Stephen J. Baity

Personal Injury
Insurance Defense
Trucking and Transportation
Premises Liability
Product Liability
Complex Computer Software
Development Agreements
Commercial Litigation

Steve is a senior litigator and counselor at the firm. He is sought out by his clients for his aggressive approach and knowledge of numerous areas of law. Steve was selected for membership in the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC).

Steve focuses his practice on defending various corporations, businesses, and insured individuals in personal injury, insurance defense, trucking and transportation, premises liability, product liability, computer software and technology, and commercial litigation. He has successfully handled trials involving personal injury, trucking and transportation, and commercial litigation.

Steve heads up the transportation law team and is a member of the Rapid Response Team.

Steve served as litigation counsel for J.D. Edwards & Company and PeopleSoft for years, and tried and arbitrated numerous matters throughout the United States and internationally.

Steve also works with clients to develop effective business plans to avoid litigation or to place them in the best possible position should a claim be filed. Steve has specific expertise in the drafting and negotiation of Software Development Agreements and other contracts for technology companies.

Steve has received the preeminent "AV" rating by a leading directory in the legal profession.* The rating reflects the lawyer’s expertise and ability as well as ethics, reliability and other criteria related to a lawyer's professional responsibilities.


Year Joined Firm:
Founding Member, 1994

Bar Admissions and Experience:
Colorado (1983)
United States District Court, District of Colorado (1983)
United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit (1991)
Judicial Clerk to Chief Justice William H. Erickson of the Colorado Supreme Court (1983)

Colorado College (B.A., 1978)
The Queen's University, Belfast, Northern Ireland
The Lewis and Clark Law School (J.D., 1983); Member, The Cornelius Honor Society

Douglas County, Colorado, and American Bar Associations
Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC)
Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA)
Transportation Lawyers Association (TLA)
Colorado Motor Carriers Association (CMCA)

* "'CV', 'BV' and 'AV' are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties, Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies."