Deva A. Solomon
(303) 389-4362
Office: Denver
J.D. West Virginia University
B.A. West Virginia University
Licensure: CO | PA | WV
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Deva is a Member in the Denver office where he maintains a diverse litigation practice, focusing on the defense of claims involving health care professionals, catastrophic injury and death, civil rights, energy, and general litigation.  He also serves as the assistant practice group leader for the firm's Professional Liability Practice Group. In addition to litigation, Deva enjoys providing advice and counseling to health care providers and other businesses to attempt to minimize their risk of litigation.  Deva has extensive experience in e-discovery matters and other document intensive cases. He regularly defends police officers, government agencies, and municipalities in claims alleging civil rights violations and general negligence. He has defended attorneys in legal malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty claims.  He appears regularly in State and Federal trial and appellate courts in multiple jurisdictions. Deva also serves as the head of the firm’s Litigation and Labor Associate Training Committee.  When he is not at the office, he loves to ski, hike, run, bike, and enjoy the outdoors with his family. He is a frequent visitor to the mountains of Colorado and Utah.

Work Experience

2008 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

Speaking Engagements

Deva A. Solomon and David R. Little, Litigation 101 for Lease and Title Analysts, Denver Association of Lease and Title Analysts, April 2016

William E. Galeota & Deva Solomon, "Meeting the Risk Management Challenges of Electronic Medical Records," West Virginia Society for Health Care Risk Managers Annual Meeting, May 2014

2014 Legal Malpractice Update, Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia

2013 Legal Malpractice Update, Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia

"Navigating the Unchartered Territory of the Business Court," West Virginia Continuing Legal Education, November 2012

"The Times They Are A-Changin': Update on Recent West Virginia Legal Decisions Affecting Long Term Care Providers in Litigation," West Virginia Health Care Association Annual Meeting, May 2012

Co-author, Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia 2012 Civil Procedure Update

Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia 2011 Legal Malpractice Update

"Spring Cleaning: Ten Cost Effective Ways to Reduce Risk Before the Heatwave of Litigation Arrives," West Virginia Health Care Association Annual Meeting, May 2011

"The 10 Plagues of Risk in Long Term Care: Vaccinate, Isolate, Eradicate!!!" Pennsylvania Health Care Association Annual Meeting, September 2010

"Can Government Indefinitely Detain Individuals Accused of Being Enemy Combatants," 34 Wm. Mitchell L. Rev. 5155 (2008)

Key Experience

Tried case to the court in breach of contract dispute over Joint Operating Agreement obligations between two energy companies
Defended long term care facilities in wrongful death and resident care litigation
Represented hospitals and physicians in medical malpractice litigation and at trial

Memberships & Awards

Colorado Bar Association, Ethics Committee
Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
Defense Research Institute
Sponsorship Chair for 2017 Defense Research Institute Civil Rights and Governmental Tort Liability Seminar
Defense Research Institute, 2010 Long Term Care Litigation Seminar, Steering Committee Member, and Marketing Liaison for Pennsylvania and West Virginia
Defense Research Institute, 2009 Long Term Care Litigation Seminar, Pennsylvania Marketing Liaison
Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
2015 and 2016 West Virginia Super Lawyers® Rising Star
Completed University of Virginia Trial Advocacy College
Order of the Coif
Patrick Duffy Koontz Award
West Virginia Law Review Executive Committee
Phi Beta Kappa
United States Courts of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and Fourth Circuit
United States District Courts for the District of Colorado, the Northern District of West Virginia, and the Southern District of West Virginia