Contact Max

Phone: (303) 592-6636
Fax: (303) 592-6666
E-mail: mjones@madc-law.com

Max K. Jones, Partner

Prior to joining the firm, Max was in-house counsel for two major insurance companies. As a Partner in the firm, Max specializes in handling claims involving product liability, premises liability, toxic torts, and personal injury defense. He also counsels numerous insurance carriers on first and third party coverage issues and handles bad faith litigation. Max has successfully handled complex, high exposure cases, which have involved numerous plaintiffs and subjected clients to significant exposure in excess of available insurance coverage. He has also defended clients against multiple lawsuits arising out of the same alleged occurrence or conduct. Often, his cases involve claims for punitive damages pursuant to the Colorado Consumer Protection Act (CCPA), the Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act (CCIOA) and Colorado’s statutory bad faith statutes, C.R.S. 10-3-1115 and 1116. Max is a member of the Insurance Law and Product Liability committees of the Defense Research Institute, as well as the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys.  As a member of the Insurance Law committee, Max has twice co-authored the Colorado section of DRI’s Insurance Bad Faith: A Compendium of State Law. In 2015 and again in 2016, Max was a member of the Colorado Bar Association’s CLE’s Faculty and was a presented at the Annual Tort Law Update on the topic Insurance Law.  He is licensed in both Colorado and Louisiana, where he practiced for five years before relocating to Colorado. Max received his law degree from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, in 1998.

Areas of Practice:

Insurance Bad Faith
Insurance Coverage
Insurance / Self-insured Defense
Premises Liability
Products Liability
Personal Injury Defense
Toxic Torts

Admissions:

United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 2005
United States District Court, District of Colorado, 2004
United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana, 1998
United States District Court, Middle District of Louisiana, 1998
United States District Court, Western District of Louisiana, 1998
United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1998

Education:

Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA; J.D. 1998
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, B.A. 1994

Affiliations and Memberships:

ADTA
DRI
CDLA
Colorado Bar Association
Louisiana Bar Association
Denver Bar Association

Reported Cases:

Adams v. Coyote Communs., Inc., 2011 Colo. LEXIS 941 (Colo.App. 2011), writ of certiorari granted in Coyote Communs. Inc. v. Adams, 2011 Colo. LEXIS 941 (Colo. 2011) (successful appeal of jury verdict against personal injury client based on error in premises liability jury instruction)

American Family Mut. Ins. Co. v. Teamcorp, Inc., 659 F. Supp.2d 1115 (2009) (regarding application of occurrence and property damage provisions in CGL policy to insurer’s duty to defend and indemnify)

Saiz v. Charter Oak Fire Ins C0., 2007 US. Dist. LEXIS 67767 (D. C010. 09/12/07) (summary judgment in favor of insurer upheld in an unpublished opinion by U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Saiz v. Charter Oak Fire Ins. Co., 299 Fed. Appx. 836; 2008 US. App. LEXIS 23659 (10th Cir. 2008))

Titan Indem. Co. v. Travelers Prop. Cas. Co. of Am., 181 P.3d 303 (Colo. App. 2007), writ of certorari denied, 2008 LEXIS 430 (regarding application of professional services exclusion in CGL policy)

Fleniken v. Safeway Transportation, Inc., 02-2389 (La. App. 1 Cir. 7/2/03), 859 So.2d 50

Teano v. Electrical Construction Co., 02-2032 (La. App. 1 Cir. 5/9/03), 849 So.2d 714

Abadie v. Marsiglia Construction Co., 02-2108 (La. App. 4 Cir. 4/9/03), 845 So.2d 564