Robert Zupkus retired from the practice of law in July of 2017. Mr. Zupkus was a founding partner of Zupkus & Angell and has more than 40 years of litigation experience. He has extensive experience in insurance coverage and bad faith, insurance defense, employment, transportation, and commercial litigation. As a seasoned trial attorney, Mr. Zupkus has represented both individuals and international corporations in litigated matters before state and federal trial and appellate courts.
His employment law experience includes litigation of discrimination claims, non-compete and employment termination agreements. Mr. Zupkus was also a sought-after expert witness in matters of insurance coverage, insurance industry standards, and bad faith claims in a number of states. He has also served as an expert witness on topics related to the professional activities of attorneys.
His practice could be best summarized by his AV rating, the highest, by the prestigious Martindale-Hubble group and his inclusion as a Colorado Super Lawyer for many consecutive years.
Previously, as a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., and a partner at White & Steele in Denver, Mr. Zupkus has taught insurance at the University of Northern Colorado and trial practice at the University of Denver’s School of Law. He regularly spoke before local, regional, and national audiences, and has been published in the Defense Counsel Journal and For the Defense.
As a testament to Mr. Zupkus’s experience and commitment to the legal profession, he has served as Chair of the Solo Small Firm Division in the American Bar Association, chair of the Section Officers Conference in the American Bar Association, Treasurer and Board Member of the International Association of Defense Counsel, Trustee of the Denver Bar Association, and he has held many other positions of leadership.
Mr. Zupkus also served as a reviewer for the American Bar Association Gavel Award Committee. His review work included nonfiction books and print journalism as part of the selection process for the Silver Gavel Award.
In Mr. Zupkus’s time away from the office he enjoys playing with his granddaughters on the beach in Florida and traveling the globe with his wife.