Hansen Construction, Inc. and Colorado Compensation Insurance Authority, v. Gliberto Estrada and The Industrial Claim Appeals Office of the State of Colorado. Colorado Court of Appeals Unpublished Opinion, January 8, 1998, No.97CA1054, W.C. 4-281-397. Successfully Argued the case at the trial level and drew the appellate argument to protect the rights of Undocumented Workers, and to ensure that they were not excluded from Insurance Coverage, after premiums had been paid because of Federal Immigration Status.
County Sheriff’s Association of Colorado. Seminar on Workers’ Compensation and safety the Law Enforcement Workplace, held in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, August 3, 1999. Colorado Fire and Burglary Association. Seminar on Workers’ Compensation and Safety the Security Workplace, held in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. June 2, 2000
Host and presenter of a Ninth Judicial District and WCEA Advanced Workers’ Compensation Seminar.” Topic presented: Medical Privacy Issues in Litigation. February 2, 2001. Author of “Advice to Safeguard Your Clients Medical Records.” Presented at the Advanced Workers’ Compensation Seminar on February 2, 2001.
“Workers’ Compensation Pitfalls for Employers” Seminar presented to the Glenwood Springs Chamber of Commerce and Pinnacol Assurance. February 27, 2002
“Advice to Attorneys; How to: Advise Employer Clients of Workers’ Compensation” Seminar presented to the Ninth JudicialDistrict Bar Association. April 5, 2002
“DESICION DE CORTE SUPREMA PERMITE A EMPLEADORES NO PAGAR A TRABAJADORES ILEGALES” Publishedin “Mundo Latino” Periodico Hispano Semanal April 10, 2002.
“Firm of Kaufman & Kaufman makes law a family and humanitarian practice” Glenwood Post, September 14-15, 1996.
“In all fairness” Aspen Times, Scott Condon, January 20-21, 2001. “Trio of local attorneys caught in the act of doing good deeds” Glenwood Independent. April 7, 1998.
Qualified and testified as an expert witness in the field of workers’ compensation; The State of Colorado vs. Dennis Foushi, W.C. 3-100-849.
The State of Colorado vs. Daniel Nye W.C. 2-662-553. (June 22, 1998)
“Abogados se decican a impartir justicia” La Mision, Junio 2002.
Glenwood Post Independent, Independent Voices. January 10, 2003.
Glenwood Post Independent, Judge orders business owner to pay back wages to undocumented worker. September 23, 2004.
Recognized by the Glenwood Springs, Colorado Mayor and City Council for service to the Victims and Witness Assistance and Law Enforcement Board, February 2005.
Glenwood Post Independent, Voter registration deadline arrives. October 4, 2004.
Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Workers’ Compensation Convention Speaker, August 11, 2005. CLE Certified
WCEA Ouray Western Slope Meeting Workers Compensation Presenter, September 23, 2005 CLE Certified.
Authored the language and successfully argued Ballot Initiative in front of the State of Colorado Supreme Court, in an original proceeding, (Title Setting Board) May 25, 2006. (Title 2005-2006 #125) “Damages for Mineral Extraction” FINAL LANGUAGE OF PROPOSAL Be it Enacted by the People of the State of Colorado: Article XVM of the constitution of the State of Colorado is amended BY THE ADDITION OF A NEW SECTION to read: Section 13. Paying Fair Value. A Mineral EXTRACTOR SHALL PAY THE FAIR VALUE OF DAMAGES BROUGHT ABOUTIN THE DEVELOPMENT, PURSUIT, OR EXTRACTION OF A MINERAL INCLUDING OIL AND GAS. “
WCEA Montrose Western Slope Meeting Workers Compensation Presenter, November 14, 2008 CLE Certified.
Glenwood Springs Chamber of Commerce “Medical Marijuana in the Workplace” March 18, 2010
Attacked the The “speculative state sanctioned human trafficking futures market.”
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO
Civil Action No. 08-cv-00461-DME-CBS:
MARIO FACUNDO BORREGO BRIONES, JESUS ALBERTO MARINES CARREON, RAUL RIOS SOLIS, PABLO PACHECO DEL REAL, ANTONIO RODARTE GARAMENDI, ERNESTO ALVAREZ SALINAS, JUAN GABRIELALEJANDRO RAMIREZ, MANUEL MIJANGOS, JOSE LUIS RUBIO CHAVARRIA, JOSE ESUS VALTIERRA MONTOYA, NICOLAS HERNANDEZ HERNANDEZ, JULIAN FERIA ACOSTA, ROBERTO CARLOS BERNALCHAVEZ, JESUS GERARDO CUETO LOPEZ, AURELIO CARILLO HERNANDEZ, MARTIN OLIVA PONCE, GABRIEL MARTINEZ PONCE,ANTONIO CARILLO HERNANDEZ, SILVANO GARCIA VEGA, CHRISTIAN, OSUNA RAMOS, LEOPOLDO ZARCA GONZALEZ, LUIS MATA LOPEZ, JOSE PAZ AGUIRRE HERNANDEZ, PEDRO VARGAS LEDESMA, ANGEL GEOVANNI DURAN NAVARRO, PABLO SANCHEZ REYES, RICARDO ROJOCOVARRUBIAS, JORGE ROJO CoVARRUBIAS, JUAN SARABIA MENDEZ,PABLO LUNA TORRES, MARTIN ALEJANDRE HERNANDEZ, JUAN GERARDO ALVARADO GATICA, MIGUEL ANGEL BELTRAN ACEVEDO, JOSE DE JESUS GALVAN, MARTIN BARRON VERA, DAVID GUDINO CHAVARRIA, GERMAN MARTINEZ HERNANDEZ, JOEL AGUILAR TORRES, ARMANDO ORTIZ RUBIO, CALIXTRO OVANDO LIMA, RODOLFO DELGADO RODRIGUEZ,RAMON RODRIGUEZ ARAGUZ, ARTEMIO GARCIA MELO, ANTONIO MONCADA RICO, MIGUEL ANGEL CASTANDEDA MARTINEZ, ORACIO RAMIREZ MARTINEZ, LINDOLFO MARTINEZ CASTRO, RAMIRO AVALOSCAMACHO, MARTIN JAIME DURAN MARIN, DANIEL HECTOR DAVILA MARTINEZ, ANSELMO BARRIOS VALDEZ, LUIS ALBERTO DAMIAN ARROYO, FRANCISCO NEGRETE CAMACHO, JUAN LUCIANO ORTIZ DUARTE, DANIEL MORENO VERA, JORGE FLORES BALTAZAR, MARION ARMANDO FLORESBALTAZAR, EDGAR ESTEBAN RODRIGUEZ HERNANDEZ, PABLO CESAR AGUILAR DIAZ, ALEJANDRO ZUNIGA, SANTIAGO MENDOZA RAMIREZ, FEDERICO GONZALEZ CHANTACA, FERMIN RIVERA GUZMAN, MIGUEL ANGEL GUZMAN ESCOGIDO, RODRIGO HERNANDEZ CAHUICH, VICTORDANIEL BARRIOS RANGEL, DAVID ARENAS MUNIZ, RICARDO GONZALEZ MIRANDA, and MIDWEST DRYWALL COMPANY, INC.,
JNS CONSTRUCTION SERVICES, LLC, JOHN HERZER, LENO & COMPANY, LLC, LENO ASEUDO, also known as Leno Acevedo, Defendants.
- American Bar Association
- Colorado Bar Association
- Federal Bar Association
- American Trial Lawyers Association
- Inter-American Bar Association, 2002
- Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
- Workers’ Compensation Education Authority
- Garfield County Legal Services, Inc., 2000-2004
- Alpine Legal Services, Inc., 2004 – 2012
- Ninth Judicial District Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Section
- Department of Administrative Hearings Workers’ Compensation Focus Group
- Garfield County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue, Inc., 1998-2004
- Garfield County Democratic Party
- Democratic Party Central Committee Colorado
- National Rifle Association – Life Member
- Valley View Hospital Association, 1998-2004
- FindLaw Advisory Board, 2002
- Club Rotario de Roaring Fork
- Club 20
- Last Minute String Band
- Defiance Stringband
My beautiful wife and amazing family, Colorado and the United States of America, the practice of law, politics, Spanish and Chinese languages and culture, mountain climbing, piano and guitar, running, hunting and fishing, local and international travel, kayaking, history and philosophy, anthropology, archaeology, skiing, snowboarding and reading.
North America: The United States of America (including Alaska and Hawaii) Mexico, Canada, Nicaragua, Honduras, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Puerto Rico
South America: Peru, Chile, Ecuador, Galapagos Islands
Europe: Spain, France, England, Scotland, Ireland, Sweden, Gibraltar, Portugal, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Romania, Turkey, Yugoslavia, Croatia, Kosovo, Serbia, Albania, Vatican City, Italy, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine, Poland, Greece, Macedonia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Hungary, Belgium, Netherlands, Slovenia, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, Russia
Asia: Siberia, Hong Kong, Macau, Thailand, Cambodia, Taiwan a.k.a. Republic of China, Peoples Republic of China, Japan
Africa: Morocco, Algeria
Middle East: Israel, Turkey