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John Vaught's practice emphasizes complex commercial litigation, including securities fraud class actions, corporate governance issues, liability and director and officer insurance disputes, trade secrets, intellectual property, commercial, antitrust, and insurance class action matters.  In addition, Mr. Vaught has substantial litigation, mediation, and trial experience in the federal courts and in Colorado involving complex commercial litigation, including the defense of class action litigation.


Practice areas


  1. Class Action: 25%
  2. Intellectual Property: 25%
  3. Securities Offerings: 25%
  4. Commercial Real Estate: 25%

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Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell

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


TXNot Eligible to Practice - Administrative197801/09/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Commercial Litigation, Insurance LawBest Lawyers in America2011
Commercial Litigation, Insurance LawBest Lawyers in America2010
Top 50Colorado Super Lawyers2010
Colorado Super LawyerColorado Super Lawyers2010
Best Lawyers in America, Insurance LawBest Lawyers in America2009
Colorado Super LawyerColorado Super Lawyers2009
Top 50Colorado Super Lawyers2008
Colorado Super LawyersColorado Super Lawyers2008
Commercial Litigation, Insurance LawBest Lawyers in America2008
Best Lawyers in America, Insurance LawBest Lawyers in America2007
Colorado Super LawyersColorado Super Lawyers2007
Colorado Super LawyersColorado Super Lawyers2006
Best of the BarDenver Business Journal2005
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University of Colorado Trial Advocacy ProgramMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Tort and Ins. L.J.Will Rule 23 Stand in the Way of an Otherwise Fair Glass Action Settlement?1998
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
St. Marys University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
Stephen F. Austin State UniversityBusiness and EconomicsBS - Bachelor of Science1969
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The Network of Trial Law FirmsRecent Developments Under Rule 232003
National Institute for Trial AdvocacyJury Selection or Jury Exclusion: A Short Lesson in Effective Voir Dire2001
Securities Subsection of the Colorado Bar AssociationTop Ten Developments in Securities Litigation1998
National Institute for Trial AdvocacyMaking Expert Witness Testimony Persuasive1998