Andrew P. Reitman

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Andrew Reitman is an experienced trial attorney whose practice includes transportation, hospitality/recreation, construction, professional liability, premises liability, and catastrophic personal injury claims in state and federal courts. A former prosecutor, Drew has tried over forty civil and criminal cases.

In his transportation practice, Drew represents national railroad and trucking companies facing suits involving claims under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA), the Safety Appliance Act, the Locomotive Inspection Act, grade crossing accidents, trucking accidents, toxic exposure claims, and wrongful death claims, from initial response and investigation through trial.

Beyond transportation, Drew has defended universities, retailers, recreation companies, hospitality companies, and other entities facing high-exposure wrongful death, personal injury, premises liability and other tort claims, including alcohol over-service claims under Colorado’s Dram Shop Act. In his construction practice Drew represents architects, engineers, consultants, general contractors, subcontractors, and other construction professionals in complex litigation and arbitration under Colorado’s Construction Defect Action Reform Act (CDARA) and Consumer Protection Act. In a recent trial, Drew obtained a complete defense verdict for a general contractor in the face of a seven-figure pretrial demand.

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 2010
  • Kansas, 2020
  • Nebraska, 2018
  • Wyoming, 2017
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska
  • U.S. District Court, District of Wyoming
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri

Location

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

Education

JD: University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 2010
BA/BS: Colorado State University, 2007, History, Construction Management, Dean’s List

Contact

reitmana@hallevans.com

More About
Andrew

Career Distinctions & Honors
  • The Best Lawyers in America®; Railroad Law, 2021​-2023
  • Colorado Super Lawyers®, “Rising Star,” Transportation/Maritime, 2022
  • Scholastic Excellence Awards: Trial Practice, Advanced Criminal Procedure
  • John Moye Corporate Law Scholarship, 2009
Professional Associations
  • Minoru Yasui Inn of Court
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
  • Nebraska Defense Counsel Association
Professional Experience
  • Deputy District Attorney, Fourth Judicial District, Colorado Springs, CO, 2010-2013
  • Judicial Intern, Judge Michael Martinez, Second Judicial District, Colorado
  • Judicial Intern, Judge Jack Berryhill, First Judicial District, Colorado
Articles & Publications // Presentations // Webinars
  • Presenter, “Wrangling Experts: The Best Part of Being a Litigator,” NARTC 30th Annual Special Litigation Conference, 2022
  • Presenter, “Defending Traumatic Brain Injury Claims in FELA Litigation,” NARTC 29th Annual Special Litigation Conference, 2019
  • Co-Author, “50‐State Survey of Licensed Design Professional’s Stamping and Sealing Obligations,” ABA Forum on Construction Law, Division 3, 2018
  • Presenter, “Ethics and Legal Liability for Prosecutors,” Denver District Attorney’s Office, 2014
  • Author, Several Court Reports in the University of Denver Water Law Review, Volumes 13:1, 13:2
  • Production Editor, Securities & Corporate Law Blog, www.theRacetotheBottom.org
Other Activities
  • Cycling, backcountry snowboarding, travel, and golf.