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Lawrence Jay Schoenwald 
Denver, Colorado,
Attorney
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
Education:
University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado, 1969
J.D.


Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, 1962
B.A.


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
Member


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
Member


Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, 1977 - Present
Member


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
President


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


American Association for Justice, 1980 - Present
Member


American Association for Justice, 1995 - 2000
Board of Governors


American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado, 1983 - Present
Member


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
Chair


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


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