David B. Gelman

Member

David’s practice focuses on healthcare, commercial and insurance disputes. In the healthcare field, David has represented clients in litigation, regulatory matters, employment, and business disputes. With over twenty years of experience, David has gained an in-depth understanding and appreciation of the delivery of healthcare as well as the field of medicine. He represents health care facilities including nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities and assisted living residences, as well as licensed professionals including physicians, nurses, therapists, dentists, and chiropractors. David regularly defends claims involving professional liability, catastrophic injury, product liability, and wrongful death. In the areas of commercial litigation and insurance coverage and bad faith actions, David has represented clients in all aspects of litigation including appeals.

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 1996
  • Illinois (inactive), 1992
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit

Location

Denver Office
1001 17th Street
Suite 300
Denver, CO 80202

Education

JD: Chicago-Kent College of Law, 1992,
magna cum laude
BA: University of Colorado at Boulder, 1988, Philosophy and Psychology

Contact

gelmand@hallevans.com

More About
David

Career Distinctions & Honors
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Medical Malpractice Law, 2018-2019
  • Martindale-Hubbell®, AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Colorado Super Lawyers®, Personal Injury – Medical Malpractice, Insurance Coverage, 2014-2018
Professional Associations
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
Professional Experience

Prior to joining Hall & Evans, David was a Director at Fennemore Craig, P.C. and a Shareholder at Kennedy Childs, P.C.

Appeals
  • Fischer v. Colorow Health Care, LLC, 420 P.3d 259 (Colo. 2018)
  • Fischer v. Colorow Health Care, LLC, 2016 Colo. App. LEXIS 1277 (Colo. App. 2016)
  • Adair Group, Inc. v. St. Paul Fire & Marine Ins. Co., 477 F.3d 1186 (10th Cir. 2007)
  • Moore v. Middlebrook, 96 Fed. Appx. 634 (10th Cir. 2004)
  • Von Loh v. Synthes, Inc., 106 Fed. Appx. 665 (10th Cir. 2004)
  • Employers Ins. v. Bodi-Wachs Aviation Ins. Agency, 39 F.3d 138 (7th Cir. 1994)
Articles & Publications // Presentations // Webinars
  • Speaker, “Medical Records and Depositions in Long Term Care Litigation,” Charitable Service Providers Risk Management Seminar, 2017
  • Speaker, “Medical Records in Litigation,” 2012, 2013
  • Speaker, “Arbitration in Long Term Care,” 2008, 2010-2013
  • Speaker, “Long Term Care Litigation in Colorado,” 2007, 2010-2013
Business & Community Service
  • Colorado Lawyers Committee/Hate Crime Task Force, 2016, 2017
  • Extreme Community Makeover, 2016, 2017