Brian G. McConaty

Equity Shareholder

Brian G. McConaty specializes in civil trial practice emphasizing medical malpractice defense, health law and civil/commercial litigation. He has tried over 100 jury trials to verdict and has been selected for inclusion to The Best Lawyers in America® by his peers.

He has been on the faculty at the University of Colorado School of Medicine as an Assistant Clinical Professor for over 25 years. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation and the Denver Country Club. He lectures locally, nationally and internationally on medical-legal topics.

He is admitted to the Supreme Court of the United States, United States District Court for the District of Colorado, Colorado Bar Association, Denver Bar Association, Colorado Defense Lawyers Association and the Defense Research Institute. He is a Master Barrister with Doyle’s American Inn of Court.



B.A., University of Colorado Boulder

J.D., University of Colorado

Key Matters:

Representative Cases

Leaffer v. Zarlengo, 44 P.3d 1072 (Colorado Supreme Court 2002)

Samms v. District Court, 908 P.2d 520 (Colorado Supreme Court 1995)

Nguyen v. Swedish Medical Ctr, 890 P.2d 255 (U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit 1995)

Giraldi v. Morrell, 892 P.2d 422 (U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit 1994)

United States v. Newman, 733 F.2d 1395 (U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit 1984)

United States v. Cuaron, 700 F.2d 582 (U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit 1983)

United States v. Quintana, 673 F.2d 296 (U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit 1982)

United States v. Cotton, 646 F.2d 430 (U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit 1981)

United States v. Quintana, 525 F.Supp. 917 (U.S. District Court District of CO 1981)

He has been named a Super Lawyer® since 2006 and is listed as one of the top 50 and top 10 attorneys in the state by Colorado Super Lawyers Magazine®. He was also voted “Barrister’s Best” as the top medical malpractice defense attorney by Law Week Colorado. Brian has been listed a Top Lawyer in medical malpractice defense by 5280 Magazine since 2015

Mr. McConaty was elected Colorado’s first Diplomate in the American Board of Trial Advocates in 2008 and served as President of the Colorado Chapter in 2011. In March 2011, he was inducted as a Fellow into the American College of Trial Lawyers.

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