Lee Mickus defends manufacturers and other business interests in product liability and tort lawsuits around the country, guiding cases through the discovery, trial, and appeal stages. He has successfully tried cases to juries in Colorado, Texas, California, New York, Puerto Rico, Montana and several other states.

Trial & Litigation Experience

  • Lee has handled cases involving a wide variety of industries and products, including automobiles, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, industrial machinery, wine and recreational equipment. Lee has made court appearances, argued appeals, and submitted amicus briefs in numerous jurisdictions across the country.

Professional Recognition & Awards

  • Mountain States Super Lawyers®, Personal Injury Litigation: Defense and Product Liability Litigation: Defense (2020)
  • Colorado Super Lawyers®, Personal Injury Defense: Products (2009-2019)
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants (2008-2021); Production Liability Litigation – Defendants (2015-2021)
  • 5280 Magazine Top Lawyers, Personal Injury: Defense (2015-2018)
  • Lawyers for Civil Justice Outstanding Contributor (2017)
  • Colorado Civil Justice League’s “Lawyer of the Year” (2005)
  • Martindale Hubbell, AV Rated

Publications

  • Opening the Courts to Seat Belt Non-Use Evidence,” Author, Law 360 Expert Analysis Online Website (December 24, 2015)
  • “Fifty-State Compendium on the Law of Punitive Damages,” Contributing Author for Colorado, Defense Research Institute (2009)
  • “New Statutes Change Civil Litigation in Colorado,” Co-Author, 33 Colo. Lawyer 65 (May 2004)
  • “To Beep or Not to Beep: The Optional Equipment Defense,” Co-Author, 19 LJN’S Product Liability Law & Strategy 4 (April 2001)
  • “Discovery of Work Product Disclosed to a Testifying Expert Under the 1993 Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure,” Author, 27 Creighton L. Rev. 773 (1994) (cited in five published federal and state court cases and more than a dozen law review articles, and treatises)

Other Professional Experience

Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.

Wheeler Trigg Kennedy PC

CONTACT LEE MICKUS

Office Direct: 303.656.2199

Send email: lmickus@efstriallaw.com

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Appellate Practice
National Trial Practice
Product Liability Litigation

EDUCATION

  • The University of Virginia School of Law (J.D., 1993)
  • Williams College (B.A., cum laude, 1990)
  • Exeter College, Oxford University (1988-1989)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

  • Colorado Civil Justice League
    • President, 2009-2010; 2015
    • Board of Directors
    • Legal Advisory Board
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Colorado
  • Texas
  • Wyoming
  • Montana

COURT ADMISSIONS

  • United States Supreme Court
  • Supreme Court of Colorado
  • Supreme Court of Montana
  • Supreme Court of Texas
  • United States District Court, District of Colorado
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas
  • United States District Court, Western District of Arkansas
  • United States District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • United States District Court, Montana
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Western District of Texas
  • United States District Court for Wyoming
  • United States Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit