Chad E. Blomberg

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Chad E. Blomberg is a litigation, trial, and appellate attorney who has personally appeared in 45 different courthouses and led cases in 11 different states. He has won appeals in Missouri, Kansas, Texas, and the Eighth Circuit. He has first-chair jury trial experience and serves clients at the appellate level in traditional appeals, extraordinary writs, and amicus briefs.

Chad has defended religious organizations, private schools, and their leaders across the country. He also has significant tort and commercial litigation experience, including environmental, nuisance, product liability, wrongful death, negligence, sexual misconduct, premises liability, breach of contract, breach of warranty, and construction disputes.

Overview

Chad E. Blomberg is a litigation, trial, and appellate attorney who has personally appeared in 45 different courthouses and led cases in 11 different states. He has won appeals in Missouri, Kansas, Texas, and the Eighth Circuit. He has first-chair jury trial experience and serves clients at the appellate level in traditional appeals, extraordinary writs, and amicus briefs.

Chad has defended religious organizations, private schools, and their leaders across the country. He also has significant tort and commercial litigation experience, including environmental, nuisance, product liability, wrongful death, negligence, sexual misconduct, premises liability, breach of contract, breach of warranty, and construction disputes.

Prior to law school, Chad was a public relations professional. He currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Central Missouri, where he developed and teaches courses in communications and First Amendment law.

Chad draws upon his communications background when advising clients. Using clear writing and persuasive storytelling, Chad defends clients in high-profile cases and works to challenge allegations that are often the subject of significant media scrutiny.

Education

  • University of Missouri, School of Law, J.D.
  • University of Central Missouri, B.S., Public Relations

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Kansas
  • U.S. District Courts – Western District of Missouri, District of Kansas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals – 8th Circuit

Affiliations and Awards

Affiliations

  • National Diocesan Attorneys Association
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • The Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers

Awards

  • Super Lawyers “Rising Star” for Missouri-Kansas region – recognized each year from 2012 to 2018
  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly “Up and Coming” Award – recognized in 2015 as a leading lawyer (under the age of 40) in Missouri

Publications and Presentations

Publications:

  • “2017 Brings New Appellate Rules in Missouri” (January 11, 2017).
  • “Tort Reform Update: Missouri Changes Rules for Recovery of Medical Bills as Damages” (July 18, 2017).
  • “Missouri Adopts High Burden for Venue Challenges and Affirms a $23 Million Punitive Damages Award Based, in Part, on a Manufacturer’s Profit Motive” (September 13, 2017).
  • “Missouri Supreme Court Upholds Damage Caps for Statutory Causes of Action” (Associated Industries of Missouri, July 23, 2021).

Presentations:

  • Presenter/Co-Presenter, “Effective Legal Writing Strategies” (periodic presentation for legal clerks).
  • Presenter, “The 10 Rules of Timekeeping,” (periodic presentation as part of an attorney development program).
  • Co-Presenter, UMKC School of Law, Civil Jury Trial Demonstration (April 27, 2017) (expert cross-examination demonstration).
  • Co-Presenter, “Social Media: Litigation Tools, Risks, and Employer Headaches,” State of Litigation Conference (July 6, 2019).
  • Co-Presenter, “#YouToo: Lifecycle of a Sexual Misconduct Claim,” Public Risk Management Association, 2020 Conference (May 28, 2020).
  • Co-Presenter, “How is Your Legal Health?,” 2020 Missouri Swine Health Symposium, MO Pork Association (July 21, 2020).
  • Co-Presenter, “The Appellate Perspective: Standard of Review, Preservation of Error, and the Availability of Review,” CLE Program (May 4, 2021).
  • Co-Presenter, Litigation: “Surviving (and Winning) a Daubert Challenge to Your Expert Report,” Appraisal Institute Annual Conference (August 10, 2021).
  • Presenter, “Judicial Admissions: When are Pleaded Facts Binding,” National Diocesan Attorneys Association, Regional Meeting (October 9, 2021).

Representative Matters

  • Obtained a complete dismissal of a sexual misconduct lawsuit against a California diocese and its bishop. See Roman Catholic Bishop of San Bernardino v. Doe, 2019 WL 3307858, No. 04-19-000153-CV (Tex. Ct. App., July 25, 2019).
  • Lead appellate counsel for multi-defendant appeal in which the court of appeals affirmed a trial court’s ruling that the statute of repose barred an adult plaintiff’s claims for injuries he sustained as minor. See M. Doe v. Popravak, 55 Kan.Ap.2d1 (Kan. Ct. App. 2017).
  • Obtained a complete defense verdict as a first-chair counsel in a jury trial in which a former NBA star and his wife sued a global hotel company and its bus driver, seeking a half-million dollars in damages for personal injuries, including a fractured spine.
  • Reversal of a six-figure jury verdict in favor of an amusement park guest who was injured on a water slide. See Chavez v. Cedar Fair, 450 S.W.3d 291 (Mo. 2014).
  • Reversal of a judgment that retroactively awarded six-figures in post-judgment interest to a group of plaintiffs claiming that a hog farm was a nuisance. See McGuire v. Kenoma, LLC, SC93836, 447 S.W.3d 659 (Mo. 2014).
  • Trial counsel for a nearly three-week trial arising from allegations of sexual misconduct by a priest and a diocese. The trial received national media attention.
  • Complete dismissal of a lawsuit against a religious organization arising from alleged sexual torts by a member of the clergy. John Doe B.P. v. Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, WD76155, 432 S.W.3d 213 (Mo. App. 2014).
  • Complete dismissal of a lawsuit against a religious organization arising from alleged sexual misconduct. T. v. Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, 419 S.W.3d. 143 (Mo. Ct. App. 2013).
  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of a major beverage manufacturer in a premises liability claim asserted by an injured contractor; affirmed on appeal. See Spaulding v. Conopco, Inc., 740 F.3d 1187 (8th Cir. 2014).
  • First-chair counsel defending a national travel center operator in a jury trial for premises liability and loss of consortium claims by wife and husband. SeeShiflett v. Pilot Travel Centers, 09LF-CV00184 (Mo. Cir. Ct. 2011).
  • Trial counsel for a national food retailer in a complex breach of contract action brought by a telecommunications auditing company. SeeNetwork Consulting, Inc. v. Farmland Foods, Inc., 10AE-CV01530 (Mo. Cir. Ct. 2011).

Community Service

  • Adjunct Faculty, University of Central Missouri
  • University of Central Missouri Alumni Foundation, Board of Directors
  • Youth baseball and basketball coach

Contact

We are located on the fourteenth floor of the First Bank Building in downtown Colorado Springs.

Location

2 N. Cascade Ave., Suite 1430 Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Contact Phone

(719) 428-4937

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