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John Astuno Jr.
Attorney at Law

Brian G. McConaty

Location:
Denver, CO
Phone:
Fax:
303-861-4190

Email:

Brian G. McConaty specializes in civil trial practice with an emphasis on medical malpractice, health law and civil/commercial litigation. In 2008, he was elected Colorado's first Diplomate in the American Board of Trial Advocates and has tried over 100 jury trials to verdict. He is a Master Barrister with Doyle's American Inn of Court. He has been on the faculty at the University of Colorado School of Medicine for over 20 years and has been promoted from Clinical Instructor to Senior Clinical Instructor to Assistant Clinical Professor. He has lectured locally, nationally and internationally on medical-legal topics.

Mr. McConaty earned his B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of Colorado Boulder. After law school, he served as a Deputy District Attorney in Aspen and Denver and assisted in the prosecution of Claudine Longet and Ted Bundy. He then served as an Assistant United States Attorney in charge of prosecution of organized crime/narcotics including the prosecution of the FBI's No.1 Most Wanted criminal at the time.

Mr. McConaty is admitted to the Supreme Court of the United States, United States District Court for the District of Colorado, Colorado Bar Association, Denver Bar Association and the Defense Research Institute.

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 1976
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1980
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1980
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado

Education

  • University of Colorado School of Law, Boulder, Colorado
    • J.D. - 1975
  • University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado
    • B.A. - 1972
    • Major: Economics
  • Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington
    • Economics
    • Honors: Knights Honorary Fraternity
  • Gonzaga University, Florence
    • Economics

Representative Clients

  • Copic Insurance Company
  • University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
  • Panorama Orthopedics & Spine Center, P.C.
  • The Doctors Company
  • Denver NMR, Inc. Magnetic Resonance Imaging Center
  • NeuroMonitoring Associates
  • The ABB Group

References

  • Ted Clarke, M.D., Chairman and CEO; Steve Rubin, President and COO - Copic Insurance Company (720) 858-6000
  • Dan Wilkerson, Esq. Vice President and University Counsel - University of Colorado HSC (303) 860-5686
  • Thomas Friermood, M.D., President and Medical Director Panorama Orthopedics & Spine Center, P.C. (303) 233-1223
  • Ellen Marshall, Regional Claims Manager, The Doctors Company (303) 967-0201
  • Thomas Okin, M.D. Denver NMR, Inc. Magnetic Resonance Imaging Center (303) 893-4868
  • Maureen Stokes NeuroMonitoring Associates (303) 466-3653
  • Mr. Jamie Allen The ABB Group (954) 450-9544

Classes/Seminars

  • Assistant Clinical Professor, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in the School of Medicine, 1996
  • Clinical Instructor / Senior Clinical Instructor, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in the School of Medicine, 1988
  • Obstetrical Grand Rounds, HCA-HealthOne Rose Medical Center, 2006
  • Obstetrical Grand Rounds, HCA-HealthOne Rose Medical Center, 2005
  • Effects of Malpractice Lawsuits, McKee Medical Center, 2001
  • Evolution of the Med-Mal Lawsuit, St. Joseph's Hospital, 2000
  • Invited Faculty, Rocky Mtn. Conference on Emergency Medicine, 1999
  • Primary Care Clerkship Seminar for 3rd & 4th Yr. Medical Students, C.U. Medical School, 1991 to 1999
  • Winning the battle of the Experts, Professional Education Systems, Inc., 1996
  • The Sup. Ct. Decision in Samms v. Dist. Ct., Annual Meeting CDLA, 1996
  • The Prosecution of Ted Bundy, Doyle's Inn of Court, 1995
  • Invited Faculty, American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, 1993
  • Invited Faculty, American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, 1991

Honors and Awards

  • University of Colorado Medical School, Assistant Clinical Professor
  • 5280 Magazine, Colorado Top Super Lawyer
  • 5280 Magazine, Colorado Top Super Lawyer
  • 5280 Magazine, Colorado Top Super Lawyer
  • American Board of Trial Advocacy, Secretary
  • American Board of Trial Advocacy, Advocate
  • Member, American Inns of Court (Doyle's Inn)
  • Special Commendation, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Drug Enforcement Administration
  • Denver Bar Association, Tennis Champion, 1984, 1989, 1991, 1992
  • Pan American Games, U.S. Regional Champion
  • Colorado Golden Gloves Champion

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Advocate, 1999
  • American Inns of Court, Master Barrister, 1986
  • Denver Country Club, Board of Directors, 2006 to 2009
  • Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Foundation, Board of Directors, 1997 to 2000
  • Colorado Supreme Court Grievance Committee, Hearing Board Member, 1994
  • CK Education Foundation Inner City Scholarship Fund, Founder & Chairman, 1993 to 1999
  • St. Joseph's Hospital, Executive Council, 1989 to 1991
  • Colorado Bar Association, Interprofessional Committee, 1988 to 1992

Past Employment Positions

  • Robinson Waters & O'Dorisio, P.C., Associate, 2009 to 2020
  • Johnson, McConaty & Sargent, P.C. (& predecessor firms), Partner, 1983 to 2009
  • Halaby & Bahr, Associate, 1981 to 1983
  • U.S. Attorney's Office, Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, 1981 to 1983
  • U.S. Attorney's Office, Assistant U.S. Attorney, 1980 to 1981
  • Denver District Attorney's Office, Deputy District Attorney, 1978 to 1980
  • Glenwood Springs and Aspen, Colorado, Deputy District Attorney

Languages

  • Italian