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Laura Trask Schneider focuses her practice on insurance defense litigation, including first- and third-party liability claims, construction defect coverage litigation, subrogation claims, and coverage analysis, in which she reviews and analyzes coverage issues under a wide-variety of insurance policies and forms, including commercial general liability, automobile, homeowners, and other specialty policies.  She has advised clients and analyzed matters related to allocation of indemnity and defense costs among multiply-triggered policies, and has been involved in bringing and defending declaratory judgment actions with respect to the same.  Ms. Schneider has also defended carriers in first-party bad faith claims and claims under the Colorado Consumer Protection Act.  Ms. Schneider also has experience in the defense of predatory lending claims.  She is experienced in all aspects of litigation, including motions practice, discovery, settlement negotiations, trials and appeals.

Admissions

State of Colorado, 1993
U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit

Speaking Engagements

  • "Open Book Exam...How the Plaintiff's Lawyer Can Make Your File Exhibit #1," presentation to the Denver Claims Association, March 2000.
  • "The Insurance Dilemma - How to Evaluate Liability for Medical Bills: Billed Versus Paid," co-presenter with Natalie M. Lucas, Esq., Denver Claims Association, January 2011

Publications

  • Co-author. "Multiply Triggered Policies - Allocating the Damages," Defense Research Institute's For the Defense, May 2000.
  • Laura Trask Schneider, "Evidence", in 2008 Annual Survey of Colorado Law(CLE in Colo., Inc. 2008)
  • Laura Trask Schneider, "Evidence", in 2009 Annual Survey of Colorado Law(CLE in Colo., Inc. 2009)
  • Laura Trask Schneider, "Evidence", in 2010 Annual Survey of Colorado Law(CLE in Colo., Inc. 2010)
  • Laura Trask Schneider, "Evidence", in 2011 Annual Survey of Colorado Law (CLE in Colo., Inc. 2011)

Professional Affiliations

  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Arapahoe County Bar Association: President (2012 – 2013); President-Elect (2011-2012); Treasurer (2010-2011); Secretary (2009-2010); Director (2008-2009)
  • Arapahoe County Bar Foundation; Chair (2008-2010); Director (2010-2012)
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association

Education

  • J.D., University of Denver College of Law, May 1993
          Participant on the Traveling Trial Team, 1994 - 1996
  • B.S. in Psychology and Sociology, Colorado State University, 1989
          Certificates of Interdisciplinary Studies in Youth Agency Administration and Criminal Justice
  • King's College, Aberdeen, Scotland, University of Aberdeen, 1987