Stephen A. Brunette

Stephen A. Brunette

Attorney & Counselor at Law
  • Probate, Consumer Law, Appeals & Appellate...
  • Colorado
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Summary

Stephen A. Brunette is a lawyer and legal author. His practice emphasis is on Probate litigation, Guardianship, Conservatorship, Consumer Protection, and Appeals.

Practice Areas
  • Probate
  • Consumer Law
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Elder Law
  • Arbitration & Mediation
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Colorado
Nebraska
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney & Counselor at Law
Brunette Law Office, LLC
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Attorney
Gasper Law Group, PLLC
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Attorney & Counselor at Law
Stephen A. Brunette
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Senior Editor, Litigation & Trial Practice
Shepard's/McGraw-Hill
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Attorney
Young & White
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Attorney & Counselor at Law
Stephen A. Brunette
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Education
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
M.A. / Psychology
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
J.D. / Law & Psychology
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Certificate / Public Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation
Interdisciplinary program focused on administrative theory and process, public budgeting and finance, policy analysis, and program evaluation.
University of Colorado - Boulder
B.A. / Psychology
Honors: Cum Laude
Awards
Feder Award for Distinguished Service & Contributions to Jurisprudence
Jurisprudence Section, American Academy of Forensic Sciences
Professional Associations
Colorado State Bar # 26387
Member
Current
American Academy of Forensic Sciences
Member
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Activities: Director (2001 - 2004). Trustee, Forensic Sciences Foundation (1995-2003; Vice-chair, 1997-1998; Secretary, 1998-1999; Chair, Education Committee (1997-1998, 1999-2003 ), Forensic Specialties Accreditation Board (1997-2003); Professional Oversight Task Force (1994-1997). Jurisprudence Section: Fellow (1996- 2005), Chair (1997-1999), Secretary (1996-1997), Member (1994-1996), Program Chair (1995), Program Co-chair (1994, 1996), Provisional Member (1989-1994). Jurisprudence Section Harold A. Feder Award Winner (2001).
ABA Standing Committee on Publishing Oversigh
Committee Member
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Activities: Oversee publications and publishing policy, procedures and practices of American Bar Association.
Forensic Specialties Accreditation Board
At Large Member of a Board
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Activities: At Large Member of a Board established by the AAFS, and funded by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), for the purpose of creating standards to accredit entities that certify individual forensic practitioners in various areas of specialization. Participating certification entities presently include: American Board of Forensic Toxicology (ABFT), American Board of Forensic Odontology (ABFO), Forensic Toxicology Certification Board (FTCB), American Board of Medico-Legal Death Investigation (ABMDI), American Board of Forensic Document Examiners (ABFDE), Association of Forensic Document Examiners (AFDE), International Association for Identification (IAI), American Board of Criminalistics (ABC), International Association of Forensic Engineering Specialties (IAFES). Affiliate entities include American Board of Forensic Pathology (ABFP), National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), U. S. Department of Justice (DOJ), and NIJ.
Forensic Sciences Foundation
Trustee, and Chair
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Activities: Trustee, and Chair of Education Committee, of non-profit Foundation dedicated to education and research in forensic sciences. Sponsored FSF funding for Summit Conference, supra; sponsored and administer Emerging Forensic Scientist Award competition.
American Bar Association
Member
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Activities: Dispute Resolution (1994 - 1999); Health Law Forum (1993 - 1995); Litigation (1993 - 1997); Natural Resources, Energy, & Environmental Law (1990 - 1993); Science and Technology (1989 - 2000), Chair, Behavioral Science Committee (1996 - 1999, 2008 - 2010), Standing Committee on Scientific Evidence (1989 - 1995); Tort & Insurance Practice (1993 - 1997); Standing Committee on Publishing Oversight (1999 - 2003); Forum on Entertainment and Sports Industries (2001 - 2003, 2008 - 2010); International Law (2008 - 2010).
Publications
Articles & Publications
Drug Interaction Litigation, in Handbook of Drug Interactions: A Clinical and Forensic Guide, 2d Ed.
Humana
Legal Aspects of Forensics, McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, 9th Ed.
McGraw-Hill
Introduction to Post-Daubert Forensic Science, 1(3) Shepard's Expert and Sci. Evid. Q. 421
Shepard's/McGraw-Hill
Significant Recent Cases on Expert and Scientific Evidence, 1(4) Shepard's Expert and Sci. Evid. Q. 615
Shepard's/McGraw-Hill
Cause of Action for Injury Caused by Negligent Operation of Police Vehicle, 1 COA2d 819
Shepard's/McGraw-Hill
Cause of Action for Injury to Student in School Playground Accident, 2 COA2d 487
Shepard's/McGraw-Hill
Daubert Has Immediate Impact?, 1(1) Shepard's Expert and Sci. Evid. Q. 107
Shepard's/McGraw-Hill
Keeping Up With EMF Research, 1(2) Shepard's Expert and Sci. Evid. Q. 261
Shepard's/McGraw-Hill
Review of Significant Literature Addressing Scientific Evidence, 1(1) Shepard's Expert and Sci. Evid. Q. 63
Shepard's/McGraw-Hill
Significant Developments in Expert and Scientific Evidence, 1(2) Shepard's Expert and Sci. Evid. Q. 421
Shepard's/McGraw-Hill
Admissibility of Expert Testimony Based on Opinions or Conclusions of Non-Testifying Others, 1 Scientific Evidence Review 83,
ABA Standing Committee on Scientific Evidence
Cause of Action for Injury Suffered in Collision Involving Ambulance, 29 COA 655
Shepard's/McGraw-Hill
Cause of Action to Invalidate or Set Aside Deed Based on Undue Influence, 28 COA 291
Shepard's/McGraw-Hill
Editor, Attorney Sanctions Newsletter
Shepard's/McGraw-Hill
Cause of Action Against Parent at Common Law for Injury Caused by Child, 18 COA 113
Shepard's/McGraw-Hill
Cause of Action Against Provider of Mental Health Treatment for Injury Caused by Patient, 20 COA 89
Shepard's/McGraw-Hill
Editor, Expert Evidence Reporter
Shepard's/McGraw-Hill
Cause of Action for Adoption Without Consent of Parent on Ground of Abandonment, 16 COA 219
Shepard's/McGraw-Hill
Cause of Action to Recover for Injury to or Death of Student in Accident Involving Transportation To or From School, 17 COA 745
Shepard's/McGraw-Hill
Cause of Action to Recover Workers' Compensation Benefits for Occupational Disease, 15 COA 61
Shepard's/McGraw-Hill
Cause of Action Against Blood Bank for Negligence in Supplying Blood, 12 COA 679
Shepard's/McGraw-Hill
Cause of Action Against Hospital for Infection Contracted by Patient, 13 COA 491
Shepard's/McGraw-Hill
Cause of Action for Violation of State Consumer Protection or Deceptive Trade Practices Statute in Connection with Real Estate Transaction, 14 COA 227
Shepard's/McGraw-Hill
Evidentiary and Policy Issues in Conservatorship Proceedings Involving Persons of Advanced Age," 3(4) Elder Law Review 1
Young Lawyers Section, Nebraska State Bar Association
The Role of Psychologists in State Legislation Governing Sex Offenders, Professional Psychology, 1980, 11, 194-201.
Professional Psychology
Speaking Engagements
Who Owns Blackacre? Representing Colorado Real Property Owners Against Failed Mortgage-Backed Securities Schemes, CLE on Advising and Representing Homeowners Facing Foreclosure, Colorado Springs, Colorado
El Paso County Bar Association Foreclosure Assistance Committee
Panelist, Admissibility of Evidence, Preparing the Forensic Case for Trial, Firearms, Fingerprints and Forensics: Gathering, Preserving and Admitting Evidence in Criminal Trials, Denver, Colorado
CLE in Colorado, Colorado Bar Association
Foundations of Forensic Identification Evidence, LEI Seminar, Criminal Law Program, Snowmass Village, Aspen, Colorado
LEI
Emerging Forensic Scientist Competition, Moderator, 54th Annual Meeting, American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Atlanta, Georgia
Education Committee, Forensic Sciences Foundation
Emerging Forensic Scientist Competition, Moderator, 53rd Annual Meeting, American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Seattle, Washington
Education Committee, Forensic Sciences Foundation
Emerging Forensic Scientist Competition, Moderator, 52nd Annual Meeting, American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Reno, Nevada
Education Committee, Forensic Sciences Foundation
Technology and Jurisprudence, Breakout Session following Plenary Session on The Challenge and Opportunity of Modern Technology for Forensics (Moderator), 15th Triennial Meeting, International Association of Forensic Sciences, Los Angeles, California
International Association of Forensic Sciences
On the Same Page as the Judge: the National Benchbook on Psychiatric and Psychological Evidence and Testimony (with Eric Y. Drogin, JD, PhD), American Academy of Forensic Psychology, Las Vegas, Nevada
American Academy of Forensic Psychology
Proposed Amendments to FRE 702, 51st Annual Meeting, American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Orlando, Florida
Jurisprudence Section, American Academy of Forensic Sciences
Duty and the Delusional Client: Ethics and Expert Evidence from the Edge, Organizer/Moderator, American Bar Association Annual Meeting, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Behavioral Sciences Committee, Section of Science and Technology
Symposium on Specialized Knowledge: I. Medical and Scientific Evidence of Causation; II. Psychiatric and Psychological Evidence, Organizer/Moderator, Symposium on Specialized Knowledge, Denver, Colorado
Institute for Advanced Legal Studies, University of Denver College of Law
Determining Decisional Capacities of Delusional Persons: Foundations in Fact and Fantasy, 50th Annual Meeting, American Academy of Forensic Sciences, San Francisco, California
Jurisprudence and Psychiatry & Behavioral Science Sections
Forensic Arts, Sciences, and Sleights of Hand: Some Special Cases of Specialized Knowledge and Illusion, Organizer/Moderator, American Bar Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California
Scientific Evidence Committee, Section of Science and Technology
Forensic Arts and Sciences: Odontology, Organizer/Moderator, 48th Annual Meeting, American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Nashville, Tennessee
Jurisprudence and Odontology Sections
Forensic Arts and Sciences: From the Laboratory to the Courtroom, Organizer/Moderator, 48th Annual Meeting, American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Nashville, Tennessee
Jurisprudence and Criminalistics Sections
Forensic Arts and Sciences: Questioned Documents, Organizer/Moderator, 48th Annual Meeting, American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Nashville, Tennessee
Questioned Documents and Jurisprudence Sections
Forensic Scientific Evidence and Testimony in the Courtroom, Organizer/Moderator, 47th Annual Meeting, American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Seattle, Washington
Plenary Session, AAFS
Daubert and Other Approaches to Scientific Evidence (with Joe Cecil, JD, PhD), Fourth National Court Technology Conference, Nashville, Tennessee
National Center for State Courts
Judicial Control of Scientific Evidence: Beyond Daubert, Organizer/Moderator, American Bar Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana
Standing Committee on Scientific Evidence, Section of Science and Technology
Elements of Causation in Toxic Tort Litigation: Preparation for Proof, 46th Annual Meeting, American Academy of Forensic Sciences, San Antonio, Texas
Jurisprudence and Toxicology Sections
Improving Judicial Access to ''Valid'' and “Reliable” Forensic Science, 46th Annual Meeting, American Academy of Forensic Sciences, San Antonio, Texas
Jurisprudence, Criminalistics and General Sections
Judicial Scrutiny of Scientific Literature on which Expert Testimony Is Based, 45th Annual Meeting, American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Boston, Massachusetts
Jurisprudence Section
Medical and Scientific Evidence of Causation in Toxic Tort Litigation, 44th Annual Meeting, American Academy of Forensic Sciences, New Orleans, Louisiana
Jurisprudence Section
Workers' Compensation for “Mental Injury”, Biennial Convention of the American Psychology-Law Society, Chicago, Illinois
American Psychology-Law Society
Certifications
Construction Industry Arbitrator Training
American Arbitration Association
Mediation Skills and Settlement Conference Advocacy: The Art of Facilitating Settlement Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution
Pepperdine University School of Law
Arbitration Case Preparation and Presentation
American Arbitration Association
Websites & Blogs
Website
Brunette Law Office
Social Media
Contact & Map
Brunette Law Office
121 S. Tejon
Suite 900
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
USA
Telephone: (719) 634-7878
Fax: (719) 884-0108