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John Robert Trigg

John Robert Trigg

Practice areas:

Class Action, Commercial, Defective and Dangerous Products, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Lawsuits & Disputes

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About Me

Mr. Trigg's national litigation practice focuses on complex business litigation, product liability, and class actions.  He represents major corporate defendants as national trial counsel and has tried cases to juries in many state and federal courts during his career.  He also focuses on risk-management and design and analysis of document retention and control programs.  Additionally, Mr. Trigg handles large and frequent claims arising out of alleged recurrent design, manufacturing defects, or recall problems.  Active in numerous bar organizations, Mr. Trigg is past president of Lawyers for Civil Justice and past president and chairman of the board of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel.  He is a former member of the board of directors of the Defense Research Institute.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.  In 2001 he was awarded the Outstanding Alumnus Award by the University of Denver College of Law.  In 2003 he received the first Lifetime Achievement award from the Denver Business Journal's Best of the Bar.  Mr. Trigg is consistently included in lawyer ranking directories such as Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, and Colorado Super Lawyers.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1964

  1. Lawsuits & Disputes: 20%
  2. Ethics & Professional Responsibility: 20%
  3. Defective and Dangerous Products: 20%
  4. Commercial: 20%
  5. Class Action: 20%

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Contact Info

WHEELER TRIGG O'DONNELL LLP

370 Seventeenth Street
Suite 4500
Denver, CO, 80202-5647

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
COActive196405/31/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Commercial Litigation, Product Liability LitigationBest Lawyers in America2011
Top 50Colorado Super Lawyers2010
Colorado Super LawyerColorado Super Lawyers2010
Product Liability - NationalChambers USA2010
Litigation: Product Liability and Mass Tort DefenseThe Legal 500 United States2010
Commercial Litigation, Product Liability LitigationBest Lawyers in America2010
Colorado Super LawyerColorado Super Lawyers2009
Product Liability - NationalChambers USA2009
Litigation: Product Liability and Mass Tort DefenseThe Legal 500 United States2009
Commercial Litigation, Product Liability LitigationBest Lawyers in America2009
Litigation: Product Liability and Mass Tort DefenseThe Legal 500 United States2008
Colorado Super LawyersColorado Super Lawyers2008
Commercial Litigation, Product Liability LitigationBest Lawyers in America2008
Product Liability - NationalChambers USA2008
Colorado Super LawyersColorado Super Lawyers2007
Chambers USAChambers USA2007
Legal 500 United States - LitigationLegal 500 United States2007
Colorado Corporate Counsel Black Book, Product LiabilityColorado Corporate Counsel Black Book2007
Colorado Super LawyersColorado Super Lawyers2006
Chambers USAChambers USA2006
Who's Who of Business Lawyers, Product Liability SectionWho's Who Legal2005
Chambers USAChambers USA2005
AV ratedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Lifetime Achievement AwardDenver Business JournalN/A

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American College of Trial LawyersFellowN/A
United States District Court for the District of Colorado Committee on ConductMemberN/A
Lawyers for Civil JusticeBoard of DirectorsN/A
Lawyers for Civil JusticePast PresidentN/A
Defense Research InstituteFormer MemberN/A
Federation of Insurance and Corporate CounselPast President and ChairmanN/A
Denver Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Colorado Defense Lawyers AssociationSecretaryN/A
Colorado Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Trial Attorneys of AmericaMemberN/A
Association of Defense Trial AttorneysMemberN/A
International Directory of Product LiabilityMemberN/A

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Denver College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1963
University of ColoradoFinanceBS - Bachelor of Science1961

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Product Liability Advisory Council Spring ConferenceProtecting Your Company in Global Product Litigation Concerning Foreign Imports, What Happens When the Attorney General Gets Involved?2008
Product Liability Advisory CouncilUnfair Competition Laws and Attorney General Investigations2005
Trial Attorneys of AmericaTruth v. Perception, Personal Litigation Experience (Media Influence on Litigation)2004
Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel's Corporate Counsel SymposiumPrivileges and Protections Under Assault2004
Defense Research InstituteLitigation Theories of the Future2004
Faculty of Federal AdvocatesPowerpoint in the Courtroom2002