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    Deva is a Member of the firm of Steptoe & Johnson in the Denver office where he maintains a diverse litigation and counseling practice. Deva is the Practice Group Leader for the firm’s Professional Liability Group, which assists professional liability clients on a national scale. He is known for his ability to craft creative, out of the box solutions to client problems. Deva uses his skills to help manage clients’ stress and worry by partnering with them to quickly evaluate the situation and develop the appropriate course of action to solve today’s problem, while understanding the implications actions of today may have on the future of the client’s business.

    If litigation is necessary, Deva uses his creative approach to defend clients at trial, manage litigation and discovery, and negotiate. Having been located in multiple shale plays, Deva has a variety of experience protecting the interests of energy companies in litigation involving contract, tort, and operational issues.  He also focuses on the defense of claims involving significant injury and death. He has extensive experience defending physicians, nursing homes, nurses, and hospitals, and he has also defended attorneys in legal malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty claims. He regularly manages e-discovery matters and other document intensive cases.

    As the Professional Liability Practice Group Leader, head of the firm’s Litigation and Labor Associate Training Committee, and member of the Paralegal Committee, Deva strives to train younger professionals on the importance of client service. 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.

    Memberships & Awards

    Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
    Colorado Bar Association, Ethics Committee
    Defense Research Institute
    Sponsorship Chair for 2017 Defense Research Institute Civil Rights and Governmental Tort Liability Seminar
    2017, 2018, and 2019 Colorado Super Lawyers® Rising Star
    2015 and 2016 West Virginia Super Lawyers® Rising Star
    Completed University of Virginia Trial Advocacy College
    Order of the Coif
    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

    Key Experience

    Lead counsel in six-day jury trial defending employee of oil field service provider in case involving double thumb amputation on well pad
    Won motions to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction for parent companies of nursing facilities in multiple states

    Work Experience

    2008 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

    Speaking Engagements

    “Developments in Colorado, North Dakota, Wyoming, and Montana Law, Which Could Impact Lease and Title Analysts,” National Conference, National Association of Lease and Title Analysts September 2018

    Deva Solomon & David R. Little, “To Speak with the Lawyers, Press 2: An Interactive Discussion Introducing the Litigation Process, Current Hot Topics, and How Engineers Can Help Reduce Risk,” Society of Petroleum Engineers International (Denver Chapter), May 2017

    Deva Solomon & David R. Little, “The Lawyers are at it Again: How to Save Your Lease when Operations are Shut Down and Associated Issues,” Denver Association of Lease and Title Analysts Spring Seminar, May 2017

    "An Introduction to Nuisance Law Across the Country as Applied to Large Industrial Facilities", Nat'l Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, February 3, 2017, Snowmass, CO

    Deva Solomon & 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)