RUEGSEGGER SIMONS SMITH & STERN, LLC has grown to be one of Colorado’s largest firms dedicated to defending employers in a broad range of employment matters and insurance defense.  Our firm has extensive experience in various insurance defense, claims defense, subrogation and fraud matters.  Our attorneys have represented hundreds of employers and insurance carriers in hearings and appeals before the Colorado Office of Administrative Courts, the Industrial Claim Appeals Office, the Colorado Court of Appeals, and the Colorado Supreme Court.  Our workers’ compensation practice takes us to venues all along the Front Range and throughout the state, including Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Durango, Glenwood Springs, and Grand Junction.  This substantial presence in the workers’ compensation area gives Ruegsegger Simons Smith & Stern the unique ability to represent and defend employer and carrier interests on any issue arising under the Colorado Workers’ Compensation Act.

Our practice also includes employment discrimination matters under federal and state law; wrongful discharge and retaliation claims; violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Colorado Wage Claim Act; and issues arising under the Family Medical Leave Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Through knowledgeable counseling tailored to employer needs, we focus on preventing everyday workplace issues from becoming legal problems.  Our attorneys also represent employers aggressively in litigation before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Colorado Civil Rights Division, the Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, and state and federal court.  Ruegsegger Simons Smith & Stern attorneys have authored several articles and have served as featured presenters throughout the region on various employment topics, ranging from effective sexual harassment investigations, the Americans with Disabilities Act, retaliation actions, exit incentive programs, and of course, workers’ compensation.

Our civil litigation practice has defended tort and employment claims under general liability policies, directors and officers policies, and employment practices liability policies.  Our health care practice has represented health care providers under licensure defense coverage in proceedings before state health care licensure boards.  Our civil litigation attorneys have extensive experience defending insurance bad faith claims against utilization review organizations involved with automobile liability policies.  Our civil litigation attorneys have also defended insurance carriers under performance bonds on construction defect claims, including claims involving water infiltration and structural subsidence.

Our practice includes representation of businesses and corporation formation.  Our attorneys advise businesses on satisfying corporate formalities under Colorado’s business code for various corporate entities.  Our attorneys draft articles of incorporation, corporate bylaws, polices and procedures, and employee manuals for business entities.  Our attorneys also advise businesses on various contracting and operations issues.

Ruegsegger Simons Smith & Stern, LLC is committed to providing the highest quality legal services at a fair and reasonable price.  We strongly believe that our client is our partner and we work closely together to design and develop the appropriate legal strategy for the case or matter for which we are retained.  We seek input from our clients throughout the legal process, and give all of our clients the individualized attention they deserve.

We consistently utilize our experienced professional support staff to perform functions which do not require the expertise of a lawyer.  We use the latest computer research and communication tools which allow us to minimize our research and document drafting costs, while ensuring that we apply current precedents to our clients’ cases.

Ruegsegger Simons Smith & Stern, LLC welcomes the opportunity to discuss our services as they may relate to your specific needs. We hope that you will become one of our most valued partners – our clients.