Construction Defect Lawyer Ron Sandgrund Quoted by The Colorado Lawyer

Construction Defect Lawyer Ron Sandgrund Quoted by The Colorado Lawyer

By Burg Simpson
October 28, 2021
3 min read

November 2021 is the 50th anniversary of the Colorado Bar Association’s official publication, Colorado Lawyer. This monthly bar journal serves as an informational and educational resource to improve the practice of law. Since its inception in 1977, the magazine has relied primarily on Colorado attorneys to contribute experienced-based articles on a variety of substantive areas of law and practice-oriented department articles and columns.

To honor the magazine’s 50th anniversary, the current CBA president, Ms. Joi Kush, generously dedicated the President’s Message column to the magazine’s many contributors. These are the men and women within our legal community who have donated their time, talent, and expertise to add value to each issue of Colorado Lawyer over the past five decades. 

To tell the stories of the Colorado Lawyer’s illustrious history in her message titled “Telling Tales of Storytellers”, Ms. Kush reached out to the publication’s many creators to ask them why they contributed to the magazine. One point that several authors also made is how writing for  Colorado Lawyer has value not only for the readers but for the writer as well.  Ron Sandgrund was one of many authors who responded to her inquiry and he was quoted in the President’s Message:

 “For me, writing for Colorado Lawyer has been all about paying it forward. I found so much help during my career reading Colorado Lawyer articles by others with experience in fields I knew little about. These articles gave me a crash course in an area of the law I was just starting to explore. Once I started writing articles myself, I found that the Colorado Lawyer editors provided amazing support and made all of my writing clearer and more balanced.” 

He also shared this gem of a tale: “The one article that will always stand out concerned extensive construction defect legislation that was adopted in 2003. I originally entitled the piece ‘The Empire Strikes Back.’ The Construc­tion Law editor at the time, an old basketball buddy with whom I worked regularly over the years, felt that the title editorialized the ensuing discussion too much—I was knee-deep in plaintiff’s construction defect work at the time, while he mostly represented developers and homebuilders. He was correct. The title was changed to the eye-catching ‘The Construction Defect Action Reform Act of 2003,’ 32 Colo. Law. 7 (July 2003). I noticed, however, that a short time later he authored his own piece about this new law called ‘The Return of the Jedi.’ Checkmate.” Checkmate, indeed.”

Read the entire article here: Telling Tales of Storytellers (Interview) 11.2021 TCL

Burg Simpson’s own Ron Sandgrund is an award-winning construction defects attorney who has authored a remarkable 67 articles for the Colorado Lawyer, so far!  

More about Ron Sandgrund

Ron Sandgrund is a well-known trial lawyer and Colorado’s most prolific author of articles and books on Colorado construction and materials defect law and related insurance coverage issues. Mr. Sandgrund has extensive experience litigating construction defects, construction materials, product liability, multi-family community, class action, and insurance lawsuits, and he has argued many cases before the Colorado Court of Appeals, Colorado Supreme Court, and U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Sandgrund has received the Best Lawyers in America© designation, including Best Lawyers© “Lawyer of the Year – Construction Litigation – Denver,” for 2013 and 2019. Mr. Sandgrund files friend-of-the-court (amicus) briefs expressing homeowner-advocacy groups’ views, and federal and state court opinions have referred to his writings many times.

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