David Olivas

David Olivas began his legal career as a Denver Deputy District Attorney. He tried many jury cases in his seven years as a prosecutor, including murder, sexual assault, aggravated robbery and numerous other felonies. One of the most notable cases tried by David involved the second time in the country, and first time in Colorado, that DNA was used to convince a jury to convict a serial rapist. After leaving the DA’s office, David began the second stage of his career with the insurance defense and complex product liability law firm, Tilly & Graves, P.C. During the initial years, David represented various insurance companies in the defense of automobile accident cases, other personal injury cases and medical malpractice cases as well as handling commercial litigation matters. For several years, David represented a multinational pharmaceutical manufacturer in medical product liability lawsuits. David provided specific case litigation services, as well as responsibilities for development of experts to be used on a national level. David appeared in numerous federal and state courts throughout the country, including courts, amount others, in Utah, Louisiana, California, Montana, New Jersey, South Dakota and Arizona. David has been admitted counsel pro hac vice in numerous state and federal courts.David quickly made partner at Tilly and Graves and ultimately became managing partner of Tilly & Graves’ offices in San Francisco, California.While in San Francisco, David managed a team of approximately fifty people including lawyers, paralegals, and other staff. At the same time, David was lead counsel for a multi-national company in its multi-million dollar complex product liability cases. David was responsible for all litigation in a seven state region for this particular client. At one point, David and his team managed approximately 10,000 lawsuits in seven states.  As part of David’s complex tort litigation duties, he was frequently required to provide training to teams of attorneys and paralegals in the areas of medical defenses, deposition technique and strategy and expert development, among others.Today, David’s practice encompasses the representation of victims who have been injured through the negligence and medical negligence of other persons and entities; the representation of persons involved in commercial disputes; and the representation of criminal defendants.

David is licensed to practice law in Colorado and California. David is an AV rated lawyer David also speaks Spanish.  David also has an AV peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbel, a testament to the fact that his peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence.