Bruce J. Kaye
3333 South Bannock Street, Suite 900
Englewood, CO 80110
Tel: (303) 477-8787
Bruce J. Kaye and R. Eric Solem are very pleased to announce their new partnership under the banner of Kaye & Associates, PLLC. Bruce and Eric look forward to combining their extensive experience and expertise in the new firm.
Bruce’s clients benefit from his more than 40 years of experience specializing in Plaintiff’s serious personal injuries, traumatic brain injuries, wrongful death, automobile, trucking, motorcycle, and bicycle crashes products liability, insurance bad faith, commercial and other civil matters. Mr. Kaye has successfully tried cases in the state and federal courts and negotiated settlements in numerous complex civil cases. In addition to litigation, Mr. Kaye has extensive experience in the areas of mediation, negotiation and arbitration.
Because of his acknowledged expertise, Mr. Kaye has been called upon to speak in front of a number of professional organizations. His presentations often focus on the legal issues surrounding wrongful death claims as well as insurance bad faith, damages in personal injury claims, and use of expert witnesses in personal injury claims.
Eric’s clients benefit from his more than 40 years of experience assisting seriously injured persons in the formation of disability and special needs trusts, Medicaid planning and trusts, and settlement planning. Eric received his JD from the University of Wisconsin Law School in Madison and is licensed in both Wisconsin and Colorado. He has practiced before the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit Court of appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court. His current emphasis is in the drafting of special needs trusts and Medicaid and Medicare lien resolution
Eric will continue to serve as an expert witness regarding Special Needs Trusts, Medicaid lien satisfaction and settlement planning. Eric will also act as a “Trust Protector” and Trustee for trusts established to protect the assets of injured persons.
Mari C. Bush
P.O. Box 2075
Boulder, Colorado 80306
Tel: (303) 442-4885
Ms. Bush has devoted her entire career to helping individuals and families deal with complex challenges. This tradition continues at Mari C. Bush LLC---with even a more personal touch and attention.
A graduate of Stanford Law School, Ms. Bush honed her skills representing women and children in medical negligence, negligence and product liability litigation. She quickly gained a reputation for intelligence and leadership. Her work took her to the state and federal courts throughout Colorado, as well as in Wyoming, New Mexico, Utah and Nebraska. She learned the intricacies of class action and Multi-District Litigation (MDL), becoming the Colorado Liaison to the Breast Implant MDL.
In 1990, Ms. Bush started representing families and adults throughout the United States in the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. This work has proven especially gratifying given its potential to improve the quality of life for clients with life-altering injuries. Ms. Bush’s work under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program brought her to the Supreme Court of the United States in a rare 9-0 decision in the client’s favor.
Additionally, Ms. Bush’s tenacity and creativity contributed to significant settlements for catastrophically injured young adults and children; she was able to pull together the theories and factual support for major resolutions in claims against a national charity as well as against an agri-tourism enterprise.
Ms. Bush has expertise in the field of private long-term disability (LTD) insurance benefits, representing individuals in the preparation, review and appeal phases of LTD applications.
Over the course of her professional career, Ms. Bush has taken pride in her pro bono work. This ranges from helping a student injured in the Columbine Shooting Tragedy to homeowners whose homes were destroyed in the Lower North Fork Fire to a refugee toddler injured at birth.
Ms. Bush is particularly skilled in all phases of communication: including writing and editing, social media and theme development. She has been honored for her long service to the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA) through the Kenneth Kripke Lifetime Achievement Award. A founding member of Trial Lawyers for Public Justice and Stanford Public Interest Law Foundation, Ms. Bush views social justice as the guiding principle of legal service.