Robert A. Zupkus, Esq.
Bob has practiced litigation for more than 40 years. He has extensive experience in insurance coverage and bad faith, insurance defense, employment, transportation and commercial litigation. He also has served as an expert witness in matters of insurance coverage, insurance industry standards and bad faith claims in a number of states. He has also served as an expert witness on topics related to the professional activities of attorneys. His employment law experience includes litigation of discrimination claims, non-compete and employment termination agreements. Bob has represented both individuals and international corporations in litigated matters. Bob has also argued multiple times before state and federal appellate courts.
Bob’s goal in his practice has been to provide the most innovative and efficient representation of his clients and reach the best available results for them in the difficult legal situations which they face. His practice can be best summarized by his AV rating, the highest, by the prestigious Martindale-Hubble group and his inclusion as a Colorado Super Lawyer for many consecutive years.
Previously a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. and a partner at White & Steele in Denver, Bob is a widely sought out legal expert. He has taught insurance at the University of Northern Colorado and has trial practice at the University of Denver’s School of Law. He regularly speaks before local, regional and national audiences, and has been published in the Defense Counsel Journal and For the Defense. As a testament to Bob’s experience and ongoing commitment to the legal profession, he has served as chair of the Solo Small Firm Division in the American Bar Association, chair of the Section Officers Conference in the American Bar Association, Treasurer and Board Member of the International Association of Defense Counsel, Trustee of the Denver Bar Association and he has held many other positions of leadership.
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Articles & Publications
Robert A. Zupkus, “Inclusivity of People and Ideas,” American Bar Association, GPSolo, March, 2008
Robert A. Zupkus, “Why I Volunteer,” American Bar Association, GPSolo, July/August 2006
Robert A. Zupkus, “Expert Expectations,” American Bar Association, GPSolo, April/May 2006
Robert A. Zupkus, “Should I Retain An Expert” (reprint), Ohio State Bar Association, Solo, Small Firm and General Practice News, Spring 2005
Robert A. Zupkus, IADC President and Officers Elected, July 29, 2004
Robert A. Zupkus, Using Experts Expertly, July/August 2004
Robert A. Zupkus, Cybercrime Insurance Coverage, Insurance Women of Denver Cybercrime Symposium, January 2004.
Robert A. Zupkus, The Expanding Universe of Contractual Bad Faith Damages, Defense Research Institute, Covered Events, April 2003
Robert A. Zupkus and Janice W. Reuther, Budgeting for the Small Law Firm, Beyond the Bar, West Group, January 2002
Robert A. Zupkus, The Best Marketing Program Requires the Best Marketing Agreement, Multimedia Telecommunications Association Network Services, September 1999
Robert A. Zupkus, Homeowner Warranties Uncovered, For the Defense, Defense Research Institute, May 1998
Robert A. Zupkus and Timothy J. Muldowney, Bad Faith Claims: The Role of the Expert, Defense Counsel Journal, International Association of Defense Counsel, April 1997
Robert A. Zupkus, “Cybercrime in the Workplace”, Insurance Women of Denver Cybercrime Symposium, March 2005
Robert A. Zupkus, “Charging and Collecting Fees”, American Bar Association, ABA Connection, May 2004
Robert Zupkus and Lynne Stadjuhar, “Insurance Coverage: Applications of the Intentional and Criminal Acts Exclusions”, February 2004
Robert A. Zupkus, “Cyber Crime Insurance Coverage”, Insurance Women of Denver, Cyber Crime Symposium, January, 2004
Robert A. Zupkus, “Hiring New Attorneys”, Professional Expectations Panel, American Bar Association, August 2002
Robert A. Zupkus, “Erosion of Attorney-Client Privilege and Policy Issues”, International Association of Defense Counsel, July 2002
Robert A. Zupkus, “Jury Consultants,” Colorado Claims Association, January 2001
Robert A. Zupkus, “Direct Examination of Experts,” IADC Trial Academy, International Association of Defense Counsel, July 2000
Robert A. Zupkus, “California Dreaming: The Nightmare of the New Construction Defect Case,” Colorado Claims Association, October 1999
Robert A. Zupkus, “The Seven Deadly Sins of Alternative Distribution Agreements, or Stairsteps Down to the Legal Department,” Multimedia Telecommunications Association Network Services, Teleforum, 1999
Robert A. Zupkus, “Secret Agent Man,” Multimedia Telecommunications Association Network Services, April 1998
Robert A. Zupkus, “Current and Future Issues in Colorado Insurance Bad Faith Law” CLE, Inc., June 1996