Shawn E. McDermott
About McDermott Law — Accident Attorneys Serving Denver, Colorado Springs, Ft Collins and all other Colorado Communities
Shawn McDermott is an avid motorcycle rider. He started riding motorcycles in his early teens (a long time ago). He still rides today, as seen in this photo from the top of the world — over 12,000 feet above sea level on Trail Ridge Road in Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park.
He is also a motorcycle accident and personal injury attorney who serves the Colorado communities of Denver, Boulder, Aurora, Littleton, Ft. Collins, Greeley, Colorado Springs, Grand Junction, Durango and the other areas throughout Colorado and the Rocky Mountain West. The attorneys and staff at McDermott Law handle a motorcycle accidents, automobile accidents, truck accidents, wrongful death and premises liability claims. He has practiced law in Denver since 1992 and has extensive experience litigating cases involving personal injury, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, victims of DUI, etc.
Shawn E. McDermott
Shawn McDermott is the owner/manager of the firm specializing in the areas of motorcycle accident, auto accident, personal injury, insurance recovery and bad faith, ERISA, Colorado PERA, and long term disability and life insurance claims.
Shawn is a 1992 graduate of the University of Colorado School of Law. He also received his Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Engineering in 1988 from the University of Colorado. His first year of law school was spent at the University of San Francisco. While in law school, Shawn was a member of the Rothgerber Moot Court winning team and received the Austin W. Scott, Jr. Award for Excellence in Oral Argument.
Prior to forming McDermott Law (previously the Law Office of Shawn McDermott LLC) in 1996, Shawn spent approximately five years at the law firm of Breit, Best Richman and Bosch representing individuals and insurance companies and their insureds in a variety of claims, including insurance coverage and bad faith, aviation cases, automobile crashworthiness, railroad crossing injury, professional (medical and legal) liability, products liability, skier and ski area liability, catastrophic injury and wrongful death. He now dedicates the bulk of his time and this firm’s resources to representing individuals against insurance companies in the areas of personal injury, motorcycle and auto accidents, long term disability, life, health and accidental death & dismemberment claims, and ERISA-governed claims for employee benefits.
Shawn has litigated hundreds of ERISA and non-ERISA disability and life insurance claims in the Colorado and in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. Shawn’s federal court experience is significant in the ERISA arena, likely having handled more of these claims than any other Colorado attorney. Shawn has appeared before virtually all of the United States District Court Judges and Magistrate Judges. He has also argued in front of the Colorado Court of Appeals and the United States Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Shawn is a member of the Denver Bar Association and the Colorado Bar Association. He is an active in the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, and has served on its Board of Directors as well as a two year stint as the Chairperson for the Young Lawyers Committee. He is also a member of the American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America). Shawn is licensed to practice in all Colorado State and Federal courts, including the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.
When not in the office, Shawn enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons. He is an avid golfer, fly fisherman and motorcyclist in the summer (when there is time). The winter months in Colorado are of course meant for skiing with family and friends.