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Stephen W. Wahlberg

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Founding Partner of Denver Trial Lawyers ®

Since 1981, Steve Wahlberg has stood for the individual and battled insurance companies and giant corporations. He is one of the founding partners of The Denver Trial Lawyers ®, building a firm dedicated to helping those who have suffered serious injuries and wrongful death.

Steve is one of the most decorated trial lawyers in Colorado. In 1984, he obtained a $750,000 wrongful death verdict in Federal Court—even though he was only 2 ½ years out of Law School. Steve’s trial teams have received the largest verdicts in Colorado in 1984, 1989, 1999, 2004, 2012, and 2016.

Award-Winning & Nationally Recognized

  • Steve was the 50th Colorado Attorney admitted to the American Board of Trial Advocates—at a time when there were 40,000 attorneys in Colorado. He was elected President of the Colorado Chapter of ABOTA in 2008.
  • Steve has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association for the past 16 years.
  • In 2014 and 2016 Steve was recognized by Law Week Colorado as the Best Personal Injury Attorney in Colorado.
  • Steve has been recognized as a Top Lawyer – Plaintiff’s Personal Injury by 5280 Magazine since 2016.
  • Steve has been named to Best Lawyers in America since 2003 and was voted the Top Personal Injury Lawyer in Denver by that organization in 2016.
  • Steve has been named the People’s Choice for Best Personal Injury Attorney, according to Law Week Colorado‘s Barrister’s Best Survey, for 2017 and for 2020.
  • Steve served as lead counsel in the McDonald v. Horizon Coach Lines – resulting in a $6,000,000 jury verdict in December 2016 and has tried over 50 cases to verdict.
  • Steve has appeared on Good Morning America, MSNBC, and numerous local television and radio stations. He frequently lectures at high schools and law schools and Continuing Legal Education Programs.
  • Steve was awarded the prestigious Professionalism Award by the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association for 2019.  Each year the CDLA selects one member from the opposite side of the aisle who exemplifies the highest standards of professionalism.

Steve is known for his innovative trial techniques, including state-of-the-art technology, interactive exhibits, and medical animations to help inform and persuade jurors.

Past Employment
  • Keller, Wahlberg, Morrato & Sloane, Managing Partner, 1991 – 2003
Memberships
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors, 2002 – 2009
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Co-Chair of Auto Litigation Committee, Speaker, 2005 – Present
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Speaker – CTLA Convention, 1996, 1998, 2005, 2006, 2007
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, President, 2008 – 2009
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Vice-President, 2007 – 2008
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Secretary / Treasurer, 2006 – 2007
  • American Association for Justice
  • Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, 2008 – Present
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association
  • Trial Lawyers Care, Inc.
  • Colorado Bar Association, 1981 – Present
  • Denver Bar Association, 1981 – Present
Awards
  • Top Lawyers in Denver 5280 Magazine compiles an annual list of approximately 400 premier attorneys in nearly 50 specialties across the Denver metro area. Attorneys are selected based on diligent research as to the quality of service and representation.
    Top Lawyers in Denver
  • Barrister's Best, People's Choice - 2017
    Barrister's Best, People's Choice - 2017
  • Barrister's Best, People's Choice - 2019
    Barrister's Best, People's Choice - 2019
  • Barrister's Best, People's Choice - 2016
    Barrister's Best, People's Choice - 2016
  • Best Lawyers - 2020
    Best Lawyers - 2020

LANDMARK VERDICTS & SETTLEMENTS

Attorney Stephen W. Wahlberg Has Recovered Millions of Dollars for His Clients
  • Drunk Driving Accident Resulting in Rollover Collision $8.91 Million

    Rollover collision – Steve Wahlberg represented the driver of a vehicle struck by a drunk driver. The Court entered judgment of $4,455,000 including 1.5 million in physical impairment, $4,455,000 in punitive damages.

  • The Largest Personal Injury Verdict in Colorado in 2016 $6 Million

    Steve Wahlberg received the largest personal injury verdict in Colorado in 2016. They represented a pedestrian who was run over by a bus. The jury awarded the fourth largest verdict in Colorado History for permanent physical impairment.

  • Jury Verdict for the Family of a Driver Killed in a Highway Speed Collision $4.44 Million

    Steve Wahlberg obtained a jury verdict based on a highway speed collision. The Defendant crossed the center line and caused a head-on collision, which killed the driver and seriously injured his wife.

  • Case Involving a Passenger Hit by a Drunk Driver $2.73 Million

    Steve Wahlberg represented a passenger in a vehicle hit by a drunk driver. Mr. Wahlberg obtained a judgment against a drunk driver in a rollover collision including an award of $750,000 and exemplary damages of $1,365,000.

  • Settlement Against a Reckless Truck Driver $2.6 Million

    In January 2016, Steve Wahlberg obtained a $2.6 million settlement from a reckless truck driver who seriously injured a Wyoming wheat farmer and killed his beloved wife.

  • Judgment Against a Driver That Drove Into a Construction Zone $2.2 Million

    Steve Wahlberg obtained a $2,200,000 judgment against a driver that drove into a construction zone—causing serious and permanent orthopedic and neurological injuries.

  • Airplane Crash Resulting in Wrongful Death $2.1 Million

    Steve Wahlberg served as lead counsel on an airplane crash resulting in the wrongful death of his client. Wahlberg proved that the Pilot’s error in judgment departing in bad weather was the cause of the collision.

  • Injury Resulting from Granite Falling Off Truck $1.12 Million

    Steve Wahlberg and Michael Nimmo proceeded to trial and received an award of total damages in the amount of $1,118,760 for their client who was injured when a slab of granite fell off of a truck after being transported across the country to Denver.

  • Settlement for a Client Injured in a Motorcycle-to-Motorcycle Collision $620 Thousand

    Steve Wahlberg and Michael Nimmo represented a client who was seriously injured in a motorcycle to motorcycle collision. The evidence showed that the defendant crossed the center line striking Mr. Wahlberg’s client head-on causing serious injuries.

Client testimonials

Hear What Clients Have to Say About Attorney Stephen W. Wahlberg
  • Went above and beyond in their empathetic approach.

    “Throughout the entire process, Stephen Wahlberg and his staff were professional, timely, and went above and beyond in their empathetic approach to the family and diligence and confidence in pursuing the case. I highly recommend him to anyone.”

    - Catrina A.
  • Steve Wahlberg handled our very difficult case with brilliance.

    “This professional team led by Steve Wahlberg handled our very difficult case with brilliance. Every chess move was outlined from the start and proven to be spot on. The team helped our family to align our goals and expectations for the case with the law.”

    - D. F.
  • Never lost sight of the human element of his very important work.

    “Not only is Steve a competent attorney who worked tirelessly on my behalf, but he is also a kind and compassionate individual who never lost sight of the human element of his very important work.”

    - Kara N.
  • Highly recommend this law firm!

    “I worked with Jordan McAdams and Stephen Wahlberg after being injured in a car accident. Being a young adult and needing a first lawyer ever can be very intimidating, however, I am so happy I chose to work with such a professional, attentive team.”

    - Tyler A.

Why Hire Denver Trial Lawyers

  • Hundreds of Millions in Recoveries

    We have represented thousands of individuals against insurance companies and corporations, recovering hundreds of millions in the process.

  • A Voice for Change

    Attorneys at our firm have been at the helm of cases that have gone on to influence legislation, change laws, and impact society for the better.

  • We Won't Settle For Less

    We are trial lawyers through and through, and we will take your case as far as it can go.

  • No Cost Unless We Win

    We represent clients on a contingency fee basis. We only get paid if we win your case.

  • Serving Our Community

    Giving back to our community is extremely important to us. We support a number of charitable programs.

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