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Woodson Randolph Barnhart

Woodson Randolph Barnhart

also known as Randy Barnhart

Practice areas:

Defective and Dangerous Products, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Insurance

About Me

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1974

  1. Defective and Dangerous Products: 50%
    41 years, 68 cases
  2. Insurance: 25%
    41 years, 45 cases
  3. Ethics & Professional Responsibility: 25%
    16 years, 25 cases



Hourly ($350-450/hour), Contingent (33-40%)

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Ricardo Miguel Barrera

    Randy has over 36 years experience going after big auto manufacturers and giant insurance companies which commit bad faith breach of policy. Randy's industry recognition could not be greater: Randy has been selected as a Colorado Super Lawyer in 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 and 2006. Randy is a member of the International Society of Barristers and the American Board of Trial Advocates. Randy was a long-time board member of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association for which he received a Life Time Achievement Award. He is a board member of the Attorneys’ Information Exchange Group, and is a past president of the Colorado Lawyers Committee. Randy is regularly retained by other attorneys in different states and jurisdictions to co-counsel 15-passenger van, auto and tire product liability cases. Randy only accepts clients who are good people who have honest claims.


    Ricardo Barrera Appeals Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • George Steven Bellas

    Randy Barnhart is one of the best lawyers in the United States. He is a dedicated consumer advocate who has fought against automakers to protect consumers against auto defects. He is strong advocate for the injured and has his clients' interests at heart in every case he undertakes.


    George Bellas Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

W. Randolph Barnhart, P.C.

3200 Cherry Creek Drive South
Suite 380
Denver, CO, 80209



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerColorado Super Lawyers2010
Top Attorneys in Colorado5280 Magazine2009
AV Rated for 25 YearsMartindale-Hubbell2009
Product LiabilityBest Lawyers in America2009
Personal InjuryBest Lawyers in America2009
Super LawyerColorado Super Lawyers2009
Top 100 LawyersAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2009
Product LiabilityBest Lawyers in America2008
Product LiabilityBest Lawyers in America2008
Top Attorneys in Colorado5280 Magazine2008
Top 100 LawyersAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2008
Lifetime Achievement AwardColorado Trial Lawyers Association2008
Super LawyerColorado Super Lawyers2008
Top Attorneys in Colorado5280 Magazine2007
Top 100 LawyersAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2007
Leading Plaintiff Lawyers in AmericaLawdragon2007
Product LiabilityBest Lawyers in America2007
Super LawyerColorado Super Lawyers2007
Personal InjuryBest Lawyers in America2006
Super LawyerColorado Super Lawyers2006
Past Chair AwardColorado Lawyers Committee2001
Pro Bono Firm of the YearColorado Lawyers Committee2000
Preeminent LawyersBar Register1999
Pro Bono AwardColorado Bar Association1985

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PrincipalW. Randolph Barnhart, P.C.2006 - Present
PartnerBarnhart, Ekker and McNally, LLP2002 - 2005
PartnerBranney, Hillyard and Barnhart1996 - 2002
PartnerPryor, Carney and Johnson, PC1982 - 2001

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Attorneys Information Exchange GroupBoard of Directors1998 - Present
International Society of BarristersMember1997 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1988 - Present
Colorado Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Hoffman v Ford Motor Company$4,500,000 jury verdict for my client.
Perry v Ford Motor Company, Bridgestone Firestone and Diffee Ford Lincoln MercurySettlement for confidential amount with Ford and Firestone. $9,000,000 verdict against Diffee Ford. Case settled after verdict

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Sturm College of Law, University of DenverLawJD - Juris Doctor1973
Universtiy of ColoradoHistoryBA1967

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention 2010Attack, Deny, Delay: Industry's Playbook for Avoiding Consumer Justice2010