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General Defense


Bayer & Carey, P.C.

1660 Downing Street, Denver, Colorado 80218

Established: 1932

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Property Damage
  • Premises Liability
  • Wrongful Death
  • Construction Defect
  • Liquor Liability
  • Defamation
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Toxic Torts
  • Coverage Issues
  • Trials & Appeals

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About Us

Bayer & Carey, PC - A full service insurance defense firm providing exceptional legal services throughout Colorado.

Bayer & Carey, P.C. traces its roots to a practice commenced in 1932 by its founding partner, Charles W. Sheldon, Jr. (1908-1980). Bayer & Carey practices civil trial and appellate law with an emphasis on representing insurance companies and their policy holders in litigation throughout the State of Colorado.

Bayer & Carey specializes in building a strong tripartite relationship among the claim representative from the insurance carrier, the client/insured, and the attorney from Bayer & Carey. We provide direct communication between the attorney and the insured client, and between the attorney and the claim representative for the insurance carrier.
Each attorney becomes immersed in the facts and issues of the case and provides direct assistance to the insured and the carrier from the pre-litigation stages through the appellate process.

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Client Information

Representative Clients

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Personnel Information

Shareholders


Gary L. Palumbo

Denver, CO

Admitted
  • Colorado, 1975
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
Memberships:
  • American, The Colorado and Boulder Bar Associations
  • Associate, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • University of Notre Dame, B.A. (magna cum laude), 1972
  • University of Colorado Law School, J.D., 1975

Born: 1950

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Teri L. Vasquez

Denver, CO

Admitted
  • California (Inactive), 1994
  • Colorado, 1998
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
Memberships:
  • The Colorado, Colorado Hispanic and Adams/Broomfield Bar Associations
  • Associate, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., 1989
  • University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, J.D., 1994

Born: 1967

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Associates



Peter M. Spiessbach

Denver, CO

Admitted
  • Colorado, 1992
Memberships:
  • American, The Colorado and Denver Bar Associations
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • University of Colorado, B.S., 1981
  • Suffolk University Law School, J.D., 1992

Born: 1958

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Mark W. Gerganoff

Denver, CO

Admitted
  • Colorado, 1983
  • Wyoming, 1992
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 1984
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1986
  • U.S. Claims Court, 1987
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1994
Memberships:
  • The Colorado Bar Association
Education:
  • Michigan State University, B.A., 1980
  • Michigan State University College of Law, J.D., 1983
  • University of Denver College of Law, LL.M. Taxation, 1986

Born: 1958

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Phelicia Kossie-Butler

Denver, CO

Admitted
  • Colorado, 2003
Memberships:
  • The Colorado Bar Association
  • Colorado Juvenile Justice Coalition
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Southern Methodist University, B.S., 2000
  • St. Mary's University School of Law, J.D., 2003

Born: 1975

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Rory L. Francis

Denver, CO

    Admitted
    • Colorado, 2009
    • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 2012
    Memberships:
    • The Colorado and Denver Bar Associations
    • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
    Education:
    • The University of Utah, B.S. (Dean's list, President's List), 1994
    • University of Denver Sturm College of Law, J.D., 2008
    Honors:
    American Jurisprudence Award

    Born: 1967

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    Service Areas

    Breckenridge, Colorado 80 miles

    Colorado Springs, Colorado 72 miles

    Eagle, Colorado 130 miles

    Fort Collins, Colorado 63 miles

    Glenwood Springs, Colorado 150 miles

    Steamboat Springs, Colorado 156 miles

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