Daniel R. Coombe

Daniel R. Coombe

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Construction Litigation Attorney in Denver, CO

Markusson Green & Jarvis
 | 1660 Lincoln St., Suite 2950
Denver, CO 80264
Phone: 3035724200
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2017
Licensed Since: 2005
Practice Areas:
  • Construction Litigation: Business (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Defense (40%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (10%)
Attorney Profile

Mr. Coombe has a passion for serving people as an attorney.  This passion began to take shape during his time as a United States Congressional intern, and further developed during daily courtroom appearances with the Denver District Attorney’s Office during law school.  After law school, Mr. Coombe clerked for a Colorado Chief District Court Judge before beginning his career in civil defense litigation.   Mr. Coombe has devoted his practice to construction defect, product defect, personal injury, and commercial litigation.  His goal with every case is to provide excellent and efficient legal services that accomplish his client's expectations. 

Mr. Coombe is a member of the bar of the United States Supreme Court, the Colorado State Bar, the United States District Court for the District of Colorado, and the United States Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit.

Mr. Coombe is also a Certified Litigation Managment Professional (CLMP), and he takes tremendous pride in forming successful  business relationships. These relationships are based on open communication, timely reporting, litigation efficiency, and the molding of expectations and goals into realistic litigation plans. 

About Daniel Coombe

Admitted: 2005, Colorado

Professional Webpage: http://mgjlaw.com/attorney/daniel-r-coombe/

Honors and Awards:

  • Selection by ASLA is based on six month process of independent research, Top 40 Under 40 Litigation Lawyer in Colorado, American Society of Legal Advocates, 2016

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • I am an active member in the following Bar/ Professional Groups: Denver Bar Association, Colorado Bar Association, American Bar Association, Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, Colorado Claims Association, Denver Claims Association, The Claims and Litigation Managment Alliance, and the Defense Research Institute., 2016
  • Became a member of the Bar of the United States Supreme Court, 2013

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Took on Pro Bono case and achieved successful settlement representing siding manufacturer in contract dispute., 2011
  • Served food and clothing to homelss and needy via Church in the City., 2011

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Lectured to a national insurance claim adjuster audience regarding the basics of construction defect lititgation., Instructor, Construction Defects 101, Claims and Litigation Management Institute, 2013
  • A good start in a complex case is critical for accurate evaluation. Evaluation encompasses assessment of insurance coverage analysis, risk transfer issues, assessment of the injuries or damages, and initial reserves. It’s important that both counsel and carrier take proactive steps at the beginning of this claim to insure a successful defense. This article details those steps., Author, Starting a Complex Case Right, Litigation Management Institute, 2013
  • Lectured to the Denver Claims Association on the subject of contractual indemnity and additional insured policies., Lecturer, Denver Claims Association, 2012

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Won a Motion to Dismiss on Forum selection clause enforcment in 6 figure construction defect / commercial case. , 2016
  • Won appeal on Summary Judgment in foavor of client regarding an $18 Million exposure construction defect case, 2016
  • Achieved Summary Judgment for General Contractor on $8,000,000 exposure construction defect case , 2016
  • Achieved resolution of $25,000 in products case where Plaintiff alleged $500,000.00 in damages. , 2014
  • Achieved successful risk transfer resulting in $0.00 settlement for client (owner) in a premises liability slip and fall case. , 2014
  • Daniel was a part of the MGJ defense team recently involved in a significant Colorado construction defect arbitration decision involving a 250 unit multifamily project.  He, along with MGJ attorneys Keith Jarvis and Toby Morrow, defended the general contractor in that case, which resulted in only lower six figure liability after an initial demand of over $20 million from the Plaintiff.  This is a noteworthy defense decision given the Plaintiff oriented history of Colorado Construction Defect litigation., 2014
  • Achieved low settlement (5 figures) defending roofing subcontractor in high exposure (6 figures) single family home construction defect case., 2012
  • Achieved low settlement (4 figures) defending foundation subcontractor in high exposure (6 figures) single family home construction defect case., 2012
  • Attained dismissal with prejudice for subcontractor client involved in large mulitfamily construction defect case., 2012
  • Accomplished an excellent settlement (6 figures) defending a multimillion dollar exposure personal injury case where liability was admitted., 2012
  • Achieved an outstanding settlement (5 figures) representing a general contractor in a construction defect case with multimillion dollar exposure., 2012
  • Succeeded in getting subcontractor client dismissed with prejudice from construction defect litigation involving high end single family home., 2012

Representative Clients:

  • AIG, Old Republic, Safeway, Inc., Albertsons, LLC, Northwest Roofing, Triplex Construction, Brinkmann Construction, Reliance Building Systems, XL Catlin. , 2016

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Ran as a candiate for Colorado State Representative, House District 45., 2012

Educational Background:

  • JD, University of Denver, 2004
  • BA (political science), Knox College, Galesburg Illinois, 2001

Industry Groups

  • Developers
  • General Contractors
  • Private Companies
  • Roofers
  • Subcontractors
  • Supermarkets
  • Office Location for Daniel R. Coombe

    1660 Lincoln St.
    Suite 2950
    Denver, CO 80264


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