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Lawrence Jay Schoenwald 
Denver, Colorado,
phone (303) 837-9000
(877) 630-3992 (Toll Free)
fax 303-322-3423
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Lawrence J. Schoenwald uses over 35 years experience as a trial lawyer to get the job done and achieve justice for his clients. For over 25 years, he has concentrated on medical malpractice and personal injury litigation. Larry is admitted to practice in Colorado, the U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Larry is very active in several professional organizations relating to medical malpractice and personal injury litigation. He is a past President of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA) and served as Co-Chair of its Medical Malpractice Committee for 10 years. He has served on the Board of Governors of the American Association for Justice, on the Board of Trustees of the Denver Bar Association and as Chair of its Interprofessional Committee.  He currently serves on the Litigation Council of the Colorado Bar Association.

Mr. Schoenwald earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Denver College of Law and his Bachelor of Arts from Bowdoin College.

He has been honored as a Colorado Super Lawyer in 2006 and 2007.

Areas of Practice:
Medical Malpractice
Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
Bar Admissions:
Colorado, 1969
U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 1969
U.S. Supreme Court, 1976
University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado, 1969

Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, 1962

Published Works:
Trial of a Medical Negligence Case, CLE, Colorado, April, 1984

Cameras in the Courtroom, Trial Talk, Vol. 32, 1, 1983

Legislative Reaction to Hinckley & Hendershott, Trial Talk, Vol. 32, 8, 1983

Restricting the Use of Hypnosis: Does it Deceive or Retrieve?, Trial Talk, Vol. 32, Issue 5, May, 1982

Raising the Issues of Incompetence & Insanity, The Colorado Lawyer, Vol. 10, No. 12, 1982

Trial Talk (Medical Negligence Editor), 1984-1987

Classes/Seminars Taught:
Numerous appearances as a speaker on trial practice issues, with emphasis on medical malpractice litigation.

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Denver Bar Association

Denver Bar Association, 1983 - 1984
Chairman, Interprofessional Committee

Denver Bar Association, 1984 - 1987
Member, Board of Trustees

Denver Medical Society, 1982 - 1987
Member, Bar Liaison Committee

Colorado Bar Association, 2005 - Present
Appointed to Litigation Council

Colorado Bar Association, 1984 - Present
Past Member, Federal Court Liaison Committee

American Bar Association

Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, 1977 - Present

Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, 1982 - Present
Member, Board of Directors

Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, 1988 - 1995
Member, Executive Committee

Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, 1993 - 1994

Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, 1993 - 2004
Chair, Medical Malpractice Committee

American Association for Justice, 1980 - Present

American Association for Justice, 1995 - 2000
Board of Governors

American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado, 1983 - Present

American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado, 1993 - 2004
Co-Chair, Medical Malpractice Committee

Colorado Public Defender, 2000 - 2007
Appointed by Colorado Supreme Court

Colorado Public Defender, 2003 - 2007

Past Employment Positions:
Trial Lawyer, Colorado State Public Defender's Office, 1970 - 1977

Division Head, Colorado State Public Defender's Office, 1972 - 1977