Mr. Ziporin joined the firm upon his graduation from law school in 1998. Admitted to practice in Colorado, he has successfully tried to conclusion numerous civil lawsuits, predominantly to juries. From the inception of his career, Mr. Ziporin has been engaged in the defense of public entities and, at present, his practice emphasizes the representation of counties, municipalities, special districts and other public entities, including university level educational institutions, as well as officials and employees associated with those entities. Other current areas of emphasis include First Amendment, discrimination, retaliation, and general business litigation. Mr. Ziporin’s trial practice has focused upon federal claims in the United States District Court. His practice includes experience in appeals at both the state and federal levels, including the United States Supreme Court. He has lectured on multiple topics including the defense of public employee claims, primarily with regard to claims against law enforcement officials. Mr. Ziporin has been named a Rising Star in the 2009, 2010, and 2011 publications of Colorado Super Lawyers.
Governmental Entity Defense
Civil Rights Law
Products Liability Litigation
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Year degree obtained: 1998
UNDERGRADUATE UNIVERSITY AND DEGREE:
University of Colorado, Boulder, B.S. in Marketing/International Business
Year obtained: 1993
NOTABLE REPORTED CASES/CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Town of Castle Rock v. Gonzales, United States Supreme Court – successful appeal of denial of police officer qualified immunity regarding enforcement of protection order.
Richard Haynes v. City of Gunnison – U.S. District Court – defense verdict in police excessive force case.
Leonard Meier v. Robert McCoy – Adams County District Court – defense verdict in police excessive force case.
Gerald Jorgensen v. City of Westminster – U.S. District Court – defense verdict in police excessive force case.
Rising Star in the 2009, 2010, and 2011 Colorado Super Lawyers publication.
Lorman seminars entitled “Police Misconduct” and “Recent Trends in Police Liability” – 2005, 2006, 2007.
Presentation to County Attorney Association re: “Successful Motion for Summary Judgment Strategies.”
In firm presentations re: successful summary judgment motions, investigation/discovery techniques, challenging expert opinions, and changes to Medicare requirements.
Presentation to Election Law class at the University of Denver re: liability defenses for elected officials.
Multiple law enforcement liability training sessions with local law enforcement agencies.
Article for Colorado Police Protective Association publication entitled “Is Tennessee v. Garner Still the Law?”
Article for the Colorado Defense Lawyers Assocation entitled “The Garcetti Official Duties Threshold: Relevant Factors to Defining Public Employees’ Speech.”