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Bart A Costello Jr.

Car accident Attorney at Boulder, CO

5.0   5 reviews

also known as Bartley Costello

  • State Years
    Colorado - CO 39 years
    Oregon - OR 41 years
  • Licensed for 39 years
    State CO
    Acquired 1984
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 41 years
    State OR
    Acquired 1982
    Status
    Resigned No misconduct found

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

About Bart

Learn Bart’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    50%
    Car Accidents, Truck Accidents, Brain Injury, Motorcycle Accidents, Bicycle Accidents, Slip and Falls. Exceptional legal and financial outcomes for those injured in the Boulder, Denver, Fort Collins, Colorado

    40 years, 1,500 cases

  2. Brain injury
    20%

  3. Motorcycle accident
    10%

  4. Trucking accident
    10%

  5. Personal injury
    5%
    Car Accidents, Truck Accidents, Brain Injury, Motorcycle Accidents, Bicycle Accidents, Slip and Falls. Exceptional legal and financial outcomes for those injured in the Boulder, Denver, Fort Collins, Colorado Springs, and surrounding areas.

    40 years

  6. Slip and fall accident
    5%

It's not about me. 

It's about the gratitude I feel every day for the remarkable people, events, and teachers who influenced my fortunate life. Clink on:   to see these people and events.

Thank you to all of my teachers, mentors and friends. I endeavor every day to reflect your profound commitment and integrity in the practice of law.

– Bart Costello, September, 2015  

 

 

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EXCEPTIONAL LEGAL, FINANCIAL, AND REAL LIFE OUTCOMES FOR THOSE INJURED THROUGH NO FAULT OF THEIR OWN IN BOULDER, DENVER, FORT COLLINS AND THROUGHOUT COLORADO.

Location

Law Office of Bartley Costello, PC
2037 16th St
Boulder, CO, 80302-5402
Law Office of Bartley A. Costello, Jr,. P.C.
2037 16th Street
Boulder, CO, 80302-5402
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Reviews

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Posted by Tanja Asmus | March 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
High calibre Lawyer: Intelligent, persistent, and compassionate
From the very first meeting with Bart, I felt like I was in the best hands possible. He listened and cared about the impacts on my health and well due to the accident. He always made sure I understood the details of my case and took the time to break down the legalize for me to grasp. He responded to my calls and emails promptly, and was persistent and relentless with the insurance companies. I knew he had my best interests at heart and bent over backwards to make sure I was compensated well. I highly recommend Bart to anyone needing legal assistance.
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Posted by Mackailee | March 7, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Auto accident
After being in a serious car accident I started getting a lot of calls from insurance adjusters. A family friend who was hit on his motorcycle highly recommended Bart Costello. Bart was very kind and compassionate and understood what I was going through. He got me way more money than I ever expected. Bart Costello responded to my calls and emails quickly and was quite persistent with the insurance companies. They seem to know him and his trial results so they settled with us. Bart Costello was great.
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Posted by Brian | January 12, 2016
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Bicycle vs Auto Accident
I was referred to Bart after being involved as the cyclist in a bicycle vs auto accident. I was uncertain about engaging a personal injury attorney given the negative perceptions of "'ambulance chasers" but Bart is a highly regarded attorney for good reason. Bart clearly explained the process for managing the claim with the insurance companies to neutralize their strategy to delay and minimize the settlement. Insurance companies do not want to go to trial when the claimant is represented by someone as competent as Bart and because of Bart's long history of proven success in personal injury litigation my case was settled for the maximum amount of $100,000 without the expense of a trial. Beyond his professional competence, Bart is truly passionate and concerned about a fair outcome for his clients and is very conscientious in his preparation and communications ensuring that there were no delays or missteps. I highly recommend Bart Costello as a personal injury attorney.
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Posted by Kim | January 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bart is thoughtful, insightful, and considerate of your needs.
Bart helped me after a car accident that created a mild brain injury and other physical injuries. He was considerate of our present needs and concerns, offered good counsel for future considerations, and respected our choices. He is friendly and easy to talk to as well.
Posted by Shannon | September 22, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Motorcycle--Auto
Bart was the most through professional attorney I have ever used.He was one of the first people I remember when I woke up in the hospital and the last person when the nightmare of my motorcycle accident was over. Bart was able to obtain the full $100,000 policy limits with no lawsuits. State Farm new Bart and did not want to try the case against him given past high verdicts. He followed my case from the first day he was attentive and always returned calls to myself or my Wife until every bill was paid and all of the insurance companies paid what was owed! Every penny was accounted for!! Bart is the first person I would call if myself or any of my family members were to be in an accident. S.L.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-33%

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Advisor - Multiple Commercial Real Estate Corporations
  • 2825 Marine Street, LLLP (and others)
  • 2000 - Present
  • Founder
  • The Law Office of Bartley A. Costello, Jr., P.C. Boulder, Colorado
  • 1985 - Present
  • Public Defender
  • Denver Public Defender's Office
  • 1984 - 1985
  • Associate
  • Personal Injury Law Office, Boulder, CO
  • 1983 - 1984
  • Law Clerk
  • LIrtzman and Nehls, PC Boulder, Colorado
  • 1982 - 1983
  • Law Clerk, Nationally Recognized Medical Malpractice Attorney
  • Cooney and Crew, P.C.
  • 1980 - 1982
  • Director Consumer Affairs Office
  • District Attorney's Office
  • 1975 - 1978
  • Director of Consumer Affairs
  • Boulder County District Attorney's Office
  • 1975 - 1978
  • California Land Conservation Act Research
  • Private Paralegal
  • 1973 - 1974
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Education

  • National Psychodrama Training Center
  • Storm Mountain Center, Rapid City, South Dakota
  • 2011
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • 30 day Residency College
  • 1998
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • Instructor (1999 to 2003)
  • 1993
  • Los Angeles College of Chiropractic
  • Auditing Attendee
  • 1988
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy
  • Graduate
  • 1987
  • The National Institute for Trial Advocacy
  • Diploma Advanced Trial Advocacy Skills
  • 1987
  • The National Institute for Trial Advocacy Skills
  • Diploma for Trial Advocacy
  • 1985
  • Lewis & Clark Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • School of Business, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1975
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Colorado Supreme Court: ALLSTATE INS. CO. v. COLLINS, 805 P.2d 431 (1991), Supreme Court of Colorado, En Banc.
  • Client prevailed. Allstate stamped “DENIED” on my client’s $700 medical bill, causing this lawsuit. Based upon this case, and another extensive case, new law emerged making it much harder for Colorado auto insurers to DENY payment of medical bills.
  • Colorado Court of Appeals: COLLINS v ALLSTATE INS. CO., No. 88CA1058 (Aug. 24, 1989)
  • Client prevailed. The insurance industry appealed our win here to Colorado Supreme Court. The Supreme Court later sided with us, requiring Colorado auto insurers to NOT DENY medical bills arising from auto collisions or face serious consequences.
  • Pastore v. University of Colorado; Boulder District Court, Boulder, Colorado
  • Jury verdict for client. $860,000 including interest and costs. CU’s insurer’s settlement offer before trial: $10,000 for years, then $25,000 3 days before trial. The jury verdict was $835,000 HIGHER than final offer before trial.
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Associations

  • Supreme Court of Colorado
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1987 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • Colorado Supreme Court
  • Attorney Member
  • 1984 - Present
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 1999 - 2003
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • Student
  • 1998 - 1998
  • Boulder County Bar Association
  • Volunteer - Habitat for Humanity
  • 1997 - 1997
  • Boulder County Bar Association, Civil Litigation/Medical-Legal Section
  • Chairperson
  • 1992 - 1994
  • Legal Aid Foundation
  • Attorney Member
  • 1992 - 1999
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Eagle
  • Eagle Member
  • 1989 - 2007
  • Boulder County Legal Services
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 1988 - 1992
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy
  • Student
  • 1988 - 1990
  • Colorado Chiropractic Association
  • Non-Member Partiocipant
  • 1987 - 1994
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • Auto Litigation Committee
  • 1986 - 2005
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1984 - 2003
  • The United States District Court for the District of Colorado
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1984 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • staff invitation
  • Trial Lawyers College
  • 2002
  • Staff Invitation
  • Trial Lawyer's College
  • 2001
  • Staff Invitation
  • Trial Lawyer's College
  • 2000
  • Staff Invitation
  • Trial Lawyer's College
  • 1999
  • Law Firm recognized
  • Legal Aid and Defender Association
  • 1999
  • Trial Advocate
  • The National Institute for Trial Advocay
  • 1985
  • Habitat for Humanity volunteer
  • Boulder County Bar Association
  • N/A
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Publications

  • Trial Talk (CO)
  • ALLSTATE'S NON-PAYMENT OF AUTOMOBILE NO-FAULT BENEFITS FOUIND WILLFUL AND WANTON; COMPUTER AUDIT OF MEDICAL BILLS IS REJECTED BY JURY
  • 1989
  • Boulder Daily Camera Newspaper
  • Consumer Law Topics. Published in Boulder Daily Camera every month for three years.
  • 1978
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Speaking Engagements

  • University of Denver College of Law
  • Choosing a Jury
  • 2007
  • University of Colorado School of Law
  • Personal Injury Law - Auto Collision Law
  • 2006
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Auto Litigation Committee
  • Protecting Your Auto Collision Client's Private Medical Records
  • 2006
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Auto Litigation Committee
  • Bart Costello Trial Results (YET YET AGAIN!!!!) - Jury verdict: 85 x's the Auto Insurer's Pre-Trial Settlement Offer
  • 2004
  • Boulder Community Hospital
  • What You Need to Know - Depositions for Medical Doctors
  • 2004
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College, Seminar, Palomar Mountain, California
  • Opening Statements to the Jury in a Personal Injury Case
  • 2003
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College, Seminar, Midwest USA
  • Cross Examination
  • 2003
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Annual Conference, Steamboat Colorado
  • How to Best Help Your Auto Collision Clients, Latest Cases, Client Privacy Matters
  • 2003
  • Moot Court Competition Instructor, State Championships,, Boulder High School
  • Moot Court State Championships
  • 2002
  • Boulder County Bar Association, Civil Litigation/Medical-Legal Section
  • Subrogation
  • 2002
  • Boulder College of Massage Therapy Learn from the Experts
  • How Health Care Providers Get Paid Under Colorado's Automobile No-Faul System
  • 2002
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers, Blockbuster Seminar 2001
  • Selecting an Auto Collision Jury; Voire Dire That Works
  • 2001
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Auto Litigation Committee
  • Bart Costello Trial Results (AGAIN AND AGAIN!!) - Jury verdict for 66x's the Auto Insurer's Pre-Trial Settlement Offer
  • 2001
  • How To Hammer Allstate
  • How and Why to Protect your Client's Medical Privacy. Ten Tips for Collision Lawyers.
  • 2000
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Auto Litigation Committee
  • Bart Costello Trial Results (YET AGAIN!!) - Jury verdict: 44 x's the Auto Insurer's Pre-Trial Settlement Offer
  • 1998
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Auto Litigation Committee
  • Bart Costello Trial Results (AGAIN!!) - Jury verdict: 30 x's the Auto Insurer's Pre-Trial Settlement Offer
  • 1996
  • 16 Hour Seminar Medical-Legal Issues
  • Medical-Legal Issues Involving Chiropractic and Vehicle Collisions
  • 1995
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Auto Litigation Committee
  • Bart Costello Trial Results - Jury verdict: 11 x's the Auto Insurer's Pre-Trial Settlement Offer
  • 1992
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (8)
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Personal injury Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Bart for many years and have worked with him recently. He is smart, compassionate, and absolutely dedicated to helping injured people, not by trying quickly to settle their case, like too many attorneys do, but by his willingness to go to court for them if necessary. When you have an attorney truly willing to fight for you, great results usually follow."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Bart Costello many years professionally, and have worked with him on cases and in other professional capacities. He is absolutely a top notch advocate. Not only does he have all the skills necessary to take a case from inception through trial, he truly cares about his clients and deeply wants to see them get justice. He has my highest endorsement."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Bart Costello combines aggressive advocacy with compassion for his clients and a sincere desire to see justice done. In my experience Bart is skillful in his ability to establish a client's damages in negotiations and well prepared present his client's case at trial - exhibiting an outstanding professionalism all the while. I strongly endorse Bart Costello."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Bart for many years. Compassion for his clients, along with passion for seeking their justice, drives Bart and his practice to superior levels. He is a smart, skilled and tough advocate, Bart has my endorsement, without reservation, in any field of personal injury law. Steve Ray - Fort Collins, CO"
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Bart for many years. We have worked together giving advice to younger attorneys and worked together at a Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College.seminar. We have discussed cases over the years and provided support to each other. I value his friendship and would not hesitate to recommend him to potential clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I know Bart from our work together at Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyer College. I strongly endorse this lawyer. Bart is as compassionate and caring a lawyer as you will find. He is authentic and real. I welcome opportunities to work together with Bart."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Bart Costello as a fellow lawyer in Boulder, Colorado for over 30 years. He has an excellent reputation for achieving outstanding results for his clients. I would not hesitate to use Bart myself if I or a family member needed his services. I recommend him wholeheartedly."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Bart Costello is a great trial lawyer and advocate for his clients. He has obtained substantial verdicts and settlements and is not afraid to try cases."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Bart Costello for almost 20 years and he is the finest personal injury attorney I have ever met. Bart is extremely knowledgeable and intelligent, highly ethical and extremely tenacious and fearless when it comes to dealing with insurance companies. He is the only attorney that I refer personal injury cases to."
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