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.
Monty L. Barnett was born in Rawlins, Wyoming and grew up in a rural Wyoming community.
He began his employment with White and Steele in 1991 as a law clerk and became associated with the firm in 1992 after graduation and admission to the bars. He currently oversees the firm’s Wyoming practice group.
Monty holds a Martindale-Hubbell AV rating, the highest peer rating given to attorneys. He has also been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America since 2013 in the area of personal injury litigation. Monty has tried numerous cases to verdict in state and federal courts in Wyoming and Colorado. His practice focuses on litigation, including the direct representation of a number of insurance companies as well as the defense of those companies’ insureds who have been sued by third parties. He defends a wide variety of liability claims, including medical malpractice, product liability, construction liability, automobile and trucking accidents, premises liability, and a variety of recreational injury cases. He is a frequent speaker on a variety of topics, including bad faith, personal injury defense, automobile law, wrongful death, and liability associated with sports and recreational activities.
Monty has served on the legislative committee of the Defense Lawyers Association of Wyoming, as well as a liaison between the Wyoming State Bar and the University of Wyoming College of Law. He is currently serving as a member of the University of Wyoming College of Law Dean’s Advisory Board, and he has also been appointed by the Wyoming Supreme Court to serve on the Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee for the Wyoming State Bar.
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.
John P. Craver has been a shareholder at White and Steele since 1987 and was president of White and Steele from 2009-2017. His trial experience covers numerous areas of civil litigation, and he has tried approximately 60 jury trials. He began his practice primarily as a workers’ compensation lawyer defending employers and insurance companies. During the past twenty years, John has focused his practice in the area of insurance bad faith.
John has frequently lectured and also testified as an expert witness in coverage and extra-contractual claims. John has demonstrated an ability to control damages in catastrophic cases. In the last few years, John has successfully defended cases involving death, paralysis, drunk driving, and insurance bad faith. He has spoken for continuing legal education programs in Colorado, Wyoming, and nationally on claim handling. He has advised insurance companies in regard to claims practices and handling. In recent years, John has litigated several multi-million-dollar exposure cases on behalf of large personal and commercial line carriers. He has also been involved with several high public profile cases.
John also offers services as a neutral mediator or arbitrator.
In June of 2005, John was honored as one of three finalists to the Best of the Bar, Personal Injury Defense by the Denver Business Journal and Denver Bar Association. He has also been recognized as a Colorado Super Lawyer for the past 17 years and 5280 Magazine for the past 7 as a top injury defense lawyer.
Michael J. Daugherty was born in Arcadia, California.
Mike joined White and Steele in 1987 and became a shareholder in 1996. His practice focuses on representation of individuals and businesses in both risk management and litigation in Colorado state and federal courts. His broad litigation experience includes the defense of both insureds and self-insured businesses in all types of casualty claims including wrongful death claims, automobile litigation, premises liability, UM/UIM claims, matters related to the hospitality and food and beverage industry, liquor liability, and sports and recreation.
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.
Adam Goldstein was born in Des Moines, Iowa, and grew up in Iowa and Florida. He attended the University of Florida, graduating with honors in 1995. Adam then attended the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C., where he graduated, cum laude, in 1998.
Adam began his professional practice in Michigan, then moved to Colorado in 2000 where he has practiced ever since. Adam specializes in civil litigation, including products liability, auto/truck liability, personal injury, wrongful death, construction defect, association/HOA and general commercial liability. Adam has tried multiple cases and has extensive lead counsel experience handling all aspects of civil litigation in Colorado and Wyoming state and federal courts.
Nick focuses on defending corporate entities and individuals in personal injury, wrongful death, breach of contract, commercial trucking, construction defect, and product liability lawsuits. He also represents insurance companies in insurance coverage disputes, which often include bad faith claims, and advises carriers on pre-suit claims handling and coverage. With regard to insurance coverage, Nick has analyzed and litigated coverage under commercial general liability, builder’s risk, automobile, uninsured/underinsured motorist, disability, business owners, commercial property, and homeowner’s policies. He practices primarily in the areas of insurance defense, bad faith litigation, and insurance coverage.
Nick is a Denver native. He graduated from Colby College in Waterville, Maine, where he earned a B.A. in English. Nick attended the University of South Carolina School of Law on a merit scholarship, graduating in 2011. He was admitted to the Colorado Bar in 2011 and the Wyoming Bar in 2012. Prior to joining White and Steele, Nick practiced at a boutique insurance defense firm in Denver for over seven years.
Nick served on the City Park Jazz Board of Directors from 2012 through 2018. He was a member of the Executive Committee and served as Vice President from 2013 through 2018.
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.