Clifton J. Latiolais, Jr.

Clifton J. Latiolais, Jr.

Tel:   303.831.5990
Fax:  303.832.7144
Direct Dial: 303.645.4408
clatiolais@cla-law.net

Clifton Latiolais was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1953. After moving to Ohio, he studied music and political science in college while working as a professional musician and educator. While in law school, he was a member of the National Moot Court Team. Clif moved to Colorado in 1984, and after practicing for 11 years with a Denver insurance defense firm, became a founding shareholder of the Firm.

He has served as a faculty member with the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, and has given numerous lectures and presentations to insurance companies, clients, claims associations and professional organizations on Colorado substantive and procedural law, claims handling practices, litigation strategies, trial practice and procedure.

Clif maintains a general civil litigation practice emphasizing insurance defense matters, including defense of carriers on first party claims and class actions, declaratory judgment actions, defense of policyholders in cases involving construction defects, auto accidents, products liability, professional malpractice and premises liability. He has participated in over 90 jury and bench trials and appeared before all courts in Colorado, the United States District Court for the District of Colorado, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

Admissions
State of Colorado, 1984
United States District Court, District of Colorado, 1984
United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, 1984

Education
The Ohio State University, BA, 1981
The Ohio State University College of Law, J.D., 1983

Professional Affiliations
Denver Bar Association
Colorado Bar Association
Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
American Board of Trial Advocates

Trial: Sanders v American Family, Welsh and Welsh Agency, Boulder Dist. Ct., April 2014
Trial: Ness v. American Family Mutual. Ins. Co., U.S. Dist. Ct., Colorado, March 2016
Trial: Rosensohn v Schaefer, Boulder Dist. Ct., July 2016
Trial: Conklin v Metro Mix, LLC, Denver District Court, August 2016
Trial: Macomber v. American Family Mutual. Ins. Co., U.S. Dist. Ct., Colorado, October 2016
Court of Appeals: Munoz v American Family Mutual Ins. Co., February 2017
Trial: LeValley v Morin, Denver Dist. Court, July 2017