Christopher R. Jones is senior counsel in the Healthcare practice group in Gordon Rees' Denver office. He also practices employment law and insurance defense, in both automobile and premises liability matters.
Mr. Jones has extensive experience in providing legal representation on behalf of healthcare providers. He routinely defends physicians, assisted living facilities, skilled nursing facilities, and rehabilitation facilities, hospitals, and other health care providers against a wide breadth of claims, including negligence and malpractice, violations of the Colorado Consumer Protection Act, violation of the New Mexico Unfair Trade Practices Act, wrongful death, and other common law claims.
In addition to his health care tort litigation practice, Mr. Jones advises both large and small businesses regarding their employer-employee relationships. Mr. Jones has extensive experience representing his clients in wrongful termination matters, federal whistleblower suits, misappropriation of trade secret matters, and employment contract disputes. Mr. Jones has also assisted clients in developing employee procedures and guidelines so that they can proactively prevent costly litigation. Mr. Jones has experience investigating discrimination claims, workplace misconduct, and retaliation and drafting position statements and other responses to requests by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and its state equivalents.
Mr. Jones also has considerable experience representing his clients in personal injury claims, including automobile accidents and premises liability suits. As a former in-house trial attorney for a large national insurance company, Mr. Jones has tried more than a dozen personal injury cases to both juries and courts throughout Colorado.
As a result of his previous role as a law clerk on the Colorado Court of Appeals, Mr. Jones also possesses unique insight into the appellate process. He is able to guide his clients not only through initial litigation, but also through appellate options available following trial.
Mr. Jones’ practice focuses on healthcare, employment, and insurance defense have made him uniquely able to provide representation suited to the needs of his clients in Colorado, Wyoming, and New Mexico.