Steven M. Hamilton


Mr. Hamilton is a litigation attorney with a diverse practice, but he mainly focuses on product liability defense and defense of claims for personal injury and property damage resulting from accident or other casualty.  His experience in the product liability field is national in scope and covers a wide spectrum of insured and self-insured manufacturers of vehicles, bikes, infrastructure components, firearms and ammunition, food and food products, exercise equipment, and other machines.  Mr. Hamilton’s experience in personal injury and property damage ranges from minor premises liability claims to major multi-vehicle accidents.

Mr. Hamilton speaks at various product liability seminars.

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 2003
  • Montana, 1997
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, District of Montana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit


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


JD: University of Montana School of Law, 1997
BA: Montana State University, 1994, Business Administration, Marketing, University Honors Program


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Career Distinctions & Honors
  • Colorado Super Lawyers®, “Rising Star,” 2009-2011
  • Martindale-Hubbell®, AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Member of Moot Court Team “Best Brief” at Regional Competition
  • Order of Barrister’s Award
  • Teaching Assistant, Legal Research and Writing, University of Montana School of Law
  • Obtained an Defense Verdict for a Wood Chipper Manufacturer after an Eight-Day Jury Trial in Federal Court – 2012
  • Obtained a Directed Verdict for a Casino Owner in a Premises Liability Case – 2011
  • Obtained a Defense Verdict for a Highway Design Engineering Company in a Personal Injury Contribution Action after a Six-Day Jury Trial in Montana State Court – 2010
  • Secured dismissals over the last few years for a chassis manufacturer, a glass bowl manufacturer, and a car dealership based on a lack of personal jurisdiction.
Professional Associations
  • ALFA Product Liability & Complex Torts Practice Group Steering Committee, 2008 – present; Chair, 2017 – present; Vice Chair, 2016 – 2017
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association
  • State Bar of Montana
  • Silver Bow County Bar Association, President, 1999-2002
Business & Community Service

Tennyson Center for Children, Q and Brew Event Board Member

Articles & Publications // Presentations // Webinars
  • Moderator, “ALFA International Product Liability & Complex Torts Charlotte Regional Seminar,” April 2019

  • Program Chair, “ALFA Product Liability and Complex Torts Practice Group Regional Seminar,” April 2018
  • Editor, “When Legal Nightmares Become Reality,” ALFA Product Liability and Complex Torts Practice Group Seminar, October 2017
  • Program Chair, “Turning Up the Heat on Effective Litigation Strategies: The Hottest Topics in Product Liability and Complex Torts,” ALFA Product Liability and Complex Torts Practice Group Seminar, May 2016
  • Panelist, “Key Elements of In-House Expert Success,” ALFA Product Liability and Complex Torts Practice Group Seminar, July 2014
  • Speaker/Moderator, “Defending A Product in a Lawsuit Filed in the United States – Liability Theories and Defenses,” ALFA International, Inc., Asia Regional Seminar with Product Liability and IP/IT, May 2014
  • Speaker, “Indemnity Agreements with Asian Suppliers and Vendors, Including Enforceability and Insurance,” ALFA International’s 2010 International Client Seminar, March 2010
  • Editor, ALFA Product Liability Tri-Annual Newsletter, 2008-2009
  • Editor, ABA-TIPS Products, General Liability, and Consumer Law Committee Newsletter, Summer 2006