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CDLA'18 Annual Conference Sponsors

The 2018 Colorado Defense Lawyers Association’s (CDLA) Annual Conference will undoubtedly be the most engaging Annual Conference to date, in no small part because of our 2018 exhibitors and sponsors.

Interested in becoming a sponsor?  There are ample opportunities still available.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Diamond Breakout Sponsors

Engineering Design & Testing Corp

Engineering Design & Testing Corp. (ED&T) is an engineering consulting firm that applies technical and scientific resources to determine the root causes of losses involving people, property and products of manufacture. These same resources are applied to assess the scope of damage and the loss of value to commercial and industrial facility and equipment. Technical consulting services are available in the areas of mechanical engineering, civil and structural engineering, metallurgy, materials engineering, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, and automotive engineering. Our staff of licensed professional engineers and other technical personnel are fulltime employees of the firm. Advanced academic credentials and industrial experience are the norm. ED&T also has the laboratory resources and the experience to conduct testing of materials, products or entire systems when necessary. To aid in the visualization of complicated scenarios, our services are complimented by in-house animation, modeling, and graphics capabilities.

Engineering Services in New York and North Carolina provided through the associated firm, EDT Engineers, P.C. For more information, visit us at

Nelson Forensics

Nelson Forensics is a multi-discipline investigation and consulting firm specializing in forensic engineering (architectural, civil, structural, mechanical and electrical), forensic architecture, chemistry and environmental science, and cost estimating. With licensed and registered experts nationwide, Nelson Forensics offers unparalleled support to the insurance and legal arenas. Please visit our website at or call us at 877-850-8765.

Vocational Diagnostics, Inc.

With more than three decades of experience, our team at Vocational Diagnostics, Inc. has garnered a reputation as the leader in forensic damages assessments. We serve as Life Care Planning and Vocational Rehabilitation Experts in a variety of types of cases including, but not limited to: personal injury, medical negligence/malpractice, pediatric, birth injury, toxic torts, environmental injury, product liability, labor and employment, divorce and family law/domestic relations.  We have offices in Denver and Boulder, Colorado and Phoenix, Arizona, serving the Rocky Mountain States (Arizona, Colorado, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming) and Madison, Wisconsin serving the upper mid-west states (Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin). Given our multiple locations we are involved in cases nationwide.

Lanyard Sponsor


VERTEX is a fast-growth, global provider of forensic and litigation consulting, design engineering, construction, environmental solutions. VERTEX supports our clients in achieving vital engineering and project management goals. We deliver a broad range of strategic and technical services with a premier team of experienced professionals from diverse technical and business backgrounds.

With over 20 domestic offices and international office locations and unique teaming arrangements worldwide, we have the reach and relevant expertise to approach every client’s challenge with remarkable efficiency and local knowledge. Our reputation for excellence, both in terms of timely results and service quality, spans the globe. It has earned us the trust of a prestigious client base that includes Fortune 100 companies and esteemed boutique companies in virtually every line of business. For additional information, please visit our website at or call us at 303.623.9116.

Gold Wine Tasting Sponsor

Judicial Arbiter Group

As one of the oldest, most successful private judicial services in the country, JAG provides the legal and business communities with cost effective, efficient dispute resolution programs, including mediation and arbitration. In addition to providing alternative dispute resolution methods, JAG arbiters also conduct mock appellate arguments and review; serve in court-appointed functions such as receivers, liquidators, trustees, special masters and statutorily appointed judges; and conduct mock jury trials and focus groups. JAG is composed exclusively of former trial and appellate judges, each of whom was a distinguished leader during service on the bench. Each judge brings to JAG a commitment to case resolution based upon a depth of knowledge and experience with litigants and the legal process.

Silver Bourbon Tasting Sponsor

Exponent Failure Analysis Associates

With over 90 scientific and engineering disciplines, Exponent’s staff of approximately 900, located in 20 offices throughout the nation and 5 international offices, combines unparalleled technical expertise with the ability, when necessary, to focus this knowledge in extremely short time frames. Our multidisciplinary team of engineers, scientists and regulatory consultants will perform either in-depth scientific research and analysis, or very rapid-response evaluations, to provide our clients with the critical information that both day-to-day and strategic decisions can require.

Silver Catchbox Microphone and Expert Panel Sponsor

IRIS Fire Investigations, Inc.

IRIS Fire Investigations, Inc. was started in 2002 to provide fire and explosion origin and cause investigations, litigation support, training, and consulting. Since that time, we have grown every year, thanks to the growing list of clientele that have shown their support and confidence in our services.

After 8 years of continued support from our clients, which has allowed for our steady growth, IRIS Fire Investigations, Inc. has moved our operations to a new location in the Inverness Business Complex. Our new address is 99 Inverness Dr. East, Suite 160, Englewood Colorado 80112.

Our investigators currently provide over 40 years of cumulative experience in fire and explosion investigations and 60 years of public safety service. IRIS Fire Investigations has always been, and continues to be, honored to assist in any of your fire or explosion investigation needs.

Silver Expert Panel Sponsors

HRS Water Consultants, Inc.

HRS Water Consultants, Inc. is a multi-disciplinary water and environmental consultancy that provides forensic analysis, advice, opinions, and expert testimony in property damage cases where water and chemicals may be causative factors. HRS also provides forensic services in environmental contamination and toxic tort cases. We are highly-focused, client-centered, and cost effective due to our value-based billing approach. We achieve results on time, every time, due to our unique combination of technical skills and communication style.

Biodynamic Research Corporation

BRC specializes in the forensic analysis of how injuries are caused. Using engineering and medical science, we objectively answer two primary questions: did an injury occur and, if so, did the injury occur as alleged? In this effort, BRC employs qualified biomechanics who have MD and/or PhD degrees and extensive experience in collision investigation and injury tolerance as well as professional engineers trained in crash reconstruction. Recognizing that many are facing increasing financial pressures, BRC provides a broad range of qualified consultants to accommodate most working budgets.


Established in 1987, Cesare, Inc. (Cesare) is a consulting engineering firm specializing in geotechincal engineering, forensic engineering, and failure analysis, engineering geology, quality control/quality assurance (QA/QC), construction observation, construction materials design and testing.

We pride ourselves in providing sound, objective, and unbiased analysis for consultation and expert witness services that is based upon our years providing engineering design and construction observation services. Information about our areas of services can be viewed at or call us at 303-220-0300.

MDD Forensic Accountants

Tracing its roots back to 1933, MDD is an award winning forensic accounting firm specializing in economic damage quantification calculations. We regularly work with law firms, government entities, multi-national corporations, small businesses, insurance companies, and independent adjustment firms to provide objective assessments that enable fair and equitable settlements. In situations such as business disputes, natural or man-made catastrophes, business interruption, fraud or defective product recall, MDD can help by accurately determining the value of harm or injury that has been inflicted on a person or property.

With forensic accounting professionals in over 40 offices on 5 continents, MDD has global resources to assist our clients with their forensic accounting needs. Our work spans more than 130 countries and 800 industries. We have highly qualified resources available at all levels who not only boast accounting qualifications from several international bodies but also undergo regular intensive internal training. We speak over 30 languages and hold 18 distinct professional designations, with many possessing additional credentials in fraud detection and valuation. Our forensic accountants are exceptionally dedicated, singularly qualified experts with proven track records who provide clear and concise assessments that stand up to scrutiny. Our partners and senior staff regularly provide extensive litigation services and expert witness testimony in courts, arbitrations, and mediations throughout the world.

Wake-Up!  Bloody Mary and Mimosa Bar Sponsor

VSI Forensics (Vector Scientific, Inc.)

VSI provides high quality forensic consulting services in the areas of injury biomechanics and accident reconstruction in automobile, sport/recreation, and industrial/occupational accidents.

VSI was formed in 2001 to create a forensic science consulting firm to provide the complementary services of injury biomechanics and accident reconstruction; conduct original research related to these fields of science; responsibly apply and effectively communicate the science; do business in an ethical manner; and provide outstanding customer service.

The VSI team has decades of experience in injury biomechanics and accident reconstruction analyses, testing, modeling, original scientific research, and trial testimony.

Break Sponsor

Agren Blando Court Reporting and Video, Inc.

Agren Blando offers court reporting, videography, transcription, videoconferencing, document services, streaming, online repository and ediscovery services.

We host depositions, arbitration, mediation and conferences in our four beautiful and fully equipped conference rooms. With offices in Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins, Colorado Springs and the western slope, we serve the entire state of Colorado.

For nearly fifty years, Agren Blando Court Reporting & Video, Inc. has steadily grown into one of the largest and most reputable court reporting firms in Colorado. We work closely with individual practitioners as well as the world’s most prestigious law firms and corporations. Agren Blando has developed a reputation for accuracy, innovation, and dedicated service.

Bronze Lunch Sponsor

Braddy Investigative Group

Since our start in 1995, Braddy Investigative Group, Inc. has been at the forefront of our industry. Based in Denver, Colorado, our investigators are local, well-versed, and familiar with the area. Using the latest techniques and equipment, our team delivers the cutting-edge services necessary to promptly reveal the answers you need most.

Bronze Sponsors

Marshall Investigative Group

Marshall Investigative Group is a recognized leader in fraud investigations with over thirty years of experience throughout North America, Canada and Mexico. Our end to end investigation services utilizes the latest technologies to service and provide our clients with the most comprehensive investigation solutions in the industry. Our goal is to exceed your expectations by providing prompt, thorough and accurate information whether that be to establish proper reserves or to document claimant activities. We conduct our investigative business with the highest degree of integrity, confidentiality, and productivity with our unsurpassed talent of private investigators. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois with regional offices in North Carolina, Atlanta, Colorado, Arizona, and New York we ensure results anytime, anywhere.

RGL Forensics

RGL Forensics is an international firm of accounting, valuation and technology professionals who are specially trained in discovering and defining financial value. The firm establishes relevant facts and reliable figures for insurance, legal, corporate and public sector clients and has done so for over 30 years. Learn more at

IME Integrated Medical Evaluations, Inc.

Integrated Medical Evaluations, Inc. has been serving the needs of the legal community, insurance carriers, and governmental agencies since July of 2007. Our dedicated staff has over 60 years of combined experience in the field of facilitating independent medical evaluations, chart reviews, and other specialized evaluation services. Our success has been built on a commitment to providing our clients with personal, timely service. We work with a large number of Board Certified physicians from many specialties to provide you with detailed, objective and supportable medical information regarding your specific cases. We look forward to helping you with your needs here in Colorado, the Rocky Mountain West, and across the nation. Please visit us soon at

Madsen, Kneppers & Associates, Inc.

Madsen, Kneppers & Associates, Inc., recognizes the unique needs of each client. Our professionals provide creative customized solutions to the Construction, Legal and Insurance industries. Our Architects, Engineers, Cost Estimators, Construction Managers, Schedulers, Roofing Consultants, Thermographers and Water Restoration Consultants deliver quality services and integrated solutions to our clients worldwide.


TriMountain offers insurance, brokerage and risk management consulting services to middle market companies – those that often find themselves begging for the attention paid to large corporations and are too big for small brokers with limited relationships. Our mission is to provide industry leading insurance, brokerage and consulting products and services by leveraging award winning technology, operating in a transparent way with our clients and demonstrating integrity, knowledge and a commitment to getting it done right the first time. We are excited about our growing partnership with the CDLA and its members. For more information visit our website at or call 720-708-4155.

Advanced Professional Investigations

Advanced Professional Investigations is a local investigator-owned company centrally located and serving all of Colorado. Years of in-field experience in insurance defense, fraud and worker’s compensation claims investigations, and family law investigations have enabled API to put together one of the most specialized and highly skilled team of licensed investigators in Colorado.

Our services include: Surveillance, Insurance Defense Investigations, Employee Misconduct Investigations, Cyber Media Profiles, Background Investigations, Asset Checks, Witness Interviews and Photography/Videography.

We are Diligent! You can count on us to give a constant and earnest effort to accomplish what we undertake. Whether we are conducting surveillance or any other type of investigation, our job is to observe objectively and document precisely.

We maintain the highest integrity and consistency, ensuring our methods, techniques and documentation will be upheld in a legal setting. We find timely solutions to our clients’ objectives. When you partner with Advanced Professional Investigations, you partner with a leader in the profession.

ESI Engineering Systems

ESi is a full‐service engineering, scientific, and technical consulting firm with locations coast-to‐coast, serving clients across a global footprint. With state‐of‐the‐art facilities and equipment, and an extensive, national network of qualified professionals in almost every technical discipline, ESi can deploy the right team for virtually any project.

Ponderosa Associates

Ponderosa Associates is a technical consulting company offering the services of licensed engineers, scientists and other technical experts. Since 1974 we have provided prompt, highly qualified assistance to the legal, industrial and insurance communities worldwide.

Ninyo & Moore

Ninyo & Moore , a minority-owned business, was established in 1986 to provide exceptional geotechnical engineering, geologic, hydrogeologic, soil and materials testing and inspection, and environmental consulting services to the public and private sectors. They have provided these services for the design and construction of highways and roadways, water and wastewater treatment plants, reservoirs and tanks, colleges and universities, schools, hospitals, pipelines, tunnels, storm drains, dams, municipal and commercial structures, power plants and utility installations, transmission lines, and other public and private works. Engineering News Record recognized the firm as one of the Top 500 Design Firms in the United States for 2017. They have approximately 400 employees providing services to public and private clients, and for 31 years have been performing geotechnical, and soil and materials testing and inspection services on a wide variety of projects. Ninyo & Moore is committed to being responsive, thorough, technically sound, and active in the business community. Ninyo & Moore serves its clients through its offices in Denver, Broomfield, San Diego, Irvine, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, Fontana, Oakland, San Jose, Phoenix, Tucson, Prescott Valley, Houston, Las Vegas, and Salt Lake City. Ninyo & Moore’s full-service laboratories are accredited by AASHTO, AMRL, CCRL, Colorado Department of Transportation, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and their technicians are certified by ACI, AWS, CAPA, ICC, NICET, and WAQTC in their respective disciplines.

Unified Investigations & Sciences, Inc.

Unified Investigations & Sciences, Inc. is an independent multidisciplinary forensic engineering firm. We provide our clients with forensic analyses and origin-and-cause investigations that are the highest quality in the industry. Unified offers global experience, national coverage and local expertise. As one of the largest forensic firms in the United States, we have a national footprint with a staff of forensic engineers and fire investigators from coast to coast to ensure the timely and expert response you need, anytime, anywhere.

When you need to find out scientifically what really happened, the following services are available from our firm:

  • Fire & Explosion Investigations
  • Forensic Engineering
  • Subrogation Investigations
  • Vehicle Investigation Analysis
  • Burglary & Theft Investigations
  • Product Analysis of Fire or Failure Causes
  • Code Analysis & Research
  • Training & Seminars

For more information about Unified Investigations, please visit or call our Denver office at 303-762-8487.


ProNet Group is a full service forensic engineering and construction defect consulting firm with on-staff experts specializing in structural and civil engineering evaluations for construction defect and property damage claims, electrical and mechanical engineering analysis for product liability claims, and fire O&C investigations for property, heavy equipment, and vehicles. From our regional office in Denver, ProNet experts cover all of Colorado and surrounding states. Call us at (800) 216-7268 or visit us online at

Sellon Forensics Inc.

Specialist in ELECTRICAL forensic engineering services with over 35 years of highly diversified “real world” electrical engineering experience. Providing forensic electrical analysis for the legal and insurance industries since 1994. Licensed engineer in 29 states. or or 720-320-6634

Thomson Reuters

Whether you practice, support, create, or enforce the law, Thomson Reuters delivers best-of-class legal solutions that help you work smarter, including Westlaw, Practical Law, and secure hosted products like Firm Central™.  Intelligently connect your work and your world through unrivaled content, expertise, and technologies. See a better way forward at

Buckles & Associates

Buckles & Associates is a full service architectural and construction consulting firm specializing in Construction Defect support services, Architectural Design, and General Contracting with a special focus on client satisfaction. Our staff of licensed architects, general contractors and professional estimators have an established reputation as detail-oriented investigators with expertise in all areas of forensic architecture and construction management, including liability analysis, standards of care, and in-depth cost estimating. Regularly working with attorneys, insurance carriers, development firms and homeowners, our professionals have been designated as expert witnesses on hundreds of cases across the western United States including Colorado, California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Oregon, and Washington. For more information, please visit us at

Forensic Pursuit

Forensic Pursuit provides expert computer forensic investigation, preventative forensic, e-discovery and educational services to attorneys, businesses and individuals worldwide. Established in 2006, Forensic Pursuit has become a leader in emerging forensic technology, setting standards of excellence at every level.

From Kuwait to London, Denver to Dallas, Forensic Pursuit follows strict procedures with every investigation to ensure future admissibility of evidence. All Forensic Pursuit are CHFI and EnCE certified computer forensic investigators.

Advanced Engineering Investigations Corporation

The licensed engineers and consultants at Advanced Engineering Investigations Corporation have over 100 years combined experience in the forensic field.

Founded in 2005, our experts have performed investigations in all 50 States. We have technical expertise in areas including explosions, electrical failure analysis, fires, fire suppression systems, civil and structural assessments and carbon monoxide incidents – just to name a few!

Our clients include propane and natural gas companies, gas appliance manufacturers, law firms, insurance carriers and the transportation industry.


Kineticorp is an experienced firm with an innovative approach to forensic engineering, accident reconstruction, and visualization. We use cutting-edge technology to analyze evidence, determine its significance, and communicate our findings clearly. Our extensive toolbox contains computer modeling techniques, photogrammetric methods, dynamic simulation tools, in-depth engineering analysis, and innovative animation technology. These tools enable us to tell a story in the courtroom that is both clear and credible.


Envista Forensics, formerly PT&C|LWG, is a global provider of Forensic Engineering, Fire & Explosion Investigation, Building Consulting, Equipment Restoration and Digital forensics services. Envista has served the insurance, legal and risk management industries since 1984. Our experts travel globally from more than 30 offices located across the U.S., Canada, Latin America, the U.K. and Singapore. |

Decision Quest

For more than thirty years, the principals of DecisionQuest have been retained in high risk, high-stakes litigation spanning a wide range of industries-more than 19,000 cases in all. From 10 offices and graphics studios, 100 DecisionQuest professionals assist trial teams and in-house counsel in all 50 states and in foreign jurisdictions.

We conduct social science based research in advance of trial with surrogate jurors from the community in which the trial will be held in an effort to assist the trial team in identifying themes and strategies which will be effective in helping the client to prevail at trial. We also design and produce all forms of demonstrative exhibits, assist with witness preparation, assist with jury selection and related issues, sit through trials to offer advice, and provide courtroom technology for use at trial.

Wherever your case stands now-whether you’re assessing potential litigation or preparing your opening statement to a jury-we bring a fresh perspective that results in better-informed choices about strategies and tactics at every stage of the dispute-resolution process.

We welcome the opportunity to share this perspective and the tools we’ve developed to help you create the best case scenario.

Jensen Hughes

The team of experts at JENSEN HUGHES provide forensic and consulting engineering, litigation support, expert testimony and scientific analysis to insurance companies, law firms, manufacturers and the construction industry worldwide. We specialize in fire and explosion investigations, product liability, failure analysis, structural failures, risk assessment, construction defect, manufacturing support, fire modeling, fire testing, fire protection design, accident reconstruction, personal injury investigations, environmental, and research and development.

Hunter + Geist, Inc.

Hunter + Geist is Denver’s premier full-service court reporting, legal videography, and videoconferencing firm. We have been serving the Denver legal community for over 30 years. We specialize in realtime reporting with 13 certified realtime reporters. Our court reporters’ expertise is unparalleled. Hunter + Geist, Inc., provides attorneys and paralegals with state-of-the-art litigation support, as well as timely and accurate transcripts. We understand the demands placed on our clients in their day-to-day work, and we provide the necessary tools to be a successful part of a legal team. At Hunter + Geist, we are proud of our outstanding client support. We consistently provide the Denver legal community with the latest trends in the industry. It is our goal to meet and exceed the expectations of our clients. We welcome the opportunity to work alongside you, and we strive to build on the lasting relationships we’ve developed with our clientele.