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Regularly travels out of state to: New MexicoOther ADR Services: Med-Arb
- Practice Commenced: 1984
- Total Mediations (as of May 2022): 2500
- Total Arbitrations (as of May 2022): 500
Richard began his legal career in Tucumcari, New Mexico, where he also served as a part-time prosecutor. Upon returning to Colorado, Dana was employed as a Deputy District Attorney in Arapahoe County and as the Assistant District Attorney in Boulder County before becoming a Boulder County Court Judge in 1972. He was appointed to the Boulder County District Court bench in 1975 and served primarily in a civil division until his resignation in 1984.
From January of 1983 he had been the Chief Judge of the Twentieth Judicial District. Dana has three times attended the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada, and is a member of the American Bar Association, the Colorado Bar Association, and the State Bar of New Mexico.
Since co-founding JAG in 1984, Dana has established a national reputation in the resolution of complex CERCLA related environmental litigation and professional malpractice cases. In 2000, he received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Colorado School of Law.
- Legal Malpractice
- Medical Malpractice
- Professional Liability
- Professional Malpractice
- Professional Negligence
Richard W. Dana received both his undergraduate and Juris Doctor degrees from the University of Colorado in Boulder, completing his education in 1966.
Memberships & Affiliations
- American Bar Association
- Colorado Bar Association
- State Bar of New Mexico
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