Attorney Details

Glendon L. Laird - Of Counsel

GLENDON L. LAIRD is partner in the Colorado Office of McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter LLP. After obtaining his J.D., Mr. Laird served as Judicial Clerk to the Honorable Fred M. Winner, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado 1977-1978. He has been in private practice as a trial lawyer continuously since 1978, primarily in Colorado courts, but also appearing in Wyoming, New Mexico, Utah and Arizona state and federal courts pro hac vice. Following his clerkship with U.S.D.C. Judge Fred M. Winner, Mr. Laird began his litigation career with the Denver firm of White and Steele, PC. Mr. Laird left White and Steele after more than 30 years as a Shareholder in 2009 to join McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter as a Partner.

Mr. Laird was nominated and elected as a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. This membership requires extensive jury trial experience, a determination of high personal character and honorable reputation.

Mr. Laird is a member of the Colorado Bar Association, Chairman of Legal Fee Dispute Arbitration Committee, Colorado Bar Association, the Denver Bar Association, the Colorado Defense Lawyer’s Association, the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), and is a fellow by invitation of the Board of Trustees of the Colorado Bar Foundation.

Mr. Laird has tried before juries to verdict cases involving wrongful death, catastrophic personal injury and significant business and property loss claims. He has tried cases involving product liability, construction defect, structural failure and collapse, professional malpractice (including insurance agent and broker cases), automobile and trucking accidents, ski injury cases, has tried to jury verdict child molestation, property damage and personal injury cases involving explosions and fire, as well as premises liability claims. Mr. Laird has represented manufacturers in product liability cases including component part manufacturers and manufacturers/distributors involved in toxic tort claims.  Mr. Laird and MDMC Senior Associate Kathleen Otto were recently recognized in Vol. 13 Issue 37 of DRI's Magazine, The Voicefor their victory in obtaining summary judgment on behalf of their client in connection with catastrophic fire at a hydroelectric facility resulting in five deaths.  On appeal, Mr. Laird and Ms. Otto successfully defended the trial court's Order granting summary judgment at the Colorado Court of Appeals and the Colorado Supreme Court.  Mr. Laird also has secured a significant number of orders of dismissal and for summary judgment in favor of his clients.

Mr. Laird has more than 37-years’ experience representing individuals and corporations in a diverse range of claims. These include, by way of example, construction related matters for developers and contractors, professional malpractice cases and licensing matters involving attorneys, agents, brokers, engineers, architects, accountants, medical doctors and hospitals, recreational claims involving skiing, rafting, climbing and equine activities, product liability claims, toxic exposure matters including asbestos exposure, land use disputes, commercial carrier and auto liability claims, premises liability claims, and industrial accident claims.