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Brett Marshall Godfrey

Litigation Attorney at Englewood, CO

5.0   2 reviews

About Brett

Learn Brett’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    35%

    35 years, 800 cases

  2. Commercial real estate
    20%
    My experience in commercial litigation includes class action jury trials, complex civil RICO and unfair competition cases, contract disputes tried to verdict and intellectual property infringement and enforcement.

    35 years, 450 cases

  3. Defective and dangerous products
    20%
    I have made law and tried dozens of cases involving product liability claims and assertions of engineering defects.

    35 years, 675 cases

  4. Insurance
    20%
    I have worked on both the plaintiff and defense side of a number of insurance disputes, ranging from coverage determinations in declaratory judgment proceedings to bad faith and related claims.

    35 years, 220 cases

  5. Aviation
    5%
    I have handled air crash cases against pilots, aircraft manufacturers and makers of component parts. I have also represented pilots in FSDO actions.

    35 years, 25 cases

I have devoted my entire life to being the best trial lawyer possible.  My father was a nationally prominent courtroom lawyer, and I decided at the age of about 12 that this was how I wanted to develop my career.  I feel a deep sense of honor and privilege whenever a new client retains me or my firm for an important matter, and I never tire of the challenge of finding new and creative ways of advancing our clients' interests in court, and giving the best possible advise to clients in the privacy of our offices.

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Brett Godfrey at Denver District Court
Brett Godfrey - final argument to jury.
Licensed for 35 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2006
Updated 10/23/2022
State CO
Status Active
Acquired 1987
Updated 10/04/2022
State WY
Status Active
Acquired 1987
Updated 10/07/2022
State PA
Status Inactive
Acquired 2015
Updated 12/04/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Brett

Godfrey Johnson, P.C.
9557 South Kingston Court.
Englewood, CO, 80112
Godfrey & Lapuyade, PC
1740 "H" Dell Range Blvd., #461
Cheyenne, WY, 82009
Brett Marshall Godfrey
9557 S Kingston CT
Englewood, CO, 80112
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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | February 12, 2013
Elite of the Elite
As Vice President and Corporate Counsel for an insurance company I hired hundreds of law firms in 25 years of professional experience. Brett Godfrey and his firm is the elite of the elite. He knows how to bring cases to a conclusion in the quickest and best possible manner. He was without peer in his litigation skills. His approach to each case is thoroughly analyzed and iimmediately put in posture to settle--or litigate. Legal skills combined with most impressive ethics make this a unique firm.
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Posted by Raymond | September 1, 2009
The Best Attorney I hired out of Hundreds of Firms
In 25 years of General Counsel work, expert witness work and hiring hundreds for firms for all kinds of litigation, Brett Godfrey is the cream of the crop. His best recommndation is he knows how to get cases resolved. His intelligence and imagination to litigation are unequaled and he combines a cocker spaniel approach with a rottweiler bite---especially if the case requires litigation. Yourr website below is limiting------- I have worked with Godfrey on many types of cases.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • Godfrey & Lapuyade
  • 1999 - Present
  • Founding Partner
  • Godfrey & Associates
  • 1995 - Present
  • Founding Partner
  • Gallo & Godfrey
  • 1992 - Present
  • Partner
  • Myrick & Godfrey
  • 1987 - 1989
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Education

  • University of Tulsa College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • University of Wyoming
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1983

Legal Cases

  • Larimer County v. Neenan, et al
  • $14.8 Million settlement for Godfrey's client, Larimer County
  • Del Campo v. ACCS
  • Defense verdict for Godfrey's client
  • Coffee v. Handleman
  • $3 Million verdict for Godfrey's client
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Associations

  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • Fellow
  • 2009 - Present
  • Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Foundation
  • Fellow Emeritus
  • 2006 - Present
  • Arapahoe County Bar Foundation
  • Fellow
  • 2005 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • Wyoming State Bar
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Section Chair—Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • Speaker's Bureau
  • 1988 - 1991
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • 5280 Magazine
  • 2012
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America—Personal Injury
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • 5280 Magazine
  • 2011
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America—personal Injury
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • 5280 Magazine
  • 2010
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America—Personal Injury
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2010
  • Listed Best Lawyers in America -- Personal Injury
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • 5280 Magazine
  • 2006
  • AV rating (highest available)
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1998
  • Listing in International Directory of Preeminent Counsel
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1998
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Publications

  • Flying Magazine
  • Worst Case Scenario: Surviving Dual Engine Failure Over the Rockies
  • 2012
  • Colorado Lawyer
  • Retaliatory Discharge in Workmen's Compensation Cases
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • Lawyer Pilots Bar Association Annual Convention
  • Construction Defect Litigation Strategies
  • 2012
  • Political Debates 2010
  • Debate With State House Representative Spencer Swalm
  • 2010
  • American Association for Justice Annual Convention
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Litigation
  • 2009
  • AAJ Annual Convention
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Litigation
  • 2007
  • ATLA Annual Convention
  • Overcoming Defense Tactics
  • 2006
  • Continuing Education Update
  • Using Technology in the Courtroom
  • 2004
  • Kansas Trial Lawyers Annual Convention
  • Insurance Bad Faith and Coverage Trial Tactics
  • 2002
  • Continuing CLE
  • Using Technology In The Courtroom
  • 2001
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Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (2)
Endorse Brett
Insurance Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked closely with Brett on very complicated insurance matters. His knowledge of the law, his creativity, his advocacy skills and his tenacity are among the many reasons I wholeheartedly endorse him. ."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Brett has the ability, the drive and the resourses to take on any complex litigation."
Criminal defense