Richard M. Kaudy is a successful personal injury attorney who has represented thousands of clients in cases involving everything from auto and truck accidents and insurance bad faith to defective products and premises liability. In addition, he has handled complex class action lawsuits and served as an expert witness in numerous matters.
The law firm of The Kaudy Law Firm, LLC, has helped many clients in Denver, Colorado, and throughout the surrounding area to win numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Recent recoveries and settlements have ranged from a $18 million to $1.2 million. Mr. Kaudy has also recovered approximately 15 excess verdicts, or verdicts exceeding the amount of liability insurance policy limits.
Mr. Kaudy has served more than 20 years as defense counsel for insurance companies and trucking companies, providing him with in-depth experience concerning the defense approaches by these insurers and self-insurers.
Mr. Kaudy earned his J.D. from the University of Denver Law School in 1982. In addition to litigating cases and providing expert opinions in insurance and claim handling matters, he teaches seminars and workshops in various states.
From 1989 to 1990, Mr. Kaudy served as president-elect of the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association. He was also the honored recipient of the Defense Research Institute’s Exceptional Performance Citation in 1990. He is currently a member of the American Association for Justice, the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, the Denver Bar Association and the Colorado Bar Association. Mr. Kaudy has served on the Board of Directors for the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, he serves as Life Fellow to the American Board of Trial Advocates and will serve as the secretary to the Colorado chapter for 2019. Further more, he serves on the Colorado Bar Association’s Litigation Council
Mr. Kaudy has been included in the Best Lawyers in America by U.S. World & News Report for the past 5 years (1 of only 3 in Englewood, Colorado so included). He has published several articles concerning Insurance and Claims Handling in the CTLA magazine Trial Talk.
Mr. Kaudy serves as an expert witness in insurance and claims handling as well as in the area of legal malpractice.
Honors & Awards:
- Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award in Corporations
- Awarded Exceptional Performance Citation, Defense Research Institute
- Excellence in Writing Award, Montana Associated Press, Article on MHD, Magneto Hydro Dynamics
- Named, National Advisory Panel for a Specialty Bar Representing Plaintiffs in Trucking Collisions
- President-Elect, Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, 1989 – 1990
- Recipient, Defense Research Institute Exceptional Performance Citation, 1990 – Present
- Colorado Super Lawyers, 2011 – Present
Professional Associations & Memberships:
- Denver Bar Association, Member
- Colorado Bar Association, Member
- American Bar Association, Member
- Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, President, 1990 – 1991
- American Association for Justice, Member
- Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Board Member, 2010 – Present
- American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
The Personal Injury Law Practice:
The Kaudy Law Firm, LLC, has a dedicated focus on helping personal injury and insurance bad faith clients resolve their difficult legal issues. Based on the firm’s 50-plus years of experience, the attorneys understand the nuances of each case and how to maximize the client’s outcome. For example, there are significant but important differences between analyzing a truck collision and a motor vehicle collision.
All cases involve insurance; most involve at least two insurance companies. The liability insurer for the careless driver and the injured party’s own underinsured motorist insurer usually play significant roles in either helping, or hurting, the injured person. Our firm analyzes all traumas to obtain coverage to help the injured.
Insurance involves paying premiums and essentially “prefunding” the right to insurance policy benefits. When loss occurs, the policyholder then for the first time understands the true value of the coverage purchased. When an insurer wrongfully delays or denies benefits, then we provide help through insurance industry experts to guide the insurer into making the correct decision and provide the insured with the benefit of the bargain the insured already paid for.
Based in Denver, Colorado, the Kaudy Law Firm, LLC, was founded in 2004. With nearly 30 years of legal experience on behalf of both the insurance industry and injured policyholders, attorney Kaudy pursues justice with a sense of fairness and tenacity. Throughout your case, we are on hand to answer your questions and help you understand the process, from start to finish.
Our firm aims to be efficient and cost-effective when working on your case. As strong negotiators and trial attorneys, we enjoy a track record of many multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts. We never “negotiate out of fear,” but “never fear to negotiate.”
From its Denver, Colorado, office, the Kaudy Law Firm, LLC, represents people and businesses hurt by others, from unsafe drivers to unscrupulous insurance company practices. The office serves personal injury and insurance bad faith clients throughout the Denver metro region, the I-70 and I-25 corridors and in communities throughout the state. Contact our firm by phone, e-mail or post to schedule a free initial consultation. Our office is conveniently located in Larimer Square, in lower downtown Denver. Most cases are taken on a contingency or percentage basis when the injured party cannot afford to pay hourly like the insurance industry does. Injury victims pledge a portion of their outcomes so they can afford legal counsel and even the playing field with the well-financed defense bar.