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THOMAS W. HENDERSON is a shareholder with Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine PC, where he focuses his practice on representing policyholders in suing insurance companies for bad faith and getting insurance companies to pay what the insurance policy promises to pay. Mr. Henderson spent the first 20 years of his practice representing the insurance companies, answering their questions about whether the policy provided coverage for various claims, and even defending them when they were sued. Mr. Henderson has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 in the field of insurance law. He was also recognized as a People's Choice Best Insurance Lawyer, 2013. Mr. Henderson has been a Super Lawyer since 2014. He has achieved great success getting insurance companies to pay money on claims that had previously been denied, and in getting insurance companies to pay much more money than they previously offered. Mr. Henderson has won many jury verdicts for his clients in insurance bad faith cases, including obtaining verdicts that included punitive damages. He has negotiated agreements between policyholders and injured persons, known in Colorado as Bashor or Nunn Agreements. These agreements allow policyholders who caused injury to another, but whose insurance company has not honored its obligation to defend or financially protect the policyholder, to escape the potential of financial ruin in return for assigning their rights to go after their own insurance company. Mr. Henderson was admitted to practice in Colorado in October of 1987. He is a member of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (Bad Faith Subcommittee); American Association for Justice; and the American, Denver, and Arapahoe County bar associations. He also lectures on insurance bad faith and insurance coverage to groups of policyholders. Mr. Henderson earned his B.A. degree from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington and his J.D. degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.
DAVID P. HERSH is a senior shareholder and trial attorney with Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine PC. He is co-chair of the firm's commercial litigation department and limits his practice to the trial of complex civil cases. Mr. Hersh has handled hundreds of matters involving insurance coverage and bad faith breach of the insurance contract under a wide array of coverage forms. He has served as lead trial counsel in both state and federal courts throughout the U.S. in a substantial number of complex commercial litigation cases, as well as a number of catastrophic personal injury cases, including cases involving claims for paraplegia/quadriplegia, brain injury, severe burns and disfigurement, and limb loss. Mr. Hersh is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, several federal circuit courts of appeal, a number of U.S. district courts, as well as the Supreme Courts of the states of Colorado and Wyoming. He has been repeatedly recognized for his outstanding legal work, winning numerous awards. Mr. Hersh serves the community through his active involvement on the Board of Directors for the Colorado Judicial Institute, Colorado Bar Association Board of Governors, CLE Colorado, and the Colorado Bar Association Ethics Committee. He serves as the vice-chair of the Committee on Conduct for the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado. Mr. Hersh is a faculty member for the Summer Trial Institute at the University of Wyoming College of Law. He is the current president of the Arapahoe County Bar Association and a frequent lecturer for legal and non-legal organizations, including law schools, universities, and other higher education institutions. In addition, Mr. Hersh has also served as an instructor in trial tactics for the American Bar Association-sponsored National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) School. He also serves on the Roster of Neutrals for the American Arbitration Association. Mr. Hersh earned his B.S. degree from Bob Jones University and his J.D. degree from Wake Forest University School of Law.
DUSTIN T. WOEHL is a shareholder with the law firm of Kasdorf Lewis & Swietlik SC, where he practices in the areas of appellate law, litigation, and insurance defense. Mr. Woehl frequently presents continuing legal education seminars on a variety of topics, including premises liability, insurance coverage, personal injury litigation, and legal ethics. Mr. Woehl is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin and Wisconsin Defense Counsel. He is licensed to practice in front of the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Mr. Woehl earned his B.A. degree from Carleton College and his J.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania.