Michael L Poindexter

Michael L Poindexter

Practice areas:

Litigation, Aviation, Construction and development

About me

Over 32 years experience as a trial lawyer for both plaintiffs and defendants in the trial and appeal of complex civil cases in state and federal courts in Colorado and numerous other jurisdictions. Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated since 1992. Admitted 1982, Colorado, State and Federal; 1983 10th Cir. Court of Appeals.

Fees:

Hourly ($275-375/hour), contingent (25-40%)

Contact info

2132 Montane Drive East
Golden, CO, 80401-9126

Legal cases

  • Naekel v. Ross, USDC Colo.

    Practice Area:
    Libel and slander
    Date:
    May 24, 2012
    Outcome:
    Judgment of $120,000 for counterclaimant and against the plaintiff on all issues, upheld on appeal to 10th Cir.
    Description:
    Interference with Contract, Conspiracy, Counterclaim for libel/slander and outrageous conduct arising from an aviation certification contract.
  • Bomer v. Thunder Mountain Custom Cycles

    Practice Area:
    Defective and dangerous products
    Date:
    Oct 10, 2008
    Outcome:
    Plaintiff’s verdict of $1.8 million, not appealed.
    Description:
    Plaintiff’s personal injury resulting from a motorcycle crash caused by handlebar defect, defective manufacture.
  • Markley v. William Douglas Moreland

    Practice Area:
    Wrongful termination
    Date:
    Sep 24, 2002
    Outcome:
    Plaintiffs verdict of $220,000 for outrageous conduct upheld on appeal to Colo. Ct. App.
    Description:
    Suit for outrageous conduct during employment termination against majority owner of car dealership by general manager and minority owner of business.
  • Colorado Aircraft Services Inc. v. Stevens Aviation

    Practice Area:
    Business
    Date:
    Jul 25, 1997
    Outcome:
    Plaintiff’s verdict in excess of $2 million; not appealed
    Description:
    Business dispute over unfair below cost sales of aviation gasoline at Jefferson County Airport.
  • Combined Communications Corp v. Public Service Co. of Colorado

    Practice Area:
    Aviation
    Date:
    Sep 28, 1991
    Outcome:
    Verdict for all plaintiffs in excess of $3 Million
    Description:
    Lead plaintiffs counsel for 3 consolidated cases arising from wire strike crash of news helicopter. Four week Jury trial with plaintiffs’ verdicts for two deaths and loss of helicopter in excess of $3 Million dollars. Upheld on appeal.
  • Daugherty v. Colorado Ute Electric Assn.

    Practice Area:
    Aviation
    Date:
    Sep 24, 1990
    Outcome:
    Plaintiff’s verdict of $1.1 million; not appealed
    Description:
    Plaintiff’s wrongful death claim arising from a helicopter wirestrike near Paonia Colorado in 1986.
License
State Status Acquired Updated
CO Active 1982 11/20/2016
Work experience
Title Company name Duration
Attorney Law Offices of Michael L. Poindexter 1999 – 2015
Partner Byrne Kiely & White 1986 – 1999
Associate Holland & Hart 1982 – 1986
Associations
Association name Position name Duration
International Aviation and Tansportation Safety Bar Association Member 1995 – Present
Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association Life Member 1991 – Present
Education
School name Major Degree Graduated
Harvard University Law School Law JD – Juris Doctor 1982

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