Jon Topolewski

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Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Aurora, CO

Franklin D. Azar & Associates, P.C.
 | 14426 East Evans Avenue, Aurora, CO 80014
Phone: 303-757-3300
Fax: 303-757-3206
Selected To Rising Stars: 2014 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2018
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Jon Topolewski is an attorney at Franklin D. Azar & Associates in Aurora, Colorado. Mr. Topolewski has several years of experience practicing personal injury law. He represents injury victims in the Denver area and throughout the state of Colorado.

Mr. Topolewski handles matters involving car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents and wrongful death. He has experience litigating at the individual and class action level, including defective device and dangerous drug class action cases.

A compassionate and vigorous advocate for his clients, Mr. Topolewski has attained millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for clients over the course of his career. He is committed to helping catastrophic injury victims obtain all available compensation for their injury or loss of a loved one.

Mr. Topolewski earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from DePaul University. He received his law degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, graduating cum laude. While pursuing his legal studies, he participated in the Chicago Bar Association Moot Court Competition and obtained an advocacy certificate from the law school’s prestigious advocacy program. He gained legal experience as an extern for a judge sitting on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Mr. Topolewski received his license to practice law in 2009. He practiced personal injury law in Chicago for many years before relocating to Colorado. In addition to running his law practice, he is very passionate about giving back to his community. He provides pro bono services to individuals in the Denver community whenever he can through Metro Volunteer Lawyers.

 
Practice Areas
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Personal Injury - General (100%)

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Rising Stars: 2014 - 2018

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About Jon Topolewski

Admitted: 2018, Colorado

Professional Webpage: https://www.fdazar.com/our-attorneys-bios/jon-m-topolewski/

Honors/Awards:

  • Cum Laude, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2009
  • CALI Award, Legal Writing, Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • Elected twice to the Chicago Bar Association Moot Court Team, Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • Deans List Spring 2006 through Fall 2008, Dean's List, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2006

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Chicago Bar Association - Member, 2008
  • American Bar Association, 2017
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimant Representatives - Member, 2013

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • A case note concerning the recent decision in the United States Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals restricting the ability of a bankruptcy court to exercise post confirmation authority over a state administrative proceeding. In the consolidated appeals of Village of Rosemont v. Aaron Jaffe and Emerald Casino, Inc. v. Illinois Gaming Board, the Seventh Circuit held that the bankruptcy court was unable to compel the Illinois Gaming Board to carry through with a plan to transfer a casino license from Emerald Casino to the Isle of Capri Casino., Author, The Emerald Casino Fiasco, John Marshall Law Review, 2007

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Binding ADR High/Low Arbitration.  I represented a claimant involved in an automobile accident.  The respondent disputed any relation between a knee arthroscopy and the accident.  As a result, the agreed low was $10,000 and the high was the $50,000 policy limit.  Arbitration award for claimant in the amount of $48,047.48, 2011
  • Binding Arbitration - Judgment for Plaintiff $316,959.84.  Plaintiff was a nurse injured on Defendant's property when she stepped on an unsecured ramp leading from the curb to the parking lot causing her to fall and suffer injuries to her neck and shoulder.  Defendant disputed notice and claimed that Plaintiff's contributory negligence exceeded any claimed negligence on the part of the Defendant., 2017
  • Binding AAA Arbitration concerning a slip and fall on ice located in front of a walkway outside the claimant's apartment building.  I represented the claimant who sustained an ankle fracture.  Medical bills totaled $38,871.44 and lost wages totaled $2,728.00.  Defendants disputed liability arguing the natural accumulation doctrine and a lack of notice.  On behalf of the claimant I argued that the broken sidewalk disrupted the natural accumulation and that prior testimony from the respondent's employees of a known propensity of accumulation in the area of the fall created constructive notice.  Arbitration award was for the claimant in the amount of $101,599.44 plus costs of $8,350.00., 2012
  • Binding Arbitration - Judgment for Plaintiff $396,138.57. Plaintiff was a delivery driver who was injured while making a delivery to a customer. Plaintiff was descending a flight of stairs when his two wheeler shifted an unsecured wooden plank placed at the end of the stairs and one of the wheels went into a rut beneath the plank causing the two wheeler to shift and Plaintiff to fall 3-4 steps and injure his knee. Plaintiff claimed that Defendant was negligent in allowing an unsecured board to remain in an area frequented by delivery drivers and concealing a rut in the concrete beneath it. Defendant disputed the existence of the plank and rut. Defendant further claimed that Plaintiff's contributory negligence exceeded any claimed negligence on their part., 2017
  • Jury Verdict - Circuit Court of Cook County - Client suffered a knee injury necessitating two surgeries while making a delivery to the Shriner's Hospital for Children when he tripped and fell on an unsecured loose-lay mat located in the receiving area of the hospital.  Surveillance video of the incident and witness testimony confirmed that the mat was both lying flat and was in good condition immediately prior to the fall.  I successfully argued through testimony from hospital staff and a human factors expert that despite these facts, the type of mat that was used was improper.  The mat was improper due to it's known propensity to buckle when unsecured and thereby pose a tripping hazard.  In addition to arguing that the mat was appropriate and in good condition, the Defense argued that the Client was contributorily negligent because he was walking backwards, failed to secure the delivery doors and was carrying an excessive load on his pallet jack.  Jury awarded my client $107,536.54.  This was reduced to $96,782.89 for 10% contributory negligence.  Larry C. Thurmond v. Shriner's Hospital for Children, 2014 L 2603., 2014

Educational Background:

  • DePaul University, B.S. in Economics, Omicron Delta Epsilon International Honor Society for Economics, 2004
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Office Location for Jon Topolewski

14426 East Evans Avenue
Aurora, CO 80014

Phone: 303-757-3300

Fax: 303-757-3206

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Last Updated: 10/19/2019

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