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Robert Lapidow is a leading attorney with more than 15 years of experience in civil defense and litigation. He represents clients in a number of practice areas, including high-stakes personal injury and construction defect defense. Robert takes particular pride in his work deposing fact and expert witnesses.  He works hard to analyze and understand the complex medical and engineering issues that are often involved in expert depositions.  These depositions are often vital to the successful defense of a case.

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Robert Lapidow is a partner at Overturf McGath & Hull, focusing on personal injury and construction defect matters.

Robert regularly advises construction professionals and clients defending personal injury matters who are confronted with complex legal and factual issues including allegations of negligence, products liability, premises liability, breach of contract, vehicular accidents and any other situation resulting in allegations of physical and monetary damages.

At trial and on appeal, in both state and federal courts, Robert has successfully litigated cases in Colorado, New York, Wyoming, and Nebraska. He is admitted to practice in those states as well as the Tenth Circuit, numerous Federal District Courts and the United States Supreme Court.

Prior to joining Overturf McGath & Hull in 2005, Robert worked as an associate at Quirk & Bakalor, P.C., in New York City. There, he focused primarily on defending construction-based personal injury claims. From 1999 through 2001, Robert prosecuted child abuse and neglect cases on behalf of New York City Administration for Children’s Services.

Robert received his B.A. from the University of Iowa in 1996 and his J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law, in 1999.

Hofstra University School of Law, 1999 J.D.
Labor and Employment Law Journal

University of Iowa, 1996 B.A.

Work Highlights

 

  • Michael v. A&A Welding, et al., 2012CV591. Obtained order dismissing client and awarding attorney’s fees and costs.
  • Ragland v. McIntyre Corporation, et al., 2013CV30990. Successfully defended one of Colorado’s large roofing contractors in action regarding allegations of negligence resulting in personal injuries, and obtaining settlement significantly below Plaintiff’s initial demand.
  • McIntire v. Trammell Crow, Inc., 172 P.3d 977, (Colo. App. 2007). Obtained affirmation of lower court Order from Court of Appeals, determining that manager not liable to independent contractor for personal injuries because no evidence existed suggesting manager actually knew or should have known of improperly moored pulley that broke loose and caused Plaintiff’s injuries.
  • Stokes v. Denver Newspaper Agency, LLP, 159 P.3d 691 (Colo. App. 2006). Court of Appeals affirmed District Court’s ruling on motion for summary judgment that driver was not acting within scope of employment at time of accident while driving home following delivery of newspapers with his personal vehicle.
 

“Bob Lapidow has a stellar combination of litigation experience, construction knowledge and sound business judgment that supports his ability to focus on what really matters in a case.”

Jacquelyn Wayne, Vice President/General Counsel – Environmental Stoneworks

“Robert Lapidow, Esq. was the silver lining in our case. From start to finish, Bob was readily available, hands on, personable and professional, the best decision we ever made was to put our case in his hands.”

Lori Taber, Taber Plumbing & Heating, Inc.