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Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Family, Personal Injury, Employment & Labor

About Me

I worked as a Denver Deputy District Attorney for 8 years before going into private practice. I work as a trial lawyer and approach the courtroom with several areas of practice, criminal, personal injury, family law and employment law.


Most recently, I tried Mangus and Colligan v. AMC, LLC and The Lakes at Monaco, LLC in Denver District Court, Colorado, Case No. 09CV3388, the week of September 20, 2010.  A six year old boy drowned in a known dangerous six foot deep pond at the Lakes at Monaco.  His mother had been informed that the ponds were shallow, but they were so treacherous that the fireman who recovered the body needed the assistance of 3 other firemen to get out of the pond.  The defense filed motion after motion which had the effect of making the case difficult to pursue in the pre-trial phase. The jury, however, found zero liability against my plaintiffs and 100% liability against the defendants in awarding the $4,000,000 verdict in only three hours in favor of my clients.


In the civil arena, a number of my cases have been written up in Verdict Search, including Cases of Note in the August 2004 issue. The index lists " Employment - Sexual Harrassment - Hostile Work Environment, Colorado Boss walked around in towel, tried to kiss female employees..." This was Marilyn Ranson v. Paladin Press, No.02-N-1146, U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, Denver, CO. The jury verdict was the maximum compensatory damages under the law and included $50,000 in punitive damages.


 


Another published jury verdict was Neyer et al., v. Warehouse Liquor Mart, No. 01-CV-3399, Arapahoe District Court, Colorado. Here the jury awarded $3,000,000, the exact amount I asked the jury to award, where two innocent children were killed by a drunken driver who had illegally purchased beer from a local liquor store. I hope this sent a strong message to liquor stores that value profit over the safety of our children.


 


The important thing is that I will go to trial to get what is required for justice if settlement negotiations do not produce that result.


 


I do need to put a word about the professional misconduct noted on this site.  It mentions a five month suspension, but in reality, that was never put in effect and I never missed a day of work representing my clients. In that matter, I did not closely supervise an experienced lawyer I had agreed to work with on a case. I was to come in at trial time and do the trial. The other lawyer botched communications and analysis of the law badly and because my name was associated with the case, I was included in the bar review of the matter. It is the only blemish on my professional record. Needless to say, I no longer associated with that lawyer!


 


My philosophy has always been to vigorously represent my clients.  Judges, other lawyers and former clients refer new clients to me and that is the basis of my practice. In all areas of law, strong representation results in justice for individual clients, who are sometimes overwhelmed by the federal and state prosecutors, or insurance companies who are only interested in flooding a civil litigant in paper to protect their profits.


 


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1986

  1. Criminal Defense: 65%
  2. Personal Injury: 15%
  3. Family: 15%
  4. Employment & Labor: 5%

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Erik G Fischer

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Erik Fischer DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Stephen Thomas Craig

    Ron Podboy is probably the most competent Criminal defense lawyer I have come across in my 23 years of practice.

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    Stephen Craig Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Podboy Law Office

675 Kalamath Street.
Denver, CO, 80204

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
COActive198608/30/2015

Professional Misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Suspension Stayed placed on Probation
    issued in CO, 2006

    updated

    Suspension stayed means the attorney has been disciplined, but that the suspension is placed on hold (and ultimately removed) if the attorney complies with probation requirements.

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Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
ownerRonald A. Podboy, P.C.1994 - Present

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Colorado Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Denver Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Colorado Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Colorado Criminal Defense Attorneys AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Mangus v. AMC, LLC and Lakes at Monaco Pointe, LLC Denver District Court Case No. 09CV33884 million dollar verdict for plaintiffs Mangus and Colligan.
Marilyn Ranson v. Paladin Press, US District Court, District of Colorado, Case No. 02-N-1146$100,000 verdict against defendant Paladin Press.
Neyer and Johnson v. Warehouse Liquor Mart, Arapahoe County District Court, Colorado, Case No. 01CV33993 million dollar verdict against defendant Warehouse Liquor Mart.

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Verdict Search NationalPremises Liability - Dangerous Condition - Wrongful Death2010
Colorado Law WeekDangerous Pond Results In Verdict2010
Landman MagazineArctic Environmental Analysis for the Oilfield: The Kuparuk River Unit Waterflood1985
32 New Mexico Law ReviewConstitutional Law: Search and Seizure Involving Non-Suspect Third Parties - Legislative Responses1980
32 New Mexico Business 8The Property Tax - Equity and Protest in New Mexico and California1979

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of New Mexico School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
University of Colorado - BoulderN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1974