Michael Keating

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Denver, CO

Keating Wagner Polidori Free, P.C.
 | 1290 Broadway, Suite 600
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-534-0401
Fax: 303-534-8333
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2018
Selected to Rising Stars: 2010 - 2013
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (40%)
Attorney Profile

From his Denver, Colorado, office, Michael Keating, of the legal firm Keating Wagner Polidori Free, P.C., represents clients throughout the state of Colorado. His practice is focused on civil litigation in both federal and state courts, representing plaintiffs in personal injury cases. The types of cases he handles include premises liability, motorcycle accidents, product liability, wrongful death and motor vehicle accidents.

After earning his Bachelor of Arts in English and History from Indiana University Bloomington, Mr. Keating completed his Juris Doctor at the University of Denver's Sturm College of Law, graduating in 2001. He then spent the next few years as a deputy district attorney for Adams County before joining his current firm in 2004. Since that time, Mr. Keating has won several significant cases, including the largest personal injury verdict in the history of Arapahoe County, the largest verdict awarded in a product liability case in a Colorado federal district court and, with Bill Keating, the largest personal injury verdict in the history of Colorado.

Mr. Keating was admitted to practice in Colorado in 2001 and was admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado in 2004. He is a member of the Denver Bar Association, the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, the Thompson G. Marsh American Inn of Court and the Colorado Supreme Court Jury System Standing Committee. He served as an adjunct professor at the University of Denver from 2003 until 2006, and he has been a presenter at various seminars and conferences. Mr. Keating has received several honors over the course of his legal career, including the New Trial Lawyer of the Year Award from the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association and, with Deirdre Ostrowski, he was named the 2014 Barrister's Best Litigator by Law Week Colorado.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (60%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Products (40%): Motor Vehicle Defects, Products Liability

Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Motor Vehicle Defects, Products Liability

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 5 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2018 Rising Stars: 2010 - 2013

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About Michael Keating

Admitted: 2001, Colorado

Professional Webpage: http://www.keatingwagner.com/team/michael-obrien-keating/

Honors/Awards:

  • Barrister’s Best Overall Litigator by Law Week Colorado, 2014
  • Selected as “Up and Coming” Lawyer by Law Week, 2008
  • Selected for inaugural edition of 5280 Top Lawyers Edition for Personal Injury
  • Selected as 2014 Barrister’s Best Litigator along with Deirdre Ostrowski by Law Week Colorado
  • 2010, 2011, 2012 Colorado Rising Stars
  • Awarded 2010 “New Trial Lawyer of the Year” by the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • President, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, 2017
  • Thompson Marsh Inn of Court Member
  • Co-Chairperson Products Liability Subcommittee-CTLA
  • Denver Bar Association Subcommittee on Judicial Nominations (Chair Daniel McCune)
  • Colorado Bar Association Board of Governors, 2nd Judicial District
  • Member Supreme Court Jury System Standing Committee (Chair Justice Michael Bender)
  • Board Member and Executive Council on the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board of Governors for the Colorado Bar Association representing the Denver Bar Association
  • Thompson Marsh Inn of Court Member
  • Colorado Bar Association, Member since 2001
  • Denver Bar Association, Member since 2001
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 2004
  • Colorado, 2001

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Board of the Legal Aid Foundation
  • Volunteer – Brent’s Place
  • Volunteer – Habitat for Humanity & Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Team in Training

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Civil Law Update Presented at 18th Judicial Judges Conference, 2010
  • “Preparing for Expert Depositions” Presented to the Young Lawyers Division of Colorado Bar Association.”Running a Law Practice to Running your Cases” 2010 CTLA seminar
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Denver, 2003 – 2006

Educational Background:

  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 1997 B.A. English & History
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Office Location for Michael Keating

1290 Broadway
Suite 600
Denver, CO 80203

Phone: 303-534-0401

Fax: 303-534-8333

 

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Last Updated: 12/18/2017

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