Contact Information


Email:   rfrancis@bayerlaw.com
Phone: (303)830-8911, Ext. 18
1660 Downing St.
Denver, CO 80218
Phone: 303-830-8911
Fax: 303-830-8917

Areas of Practice

Civil Litigation

  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Wrongful Death
  • Insurance
  • “Bad Faith”
  • Insurance Defense
  • Contract Disputes
  • Estate/Probate
  • Fraud and Examinations Under Oath
  • Construction Defect
  • Products Liability
  • Employment Disputes
  • Arbitration/Mediation

 Wills/Trusts/Estates

  • Drafting
  • Probate
  • Disputes

Prenuptial Agreements and Advising

Business Advising

  • Insurance
  • Employment Disputes
  • Executive Hiring and Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Risk Management
  • Contract Drafting and Negotiation
  • Dispute Resolution and Litigation

Rory L. Francis

Attorney Overview

Rory L. Francis joined Bayer & Carey in 2018 and is an Associate of the firm.  Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, Mr. Francis grew up in the Denver Area where he graduated from Columbine High School and went on to attend the University of Colorado before graduating from the University of Utah in 1994 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science with Minors in both English Literature and Japanese Language.  After working for over a decade as a Litigation Manager and Fraud Investigation Department Manager for a major U.S. insurance company, Mr. Francis pursued his Law Degree at the University of Denver – Sturm College of Law where he graduated with Honors in 2008.  After working as Associate Regional Counsel and Claims Litigation Counsel for the insurance company, Mr. Francis went on to hold positions in Private Practice handling complex litigation for businesses and individuals throughout State and Federal Courts here in Colorado.  In his practice, Mr. Francis has served as General Counsel for “Start-Up” and small companies, litigation counsel, personal counsel, Estate Planning, and provides Expert Witness services in Insurance and “bad faith” cases.  His current practice focuses on the defense of personal injury, premises liability, construction defect, wrongful death, employment disputes, business advice and strategic planning, and general litigation and broad spectrum of insurance matters.  Mr. Francis lives in Denver with his two daughters and is an expert snowboarder, avid SCUBA diver, and enjoys international travel, cycling, motorcycling, whitewater rafting, mountaineering, camping, and golf. 

Experience

Mr. Francis is a skilled trial attorney having tried nearly 50 cases to verdict (with only two adverse results), with nearly 40 having been tried to a jury in nearly a dozen jurisdictions throughout Colorado and the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. 

Education
  • University of Utah, B.S. Political Science (with Honors) – Minors: English Literature & Japanese, 1994
  • University of Denver – Sturm College of Law, Juris Doctor (with Honors), 2008
Bar Admissions
  • Colorado, 2009
  • United States District Court, District of Colorado, 2012
Practice Areas

Civil Litigation

 

  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Wrongful Death
  • Insurance
  • “Bad Faith”
  • Insurance Defense
  • Contract Disputes
  • Estate/Probate
  • Fraud and Examinations Under Oath
  • Construction Defect
  • Products Liability
  • Employment Disputes
  • Arbitration/Mediation

 

 Wills/Trusts/Estates

 

  • Drafting
  • Probate
  • Disputes

 

Prenuptial Agreements and Advising

 

Business Advising

 

  • Insurance
  • Employment Disputes
  • Executive Hiring and Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Risk Management
  • Contract Drafting and Negotiation
  • Dispute Resolution and Litigation
Professional Affiliations and Memberships
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
  • Colorado Inns of Court

 

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