Chad A. Atkins Esq.Chad A. Atkins, Esq., is a thoughtful and attentive mediator/arbitrator.  Chad has over 25 years legal experience including evaluating, advising, negotiating, litigating, mediating, arbitrating, trying and demanding or extending authority for the settlement of thousands of bodily injury, industrial, product liability, construction defect and insurance loss claims.
CHAD A. ATKINS, Esq.
Having worked both as a plaintiff’s attorney and an insurance defense attorney gives Chad a broad perspective.  Chad has evaluated and “round tabled” thousands of cases nationwide, and understands case evaluation from the perspective of the plaintiff, defendant, claims adjuster and claims supervisor.  Chad has participated in hundreds of mediations in Colorado as plaintiff counsel, private insurance defense counsel, and as insurance staff defense counsel for multiple Fortune 100 global insurance carriers, and as the Named Partner and Managing Attorney for the state of Colorado for Liberty Mutual/Safeco.  Chad has the expertise, knowledge, skill and patience to help you resolve your dispute.
OTHER EXPERIENCE
As the Managing Attorney for Liberty Mutual/Safeco for the state of Colorado, Chad managed an office of eighteen direct and indirect reports, and an average office caseload of over 400 litigated cases, directing the course of litigation for supervised attorneys.  Chad has tried over 100 disputes personally.  Prior to becoming a lawyer, Chad worked in construction, as a meat packer and as a stage hand. 
MEDIATION FOCUS
Chad’s mediation focus is in the following areas:
CIVIL DISPUTES– As counsel for both plaintiffs and defendants, Chad has litigated, mediated, arbitrated, tried and managed other attorneys in many high value losses.  Cases included businesses, large corporations, and the Colorado State Attorney General’s office.  Specific experience includes:
  • Insurance Disputes
  • Trucking
  • Automobile
  • Motorcycle
  • Boating and other vehicle losses
  • Dram shop claims
  • Premises liability losses
  • Hotel and hospitality industry claims
  • Merchant and restaurant liability claims
  • Fire losses
  • Construction defect losses
  • Skier liability
  • Product liability
  • Professional liability
  • Catastrophic injuries
  • Death claims
INSURANCE DISPUTES – As in-house counsel for two Fortune 100 insurance companies, Chad has litigated, mediated, arbitrated, conducted Examinations Under Oath, tried and managed other attorneys in many high value insurance claims, frequently exceeding $1,000,000.00. Specific experience includes:
  • Bad Faith claims
  • Subrogation claims
COMMERCIAL DISPUTES – Chad has appeared as counsel for many companies in business and commercial losses, and litigated, mediated, arbitrated, tried and managed other attorneys in many high value losses, frequently exceeding $1,000,000.00, with exposure as high as $27,000,000.00. Specific experience includes:
  • Industrial losser
  • Consumer claims
  • Contract disputes
  • Partnership agreement disputes
  • Business dissolution
  • Severance disputes
PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

University of Denver; Denver, Colorado

  • Bachelor of Arts; Social Science consisting of History, Economics, Political Science;
  • Masters International Business; International Trade; Coursework Completed

University of Denver College of Law, Denver Colorado

  • Juris Doctorate; Law; Degree Awarded
Rates

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