Gerald C. Sloat

Gerald C. Sloat

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Boulder, CO

Sloat, Nicholson & Hoover, PC
 | 1823 Folsom Street, Suite 100
Boulder, CO 80302
Phone: 303-447-1144
Fax: 303-447-1151
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2010, 2012
Licensed Since: 1971
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile
Gerald Sloat has practiced law for over 40 years and limits his practice to representing injured accident victims. He has been awarded the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards, has written numerous articles for legal publications, and is a frequent speaker on personal injury and insurance law for the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association and other groups of attorneys and health care providers. Mr. Sloat is a member of the Faculty of Federal Advocates, the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, the Colorado Bar Association and the Boulder Bar Association; has served on the Board of Directors of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association and the Boulder County Bar Association; and is a past president of the Boulder County Bar Foundation.

About Gerald Sloat

Admitted: 1971, Colorado

Professional Webpage: http://www.sloatlaw.com/attorneys_staff

Honors/Awards:

  • Listed in Who's Who in America 2015, Who's Who in American Law, 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2010
  • HONORS AND AWARDS: Colorado Super Lawyer, 2010, 2012 Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent (Highest Possible Rating in Legal Ability and Ethical Standards), 2004-2012, Boulder County Bar Foundation, Certificate of Special Recognition and Appreciation, 2006 Boulder County Legal Services, 25 Year Certificate of Appreciation, 2000 Colorado News4 “Hometown Hero,” 1997 Colorado Bar Association/Boulder Bar Association, Pro Bono Award, 1994 Syracuse University College of Law, Meritorious Service Certificate, 1994 Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Pacesetter, 1993 Boulder County United Way, Pacesetter, 1991 Boulder Daily Camera, Pacesetter Nominee, 1985 Listed in Who’s Who in American Law, Second Edition

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:                                                                              American Bar Association (Tort Trial and Insurance Practice and Litigation Sections, Automobile Law, Ethics and Professionalism, Medicine and Law Committees, Bad Faith Subcommittee) American Association for Justice (Insurance and Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway and Premises Liability Sections) Colorado Bar Association (Litigation Section, Interprofessional Committee) Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (Board of Directors, 2005-2007, Auto Litigation Committee Co-Chairman 2000-2005, Chairman, PPO Subcommittee 1994-1995, Chairman, PIP Subcommittee 1995-2000) Boulder County Bar Association (Board of Trustees, 1995-2000, Medical-Legal Committee, Co-Chairman 1988-1990, 1999-2000, Civil Litigation Committee, Co-Chair 2012-present) Boulder County Bar Foundation (Board of Trustees, 1997-2006, Treasurer, 1999-2000, President, 2000-2001) Coloradans for Civil Justice, 1991-2009 (Board of Directors, 1993-2005, Vice President, 1999-2005) Center for Human Rights Advocacy (Charter Attorney Member) Civil Justice Foundation (Founding Sponsor) Faculty of Federal Advocates       OTHER MEMBERSHIPS: Bicycle Colorado (Advocate, 2007- present) Brain Injury Association of Colorado Brain Injury Association (Blue Ribbon Circle, 1990-1993)

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Grief Support Network (Board of Directors, 2013-present), 2013
  • COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES: Boulder Community Hospital Foundation (President's Club, 1990-1992, 2007-present) Boulder County YMCA (Century Club, 1994-1998) Boulder County United Way (Chairman, Lawyers Division, 1991, Summit Club, 1990-1993) Longmont United Hospital Foundation (Century Club, 1990)

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • PUBLICATIONS: Auto Litigation Editor of “Trial Talk”, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (2000-2018) Chapter Author, Colorado Auto Litigator's Handbook, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, 2015,  The Paralegal's Guide to Preparation and Documentation of Personal Injury Claims, Institute for Paralegal Education, November 2011,“Uninsured Motorist Insurance, Underinsured Motorist Coverage and Other Insurance Considerations” and “Resolving the Case Without Going to Court”, Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Law 101 Manual, National Business Institute (December 2009) “Effective Settlement Negotiations and Arbitration” and “Special Issues That Can Make or Break Your Case”, Advanced Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Law Manual, National Business Institute. (April 2009)  “Take the Lead in Settlement and Mediation”, Settling Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims Manual, National Business Institute (September 2008)  “Preparing the Plaintiff’s Bodily Injury Case” and “Settling the Bodily Injury Case”, Preparing and Trying the Bodily Injury Case Manual, National Business Institute (July 2008)  “Careful Case Evaluation and Screening” and “Strengthen Your Settlement Negotiation Skills”, Personal Injury from A to Z Manual, National Business Institute (December 2007)  “Annual Auto Litigation Case Law Review”, Trial Talk (October/November 2007)  “Prosecute UM/UIM Claims with Confidence”, Settling Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims Manual, National Business Institute (April 2007)  Author of “PIP Tips”, Auto Litigation Committee, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (1997-2006) Chapter Author, Colorado Auto Litigator’s Handbook, Second Edition (CTLA 2006) “Public and Nonpublic Information:  What’s Out There and How to Find It”, Trial Talk (October/November 2005) “Win Some – Lose Some: Recent Colorado Cases Affecting Personal Injury Claims”, Trial Talk (October/November 2004) “Auto Med Pay after July 1, 2003”, Trial Talk (October/November 2003) “Sad Facts Make Good Law; The Most Important Cases of the Last Twelve Months”, Trial Talk (October/November 2002) “It’s Time to Rewrite Your Contingent Fee Agreements”, Trial Talk (October/November 2001)   “Special Issues in UM and UIM Law”, Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Law in Colorado Manual, National Business Institute (November 2000) “Finally, PIP Guidelines with Teeth”, Trial Talk (October/November 2000) “Independent Review of Health Care Benefit Denials”, Boulder County Bar Newsletter (February 2000) Editorial Assistance, “Colorado Auto Litigator’s Handbook”, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (2002) Editorial Assistance, “The IME Guidebook”, Gilkey and Williams (1998) Editorial Assistance, “What To Do If You Are Hit By A Car”, Bicycle Colorado Bulletin (Winter 1997/1998)      
  • PRESENTATIONS: What Every Medical Provider Should Know About Personal Injury Insurance and Claims (Personal Injury Summit, Denver, Colorado, June 2017), Preparation, Documentation and Negotiation of Personal Injury Claims (Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Boot Camp, Denver, Colorado, March 2016), Preparing and Presenting Settlement Demands (Colorado Trial Lawyers Case Assistance Committee, Denver, Colorado, February 2016), Successful Negotiations: The Claims Adjuster's Wish List (Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Blockbuster Seminar, Denver, Colorado, January 2015), Subrogation Seminar: Med Pay (Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Denver, Colorado, June 2014), Negotiation Techniques for Insurance Claims: Advanced Tactics (Boulder County Bar Association, Boulder, Colorado, June 2013), Preparing Motor Vehicle Claims for Settlement (Boulder County Bar Association, Boulder, Colorado, April 2013), Advanced Torts (Guest Lecturer, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Denver, Colorado, March 2012), The Paralegal's Guide to Preparation and Documentation of Personal Injury Claims (Institute for Paralegal Education Teleconference and West Legal Education Center Webcast, November 2011), Strategies for Handling Bad Faith Claims: Plaintiff's Perspective (Colorado Defense Lawyers Association Annual Conference, Beaver Creek, Colorado August 2011), Negotiating Claims with Insurance Companies: Advanced Tactics (National Business Institute Teleconference and West Legal Education Center Webcast, February 2011), Effective Tactics for Negotiating Claims with Insurance Companies (National Business Institute National Teleconference and West Legal Education Center Webcast, April 2010), Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Law 101 (National Business Institute, Denver, Colorado, December, 2009), How to Settle a Case (Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Denver, Colorado, April 2009),  Advanced Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Law (National Business Institute, Denver, Colorado, April 2009), Essential UM/UIM Update, Cases and Statutes (Boulder County Bar Association, Civil Litigation/Medical Legal Roundtable, Boulder, Colorado, January 2009), Settling Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims (National Business Institute, Denver, Colorado, September 2008), Auto Litigation Program, Now That the Settlement Check Has Cleared, Your Work Begins (Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention, Snowmass Village, Colorado, August 2008), Preparing and Trying the Bodily Injury Case (National Business Institute, Denver, Colorado, July 2008) Personal Injury from A to Z (National Business Institute, Denver, Colorado, December 2007), The Changing Status of the PIP System in the State of Florida and Its Impact on Healthcare and Legal Systems (2007 International Whiplash Trauma Congress Panel Discussion, Miami, Florida, October 2007), Auto Litigation Case Law Update and Statutes, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention (Steamboat Springs, Colorado, August 2007), Settling Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims (National Business Institute, Denver, Colorado, April 2007), Auto Litigation Program (Co-Chairman, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention, Copper Mountain, Colorado, August 2006), Car Insurance – No Fault vs. Tort (KGNU Radio, Boulder, Colorado, May 2006) How Healthcare Providers Get Paid Under Tort Law (Gayle Bereskin, D.O., Boulder, Colorado, May 2006), How Healthcare Providers Get Paid Under Tort Law (Boulder County Medical Society, Boulder, Colorado, September 2005) Auto Litigation Program (Co-Chairman, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention, Aspen, Colorado, August 2005), What’s Out There and How To Find It (Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention, Aspen, Colorado, August 2005) Understanding Liens and Subrogation in the New World of Tort (Colorado Trial Lawy,ers Association Membership Meeting, Colorado Springs, Colorado, June 2005), How Healthcare Providers Get Paid Under Tort Law (Boulder County Bar Association, Civil Litigation/Medical Legal Section, Boulder, Colorado, April 2005), Finding Insurance for Your Personal Injury Claim, UM/UIM Coverage-Strategies and Pitfalls (Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Denver, Colorado, April 2005), The Tort System in Colorado: Where Are We Now? (Coreance Rehabilitation & Training Center, Boulder, Colorado, November 2004), How to Pay for Medical Services in a Tort System (Boulder County Bar Association, Civil Litigation/Medical Legal Section, Boulder, Colorado, October 2004), Auto Litigation: Nuts & Bolts, Finding UM/UIM Coverage, Keeping PIP, Using Med Pay (Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, August 2004), Medical vs. Rehabilitation Under PIP (Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, August 2004), Good Faith Claims Practice in the New Tort System (Denver Claims Association Law Day, Denver, Colorado, June 2004), Subrogation Auto Issues & More!, Auto Insurance Policy Provisions Regarding Recovery of Medical Expenses (Colorado Bar Association/Continuing Legal Education/Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Denver, Colorado, May 2004), PIP, Med Pay and Medical vs. Rehabilitation (Capstone America, Denver, Colorado, April 2004), Medical vs. Rehabilitation Under Colorado PIP Law (The Centeno Clinic, Westminster, Colorado, April 2004), Automobile Insurance: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (North Valley Rehabilitation, Thornton, Colorado, March 2004), Blockbuster Auto Seminar, Insurance Issues and How They Are Unfolding (Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Denver, Colorado, January 2004), Automobile Insurance 2004 (RPT Associates, Boulder, Colorado, January 2004), Tort Reform: The Aftermath (Coreance Rehabilitation & Training Center, Boulder, Colorado, November 2003), What the Provider Needs to Know About Automobile Insurance (Mapleton Center for Rehabilitation/Boulder Community Hospital, Boulder, Colorado, October 2003), What the Provider Needs to Know About Automobile Insurance (The Healing Spirits Massage School, Boulder, Colorado, October 2003), What the Provider Needs to Know About Automobile Insurance (Colorado Massage Network, Westminster, Colorado, September 2003), What the Provider Needs to Know About Automobile Insurance (Neuropsychological Consultants, L.L.C., Boulder, Colorado, September 2003), PIP and Med Pay 2003: What the Provider Needs to Know (Whole Health Physical Medicine, Boulder, Colorado, August 2003), Auto Injury Medical Expenses: Past, Present and Future (Larimer County Bar Association, Fort Collins, Colorado, August 2003), Auto Med Pay 2003: Welcome to Confusion (Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention, Vail, Colorado, August 2003), Colorado Auto Litigation – What’s Next? (Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Denver, Colorado, June 2003), Litigating the Bad Faith Claim (Program Chair, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Denver, Colorado, May 2003), PIP: Everything the Legal/Medical Professional and Staff Need to Know (Program Chair and Speaker, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Denver, Colorado, February 2003), DeHerrera and Jaimes: Get It While You Can! (Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention, Snowmass Village, Colorado, August 2002), What Nurse/Case Managers Need to Know About PIP (Concentra Managed Care, Denver, Colorado, April 2002), Blockbuster Auto Seminar, Ten Quick PIP Tips (Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Denver, Colorado, February 2002), Court Rules and Case Update for Contingent Fee Agreements (Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention, Copper Mountain, Colorado, August 2001) Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Law in Colorado (National Business Institute, Denver, Colorado, November 2000) PIP: Nuts and Bolts for Paralegals, Legal Secretaries, Attorneys, Health Care Providers and Staff (Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Denver, Colorado, November 2000) Motor Vehicle Accident Case Series – No Fault/PIP Benefits/How It Works (Boulder County Bar Association, Boulder, Colorado, October 2000) New and Revised PIP & IME Regulations (Boulder County Bar Association, Boulder, Colorado, August 2000) New/Amended PIP & IME Insurance Regulations (Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, August 2000) Legislation/Regulation Update of Insurance Laws Concerning Neuropsychologists (Boulder-Denver Neuropsychology Group Meeting, Boulder, Colorado, June 2000) Legislation Update of Insurance Laws Concerning Neuropsychologists (Boulder-Denver Neuropsychology Group Meeting, Boulder, Colorado, March 2000) How to Hammer Allstate, “Making Allstate Pay” (Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Denver, Colorado, February 2000) PIP Update - New Cases, New Statutes, New IME Policy Interpretations, New Ways to Deal with PPOs (Boulder County Bar Association, Boulder, Colorado, November 1999) What the Physical Therapist Needs to Know About PIP and PPOs (RPT Associates, Boulder, Colorado, April 1999) Performing, Preparing For and Responding to IMEs (Coreance Rehabilitation and Training Center, Boulder, Colorado, April 1999) Nuts and Bolts: The Motor Vehicle Accident Case, No Fault (PIP Benefits) How It Works (Boulder County Bar Association, Boulder, Colorado, October 1998) PIP IME Provider Education Workshop (IME Administrators, Denver, Colorado June 1998)  PIP IME Provider Education Workshop (IME Administrators, Pueblo, Colorado, April 1998)  Getting Bills Paid Under Automobile PPO Insurance Plans (Coreance Rehabilitation and Training Center, Boulder, Colorado, February 1998) PIP IME Provider Education Workshop (IME Administrators, Denver, Colorado, January 1998) The PIP IME Process, A Panel Discussion (Denver Claims Association, Denver, Colorado, January 1998) PIP IME Provider Education Workshop (IME Administrators, Denver, Colorado, November 1997, Greeley, Colorado, November 1997, Colorado Springs, Colorado, October 1997) Auto Litigation: Learn From the Experts “Managed Care” (Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Denver, Colorado, October 1997) Changing Times: The New PIP Law (Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Denver, Colorado, April 1997) Auto Litigation Seminar David and Goliath – The Clash Between the PIP Lawyers and the 800 Pound Gorilla (Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Denver, Colorado, March 1997) The New PIP IME Process (Centennial Rehabilitation Associates, Denver, Colorado, March 1997) PIP IME Procedures (Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Boulder Chapter, Boulder, Colorado, January 1997) The Health Care Provider’s Role in Auto No-Fault Benefits (Apex Rehabilitation, Boulder, Colorado, November 1996) The Paralegal’s Role in Auto No-Fault Benefits (Denver Paralegal Institute, Denver, Colorado, August 1996) The Health Care Provider’s Role in Auto No-Fault Benefits (Coreance Rehabilitation Training Center, Boulder, Colorado, July 1996) Trial Tactics For the 21st Century S.B. 107 and S.B. 78: What Do They Say? What Do They Mean? (Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Denver, Colorado, May 1996) The Paralegal’s Role in Auto No-Fault Benefits (Denver Paralegal Institute, Denver, Colorado, May, 1996) The Paralegal’s Role in Auto No-Fault Benefits (Denver Paralegal Institute, Denver, Colorado, February, 1996) Auto Litigation Seminar What All Attorneys Need to Know About PPOs (Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Denver, Colorado, February 1996), Speaker, Negotiation Techniques for Insurance Claims, Advanced Tactics, Boulder County Bar Association, 2013
  • Subrogation Seminar: Realistic Resolution of Liens and Claims, Speaker, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, 2013
  • Realistic Resolution of Liens and Claims, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, 2013
  • Med Pay Presentation, Denver Colorado, Speaker, Subrogation Seminar: Med Pay, Colorado Trial Lawyers, 2014

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Significent 6 figure settlement with Farmers Insurance, Wrongful Death, Confidential, 2013
  • $5,625,000 settlement, motor vewhicle accident, 2015
  • Significent 7 figure settlement with State Farm Insurance, Wrongful Death, Confidential, 2013
  • $1,200,000 settlement, wrongful death and injury motor vehicle accident, 2018

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • American Bar Association Advisory Panel (Member, 2009-2014) Colorado Division of Insurance PIP Examination Panel Advisory Committee (Member, 2002)
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Office Location for Gerald C. Sloat

1823 Folsom Street
Suite 100
Boulder, CO 80302

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Last Updated: 8/2/2019

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