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Blair J. Trautwein
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Mr. Trautwein grew up in Wyoming on a ranch west of Cheyenne. Mr. Trautwein graduated from the University of Colorado in Boulder with a Finance Degree in 1974, where he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. He graduated with honors from the University of Wyoming Law School in 1977, where he was a member of the Land and Water Law Review.

Mr. Trautwein practiced law first as an associate and then as a partner in Cheyenne with the firm of Hathaway, Speight, Kunz, Trautwein & Barrett from 1977 1995. He has practiced in Fort Collins with the predecessor and the current firm since 1995.

Mr. Trautwein handles health insurance matters, disability matters, plaintiff's cases, banking law, insurance bad faith cases, toxic torts, business fraud, employment law, personal injury as well as commercial and general litigation. Mr. Trautwein handles both noncomplex and complex litigation and has been involved in over 40 jury trials.

Mr. Trautwein is active in the community, having served on the Larimer County Board of Health, various Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce committees, as a director for the Fort Collins Baseball Club and with Project Smile, helping provide dental care to children in Fort Collins.

Mr. Trautwein has been married to Suzanne since 1974. They have two children, Mary, who is a Major in the United States Air Force, and John, who mentors children and produces film for business and non-profit entities.

Areas Of Practice

  • Administrative Law
  • Banking & Finance Law
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Business Organizations
  • Construction Law
  • Contracts
  • Health & Health Care Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Personal Injury - Plaintiffs
  • Real Estate
  • General Trial Practice
  • Employment Law
  • Land Use & Zoning
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents - Plaintiffs
  • Products Liability
  • Civil Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Wyoming, 1977
  • Colorado, 1995
  • U.S. District Court District of Wyoming, 1977
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1977

Education

  • University of Wyoming, College of Law, Laramie, Wyoming
    • Honors: With Honors
  • University of Colorado, Boulder
    • Major: Finance

Representative Cases

  • Shaffer v. Winhealth Partners, 2011, Wyoming, WL 131, 261 P. 3d 708
  • Deville v. Wilson, 208 Fed.Appx. 629, 2006 WL 3570224, C.A. 10, 2006, Wyoming
  • Rawlinson v. Wallerich, 132 P.3d 204, 2006 WL 1029637, 2006 WY 52, 2006, Wyoming
  • Eklund v. Farmers Ins. Exchange, 86 P.3d 259, 2004 WL 510850, 2004 WY 24, 2004, Wyoming
  • Ektund v. PRI Environmental, Inc., 25 P.3d 511,2001 WL 665202, 2001 WY 55, 2001, Wyoming
  • Polo Ranch Co. v. City of Cheyenne, 969P.2dl32, 1998 WL 841481, 1998, Wyoming
  • Miller v. Campbell County, 901 P.2dllO7, 1995 WL 503876, 1995, Wyoming
  • Halberstam v. Cokeley, 872P.2dI09, 1994 WL 111957, 1994, Wyoming
  • Miller v. Campbell County, 854P.2d71, 1993 WL 191366, 1993, Wyoming
  • White v. Keychoice Welfare Ben. Plan, 827 F.Supp. 690, 1993 WL 264242, 1993, D. Wyoming
  • F.D.I.C. v. Updike Bros., Inc., 814 F.Supp. 1035, 1993 WL 35677, 1993, D.Wyoming
  • Republic Ins. Co. v. Sinclair Oil Corp., 791 F.Supp. 278, 1992 WL 101588, 1992, D.Utah
  • Deepwater Investments, Ltd, v. Jackson Hole Ski Corp., 938 F.2d 1105, 1991 WL 122363, C.A.10, 1991, Wyoming
  • Knight v. Environmental Quality Council of State of Wyo., 805P.2d268, 1991 WL 4594, 1991, Wyoming
  • Hoem v. State, 756 P.2d 780, 1988 WL 59972, 1988, Wyoming
  • State Farm Fire and Cas. Co, v. Paulson, 756 P.2d 764, 1988 WL 55305, 1988, Wyoming
  • Meyer v. Travelers Ins. Co., 741 P.2d607, 1987, Wyoming
  • Huang Intern., Inc. v. Foose Const. Co., 734 P.2d 975, 1987, Wyoming
  • Condict v. Condict, 815 F.2d 579, RICO Bus.Disp.Guide 6579, C.A.10, 1987, Wyoming
  • Condict v. Condict, 826 F.2d 923, C.A.10, 1987, Wyoming
  • Cherry Creek Dodge, Inc. v. Carter, 733 P.2d 1024, 3 UCC Rep.Serv.2d 1791, 1987, Wyoming
  • M & B Drilling and Const. Co., Inc. v. State Bd. of Equalization, 706 P.2d 243, 1985, Wyoming
  • Mauler v. Titus, 697P.2d303, 1985, Wyoming
  • Hopkins v. Laramie County, Wyoming, 730 F.2d 603, C.A.10, 1984, Wyoming
  • MGPC, Inc. v. Duncan, 581 F.Supp. 1047, 1984, D.Wyoming
  • In re Longhorn Securities Litigation, 573 F.Supp. 255, Fed. Sec. L. Rep. P 99,630, 1983, W.D.Okla.
  • Cervelli v. Graves, 661 P.2d 1032, 1983, Wyoming
  • Stauffer Chemical Co. v. Environmental Protection Agency, 647F.2d 1075, 15ERC2044, 11 Envtl. L. Rep, 20,562, C.A.I 0, 1981, Wyoming
  • Weddlev. State, 621 P.2d 231, 1980, Wyoming
  • First Nat. Bank of Worland v. Financial Institutions Bd., 616P.2d787, 1980, Wyoming
  • Cheyenne Dodge, Inc. v. Reynolds and Reynolds Co., 613P.2d 1234, 1980, Wyoming
  • Martin v. Secretary of Health, Ed., and Welfare, 492 F.Supp. 459, 1980, D.Wyoming
  • Amoco Production Co. v. Stauffer Chemical Co. of Wyoming, 612 P.2d 463, 1980 WL 579673, 1980, Wyoming
  • Matter of Mora's Estate, 611 P.2d 842, 1980, Wyoming
  • Weaver v. Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Wyoming, 609 P.2d 984, 1980, Wyoming
  • Matter of Boyd's Estate, 606 P.2d 1243, 1980, Wyoming
  • Stone v. First Wyoming Bank N, A., Lusk, 625 F.2d332, C.A.10, 1980, Wyoming
  • Worthington v. State, 598 P.2d 796, 1979, Wyoming
  • Burke v. Wyoming Ban Corporation, 596P.2d 1125, 1979, Wyoming
  • First Nat. Bank of Lander v. First Wyoming Sav. and Loan Ass'n, 592 P.2d 697, 205 U.S.P.Q. 866, 1979, Wyoming
  • Bowen v. Korell, 587 P.2d 653, 1978, Wyoming
  • Nehring v. Russell, 582 P.2d 67, 1978, Wyoming

Past Employment Positions

  • Hathaway, Speight, Kunz, Trautwein & Barrett, Associate and Partner, 1977 to 1995

Pro Bono Activities

  • Larimer County Board of Health
  • Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce committee
  • Director, Fort Collins Baseball Club
  • Director, Project Smile

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Sigma Phi Epsilon

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