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CDLA Annual Conference Sponsors

Please support the following vendors who have registered for the 2021 conference:


DIAMOND Sponsor/Breakout Speaker

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.



Jacqueline Bloink, LLC

Jacqueline Bloink has worked on the business side of healthcare since 1994. She holds an MBA in Healthcare Management and is a Registered Healthcare Information Administrator (RHIA.) These educational degrees coupled with work experience in healthcare and certifications of CFE, CPC, CHC, CPCO and CMRS assist her with complex legal cases involving healthcare fraud and reasonable value of healthcare services. Jacqueline has been a co-contributor/presenter with CMS and the OIG on a national compliance webinar and has presented to peers during national conferences – such as ACFE, AAPC, AMBA and HCCA. She is an adjunct professor for the University of Arizona where she teaches the class she designed on the subject of Healthcare Compliance and Fraud. Recipient of the Arizona ACFE Sentinel Award for Truth Over Self in 2015.



Pike Reporting Company

Pike Reporting Company produces transcripts quickly, accurately and in a more cost-effective manner than other reporting companies. When Covid-19 struck, we were the first reporting company to call for taking depositions remotely (in February of 2020). Since then, we have covered over 40,000 remote depositions and we provided hosting of those depositions for free. To everyone. Our dedicated scheduling team will get to know you on a first name basis and will ensure that reporters are available to you 365 days a year with twenty-four hour scheduling and last minute accessibility. Experience the gold standard in court reporting and litigation support services with Pike Reporting.




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.



DIAMOND Sponsor/Coffee Station/Golf Box Lunches

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.



DIAMOND Sponsor/Friday Night Dinner

Vocational Diagnostics, Inc.

With more than three decades of experience, our team at Vocational Diagnostics, Inc. has garnered a reputation as the leader in medical and vocational forensic damages assessment. We are retained to serve as life care planning and vocational experts and consultants in a variety of plaintiff and defense cases including but not limited to personal injury, medical negligence/malpractice, pediatric, birth injury, toxic torts, environmental injury, product liability, labor and employment, and family law/domestic relations. Working for both plaintiff and defense attorneys enables us to gain a broad perspective of the case and our role. We can determine lost wages, diminished earning capacity, and future care needs for children and adults of all ages.



DIAMOND Sponsor/Coffee Station Sponsor/Exhibitor

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.



GOLD Sponsor/Thursday Night Opening Reception


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.



GOLD Sponsor/Lanyards/ Exhibitor

JS Held

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/WiFi

Forensic Pursuit

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.



SILVER Sponsor/Lunch & Learn/Beverage Cart

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.



SILVER Sponsor/Lunch & Learn

ARCCA Incorporated

We specialize in figuring out what happened, or what could happen, over a wide range of situations and from the viewpoint of multiple technical disciplines. When clients have questions about a project, case, or claim and need an expert to analyze the facts and circumstances, ARCCA can help.



SILVER Sponsor/Registration Bag

Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell LLP

Established in 1998, WTO today numbers more than 90 trial lawyers and litigators. The firm represents sophisticated clients in high-stakes civil trials, appeals, and related litigation ranging from complex commercial to class actions to catastrophic torts.



SILVER Sponsor/Corn Necklace

Complete Business Systems




BRONZE Sponsor/Breakfast

Nelson Forensics

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 or call us at 877-850-8765.



AB Litigation Services

AB Litigation Services. has been part of the Colorado litigation services community since 1960. Over the past 6 decades we have steadily grown into one of the largest and most reputable court reporting and "A-Z" litigation support service firms in Colorado and throughout the U.S. We are large enough to handle the most challenging litigation demands, yet remain a Colorado family-owned and operated business that focuses on providing personalized attention to each of our clients. We are there wherever you need us with national and international coverage.

Court Reporting / eDiscovery / Disclosure Management / Document Services / Process Serving / Transcription / Translation / Interpreting / Jury Consulting / Community Attitude Survey / Community Character Mapping / Trial Presentation / Mediation / Arbitration



BRONZE Sponsor/Breakfast

Young & Associates

We are a full-service Property Damage Consulting Firm, providing Expert Damage Assessment, Cost Estimating, and Project Management services to our clients across the country, to aid them in defining and controlling costs associated with damaged structures.



BRONZE Sponsor/Break

Delta |v| Forensic Engineers

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|.amichener@deltavinc.com



Ponderosa Associates

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.




Nederveld Inc. is an integrity-driven firm that does amazing forensic engineering and fire investigation work. We are known for our multiple service offerings, large coverage area, and great work with outstanding service. Every day we are helping people with component testing, storm-related damage, collision analysis, large and small fire investigations, explosions, product and mechanical evaluations, roofing and structural issues, water intrusion and mold, electrical evaluations, and much, much more.



BRONZE Sponsor/Golf

MDD Forensic Accountants

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 dcorrigan@mdd.com or 303-990-8113.




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.



TriMountain Corporation

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 or call 720-708-4155.



US Legal

Founded in 1996, U.S. Legal Support is a privately held company with over 85 offices located across the United States. As one of the leading providers of litigation services, U.S. Legal Support is the only litigation support company that provides a full suite of court reporting solutions, record retrieval, interpreting & translations, trial services and transcription services to law firms, major corporations and insurance companies nationwide. For more information about U.S. Legal Support, visit the company's website.



BRONZE Sponsor/Horse Rescue Donor

Partners Adjusting Appraisal & Umping Firm

Gary Stevens is founder, owner, and President of Partners Adjusting, Appraisal, and Umpiring Firm LLC. We are an independent insurance claims adjusting company, whos' focus is handling residential and commercial property claims for various insurance companies. We have offices in Wisconsin, Colorado, and Arizona. Mr. Stevens has over 30 years of claim adjusting experience, most of which has been on the independent side. Mr. Stevens also has a vast amount of experience with appraisal disputes, serving as an appraiser or umpire. In the past few years, Mr. Stevens has expanded his property damage evaluation expertise to include costing expert work for law firms. Mr. Stevens was the leading costing expert on two benchmark cases: Sunflower Condominium Association v. Owners Insurance Company, and Dakota Station II Condo Association v. Owners Insurance Company. Mr. Stevens is currently involved with similar cases with various firms.



BRONZE Sponsor/Exhibitor

Thomson Reuters

Do you wish your firm could plan, manage, and execute legal matters with confidence? Thomson Reuters Panoramic makes it possible.



Robson Forensic

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.



MB Structural + Forensics

With over twenty-four years of engineering & construction experience, MB Structural + Forensics (MBSF) provides structural expertise & forensic services to the legal community, including construction defect & property loss claims, premises liability, fire & explosion investigations, and expert witness testimony. In addition, we provide structural engineering & design review services for projects located in Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, Nebraska, Michigan and Wisconsin.

We pride ourselves on delivering thorough, fact-based scientific analysis, design and investigations to our clients, along with exceptional, timely service. Our goal is to not only meet, but exceed client expectations, every time. Visit mbstructuralforensics.com to learn more, or call (303) 746-3306 to discuss your case.




Fraudsniffr is s social media research company found by a 35 year claims professional and a 25 year IT professional specializing in language and SEO. By putting their respective skills together, they developed a company that:

  1. Is 99.7% accurate—We use data points not facial recognition or given name. When you get a report from us you can plan your defense with confidence
  2. Assignments with Fraudsniffr includes access to our data repository. All players in a claim defense get 24/7 access to our findings to accommodate working late or on weekends
  3. You can update social media findings as often as you like, on demand, for the life of claim with a click of a button with no extra cost. Results deliver in roughly 90 seconds
  4. Findings have been deemed self-authenticating in most states
  5. R.O.I. among enterprise clients over 5 years averages 20 to 1.




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.



Vector Scientific, Inc.

Vector Scientific, Inc. (VSI) provides high quality forensic consulting services in the areas of injury biomechanics and accident reconstruction in motor vehicle, sport/recreation, and industrial/occupational accidents. Whether it's a low-speed rear-end collision or a high-profile product liability case, VSI has decades of experience performing advanced analyses that meet the highest scientific standards and qualifications of State and Federal Courts.



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EFI Global

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.



S-E-A Ltd.

­Expert Forensic Engineers and Consultants Since 1970

A powerful resource in litigation for over 50 years, S-E-A is a multi-disciplined forensic engineering, fire investigation, product testing and visualization services company specializing in failure analysis. S-E-A's full-time staff consists of licensed/registered professionals who are experts in their respective fields. S-E-A offers a complete investigative service, including:  marine, mechanical, biomechanical, electrical, civil and materials engineering, as well as fire investigation, industrial hygiene services, toxicology, visualization services and a fully equipped chemical laboratory. The company's Health Sciences Practice is responsible for the testing of medical devices and provides analysis of surgical techniques. Additionally, this division also conducts COVID -19 surface testing for restaurants, retailers, gyms, and other businesses. A Vehicle Dynamics division tests on- and off-road vehicles in addition to conducting autonomous vehicle testing and establishing industry standards. In addition, S-E-A may employ 3D laser scanners and drones to provide support. Should animations, graphics or medical illustrations be needed, S-E-A's Imaging Sciences team can work closely with field staff to clearly depict what really happened. Together, these disciplines interact to provide thorough and independent analysis that will support any subsequent litigation.



Ninyo and Moore

Ninyo and 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 and Moore is committed to being responsive, thorough, technically sound, and active in the business community. Ninyo and 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 and 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

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.



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.



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.



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.




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.



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.




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 our website or call us at 303-220-0300.



Certified Medical Consultants

Certified Medical Consultants is a leader in the IME field. We serve hundreds of clients each month by providing Independent Medical Examination reports utilizing our network of physicians, located throughout the United States. In addition to our IME services, we can also perform Peer reviews, Diagnostic test reviews, Telephonic conferences and more. You may order our services via email, fax or phone.



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December 2, 2021, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The Rally Hotel
(McGregor Square – LoDo)
1600 20th Street, Denver, CO 80202
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Ethics of Working Remotely A review of ABA Formal Ethics Opinions 495 & 498

December 7, 2021, 12:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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CDLA Board of Directors Monthly Meeting

December 7, 2021, 7:00 AM

Writing Workshop #1 Young Defense Lawyers Research and Writing Skills You Need to Succeed

December 9, 2021, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Presented by:
Marilyn Chappell, Sweetbaum Sands Ramming
Brendan Powers, Spies Powers & Robinson
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CDLA Board of Directors Monthly Meeting

January 11, 2022, 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Writing Workshop #2 Young Defense Lawyer Editing Skills You Need to Succeed

January 27, 2022, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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Marilyn Chappell, Sweetbaum Sands Ramming
Brendan Powers, Spies Powers & Robinson
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CDLA Board of Directors Monthly Meeting

February 1, 2022, 7:00 AM

Writing Workshop #3 Young Defense Lawyers Advanced Writing Tips You Need to Succeed

February 24, 2022, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Presented by:

Marilyn Chappell, Sweetbaum Sands Ramming
Brendan Powers, Spies Powers & Robinson
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CDLA Board of Directors Monthly Meeting

March 1, 2022, 7:00 AM

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