Max Gad

Max Gad is a partner of the firm with nearly 10 years of defense experience litigating and defending complex construction defect litigation cases, representing both subcontractors and general contractors, as well as injury cases including automobile, trucking, and premises liability matters. Prior to practicing as an attorney, Max clerked in Colorado’s 18th Judicial District, including over two years in a purely civil docket. This experience exposed Max to the inner workings of the courtroom and jury system and gave him the opportunity to draft over 150 orders in civil cases for motions seeking relief under a variety of rules, as well as appellate opinions in appeals stemming from County Court. Max enjoys building relationships with his clients and believes that every defense case is truly a team effort.

Work History

After graduating from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in 2010, Max clerked in the 18th Judicial District, including over two years on a purely civil docket with the Honorable J. Mark Hannen. Max spent the next six years defending construction defect and personal injury matters at two respected defense firms in the Denver area before joining Lasater & Martin.


Education

  • Juris Doctor: University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 2010
  • A./B.S.: B.A. University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2007

Bar Admission

  • Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit

Professional Associations

  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Thompson G. Marsh Inn of Court to Thompson and Lucy Marsh Inn of Court

Presentations

  • I’ve Won! Now What? Recovering Costs in Colorado State Courts – University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • Coffee Talk: Construction Defect Litigation – Denver Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
  • Practice Area Preview: Civil Litigation – Denver Bar Association Young Lawyers Division

Awards/Distinctions

  • Colorado Super Lawyers Rising Star 2018-2022

Representative Experience

  • Negotiated “walk away” on behalf of two electrical contractors in $12 million electrocution personal injury case.
  • Negotiated “walk away” on behalf of nationwide deck manufacturer in $2 million fire property damage case.
  • Resolved complex neighbor/property damage dispute for $1,500, including significant negotiation regarding settlement documents and release.
  • Negotiated “walk away” without prejudice of construction company in complex construction defect matter involving design and construction of water plant.
  • Creatively resolved construction defect matter on behalf of subcontractor third-party respondent by crafting scope of work release directly with claimant for 3% of direct allocation of client’s work, resulting in dismissal of client.
  • Prevailed on Motion to Dismiss in premises liability action, resulting in dismissal of individual client with prejudice.
  • Negotiated “walk away” on behalf of HVAC subcontractor in $5 million construction defect defense.
  • Negotiated “walk away” on behalf of two defendants in multi-million dollar personal injury case involving automobile accident.
  • Negotiated “walk away” on behalf of two defendants in personal injury case at prominent Denver area sports venue.
  • Resolved complex commercial litigation matter for 16% of original demand after conducting nationwide depositions, motions practice, second-chairing evidentiary hearing, and independently attending mediation.
  • Second-chaired 4-day jury trial resulting in a complete verdict for client in construction defect and non-payment dispute.
  • Drafted appellate briefs for the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, Colorado Court of Appeals, and Colorado Supreme Court.