Blake Brunkenhoefer, JDDenver Area Personal Injury Attorney
Blake Brunkenhoefer is a Denver Personal Injury Attorney in Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins and surrounding areas.
Blake offers assistance for those injured in cases such as car wrecks, truck accidents, motorcycle crashes, workplace injuries, defective products, premises liability claims, and maritime accidents resulting in personal injury or death
About Blake Brunkenhoefer
I am a second generation South Texas trial lawyer specializing in the litigation of personal injury and wrongful death claims on behalf of accident victims and their families. I have been practicing trial law since 1992 and, in the intervening years, I have successfully resolved thousands of cases, many of which have resulted in substantial verdicts or settlements for my clients. I am typically known for my work in the areas of trucking accidents, workplace negligence, and maritime injuries, where I have obtained significant jury verdicts ranging from over a million dollars to nearly twenty million dollars. However, I have obtained significant jury verdicts and settlements in a wide variety of cases, including:
- auto/trucking accidents;
- oilfield/refinery accidents;
- construction/contractor negligence;
- roadway construction negligence;
- defective products;
- premises liability (slip & fall) & premises negligence (employee neglect);
- “seamen’s” cases (i.e., “Jones Act” negligence & vessel “unseaworthiness,” including injuries incurred in connection with mobile offshore drilling units, offshore service vessels, cargo ships, fishing vessels, etc.);
- Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act claims of third-party contractors on offshore platforms;
- Longshore & Harbor Workers” Compensation Act (§905(b) claims of longshoremen against vessels) and,
- breach of contract.
I have been licensed to practice law in all the State and Federal Courts of Colorado, Texas and Arizona, and, as a result of my national practice, I have been admitted pro hac vice (i.e., on a temporary basis, for the duration of a particular case) in numerous state and federal courts around the country. I have handled cases from Washington, Oregon and California in the west, to Florida, Maryland and Virginia in the east; and Texas and Louisiana in the south, to Iowa and Minnesota in the North; and many other states along the way.
I am a member of numerous professional organizations where I have served the following roles: Corpus Christi (TX) Bar Association, Director, 2001-2002; Hidalgo County (TX) Bar Association, Member; State Bar of Texas, District 11-A Grievance Committee: Member, 2003-2006 & Panel Chair 2006-2008; The Texas Center for Legal Ethics, Member; Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Sustaining Member; Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Member; American Association for Justice (f/k/a ATLA), “M Club”; Maritime Law Association of the United States, Member; Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute,Port Director, 2001-2003; Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys, Member; The National Trial Lawyers, Member, American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Board Member.
In respect of the results I have obtained on behalf of accident victims, I have received many awards and honors, including being given the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards (AV) by the Martindale-Hubbell peer review system. I have also been selected as a Texas Super Lawyer (2011-2017), I was invited into the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, I was inducted into the Texas Verdicts Hall of Fame (2013), and, in 2014, I received six Litigator Awards for my achievements in the categories of “truck accidents”, “automobile accidents”, “products liability”, “catastrophic injury”, “personal injury” and “wrongful death”. Moreover, as a result of my expertise in the highly-specialized area of admiralty and maritime law, I was identified by my peers as a “Top Notch” Lawyer: Admiralty/Maritime Law (Texas Lawyer “Go To” Guide – 2007). I was the only plaintiff’s lawyer on the list. In addition, I have been asked to present or participate in seminars on various subjects within the field of maritime law, including: An Overview of Maritime Personal Injuries, R. Blake Brunkenhoefer and Les Cassidy, CORPUS CHRISTI BAR ASSOCIATION’S “ADVANCED PERSONAL INJURY LAW SEMINAR” (Corpus Christi 2005); A Survey on the Impact of Katrina and Rita on the Marine Industry, panel member, “SECOND ANNUAL MARINE & ENERGY SEMINAR” (Las Vegas 2006); and, Compulsory Arbitration for American Seamen, R. Blake Brunkenhoefer and E. Carroll Rogers, LOUISIANA TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION’S “HIGH STAKES ON THE HIGH SEAS: A MARITIME LAW CONFERENCE” (New Orleans 2006). Panel Member (maritime law), Baseball With the Bench 2014 (Corpus Christi Young Lawyers Association).
Although I obviously enjoy my work, I’d like to think I am first and foremost a devoted husband and father. Tracey and I have been married for more than 25 years and we have been blessed with 4 amazing children. We enjoy time at home on the water, but travel frequently as a family, usually to pursue our passion for snowboarding and hiking.
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