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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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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 35%
    29 years, 800 cases
  2. Insurance: 20%
    29 years, 220 cases
  3. Defective Products: 20%
    29 years, 675 cases
  4. Commercial Real Estate: 20%
    29 years, 450 cases
  5. Aviation: 5%
    29 years, 25 cases



Hourly ($350/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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    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. .


    George Hass
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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    I endorse this lawyer. Brett has the ability, the drive and the resourses to take on any complex litigation.


    Michael Mirabella Insurance Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Godfrey Johnson, P.C.

9557 South Kingston Court.
Englewood, CO, 80112

Godfrey & Lapuyade, PC

1740 "H" Dell Range Blvd., #461
Cheyenne, WY, 82009

9557 S Kingston CT
Englewood, CO, 80112



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200607/16/2016
WYAuthorized to practice law198705/29/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Listed in Best Lawyers in America—Personal InjuryBest Lawyers in America2012
Super Lawyer5280 Magazine2012
Listed in Best Lawyers in America—personal InjuryBest Lawyers in America2011
Super Lawyer5280 Magazine2011
Super Lawyer5280 Magazine2010
Listed in Best Lawyers in America—Personal InjuryBest Lawyers in America2010
Listed Best Lawyers in America -- Personal InjuryBest Lawyers in America2009
Super Lawyer5280 Magazine2006
Listing in International Directory of Preeminent CounselMartindale-Hubbell1998
AV rating (highest available)Martindale-Hubbell1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding PartnerGodfrey & Lapuyade1999 - Present
Founding PartnerGodfrey & Associates1995 - Present
Founding PartnerGallo & Godfrey1992 - Present
PartnerMyrick & Godfrey1987 - 1989
Association namePosition nameDuration
Litigation Counsel of AmericaFellow2009 - Present
Lawyer-Pilots Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Colorado Bar FoundationFellow Emeritus2006 - Present
Arapahoe County Bar FoundationFellow2005 - Present
Wyoming Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1987 - Present
Wyoming State BarMember1987 - Present
Denver Bar AssociationMember1987 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationMember1987 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1984 - Present
American Association for JusticeSection Chair—Complex Regional Pain Syndrome2008 - 2009
Colorado Trial Lawyers AssociationSpeaker's Bureau1988 - 1991
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Grant v. Pharmacia & UpjohnCreated new Federal law
Gotfredson v. Larsen, L.P.Summary Judgment for Defendant
Cabs, Inc. v. Hartford Ins. Gp.Summary Judgment for Defendant
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Publication nameTitleDate
Flying MagazineWorst Case Scenario: Surviving Dual Engine Failure Over the Rockies2012
Colorado LawyerRetaliatory Discharge in Workmen's Compensation CasesN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Tulsa College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
University of WyomingChemical EngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Lawyer Pilots Bar Association Annual ConventionConstruction Defect Litigation Strategies2012
Political Debates 2010Debate With State House Representative Spencer Swalm2010
American Association for Justice Annual ConventionComplex Regional Pain Syndrome Litigation2009
AAJ Annual ConventionComplex Regional Pain Syndrome Litigation2007
ATLA Annual ConventionOvercoming Defense Tactics2006
Continuing Education UpdateUsing Technology in the Courtroom2004
Kansas Trial Lawyers Annual ConventionInsurance Bad Faith and Coverage Trial Tactics2002
Continuing CLEUsing Technology In The Courtroom2001