Mr. Kutzer is the managing partner of Senter Goldfarb & Rice, and has been with the firm since 1986. Mr. Kutzer has been awarded the AV Preeminent rating by Martindale Hubbell, its highest level, has been named a Super Lawyer and named to Best Lawyers in America. He has handled thousands of lawsuits involving most types of civil claims and advises clients how to avoid litigation. Mr. Kutzer’s recent focus of practice has been in the areas of personal injury, fleet vehicle accidents, insurance coverage disputes and bad faith. He has handled numerous cases in these areas at every level of both the Colorado State and Federal courts (including the U.S. Supreme Court). He regularly provides training seminars for attorneys, insurance companies and their adjusters regarding handling Colorado claims, and has acted as an arbiter and expert witness. He has lectured to the Colorado Claims Association, Colorado Bar Association and for Continuing Legal Education programs for lawyers and paralegals.
Torts and General Casualty
Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith
Professional Liability Defense
Products Liability Litigation
Hospitality Industry Litigation
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Year degree obtained: 1989
UNDERGRADUATE UNIVERSITY AND DEGREE:
Colorado State University., B.S. – Accounting
Year obtained: 1985
NOTABLE REPORTED CASES/CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
DeHerrera v. Sentry, 992 P.2d 629 (Colo. App. 1999); 2001 WL 433517 (Colo. 2001).
O’Quinn v. Wedco, 746 F.Supp. 38 (D. Colo. 1990); 752 F.Supp. 984 (D. Colo. 1990).
Siener v. Zeff, 194 P.3d (Colo. App. 2008).
Warren v. American Bankers, 507 F.3d 1239 (10th Cir. 2007).
Solano v. American Bankers, 365 B.R. 196 (D. Colo. 2007).
Figueroa v. American Bankers, 517 F.Supp.2d 1266 (D. Colo. 2006).
Cork v. Dairyland Ins., 194 P. 3d 422 (Colo. App. 2008).
Willhite v. Rodriquez, 274 P.3d 1233 (Colo. 2012).
Ex rel. Wacker v. Towers Boat Club, –p.3d–, (Colo App. 2012), 2012 WL 1436152.
Colorado Pool v. Scottsdale Insurance Co.,— P.3d —-, 2012 WL 5265981, 2012 COA 178, Colo.App., October 25, 2012.
LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS:
Lecturer, National Business Institute
Lecturer, Institute for Paralegal Education
Lecturer, Insurance Training Network
Lecturer, Colorado Bar Association Continuing Legal Education
HONORS AND AWARDS:
Martindale Hubbell Rating-AV Preeminent
Designated Colorado Superlawyer 2012-present
Best Lawyers in America 2010-2017
Top Rated Transportation Lawyer-2010-2016
America’s Top 100 Attorneys – Lifetime Achievement
Member, Council on Ethical Billing
Member, Council on Litigation Management
Member, Eagle International