Keith Fuicelli and John Lee Named SuperLawyers
SuperLawyers, an independent organization that rates attorneys across the country in a variety of practice areas, has named Keith Fuicelli a SuperLawyer and partner John Lee a Rising Star. Rising Stars are attorneys under the age of 40, or who have been practicing for less than ten years, and who have been determined by SuperLawyers to be outstanding in their practice area. The SuperLawyers tag is assignemd to outstanding attorneys with over 10 years experience.
SuperLawyers asks attorneys to nominate others who they have personally witnessed at work. This may be lawyers who have served as opposing counsel or co-counsel so that they have first-hand knowledge of the quality of their work. A team of researchers then verifies each attorney’s credentials and makes sure that they are properly licensed. Less than 2.5 percent of attorneys in any state earn this exclusive honor.
Fuicelli & Lee, P.C. Settles Nearly $6.4 Million in Personal Injury Cases in 2012
At Fuicelli & Lee, PC our attention to details, sharp negotiation skills, and ability to conduct our own investigations into personal injury matters helped us to recover significant settlements for multiple clients in 2012. Although the firm is growing, we are still a small firm, specializing in personal attention, and we feel that these numbers indicate a strong level of success on behalf of our clients. The firm is especially proud of a $2 million settlement we negotiated in April for a client whose own insurance company originally offered $75,000 to settle a claim.
Keith Fuicelli to Chair CLE on Physiatry and Pain Medicine
Fuicelli & Lee, PC is proud to announce that Keith Fuicelli will be chairing the CTE presentation Medical School for Plaintiff’s Attorneys: Procedures in Physiatry and Pain Medicine through CTLA. This CLE will take place Friday, February 22 from 9 am to 12:30 pm at the Hilton Garden Inn near Cherry Creek Mall. The seminar will count as 4 CLE credits, and all attendees will be entered to win an iPad. For more information, contact CTLA or call Fuicelli & Lee at (303) 355-7202.
Keith Fuicelli Receives AV Preeminent Rating
Fuicelli & Lee, PC is very proud to announce that partner Keith Fuicelli has received an AV preeminent rating from Matindale-Hubbell. This rating is based on recognition by his peers of professional ethics and legal skill.
John Lee Recovers Settlement for Accident Victims
John Lee resolved a case for a client who was injured in a car accident that was the fault of another driver. Even though our client was injured, and was not at fault, she was issued a citation by the police, after which the other driver’s insurance company refused to accept liability for the accident. When John first met with the client, she told him how the police got it all wrong and had very few correct facts in the accident report. The client and her husband were seriously injured and the responsible party was saying they weren’t going to pay.
We took on the case and began investigating. We were able to find a pair of independent witnesses that said our client was not at fault, and that the police did get it wrong. Based on this evidence, the at-fault driver’s insurance company made us a settlement offer that paid for our client’s medical bills, and gave them a little money too.
If it weren’t for that extra leg work, we would have never been able to get our clients what they deserved.
Fuicelli & Lee Stay on the Cutting Edge
In an effort to keep our firm on the cutting edge, all attorneys now work with iPads for both file management and courtroom applications. The attorneys can now access any file anywhere, and are working to use this new technology to increase effectiveness in the courtroom.
Keith Fuicelli to Host CTLA Seminar on MRI Reports
Fuicelli & Lee, P.C. is pleased to announce that partner Keith Fuicelli will be chairing a CTLA seminar on reading MRI reports. The session, entitled “Medical School for Plaintiff’s Attorneys – How to Understand and Interpret MRI Reports,” will be held Saturday, October 13, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Cherry Creek. For registration information, contact the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association.
Fuicelli & Lee, P.C. Welcomes Associate Jess Cash Full-Time
Fuicelli & Lee, PC is proud to announce that associate attorney Jessica Cash is going full-time. Jess graduated from the University of Denver Law School in December of 2000, passing the bar when she took it the following February. During law school, Jess interned at the Boulder City Attorney’s office, and interned at the Denver City Attorney’s office from the time she graduated until she learned that she had passed the bar. In June of 2001, she went to work for the Jefferson County District Attorney. In just over 6 years with the Jefferson County DA, she garnered tremendous trial experience, taking about fifty cases to trial.
Jess resigned from the DA’s office in 2007, in order to focus on the care of her son, Ethan, and her daughter, Kaycee Belle. After just over four years off, during which time she worked on her Continuing Legal Education in order to keep up her skills, she returned to the law. Still wanting to help people, she came to work for us part-time in November, 2011. As of this week, Jess will be working full-time, using the extensive trial experience that she gained at the DA’s office to help people who have been seriously injured due to the negligence of others. The rest of us at Fuicelli & Lee could not be prouder or more excited to have Jess on board.
Fuicelli & Lee, PC is a Proud Sponsor of the Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado
Fuicelli & Lee, PC is a proud sponsor of the Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado, an organization dedicated to the prevention of brain injuries, as well as awareness and education within our communities about these issues. Perhaps most importantly, BIAC provides support to families who are working through the difficulties presented by brain injuries.
Over a million people suffer from brain injury each year; many of them are treated and released by emergency rooms, without a full understanding of the nature or extent of their condition. BIAC works hard to help these victims and their families as they work through these serious injuries.
At Fuicelli & Lee, PC we believe in advocating for our clients in every way that we can. One aspect of this advocacy is giving back to the community, particularly by supporting agencies that support victims of serious injury accidents, such as BIAC. If you have suffered brain injury in an accident, contact the Denver brain injury attorneys at Fuicelli and Lee, PC for a free consultation today.
Keith Fuicelli Chairs Continuing Legal Education Seminar
Keith Fuicelli served as chair for a confidential, members only CLE seminar designed to develop ways to ensure that American Family Insurance honors the high purposes of insurance and “does the right thing” on claims on July12.
Fuicelli & Lee, P.C. Moves into New Offices
Fuicelli & Lee, P.C. has moved into its new office. The new office is located at 1731 Gilpin Street. The move will allow the firm to better serve its clients by providing the space necessary to add paralegals and other support staff. Of course, the firm will continue to provide the exceptional level of personal service that has allowed the firm to grow so quickly.
We look forward to serving you from our new location. The firm’s phone and fax number will remain the same.
Fuicelli & Lee, P.C. Settles Over $4.3 Million in Personal Injury Cases in 2011
Our thorough and diligent case preparation paired with our aggressive negotiation skills have enabled our firm to obtain more than $4.3 million in personal injury settlements for injured clients in 2011. As we continue to expand our firm, we will of course continue our dedication to personal service and individual attention.
Jessica Cash joins Fuicelli & Lee, P.C. as Associate Attorney
The Firm is proud to announce the addition of Jess to the staff. With a law degree from the University of Denver, and several years experience in the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office, Mrs. Cash is a great addition to the legal staff, and will surely help the firm, grow into the future.
Fuicelli & Lee, P.C. Settles more than $3,000,000 in Personal Injury cases in 2010!
Fuicelli & Lee, P.C. is very proud of the fact we have been able to obtain more than three million dollars in settlements for our clients in 2010 alone. Given the small size of our firm, this is a true accomplishment. Thank you to Donna, Victoria and Stacy, and all of our clients, for helping us reach this important milestone.
John Lee and his wife Carrie are expecting their first girl! This will bring the total family size to five and everyone couldn’t be happier. Word on the street is as soon as she found out it was a girl, Carrie went out and bought a ton of little girl clothes. Who can blame her! Congrats to the entire Lee family!
Keith Fuicelli Succeeds at Trial
You can often learn as much about a firm from the way it handles smaller cases as you can from the larger ones. This is one such example.
On February 9, 2009, Keith Fuicelli tried the matter of Cortez v. Moran. Mr. Cortez was rear ended at a slow speed. He felt a pop in his back and, on the advice of the investigating officer, went to the emergency room in an ambulance. After that, he sought some conservative chiropractic care.
Because Mr. Cortez’s vehicle suffered only minor damage, the insurance company for the person who rear-ended Mr. Cortez only offered $250 to settle his case. What is surprising about this low offer is that Mr. Cortez’s total medical expenses were over $9,000.00.
Due to this ridiculously low offer, Fuicelli & Lee filed suit against the at-fault driver in County Court. After a one day trial, Mr. Cortez received a verdict that with costs and interest exceeds $15,000.00.
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Fuicelli & Lee, PC Settles Car Accident for $462,500.00
The high settlement was no accident. I watched how hard Keith worked to get us to that point. Because of Keith’s hard work, I am now in a position to concentrate on fixing my pain with continued treatment.
Fuicelli & Lee, PC Negotiates Policy Limit Settlement of $250,000
Mr. Fuicelli is very accessible which is extremely important just in case you have a question or important information to pass along to him. He stays on top of your case with complete dedication and always updates you with information pertinent to your case.