Castle Rock Complex Civil Litigation Lawyer
Aaron Barrick has extensive trial experience as lead counsel in over 35 fully litigated jury trials and over 100 administrative hearings. He specializes in complex civil litigation with a focus on commercial litigation, real estate law, land use, and construction law. He also acts as advocate and counselor in insurance, probate, guardianship and conservatorship matters. Prior to joining Folkestad Fazekas Barrick & Patoile, P.C., Mr. Barrick served as a Judge Advocate and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the United States Air Force where he gained a unique perspective serving as both defense counsel to high-profile clients before courts-martial in the Pacific Rim and Southeast Asia, and later as managing trial attorney and chief prosecutor of the Air Force's busiest criminal justice office. Mr. Barrick was also selected to defend the Air Force against land-use reclamations, toxic tort claims, wrongful death claims, and employment disputes. He remains associated with the Air Force as senior counsel and adviser to the Colorado Air National Guard. Mr. Barrick was employed as a trial attorney for an insurance defense firm in Denver after leaving active duty and before joining Folkestad Fazekas. He is licensed in Colorado, Nebraska and Iowa.
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- Comfort Level
- - Are you comfortable telling the lawyer personal information? Does the lawyer seem interested in solving your problem?
- - How long has the lawyer been in practice? Has the lawyer worked on other cases similar to yours?
- - How are the lawyer's fees structured - hourly or flat fee? Can the lawyer estimate the cost of your case?
- - Is the lawyer's office conveniently located?
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- What are your fees and costs?
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