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John P. Craver, Of Counsel

Attorney Bio

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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  • American Manufacturers Mutual Insurance Company v. Seco-Warwick Corporation, 266 F. Supp.2d 1259 (D. Colo. 2003)
  • Springs v. Perry, 8 P.3rd 517 (Colo. App. 2000)
  • Myles v. Ramsey, 31 F. Supp. 869 (D. Colo. 1998)
  • Nunn v. MidCentury 215 P.3d 1196 (2009), 244 P.3d 116 (2010)
  • Others available upon request


—University of Illinois, B.S. College of Commerce, 1978 with honors
—University of Denver College of Law, J.D., 1981


—United States Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
—United States District Court for the District of Colorado
—Colorado state courts


—Colorado Bar Association
—Denver Bar Association
—Defense Research Institute, Member of Product Liability Division
—Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
—Trucking and Insurance Defense Association
—American Board of Trial Advocates
—Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
—Extra Contractual Committee
—Trial Tactics Committee
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