Brady’s practice focuses largely on workers’ compensation defense. His goal is to provide assistance to clients through all phases of litigation with a focus on optimal claim handling strategy to resolve issues efficiently. Prior to joining White and Steele, Brady clerked for several administrative law judges at the Denver Office of Administrative Courts where he was tasked with work focusing primarily on legal research and statutory interpretation. More recently, Brady was an associate at a midsized workers’ compensation defense firm in the Denver area. In his free time, Brady enjoys golfing, skiing, and fly fishing.
Robert Coate has primarily practiced workers compensation defense since he joined White and Steele in 1991. He has been lead counsel on thousands of cases for clients in that time frame. His work has been instrumental in getting cases resolved, whether it means going to hearing or gaining a case settlement or dismissal. He has also successfully appealed cases for clients before the Industrial Claims Appeals Office, Colorado Court of Appeals and Colorado Supreme Court.
Prior to coming to White and Steele, Mr. Coate was admitted to the Pennsylvania bar in 1986 and began serving as an Assistant Public Defender with the Chester County Public Defender’s Office in West Chester, Pennsylvania. He left Pennsylvania in 1989 to live and work on the Island of Yap in the Federated States of Micronesia, formerly part of the United States Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands. He served as Public Defender of Yap State for three years before returning to the United States.
Bob grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia. He remains an avid Phillies and Eagles fan - though that affinity is now split with Denver teams. He is a member of the Professionals in Workers’ Compensation and the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association.
Attorney Laura Fuller values developing long-term partnerships with her clients, consistently achieving effective resolutions to litigated issues and claims. She focuses her legal practice on the defense of Worker’s Compensation matters. Ms. Fuller has over 20 years of courtroom experience, successfully litigating matters in both civil and administrative law courts, and has presented on numerous worker's compensation issues. Ms. Fuller enjoys spending time with family, volunteering with various charitable organizations, and is also a writer and actress.
Chris’s practice focuses primarily on workers’ compensation defense, aiding clients in all phases of a claim from inception to resolution. Chris’s philosophy is to optimize claim handling strategy, and implement that strategy while also effectively communicating with clients throughout the process. Prior to joining White and Steele, Chris worked as in-house counsel and as a NHLPA certified agent, maximizing client rights under the NHL’s collective bargaining agreement, and comprehensively engaging in contract negotiations for clients. Chris is a former youth hockey coach as well, and in his free time, he enjoys playing golf, exercising and traveling.
Matthew W. Tills was born in Buffalo, New York.
After receiving his undergraduate degree and before heading for law school, Matt lived in London, England for a year before moving to Washington D.C. where he worked for a political consulting firm. After law school, Matt clerked for the Kansas Court of Appeals (1991-1992), and then became a Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Missouri (1992-1993). He began work as an in-house attorney for ITT Hartford in Kansas City, Missouri, handling both tort and workers’ compensation cases in Kansas and Missouri (1993-1996). Matt became associated with White and Steele in April of 1996, focusing his work solely on workers’ compensation cases. He became an officer of the firm in 2001. In 2008, he became a shareholder and is currently one of the managing shareholders of the firm. He provides training for clients and is an expert in the handling of workers’ compensation files.
Matt is a member of the Colorado Self-Insured Association and frequently lectures on workers’ compensation issues. He is Past President of the Professional in Workers’ Compensation organization. Matt also is a member of the CBA Workers’ Compensation Section and is a Past President of the Board. He was also honored as the “Respondent Attorney of the Year” by PWC in 1996 and 2010. Colorado Super Lawyers Magazine has recognized Matt as one of Colorado’s top workers’ compensation attorneys. He has also been recognized as a Top Lawyer by Denver’s 5280 Magazine.