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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.

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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.

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Jonathan Brummet provides careful case review and thorough client communication. His practice areas primarily consist of construction defect litigation, personal injury and property defense, commercial litigation, and real estate professionals.

Before joining White and Steele, Jonathan earned his J.D. from the University of Wyoming College of Law.  He interned at the Office of the Solicitor for the Department of Interior and the Loveland City Attorney’s Office. Jonathan also clerked at a large law firm in Seoul, South Korea, and another full-service law firm in Denver.

Jonathan earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Colorado.  He then spent ten years in South Korea teaching English and was later employed as a Coordinator at a National University.

Outside the office, Jonathan likes to spend time with his young family, play drums in rock bands, and read.

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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.  

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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.

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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.

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Following law school, Laura E. David Fuller began her legal practice focusing on civil litigation defense and appellate work, trying cases in state and federal courts in Colorado and Wyoming. In 2013 she added administrative law matters to her practice and soon transitioned to full-time Worker’s Compensation defense. Ms. Fuller values developing long-term partnerships with her clients, consistently achieving effective resolutions to litigated issues and claims. She has over 20 years of courtroom experience, successfully litigating matters in both civil and administrative law courts, and has presented on numerous workers' compensation issues.

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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.

Kevin grew up in Ocean City, Maryland. He attended Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree. Kevin went on to attend law school at the University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law in Richmond, Virginia, where he received his J.D., Cum Laude.

Prior to joining White and Steele, Kevin was a partner of a general practice litigation firm in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where he focused on representation of businesses and individuals in a wide variety of civil matters, with particular emphasis on providing his clients with effective guidance through litigation. Kevin has represented clients in significant and high-exposure matters across the country, including advising on such issues as recreational liability defense, personal injuries and wrongful death claims, premises liability, products liability, real property disputes, business litigation, construction defect claims, employment matters, and civil rights actions.

Kevin joined White and Steele as Of Counsel in April 2024, and continues his active litigation practice. Kevin regularly represents clients in all his practice areas. In connection with his defense of clients against recreational liability claims and his representation of clients within the ski industry, Kevin was accepted for membership into the Association of Ski Defense Attorneys in 2020 and was elected to serve on its Board of Directors in 2024.

Kevin has been named to “Super Lawyers” Rising Stars list from 2015-2024. Kevin was named to “America’s Top 100 Attorneys” in 2017.

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