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Malcolm Edward Wheeler

Malcolm Edward Wheeler

Practice areas:

Litigation, Appeals

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Mal Wheeler's practice focuses on large and complex business litigation and product liability litigation, especially nationwide "pattern" litigation, class actions, and major appeals. He has defended manufacturers at trial in several highly publicized cases, including the Pinto criminal prosecution, the Kearns windshield-wiper patent case, the first "no airbag" case tried to verdict, the first defective airbag case tried to verdict, and cases in the medical device, pharmaceutical, chemical, automotive, and appliance industries.  He has briefed and argued cases in the United States Supreme Court, in United States Courts of Appeals, and in state appellate courts throughout the country.


Mr. Wheeler has been the designated media representative for several Fortune 500 companies in connection with major litigation.  In that role, he has appeared on nationally broadcast television programs, including ABC's 20/20, CNN's Burden of Proof, Dateline NBC, and 90 Minutes (a European news show), as well as nationally broadcast radio programs.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1970

  1. Litigation: 80%
  2. Appeals: 20%

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Contact Info

Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell

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

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
COActive199205/31/2015
CAInactive197005/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Personal Injury Litigation, Product Liability LitigationBest Lawyers in America2011
Product Liability - NationalChambers USA2010
Top 10 and Top Point GetterColorado Super Lawyers2010
Top FiveChambers USA2010
Leading Individual, AutomobileChambers USA2010
Civil Litigation DefenseColorado Super Lawyers2010
Personal Injury Litigation, Product Liability LitigationBest Lawyers in America2010
Leading Lawyer, LitigationThe Legal 500 United States2010
Leading Lawyer, LitigationThe Legal 500 United States2009
Personal Injury Litigation, Product Liability LitigationBest Lawyers in America2009
Civil Litigation DefenseColorado Super Lawyers2009
Top 10Colorado Super Lawyers2009
Product Liability - NationalChambers USA2009
Leading Lawyer, LitigationThe Legal 500 United States2008
Top 10Colorado Super Lawyers2008
Lawyer of the Year - Product LiabilityLaw Week Colorado2008
Product Liability - NationalChambers USA2008
Product Liability Advisory CouncilJohn Raleigh Lifetime Achievement Award2008
Personal Injury Litigation, Product Liability LitigationBest Lawyers in America2008
Civil Litigation DefenseColorado Super Lawyers2007
Civil Litigation DefenseColorado Super Lawyers2007
Personal Injury Litigation, Product Liability LitigationBest Lawyers in America2007
Leading Lawyer, LitigationThe Legal 500 United States2007
Product Liability - NationalChambers USA2007
Civil Litigation DefenseColorado Super Lawyers2006
Product Liability - NationalChambers USA2006
Personal Injury Litigation, Product Liability LitigationBest Lawyers in America2006
Product Liability - NationalChambers USA2005
Personal Injury Litigation, Product Liability LitigationBest Lawyers in America2005
Personal Injury Litigation, Product Liability LitigationBest Lawyers in America2004
Personal Injury Litigation, Product Liability LitigationThe Best Lawyers in America2003
Top Ten Trial LawyersThe National Law Journal1998

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American College of Trial LawyersFellowN/A
Colorado Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
American Law InstituteMemberN/A
Product Liability Advisory CouncilMemberN/A
National Institute for Appellate AdvocacyMemberN/A

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stanford Univ Law SchoolN/Alaw1969
Massachusetts Inst of TechN/Aundergraduate1966