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Bradley A. Levin, a shareholder in the Denver law firm Levin Sitcoff PC, focuses his practice on tort and commercial litigation, especially insurance bad faith and insurance coverage disputes. He has significant litigation and trial experience.  His accomplishments include:

  • A seven figure settlement of a bad faith lawsuit against an insurance company for failing to defend a general contractor in a construction defect lawsuit.
  • A seven figure settlement of a lawsuit against an insurance company for failing to settle a lawsuit brought against a builder/developer by a homeowners association. 
  •  A seven figure settlement in a bad faith and negligence lawsuit regarding a failure to procure appropriate insurance coverage for a construction project
  • $1,550,000 settlement of bad faith lawsuit against an insurance company arising out of the automobile insurance company's failure to pay its $50,000 liability limits.
  • $3,000,000 settlement of a bad faith lawsuit against an insurance company for failure to defend a class action lawsuit. 
  • Member of trial team Pipeline Strategies and Integrity, LLC v. National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh

Mr. Levin received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University, with distinction, where he was elected Phi Beta Kappa.  He graduated from the University of California, Hastings College of Law, and served as editor-in-chief of the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly.

In addition to teaching legal writing and research at Hastings College of Law, Mr. Levin has lectured frequently in the areas of insurance coverage and bad faith law.  He is licensed to practice in California and Colorado.  He is a member of the Denver, Colorado and American Bar Associations.  Mr. Levin belongs to the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association as well as the American Association of Justice.  He serves on the Colorado Supreme Court Committee on Civil Jury Instructions.  Mr. Levin also serves on the Board for National Jewish Health and the Colorado Lawyers Committee.  He has also served as the Chair of the Mountain States Regional Board of the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith. 

In 2015, Mr. Levin was awarded the Kenneth N. Kripke Lifetime Achievement Award by the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association.  He has been selected by his peers as the 2016 Lawyer of the Year for Insurance Litigation in the The Best Lawyers In America®.  He was recognized as a Top 10 Colorado Super Lawyer in 2103, and a Top 50 (now Top 100) Colorado Super Lawyer in 2011-2012, and 2014-2017.  He has Martindale Hubbell's highest AV rating as voted by his peers.  

Education

A.B., Stanford University, Palo Alto, California (1977) (American Studies)

J.D., Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California (1980) (Top 15%)

Honors & Activities

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Department Honors in American Studies
  • Washington Lobbyist, Stanford-in-Government Board of Directors
  • Lecturer, Stanford Speakers' Workshop
  • Editor-in-Chief, Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly
  • Instructor, Civil Procedure Review Section
  • Faculty Curriculum Committee

Court Admissions

California Supreme Court (1980)

U.S. District Court, Northern District of California (1981)

Colorado Supreme Court (1983)

U.S. District Court, District of Colorado (1984)

U.S. District Court, Central District of California (1991)

U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit (1992)

Professional Organizations/Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • American-Israel Friendship League, Board of Directors (1989-1991)
  • American Trial Lawyer Association
  • Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith
  • Chair, Membership and Development Committee (2004-present)
  • Chair Board of Directors (2003-2004)
  • Chair-elect, Board of Directors (2001-2002)
  • Denver Bar Association
  • National Commissioner (2001-Present)
  • Associate National Commissioner (2000-2001)
  • Management Committee (2000-2001)
  • National Legal Affairs Committee (1999-Present)
  • Board of Directors (1985- Present)
  • Board of Directors, Hillel Council (1988-1991)
  • Executive Committee, (1986-1989, 1991)
  • Co-Chair, ADL Council (1986-1988)
  • Co-Chair, International Affairs Committee (1988-1990)
  • Co-Chair, Hispanic-Jewish Connection (1990-1992)
  • Co-Chair, Missionaries & Cults Task Force (1995-1997)
  • Co-Chair, Civil Rights Committee (1997-1999)
  • Recipient of Fred Silverberg Young Leadership Award (June 1998)
  • Membership and Development Committee (1996-Present)
  • Colorado Head Injury Foundation, Board of Directors (1992-1995)
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • Colorado Supreme Court Committee on Jury Instructions (1999-present)
  • Colorado State Commission on Judicial Performance (2000-present)
  • The Best Lawyers in America® (2005-2006 edition)
  • Board of Directors, Faculty of Federal Advocates (2007-2010)
  • Board of Directors, National Jewish Health (2009 to present)
  • President, Green Gables Country Club (2008-2010)
  • Capital Campaign Co-Chair, Arapahoe House (2011)
  • Board of Directors, Colorado Lawyers Committee (2011)

Colorado Bar Association:

  • Appellate Practice Subcommittee

Lectures/Written Works

High Court Judgment Changes Claim Process, with Daniel Patterson, Denver Business Journal, March 4-10, 2005

Annual Tort Law Update 2011, Insurance Bad Faith, Colorado Bar Association CLE, September 22, 2011

Malpractice Insurance Coverage:  What’s in Your Policy? Colorado Bar Association CLE, April 15, 2011

Colorado Construction Defects:  What Impact Will General Security Have on Coverage?  Willis Construction Safety & Claims Summit, December 16, 2009

Blood v. Qwest:  Ruling a First for Exemplary Damages Statute, Colorado Law Week, July 13, 2009

Appellate Practice Hot Topics:  Amicus Briefs, Colorado Bar Association CLE, October 10, 2008

Prejudgment “Bashor” Agreements Following Old Republic Ins. Co. v. Ross:  How Liability Insurers Won the Battle but Lost the War, Trial Talk, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, April/May 2008

Prejudgment “Bashor” Agreements:  Where Are We Going and Where Have We Been?” Trial Talk, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, February/March 2008

Preventing Legal Malpractice, Colorado Bar Association CLE, January 31, 2008

Preventing Legal Malpractice, Colorado Bar Association CLE, January 25, 2007

Preventing Legal Malpractice, Colorado Bar Association CLE, February 17, 2005

Insurance Issues, Autism Society of Colorado, January 24, 2008

Developing Trends in First Party Claims:  Bad Faith, Disability and Other Insurance Claims, Lorman Education Services, November 13, 2007

Colorado Coverage and Economic Loss Issues, Mc2 Seminar, October 20, 2007

Contributing Author, Lawyers’ Professional Liability in Colorado, CLE in Colorado, Inc., January 2007

Tackling Insurance Company Misconduct, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, August 5, 2006

Current Claims Issues Panel, Rocky Mountain Property Claims Association WYCE, May 11, 2006

How to Maximize Insurance Coverage and Minimize Subrogation, Boulder County Bar Association, March 13, 2006

Professional Liability Insurance, Colorado Bar Association CLE, January 26, 2006

Keys to Litigating Colorado Bad Faith Cases, National Business Institute, December 2, 2005

The Significant Public Impact Requirement in Colorado Consumer Protection Act Claims Following Coors v. Security Life of Denver Insurance Company, Trial Talk, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, August/September 2005

High Court Judgment Changes Claim Process, Denver Business Journal, March 4-10, 2005

Developing Trends in First Party Claims in Colorado: Bad Faith, Disability and Other Insurance Claims, Lorman Education Services, November 11, 2004

Essentials of Colorado Insurance Coverage, CLE in Colorado, Inc., August 27, 2004

Bad Faith Litigation in Colorado, National Business Institute, November 19, 2003

Litigating the Bad Faith Claim, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, May 30, 2003

Discovery in Colorado Bad Faith Litigation, National Business Institute, April 4, 2003

Insurance Coverage Law in Colorado, National Business Institute, September 12, 2002

Disability Insurance Claims and Bad Faith in Colorado, Lorman Education Services, June 25, 2002

The Vast World of First-Party Insurance Claims: An Overview, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, August 11, 2001

Bad Faith Litigation in Colorado, National Business Institute, June 12, 2001

The Vast World of First-Party Insurance Claims: An Overview, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (August 2001)

Bad Faith Litigation in Colorado, National Business Institute (June 2001)

Torts & Damages Update, CLE in Colorado, Inc. (October 26, 2000)

Bad Faith Litigation in Colorado, National Business Institute (May 2, 2000)

Torts Update, CLE in Colorado, Inc. (November 4,1999)

Colorado Employment Practices Risk Management: Insurance Coverage and Beyond, Lorman Business Center, Inc. (October 15, 1999)

Colorado Insurance Bad Faith Law & Practice, Professional Education Systems, Inc. (May 20, 1999)

Colorado Attorney's Professional Liability Handbook, Contributing Author, CLE in Colorado, Inc. (March 1999)

Insurance Bad Faith, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (February 19, 1999)

Preventing Legal Malpractice '99: Client Management and Communications, CLE in Colorado, Inc. (January 15, 1999)

Year 2000 Insurance Coverage: Coverage and Protection, CLE in Colorado, Inc. (November 12, 1998)

Liability and Property Insurance: The Litigator's Perspective, CLE in Colorado, Inc. (April  2, 1998)

Bad Faith Litigation in Colorado, National Business Institute, Inc. (February 19, 1998)

Colorado Insurance Bad Faith Law & Practice, Professional Education Systems, Inc. (December 10, 1997)

Implied Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing, International Practicum Institute (October 7, 1997)

Insurance Bad Faith Claims in Colorado, Lorman Business Center, Inc. (March 7, 1997)

Bad Faith Litigation in Colorado, National Business Institute, Inc. (February 11, 1997)

Insurance Bad Faith Claims in Colorado: When the Insurer Fails to Honor the Insured's Rights and Interests, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (November 22, 1996)

Implied Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing, International Practicum Institute (September 12, 1996)

Unreasonable Failure of the Liability Insurer to Defend or Settle: The Consequences, Professional Education Systems, Inc. (March 22, 1996)

Bad Faith Litigation in Colorado, National Business Institute, Inc. (November 17, 1995)

Update on Colorado Contract Law, International Practicum Institute (October 26, 1995)

Update on Colorado Contract Law, International Practicum Institute (October 11, 1994)

Insurance Claims Handling, Colorado Claims Committee (September 1994)

Bashor and Beyond, with John L. Breit, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (July 1994)

Bad Faith Considerations in Third-Party and Uninsured Motorist Claims, Lorman Education Services (March 17, 1994)

Update on Colorado Contract Law, International Practicum Institute (September 28, 1993)

The Changing Picture of Builders' and Contractors' Liability, Association of Builders and Contractors, Inc. (October 29, 1986)

Backfence Gossip and the First Amendment: Is Non-Media Defamation Protected?  Student Note, Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly (1979)

The Role of the State Department in the Establishment of Israel, Senior Honors Thesis, Stanford University (1977)

Decisions

Coors v. Security Life of Denver Ins. Co., 112 P.3d 59 (Colo. 2005)

Friedland v. Travelers Indem. Co., 105 P.3d 639 (Colo. 2005) (amicus)

State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co. v. Brekke, 105 P.3d 177 (Colo. 2004) (amicus)

Radil v. Sanborn Western Camps, Inc., 384 F.3d 1220 (10th Cir. 2004)

Roberts v. American Family Mut. Ins. Co., 113 P.3d 164 (Colo. App. 2004)

Goodson v. American Standard Ins. Co., 89 P.3d 409 (Colo. 2004) (amicus)

McGowan v. State Farm Fire and Cas. Co., 100 P.3d 521 (Colo. App. 2004)

Kidneigh v. UNUM Life Ins. Co. of America, 345 F.3d 1182, (10th Cir. 2003) (amicus)

Coors v. Security Life of Denver Ins. Co., 91 P.3d 393 (Colo. App. 2003) (amicus)

Cyprus Amax Minerals Co. v. Lexington Ins. Co., 74 P.3d 294 (Colo. 2003) (amicus)

Giampapa v. American Family Mut. Ins. Co., 64 P.3d 230 (Colo. 2003) (amicus)

Freiberg v. Swinerton & Walberg Property Services, Inc., 245 F.Supp.2d 1144 (D. Colo. 2002)

Hall v. Unum Life Ins. Co. of America, 300 F.3d 1197 (10th Cir. 2002)

Showpiece Homes Corp. v. Assurance Co. of America, 38 P.3d 47 (Colo. 2001) (amicus)

Slack v. Farmers Ins. Exchange, 5 P.3d 280 (Colo. 2000) (amicus)

Klover v. Antero Healthplans, 64 F.Supp.2d 1003 (D. Colo. 1999)

Peterman v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., 961 P.2d 487 (Colo. 1998) (amicus)

Davis v. Sun Valley Ski Educ. Foundation, Inc., 941 P.2d 1301 (Idaho 1997)

Estate of Harry ex rel. Harry v. Hawkeye-Security Ins. Co., 972 P.2d 279 (Colo. App. 1998)

Cassidy v. Millers Cas. Ins. Co. of Texas, 1 F.Supp.2d 1200 (D. Colo. 1998)

Commercial Union Ins. Co. v. Roxborough Village Joint Venture, 944 F.Supp. 827 (D. Colo. 1996)

Allstate Ins. Co. v. Juniel, 931 P.2d 511 (Colo. App. 1996)

Lira v. Shelter Ins. Co., 913 P.2d 514 (Colo. 1996) (amicus)

Amoco Oil Co. v. Ervin, 908 P.2d 493 (Colo. 1995) (amicus)

Huddleston v. Union Rural Elec. Ass'n, 897 P.2d 865 (Colo. App. 1995)

Shelter Mut. Ins. Co. v. Breit, 908 P.2d 1149 (Colo. App. 1995)

Hendricks By and Through Martens v. Weld County School Dist. No. 6,  895 P.2d 1120 (Colo. App. 1995)

Castellari v. Partners Health Plan of Colorado, Inc., 860 P.2d 593 (Colo. App. 1993)

Farmers Ins. Exchange v. Stever, 854 P.2d 1230 (Colo. 1993)

Huddleston by Huddleston v. Union Rural Elec. Ass'n, 841 P.2d 282 (Colo. 1992)

Briggs v. American Family Mut. Ins. Co., 833 P.2d 859 (Colo. App. 1992)

Roberts v. Madigan, 921 F.2d 1047 (10th Cir. 1990) (amicus)

McLaughlin v. Connecticut General Life Ins. Co., 565 F.Supp. 434 (D.C.Cal. 1983)