About John Dougherty
John brings over thirty-five (35) years of legal experience as a practicing attorney in Colorado to Ramos Law. John enjoys his role at Ramos Law which includes many things, but primarily John acts as one of the initial attorney contacts for new Ramos clients (a “First Responder ” some might say!).
John has very significant experience in personal injury law, which helps him recognize and identify the ways where Ramos Law can help injured people. For many years, John’s personal injury practice has been limited primarily to representing injured persons in automobile collisions, motorcycle collisions, slip and falls and all types of cases where people are injured due to someone else’s fault. John enjoys the challenge of representing individuals in a world that seems increasingly dominated by large corporations, insurance companies and other powerful institutions. He has represented many hundreds of injured persons in a variety of situations where the injury and resulting losses were not primarily their fault. John has obtained millions of dollars in settlements and awards for his clients.
John worked his way through undergrad college, obtaining both a Bachelor’s (graduating Magna Cum Laude) and Master’s Degree in Business Finance from the University of Scranton, Scranton PA. John was named Outstanding Graduate of the College of Business of the University of Scranton for his academic excellence and his service to the University. John also served as one of only three students in the University of Scranton Senate, which provided advice and service to the University’s Board of Trustees.
While an undergraduate, John traveled throughout the USA competing and representing his university on the National Debate Tournament Circuit where he obtained numerous individual awards and was instrumental in his team winning many awards. As a graduate student, John assisted in the teaching of undergraduate classes in Argumentation and Debate Theory, and Logic and Rhetorical Analysis.
John graduated from the University of Notre Dame Law School where he received an award for his Moot Court Brief Writing. He also was Head Coach for three years of the University of Notre Dame Intercollegiate National Debate Team.
John began his legal career with a large regional Denver law firm where he learned at the hand of many of Denver’s top lawyers, and participated in literally over 300 hearings, including both bench trials and jury trials. John has experience in the appellate courts of the State of Colorado and in the United States Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.
John is admitted to practice before all courts of the State of Colorado, United States District Court of Colorado, the United States Bankruptcy Court of the District of Colorado, the United States Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Tax Court.
In 2016, John received recognition from his peers in receiving the prestigious AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, representing the highest rating in both legal ability and ethical standards given by this group.
In addition to his work, John is very active in numerous community organizations has served on the boards of several nonprofit charities, is very active in his church, and has been blessed with his wife, Jane, and their four wonderful children. His hobbies include nutrition, fitness, sports, and outdoor activities.