David J. Driscoll

Of Counsel

driscoll@hbcboulder.com
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Experience

David's practice emphasizes complex civil litigation, including plaintiff's personal injury, breach of contract, business disputes, environmental torts, construction defects, professional negligence, trespass, insurance coverage and insurance bad-faith claims.  Prior to entering private practice, he served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Colorado Department of Law's Regulatory Law and Natural Resources Sections.

In his 35+ years of practice, David has represented individual, business and governmental clients in litigation, arbitration and regulatory hearings in a wide variety of proceedings and venues.  He has been admitted pro hac vice in more than thirty states.

David also regularly serves as an arbitrator in business and insurance-related disputes.  In 2007, the American Arbitration Association appointed him to its panel of neutrals.  Since then, he has presided in more than twenty AAA arbitrations, including a complex, 7-figure breach of contract dispute between companies in Colorado and Georgia.

David is a past president and director of the Boulder County Bar Association.  He was a member of the Colorado Supreme Court's Committee that wrote the rules on the use of Magistrates.  He is currently an active member of the Colorado Supreme Court's Attorney Disciplinary Hearing Board.

David is a senior fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America, a national trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one half of one percent of American lawyers.  Fellows are selected based upon their effectiveness as attorneys and their superior ethical reputation.

David spent six years on the Board of Trustees for the Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado and in 2009 won a special award from the Boulder County Bar for his pro bono service.

David has presented continuing legal education lectures at programs sponsored by the Boulder Bar and the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, and has had articles on insurance law and deposition strategies published in Trial Talk.

Outside of work, David enjoys playing finger-style acoustic guitar, riding his bike and reading fiction and history.  He grows cabbages in his garden.

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated.

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

Education

  • J.D., Case Western Reserve University, 1982

  • B.A., Oberlin College, 1977

Bar Admissions / Clerkships

  • Colorado, 1992

  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 1983

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 1990

Memberships / Awards

  • Colorado Bar Association

    • Board of Governors, 2008-2012

  • Boulder County Bar Association

    • President, 2007-2008

  • Senior Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America

  • Colorado Super Lawyers

    • Selected for Business Litigation, General Litigation, Civil Litigation, Environmental Litigation, Personal Injury - General; 2006, 2009-2011, 2019

  • Colorado Best Lawyers, 2016 to present

  • City of Boulder Transportation Advisory Board, 2008-2013; Chair 2012-2013

  • Board of Directors, Commuting Solutions (nonprofit), 2014 to present; Chair 2017-2018