Stephen A. Brunette

Colorado Springs, Colorado
Experience: 36 years
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About Stephen A. Brunette

Stephen A. Brunette is a lawyer and legal author. His practice emphasis is on Probate litigation, Guardianship, Conservatorship, Consumer Protection, and Appeals.

Language(s) Spoken by Stephen A. Brunette

  • English : Spoken, Written

Practice Areas

  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Consumer Law
  • Elder Law
  • Probate

Fees

  • Credit Cards Accepted

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • ColoradoSince 1996
  • Nebraska1981-2003

Professional Experience

  • Attorney & Counselor at Law Brunette Law Office, LLC 2014 - Current
  • Attorney Gasper Law Group, PLLC 2010 - 2014
  • Attorney & Counselor at Law Stephen A. Brunette 1996 - 2010
  • Senior Editor, Litigation & Trial Practice Shepard's/McGraw-Hill 1986 - 1996
  • Attorney Young & White 1985 - 1986
  • Attorney & Counselor at Law Stephen A. Brunette 1981 - 1984

Education

  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln M.A. | Psychology 1986
  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln J.D. | Law & Psychology 1980
  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln Certificate | Public Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation 1980Interdisciplinary program focused on administrative theory and process, public budgeting and fin
  • University of Colorado - Boulder B.A. | Psychology 1973Honors: Cum Laude

Awards

  • Feder Award for Distinguished Service & Contributions to Jurisprudence Jurisprudence Section, American Academy of Forensic Sciences 2001

Professional Association

  • Colorado State Bar #1114897 Member Current
  • American Academy of Forensic Sciences #1114898 Member 1989 - 2004
  • ABA Standing Committee on Publishing Oversigh #1114899 Committee Member 1999 - 2003
  • Forensic Specialties Accreditation Board #1114900 At Large Member of a Board 1996 - 2003
  • Forensic Sciences Foundation #1114901 Trustee, and Chair 1995 - 2003
  • American Bar Association #1114902 Member 1993 - 2003

Articles & Publications

  • Drug Interaction Litigation, in Handbook of Drug Interactions: A Clinical and Forensic Guide, 2d Ed. Humana 2012
  • Legal Aspects of Forensics, McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, 9th Ed. McGraw-Hill 2000
  • Introduction to Post-Daubert Forensic Science, 1(3) Shepard's Expert and Sci. Evid. Q. 421 Shepard's/McGraw-Hill 1994
  • Significant Recent Cases on Expert and Scientific Evidence, 1(4) Shepard's Expert and Sci. Evid. Q. 615 Shepard's/McGraw-Hill 1994
  • Cause of Action for Injury Caused by Negligent Operation of Police Vehicle, 1 COA2d 819 Shepard's/McGraw-Hill 1993
  • Cause of Action for Injury to Student in School Playground Accident, 2 COA2d 487 Shepard's/McGraw-Hill 1993
  • Daubert Has Immediate Impact?, 1(1) Shepard's Expert and Sci. Evid. Q. 107 Shepard's/McGraw-Hill 1993
  • Keeping Up With EMF Research, 1(2) Shepard's Expert and Sci. Evid. Q. 261 Shepard's/McGraw-Hill 1993
  • Review of Significant Literature Addressing Scientific Evidence, 1(1) Shepard's Expert and Sci. Evid. Q. 63 Shepard's/McGraw-Hill 1993
  • Significant Developments in Expert and Scientific Evidence, 1(2) Shepard's Expert and Sci. Evid. Q. 421 Shepard's/McGraw-Hill 1993
  • Admissibility of Expert Testimony Based on Opinions or Conclusions of Non-Testifying Others, 1 Scientific Evidence Review 83, ABA Standing Committee on Scientific Evidence 1992
  • Cause of Action for Injury Suffered in Collision Involving Ambulance, 29 COA 655 Shepard's/McGraw-Hill 1992
  • Cause of Action to Invalidate or Set Aside Deed Based on Undue Influence, 28 COA 291 Shepard's/McGraw-Hill 1992
  • Editor, Attorney Sanctions Newsletter Shepard's/McGraw-Hill 1990
  • Cause of Action Against Parent at Common Law for Injury Caused by Child, 18 COA 113 Shepard's/McGraw-Hill 1989
  • Cause of Action Against Provider of Mental Health Treatment for Injury Caused by Patient, 20 COA 89 Shepard's/McGraw-Hill 1989
  • Editor, Expert Evidence Reporter Shepard's/McGraw-Hill 1989
  • Cause of Action for Adoption Without Consent of Parent on Ground of Abandonment, 16 COA 219 Shepard's/McGraw-Hill 1988
  • Cause of Action to Recover for Injury to or Death of Student in Accident Involving Transportation To or From School, 17 COA 745 Shepard's/McGraw-Hill 1988
  • Cause of Action to Recover Workers' Compensation Benefits for Occupational Disease, 15 COA 61 Shepard's/McGraw-Hill 1988
  • Cause of Action Against Blood Bank for Negligence in Supplying Blood, 12 COA 679 Shepard's/McGraw-Hill 1987
  • Cause of Action Against Hospital for Infection Contracted by Patient, 13 COA 491 Shepard's/McGraw-Hill 1987
  • Cause of Action for Violation of State Consumer Protection or Deceptive Trade Practices Statute in Connection with Real Estate Transaction, 14 COA 227 Shepard's/McGraw-Hill 1987
  • Evidentiary and Policy Issues in Conservatorship Proceedings Involving Persons of Advanced Age," 3(4) Elder Law Review 1 Young Lawyers Section, Nebraska State Bar Association 1985
  • The Role of Psychologists in State Legislation Governing Sex Offenders, Professional Psychology, 1980, 11, 194-201. Professional Psychology 1980

Speaking Engagements

  • Who Owns Blackacre? Representing Colorado Real Property Owners Against Failed Mortgage-Backed Securities Schemes CLE on Advising and Representing Homeowners Facing Foreclosure, Colorado Springs, Colorado March 9, 2012 El Paso County Bar Association Foreclosure Assistance Committee
  • Panelist, Admissibility of Evidence, Preparing the Forensic Case for Trial Firearms, Fingerprints and Forensics: Gathering, Preserving and Admitting Evidence in Criminal Trials, Denver, Colorado May 22, 2003 CLE in Colorado, Colorado Bar Association
  • Foundations of Forensic Identification Evidence LEI Seminar, Criminal Law Program, Snowmass Village, Aspen, Colorado January 6, 2003 LEI
  • Emerging Forensic Scientist Competition, Moderator 54th Annual Meeting, American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Atlanta, Georgia February 15, 2002 Education Committee, Forensic Sciences Foundation
  • Emerging Forensic Scientist Competition, Moderator 53rd Annual Meeting, American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Seattle, Washington February 21, 2001 Education Committee, Forensic Sciences Foundation
  • Emerging Forensic Scientist Competition, Moderator 52nd Annual Meeting, American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Reno, Nevada February 23, 2000 Education Committee, Forensic Sciences Foundation
  • Technology and Jurisprudence, Breakout Session following Plenary Session on The Challenge and Opportunity of Modern Technology for Forensics (Moderator) 15th Triennial Meeting, International Association of Forensic Sciences, Los Angeles, California August 27, 1999 International Association of Forensic Sciences
  • On the Same Page as the Judge: the National Benchbook on Psychiatric and Psychological Evidence and Testimony (with Eric Y. Drogin, JD, PhD) American Academy of Forensic Psychology, Las Vegas, Nevada April 15, 1999 American Academy of Forensic Psychology
  • Proposed Amendments to FRE 702 51st Annual Meeting, American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Orlando, Florida February 15, 1999 Jurisprudence Section, American Academy of Forensic Sciences
  • Duty and the Delusional Client: Ethics and Expert Evidence from the Edge, Organizer/Moderator American Bar Association Annual Meeting, Toronto, Ontario, Canada August 3, 1998 Behavioral Sciences Committee, Section of Science and Technology
  • Symposium on Specialized Knowledge: I. Medical and Scientific Evidence of Causation; II. Psychiatric and Psychological Evidence, Organizer/Moderator Symposium on Specialized Knowledge, Denver, Colorado April 30, 1998 Institute for Advanced Legal Studies, University of Denver College of Law
  • Determining Decisional Capacities of Delusional Persons: Foundations in Fact and Fantasy 50th Annual Meeting, American Academy of Forensic Sciences, San Francisco, California February 12, 1998 Jurisprudence and Psychiatry & Behavioral Science Sections
  • Forensic Arts, Sciences, and Sleights of Hand: Some Special Cases of Specialized Knowledge and Illusion, Organizer/Moderator American Bar Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California August 3, 1997 Scientific Evidence Committee, Section of Science and Technology
  • Forensic Arts and Sciences: Odontology, Organizer/Moderator 48th Annual Meeting, American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Nashville, Tennessee February 22, 1996 Jurisprudence and Odontology Sections
  • Forensic Arts and Sciences: From the Laboratory to the Courtroom, Organizer/Moderator 48th Annual Meeting, American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Nashville, Tennessee February 22, 1996 Jurisprudence and Criminalistics Sections
  • Forensic Arts and Sciences: Questioned Documents, Organizer/Moderator 48th Annual Meeting, American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Nashville, Tennessee February 22, 1996 Questioned Documents and Jurisprudence Sections
  • Forensic Scientific Evidence and Testimony in the Courtroom, Organizer/Moderator 47th Annual Meeting, American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Seattle, Washington February 15, 1995 Plenary Session, AAFS
  • Daubert and Other Approaches to Scientific Evidence (with Joe Cecil, JD, PhD) Fourth National Court Technology Conference, Nashville, Tennessee October 14, 1994 National Center for State Courts
  • Judicial Control of Scientific Evidence: Beyond Daubert, Organizer/Moderator American Bar Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana August 7, 1994 Standing Committee on Scientific Evidence, Section of Science and Technology
  • Elements of Causation in Toxic Tort Litigation: Preparation for Proof 46th Annual Meeting, American Academy of Forensic Sciences, San Antonio, Texas February 18, 1994 Jurisprudence and Toxicology Sections
  • Improving Judicial Access to ''Valid'' and “Reliable” Forensic Science 46th Annual Meeting, American Academy of Forensic Sciences, San Antonio, Texas February 17, 1994 Jurisprudence, Criminalistics and General Sections
  • Judicial Scrutiny of Scientific Literature on which Expert Testimony Is Based 45th Annual Meeting, American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Boston, Massachusetts February 18, 1993 Jurisprudence Section
  • Medical and Scientific Evidence of Causation in Toxic Tort Litigation 44th Annual Meeting, American Academy of Forensic Sciences, New Orleans, Louisiana February 20, 1992 Jurisprudence Section
  • Workers' Compensation for “Mental Injury” Biennial Convention of the American Psychology-Law Society, Chicago, Illinois October 17, 1983 American Psychology-Law Society

Certifications

  • Construction Industry Arbitrator Training American Arbitration Association
  • Mediation Skills and Settlement Conference Advocacy: The Art of Facilitating Settlement Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution Pepperdine University School of Law
  • Arbitration Case Preparation and Presentation American Arbitration Association

Address

121 S. Tejon
Suite 900 Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 USA

Telephone: (719) 634-7878
Fax: (719) 884-0108

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