|LWG, is a global provider of Forensic Engineering, Fire & Explosion Investigation, Building Consulting, Equipment Restoration and Digital forensics services. Envista has served the insurance, legal and risk management industries since 1984. Our experts travel globally from more than 30 offices located across the U.S., Canada, Latin America, the U.K. and Singapore. | envistaforensics.com
Matson Driscoll & Damico LLP
MDD's forensic accountants provide litigation services and expert witness testimony in courts, arbitrations and mediations around the world. Time and again, our assessments have stood up to the scrutiny of cross-examination, making our firm the choice of legal professionals around the world. For more information, contact Dennis Corrigan, CPA at email@example.com or 303-990-8113.
EFI Global provides forensic engineering, failure analysis, fire investigation, accident reconstruction, environmental and laboratory testing services. Our experts analyze the facts and provide clients with detailed results and reliable conclusions that can withstand the challenge of litigation. We have more than 50 service centers across North America, and over 450 multi-disciplined experts ready to respond globally. We can be reached 24/7 at 1-888-888-2467. Assignments are also accepted online at www.EFIGlobal.com
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.
Baker Tilly is a leading advisory, tax and assurance firm whose specialized professionals guide clients through an ever-changing business world, helping them win now and anticipate tomorrow.
VSI Forensics (Vector Scientific, Inc.)
VSI provides high quality forensic consulting services in the areas of injury biomechanics and accident reconstruction in automobile, sport/recreation, and industrial/occupational accidents.
VSI was formed in 2001 to create a forensic science consulting firm to provide the complementary services of injury biomechanics and accident reconstruction; conduct original research related to these fields of science; responsibly apply and effectively communicate the science; do business in an ethical manner; and provide outstanding customer service.
The VSI team has decades of experience in injury biomechanics and accident reconstruction analyses, testing, modeling, original scientific research, and trial testimony.
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.
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.
ProNet Group is a full service forensic engineering and construction defect consulting firm with on-staff experts specializing in structural and civil engineering evaluations for construction defect and property damage claims, electrical and mechanical engineering analysis for product liability claims, and fire O&C investigations for property, heavy equipment, and vehicles. From our regional office in Denver, ProNet experts cover all of Colorado and surrounding states. Call us at (800) 216-7268 or visit us online at www.pronetgroup.com.
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.
Founded in 1980, JENSEN HUGHES, Inc. is a global company headquartered in Baltimore, MD. As one of the largest fire protection and life safety engineering and consulting firms with offices worldwide, JENSEN HUGHES is able to provide the support and responsiveness that our clients need. Our technical experts stay on the cutting edge of evolving fire and life safety codes and regulations and are able to provide timely and accurate consulting and design services. We remain committed to providing our clients with cost-effective, high quality services that are crucial to the protection of life, property, and the environment.
Marshall Investigative Group
Marshall Investigative Group is a recognized leader in fraud investigations with over thirty years of experience throughout North America, Canada and Mexico. Our end to end investigation services utilizes the latest technologies to service and provide our clients with the most comprehensive investigation solutions in the industry. Our goal is to exceed your expectations by providing prompt, thorough and accurate information whether that be to establish proper reserves or to document claimant activities. We conduct our investigative business with the highest degree of integrity, confidentiality, and productivity with our unsurpassed talent of private investigators. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois with regional offices in North Carolina, Atlanta, Colorado, Arizona, and New York we ensure results anytime, anywhere.
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.
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.
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.
Sellon Forensics Inc.
Specialist in ELECTRICAL forensic engineering services for law firms, insurance companies, and manufacturers since 1994. Man made products to Nature made lightning. Low voltage to high voltage. Licensed engineer in 29 states. www.selloninc.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or 720-320-6634
ExamWorks, Inc. is a leading provider of independent medical examination, peer review and related services. We help clients manage costs by verifying the validity, nature, cause and extent of claims and providing fast, efficient, quality IME services. ExamWorks’ panel of medical experts is subject to rigorous credentialing requirements and primary source verification. ExamWorks’ Virtual Private Cloud Computing Platform and Services embody the industry’s most rigorous controls for the protection and security of customers’ confidential information.
Owned and operated by former litigation attorney Ingrid Vinci, Search4Experts takes the time to understand your case and locate relevant, qualified experts to address your needs. Unlike its competitors, Search4Experts does not charge a service fee for its expert locator services. We can locate any type of expert you may need. Please visit our website, www.search4experts.com, for more information.
Fay Engineering Corporation
Fay Engineering Corporation, based in Denver, Colorado, provides Accident Investigation, Computer Graphics, Testing and Expert Witness Testimony for the legal and insurance professions since 1971.
We specialize in, but are not limited to Automotive Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Structural Engineering and Civil Engineering, as well as Fire and Gas Explosion investigations. We also provide risk management tools through our interactive vehicle safety training programs.
Our experts are here to assist. They have in-depth experience providing assistance with planning data collection/preservation, developing ESI Protocols, disputing broad requests, disputing poor productions, performing forensic investigations, and more…
Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.
Since 1983, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. has built and maintained a reputation of quality, reliability, and integrity in service to its clients. Our staff of forensic professionals is dedicated to fast, efficient response and delivering a product of uncompromising quality. We have a local office in Denver, and 29 offices across the country to assist you with your forensic needs. Please contact us at 720-488-8710.
Hunter + Geist, Inc.
Hunter + Geist is Denver's premier full-service court reporting, legal videography, and videoconferencing firm. We have been serving the Denver legal community for over 30 years. We specialize in realtime reporting with 13 certified realtime reporters. Our court reporters' expertise is unparalleled. Hunter + Geist, Inc., provides attorneys and paralegals with state-of-the-art litigation support, as well as timely and accurate transcripts. We understand the demands placed on our clients in their day-to-day work, and we provide the necessary tools to be a successful part of a legal team. At Hunter + Geist, we are proud of our outstanding client support. We consistently provide the Denver legal community with the latest trends in the industry. It is our goal to meet and exceed the expectations of our clients. We welcome the opportunity to work alongside you, and we strive to build on the lasting relationships we've developed with our clientele.
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.
Braddy Investigative Group
When you partner with Braddy Investigative Group, no undertaking is too complex, and no detail too small to merit consideration. Over the years, we’ve been instrumental in lending a discreet and accurate investigative approach that translates into conclusive results, which are vital to meeting the expectations of our clients.
Do you wish your firm could plan, manage, and execute legal matters with confidence? Thomson Reuters Panoramic makes it possible.
RIVET Engineering Group
RIVET provides engineering services in three primary service lines: Consulting, Design and Forensics. Our professionally licensed and experienced engineers provide down-to-earth solutions for clients needing assistance with new or proposed construction projects as well as clients seeking assistance with existing property issues.
The professional Engineers and Architects at WERC are available to assist you in evaluating structural damage, code compliance issues, standard of care claims and liability allocation all types of structures, including, high-rise offices, schools, single and multi-family residences, bridges, hospitals, storage facilities, and much more.
InSight Investigative Services
Insight Investigative Services is a Colorado based full service investigation firm. We offer a variety of investigative services for businesses, attorneys, the insurance industry, HR/risk managers and private individuals to assist with their legal, financial and personal problems.
ION Medical Designs
ION Medical Designs expertly conveys complex concepts through visual aids for litigation. Our demonstratives have been helping our clients win for over a decade through collaboration, careful attention to scientific accuracy and high visual standards. Confidently walk into mediation or trial with clear convincing graphics and uncompromising quality. We provide custom medical illustrations, interactive applications, animations, iPad applications and augmented reality applications. To see some samples of our work please check out our website at www.ionmedicaldesigns.com
Summit Litigation Support
Colorado Care Consultants
Yolanda is Clinically active in Emergency Department care for 30+ years for infants, pediatrics, adults and geriatrics; Trauma, Cardiac, Neurology, Surgical, EMTALA and general Emergency Care. She has reviewed more than 115 cases. Plaintiff and defense. Access to a large group of various types of Experts. Will give verbal or written reports, timelines, correlation of care and as per requests. Experience with 15 depositions, and 2 trials.
Yolanda's cases - depositions - trials have included care related to: Strokes, cardiac, triage, pediatrics, meningitis, sepsis, sub arachnoid hemorrhage, abdominal aortic aneurysm, falls, motor vehicle or motorcycle accidents, wounds and bandaging, wrongful death, missed diagnosis, failure of RN to report to MD regarding patient condition, medication errors, EMTALA, nursing errors, standards of care and trauma. Expert referrals as needed. More than 115 case reviews, 15+ depositions and 2 trials Emergency Department RN for 30+ years. Knowledgeable about all aspects of Hospital Care and Standards of Care for Physicians, Nurses and ancillary personnel.
CDLA and CTLA Legal Professionalism CLE and Reception
October 23, 2019, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Everything You Need to Know about Defending Charges before the EEOC and the CCRD in 2019
October 30, 2019, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2020 Annual Conference - Snowmass Colorado
July 30, 2020, 4:00 PM