Rudy E. Verner

Rudy E. Verner Partner

  • Education
  • Boston College, M.A., 2006
  • University of Colorado, J.D., 2002
  • Kenyon College, B.A., with honors, 1996
  • Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 2005
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 2004
  • Colorado, 2002
  • Experience
  • Professional Associations
  • Reported Appellate Decisions
  • Publications
  • Community Involvement
  • Pro Bono
  • Honors & Awards
  • Teaching

Rudy Verner has represented leading companies in complex commercial disputes for more than a decade. He has successfully handled matters relating to insurance coverage, business torts, contractual disputes, employment, construction, real estate, land use and natural resources. He is an experienced appellate practitioner as well as a trial lawyer. In the appellate arena, Mr. Verner has appeared before Colorado’s appellate courts and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, briefed numerous issues of first impression under Colorado and other states’ law, and served as local advisory counsel in matters before the Tenth Circuit.

As part of his insurance coverage practice, Mr. Verner has represented companies and individuals seeking to enforce coverage or recover policy proceeds under general liability, directors and officers, first-party property, business-interruption, environmental site liability, cyber liability and other specialty policies. Mr. Verner also assists clients in conducting insurance audits and procuring specialty insurance coverage for businesses with unique risk profiles.

Mr. Verner is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals and regularly advises clients in the emerging areas of on-line privacy, data security, and e-commerce law, with a particular emphasis on the digital advertising industry.

Mr. Verner has an interest in climate change and energy policy, including the legal issues surrounding development of alternative and renewable sources of energy and corporate sustainability practices.

Before entering private practice, Mr. Verner served as a law clerk to Judge Timothy M. Tymkovich on the Tenth Circuit and to Judge Sandra I. Rothenberg on the Colorado Court of Appeals.

At the University of Colorado School of Law, Mr. Verner was an associate editor on the University of Colorado Law Review and Managing Editor of the Journal on Telecommunications and High Technology Law.

Mr. Verner is admitted to practice in state and federal courts in Colorado.

Outside the office, he is a father of two and an avid cyclist and skier.

  • Colorado Bar Association, Appellate Practice Subcommittee
  • The International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • Johnson v. VCG Rests. Denver, Inc., 2015 Colo. App. LEXIS 2039 (Colo. App. Dec. 31, 2015)
  • United States v. Greenwood, 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 23282 (10th Cir. Dec. 11, 2014)
  • United States v. Garcia-Ruiz, 521 Fed. Appx. 702 (10th Cir. 2013)
  • United States v. Hopkins, 509 Fed. Appx. 765 (10th Cir. 2013)
  • United States v. Darton, 595 F.3d 1191 (10th Cir. 2010)
  • United States v. Rollen, 355 Fed.Appx. 166, 2009 WL 4547798 (10th Cir. 2009) (unpublished)
  • Barrett v. Investment Management Consultants, Ltd., 190 P.3d 800 (Colo. App. 2008) (on the briefs)
  • Kilgore v. Attorney General of Colorado, 519 F.3d 1084 (10th Cir. 2008)
  • Level 3 Communications, LLC v. Liebert Corp., 535 F.3d 1146 (10th Cir. 2008) (on the briefs)
  • Morris v. Goodwin, 185 P.3d 777 (Colo. 2008) (on the briefs)
  • Old Republic Ins. Co. v. Ross, 180 P.3d 427 (Colo. 2008) (on the briefs)
  • United States v. Rollen, 239 Fed.Appx. 451, 2007 WL 2372370 (10th Cir. 2007) (unpublished)
  • United States v. Flowers, 464 F.3d 1127 (10th Cir. 2006)
  • Ross v. Old Republic Ins. Co., 134 P.3d 505 (Colo. App. 2006) (on the briefs)
  • State ex rel. Salazar v. General Steel Domestic Sales, LLC, 129 P.3d 1047 (Colo. App. 2005) (on the briefs)
  • "Short Term Solutions, Interim Surplus Guidelines, and the Future of the Colorado River Delta", Colorado Journal of International Environmental Law and Policy, Colorado, 2003, Volume 14, p. 241.
  • Rudy E. Verner and Steven D. Zansberg. "Expanded Media Coverage in Colorado Courts", The Colorado Lawyer, September 2011, Volume 40, No. 9, p. 39-46. Read Article
  • Member, Colorado Conservation Voters, 2010 - present
  • Board of Directors, Bicycle Colorado, July 2011 - July 2015
  • Moot Court Volunteer Judge, University of Colorado and University of Denver
  • Assisted Washington D.C. based Center For International Environmental Law on project concerning the relationship between pension fund investments and climate change, 2015
  • Assisted Colorado's largest bicycle advocacy organization, Bicycle Colorado, in opposing City of Black Hawk's municipal bike ban, 2010
  • Rising Star, Civil Litigation Defense, Colorado Super Lawyers List for 2012 and 2013.

Introduction to Climate Change, Regis University (guest lecturer)

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