Brad Ramming

Email: bramming@SweetbaumSands.com

Brad Ramming practices in the firm’s litigation department and is the firm’s principal shareholder responsible for client matters involving construction oriented litigation.  In addition, Mr. Ramming has extensive experience representing litigants in toxic tort litigation, including cases involving, mold, asbestos, radioactive materials and other contaminants alleged to have caused bodily injury and death.  Mr. Ramming also represents clients in a variety of cases involving property damage including, but not limited to damage caused by fires, trespass, explosions and other occurrences.  Mr. Ramming’s practice also includes the representation of landowners who are involved in litigation over their alleged liability for bodily injuries suffered by plaintiffs making claims under Colorado’s Premises Liability Act.  In the course of his career Mr. Ramming has also assisted a number of clients who were involved in litigation related to allegations of wrongful death arising from traffic accidents.

Mr. Ramming’s construction law practice is related to the defense of builders, developers, contractors, subcontractors and design professionals, including architects and engineers, in construction related lawsuits. Mr. Ramming is regularly involved as lead counsel on Colorado’s largest and most complex multi-family construction defect trials.  In addition, Mr. Ramming also assists business and individual clients in evaluating and prosecuting construction related claims.

Mr. Ramming has arbitrated and tried cases involving the priority and foreclosure of mechanic’s liens, actions against landowners, single family construction defects, commercial construction contract disputes and insurance bad faith.  He has acted as lead and co-counsel on numerous jury and court trials as well as many arbitrations under the auspices of the American Arbitration Association and the National Association of Securities Dealers.

In addition to acting as a litigator, Mr. Ramming is also frequently engaged by members of both the Plaintiff and Defense bar to act as a mediator.   Mr. Ramming has mediated cases involving disputes related to construction defect, breach of contract and payment disputes related to medical office buildings, multi-family residential housing projects, single family homes, corporate facilities and retail establishments.

In law school, Mr. Ramming was a member of the Moot Court Trial Advocacy team and Moot Court Board of Governors.  He continues to work with young adults by regularly participating as a panelist in state sponsored Moot Court competitions. He is rated “AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5” by Martindale Hubbell, was recognized and honored for inclusion in “Super Lawyers” by Law and Politics Magazine in 2010 and 2013-2018, and has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for his work in construction litigation since 2017. Mr. Ramming has also been published in “The Colorado Lawyer.” Mr. Ramming regularly participates as a lecturer at construction law conferences, both in Colorado and in other areas of the Country, and has spoken at conferences sponsored by various organizations including the American Bar Association and the National Institute of Trial Advocacy.

Representative Matters:

  • Currently representing a number of different property owners and property management companies in a variety of cases involving allegations of bodily injury arising from slip and fall events.
  • Currently representing property owner and management company in connection with allegations of bodily injury related to pest infestation.
  • Currently representing property owners in connection with allegations of bodily injury related to the use of on–site recreational equipment.
  • Currently representing Metropolitan District responsible for large scale shopping district in connection with breach of contract and payment dispute.
  • Currently representing Homeowners Association in connection with claims made by remediation contractor relating to work arising from a hail event.
  • Represented developer/general contractor in the defense and settlement of construction defect action related to three different condominium complexes in Boulder, Colorado.
  • Represented developer of 400 unit condominium complex in Boulder, Colorado, with alleged damages in excess of $30,000,000 and achieved a favorable settlement of the claim resulting in a full and final release of all alleged liability.
  • Currently representing general contractor in 65 unit single-family development in Denver, Colorado.
  • Represented a developer client with construction delay and oversight issues on a single-family custom home with estimated value in excess of $20,000,000 in Pitkin County, Colorado.
  • Previously defended and successfully negotiated settlement of claims brought against property management client related to claims of mold exposure by tenants in apartment community.
  • Successfully negotiated settlement of all claims against general contractor on a five story, multi-family condominium development in Denver, Colorado, with alleged damages in excess of $7,000,000.
  • Obtained a complete defense verdict for general contractor client sued for claims of delay and construction defect damages in excess of $5,000,000 with an award of 97% of the client’s counterclaims and fees and costs in excess of $1,500,000 arising from the construction of custom single-family home in excess of 30,000 square feet.
  • Successfully defended international engineering firm against claims of defective design and construction of highway interchange project in Aurora, Colorado.
  • Negotiated a settlement of claims brought against international engineering firm related to design of mass-transit project in Colorado.
  • Representation of developer of 49-unit condominium project in Downtown Denver in construction defect litigation involving allegations of improper design and construction of exterior cladding systems.
  • Representation of general contractor of 28-unit condominium retrofit of historic warehouse structure with allegations of improper installation of exterior cladding systems, window installation and water intrusion issues.
  • Representation of general contractor of a 140-unit townhome community in Aurora, Colorado in construction defect litigation involving allegations of grading and drainage deficiencies, exterior cladding installation and water intrusion issues.
  • Representation of metropolitan district in connection with litigation it is pursuing involving design and construction defects related to a municipal waste water treatment plant it owns and operates.
  • Representation of developer of high-rise residential condominium project in Golden Triangle neighborhood of Denver in litigation involving allegations of construction defects with potential liability in excess of $9,000,000.
  • Representation of developer of condominium project in Douglas County, Colorado in construction defect litigation with potential in excess of $22,000,000.
  • Representation of developer of 24-unit townhome community in Carbondale, Colorado in connection with construction defect claims arising out of the presence of hydro-compactive soils claims with potential liability in excess of $10,000,000.
  • Representation of general contractor of 56 unit condominium project in Arapahoe County, Colorado in connection with construction defect allegations related to faulting structural and building envelope issues with potential liability in excess of $20,000,000.
  • Representation of developer/general contractor of 90 unit condominium project in Fort Collins, Colorado in construction defect action involving allegations of faulty installation of post-tension slab foundation system, exterior stone and roofing systems with potential liability in excess of $9,000,000.
  • Representation of developer of high-density, mixed use condominium project in downtown Denver in construction defect lawsuit with potential liability in excess of $6,000,000.
  • Representation of Fortune 100 Corporation in lawsuit involving electrical arc-blast and corresponding bodily injuries with potential liability in excess of $5,000,000.
  • Representation of developer of high end luxury condominium complex in Edwards, Colorado in litigation involving allegations of construction defects leading to mold infestation and corresponding adverse health effects with liability in excess of $3,000,000.
  • Representation of developer of luxury condominium project in Breckenridge, Colorado in litigation involving allegations of improper grading and drainage, structural engineering and building façade issues with potential liability in excess of $10,000,000.
  • Representation of stucco subcontractor in connection with construction defect litigation in Durango, Colorado with potential liability in excess of $1,000,000.
  • Representation of exterior stone mason subcontractor in litigation involving a custom built luxury home in the Vail valley with liability in excess of $1,000,000.
  • Representation of framing subcontractor in construction defect litigation in Arapahoe County, Colorado with potential liability in excess of $1,000,000.
  • Representation of developer of single-family residential subdivision in Broomfield County, Colorado in construction defect litigation with liability in excess of $10,000,000.
  • Representation of underground propane gas installation subcontractor in case involving destruction of residence in Routt County, Colorado due to gas explosion with potential liability in excess of $2,000,000.
  • Representation of plumbing subcontractor in litigation involving construction defects and products liability in custom built single family home in Steamboat Springs, Colorado with potential liability in excess of $1,000,000.

Admission to Practice:

  • Admitted to Colorado Bar 1993
  • Admitted to United States District Court for the District of Colorado 1995
  • Admitted 10th Circuit Court of Appeals 2004

Education:

  • Oklahoma City University, J.D. 1992
  • University of Oklahoma, B.A. 1989

Published Opinions:

  • Ingold v. AIMCO Bluffs, LLC Apartments, 159 P. 3d 116 (Colo. 2007)
  • Rose v. Colorado Factory Home, 10 P. 3d 680 (Colo. App. 2000)

Community Activities and Memberships:

  • Colorado Bar Association, (Member, Construction Section)
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
  • Denver Downtown Partnership
  • Volunteer Football Coach, South Jeffco Midget Football Association

Publications and Speeches:


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