Ian R. Mitchell 2018-08-28T21:17:33+00:00
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Pollart Miller LLC
5700 South Quebec Street
Suite 200
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Phone: 720-488-9586
Fax: 720 488-9587

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PRACTICE AREAS
Appellate Law
Bad Faith Defense
Labor And Employment Law
General Insurance Law
Subrogation & Recovery

EDUCATION
J.D., University of Colorado, 2003
B.A., University of Colorado, 1996

BAR ADMISSIONS
Colorado
U.S. District Court, Colorado

Mr. Mitchell, a Colorado native, joined Pollart Miller LLC in 2007.  Mr. Mitchell specializes in litigation.  His practice focus includes torts, contract disputes, insurance contract litigation and insurance coverage issues.

He began his career at White and Steele in 2003 where his practice primarily focused on medical malpractice and nursing homes.  Mr. Mitchell moved to Godfrey and Lapuyade, P.C. in 2004, where he worked with one of the largest insurance carriers in the country, handling litigation in complex trucking accidents, auto accidents, medical malpractice, and UM/UIM bad faith litigation.  Due to the severity of injuries associated with these type of claims, Mr. Mitchell has litigated death cases, traumatic brain injury cases, burn cases and amputation losses.  Mr. Mitchell has continued to expand his practice to include product liability, construction defect and warranty claims.

Mr. Mitchell represents large national corporations, insurance carriers and corporate insureds in federal and state courts and administrative agencies.  Mr. Mitchell has successfully argued both contractual and tort related litigation before the Colorado Court of Appeals.

Mr. Mitchell’s practice includes premises liability, indemnification and third-party litigation, personal injury, trucking claims, professional malpractice, products liability, and bad faith disputes.  Mr. Mitchell has also worked to enforce the rights of his clients in subrogation recovery for Workers’ Compensation insurers and employers in addition to more traditional property damage subrogation.

He represents his clients’ interests in all phases of litigation from discovery through jury trials, court trials and mediation.  As a result of Mr. Mitchell’s knowledge and experience with liability issues involving corporations and small business employers, he also provides guidance and legal representation for employment law claims, assisting employers with termination disputes, wage claims and employee and safety handbook drafting.

Colorado Bar Association
Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
Denver Bar Association

Lane v. Safeway, et al.November 9, 2012 – Contractual indemnification dispute arising out of a premises liability claim between property owner and vender.  Outcome for Client.
Murphy-Hoffman Co. v. Stewart Stevenson Power Products, LLC, May 6, 2011 – Subrogation Recovery against at fault third party involving premises liability.  Verdict for client.
Netstructures, Inc v. McDonald and Gigaspan Solutions, Inc., April 13, 2011 – Non-compete agreement dispute.  Favorable for client.
ACIC v. MTD, January 11, 2011 – Federal Products Liability Claim
Miller v. Sedgwick Claims, February 5, 2008 – Defense of Bad Faith Claims Handling allegations.  Favorable for client.

Bad Faith Claims: Claims Notes as Evidence, January 16, 2018
Colorado and Utah Subrogation for Insurance Industry Client, 2014
Alcon v. Spicer and Current Discovery Disputes, Colorado Defense Lawyers Association CLE, 2014
The Dirty Dozen:  Twelve Potential Penalties Under the LHWCA and How to Avoid Them, Presentation to Insurance Guaranty Fund Client, 2013
Civil Liability, Colorado Governmental Immunity Act and Subrogation, FCC Services Educational Breakfast and Legal Update Presentation, 2013
Subrogation and Jorgensen Hearings, Case Law Update, 2013