Cozen O’Connor: Dunford, Thomas M.

Thomas M. Dunford

Member

Denver

(720) 479-3910

(720) 479-3890

Tom Dunford concentrates his practice in subrogation for property insurers. Tom pursues all types of property damage claims, including those based on product defects, product failure, structure failure, fire loss, and tort liability.

Tom received his Bachelor of Arts from Brigham Young University in 1985 and earned his law degree, cum laude, at the University of Minnesota Law School in 1988.

Experience

News

National Subrogation & Recovery Department Presents Sixth Annual Southeast Subrogation Seminar

May 09, 2008

National Subrogation & Recovery Department Presents Sixth Annual Southeast Subrogation Seminar

Publications

Lightning-Induced CSST Fires: Protecting Your Subrogation Rights [Subrogation and Recovery Alert!]

May 11, 2009

Lightning-Induced CSST Fires: Protecting Your Subrogation Rights - Subrogation and Recovery Alert! - Since the introduction of CSST, there has been an
increase in fire damage caused by lightning strikes. Direct and indirect lightning strikes can energize CSST, inducing current that attempts to use the metal conduit to reach ground.The corrugated design and the thin walls cannot withstand the energy produced, causing a
hole to be melted in the CSST.That hole results in the release of pressurized natural gas or propane into the structure

Summer 2008 [Subrogation and Recovery Observer]

July 01, 2008

Summer 2008 - Subrogation and Recovery Observer -

2007 Rocky Mountain Subrogation Seminar [2007 Rocky Mountain Subrogation Seminar - Program Book]

August 22, 2007

2007 Rocky Mountain Subrogation Seminar - 2007 Rocky Mountain Subrogation Seminar - Program Book - 95 pgs. This seminar booklet contains speaker profiles and PowerPoint presentations from the 2007 Rocky Mountain Seminar.

Application of Colorado's Construction Defect Action Reform Act [Subrogation and Recovery Alert!]

March 12, 2007

Application of Colorado's Construction Defect Action Reform Act - Subrogation and Recovery Alert! - 4 pgs total, includes photos. Although the statutes vary from state to state, there is at least one common theme – before filing suit, the property owner must give contractors written notice describing the specific defect, then allow contractors a fair opportunity to inspect the property and remedy the alleged problem. Topics: SPECIFIC FACTS OF THE COLORADO LOSS; COZEN O’CONNOR ARGUED FOR THE PROPER INTERPRETATION OF THE STATUTE

2006 Rocky Mountain Subrogation Seminar [Rocky Mountain Subrogation Seminar - Program Book]

October 23, 2006

2006 Rocky Mountain Subrogation Seminar - Rocky Mountain Subrogation Seminar - Program Book - 57 pgs. Taken from a subrogation seminar, these presentations discuss mediation basics, fire investigations, the importance of proper case handling, an update on Colorado law, and the allocation of responsibilities between general contractors and subcontractors.

Recovering Property Damages Under California Law [Subrogation and Recovery - Articles and Papers - Proof of Damages]

January 13, 2006

Recovering Property Damages Under California Law - Subrogation and Recovery - Articles and Papers - Proof of Damages - 39 pgs total, includes table of contents. There are two general categories of damages: Economic Damages and Non-Economic Damages. Generally, there are no hard and fast rules for determining the measure of damages to property in California. Armitage v. Decker (1990) 218 CA3d 887. The measure of damages can be different in each case, depending on the kind of real property involved and the type of damage done to the property.

Subrogation and Recovery - Articles and Papers [Regional Updates in Subrogation Law & Litigation: Subrogation in Natural Disasters (Northwest U.S.)]

January 13, 2006

Subrogation and Recovery - Articles and Papers - Regional Updates in Subrogation Law & Litigation: Subrogation in Natural Disasters (Northwest U.S.) -

Events & Seminars

Past Events

2019 Denver Subrogation Seminar

June 27, 2019 - Denver, Colorado

2015 Denver Subrogation Seminar

September 03, 2015 - Denver, CO

IAAI 2013 International Training Conference

May 06, 2013 - Orlando, FL

2011 Rocky Mountain Subrogation Seminar

September 07, 2011 - Denver, CO

2011 Des Moines Subrogation Seminar

August 10, 2011 - Des Moines, IA

Industry Sectors

Education

  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1988
  • Brigham Young University, B.A., 1985
  • Colorado
  • Idaho
  • New Mexico
  • Washington
  • U.S. District Court -- Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court -- Colorado
  • U.S. District Court -- Idaho
  • U.S. District Court -- New Mexico
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court -- Western District of Washington
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Idaho State Bar Association
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • New Mexico Bar Association