In the most recent issue of the Boulder County Bar Association newsletter, Doug Stevens, attorney in our litigation practice, co-wrote an article with his Boulder Bar Civil Litigation Section co-chair Lucy Walker, regarding liability protections for outdoor recreation providers in Colorado.  In the article, Stevens and Walker discussed several of the statutes that protect outdoor recreation companies from liability for accidents arising from an activity’s inherent risk, as well as strategies for drafting participant agreements to take advantage of the law and maximize protection for recreation businesses.

Read the article on page 6, here.

Stevens has developed a significant practice advising recreation providers on various aspects of their legal and risk management needs. He frequently prepares documents for his clients including acknowledgment of risks and liability releases, vendor and service agreements, staff manuals, and customer registration materials. He also handles various types of litigation for recreation providers, including personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits and contract disputes, and assists his clients with accident response, insurance claims, and appropriate written and verbal communications.

Stevens has been licensed to practice law in all Colorado courts since 2000 and all Wyoming courts since 2013 and was recently admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of the United States. In addition to his involvement with several professional associations, he has made mentorship a central part of his legal career, serving with the Colorado Bar Association’s Mentorship Program since 2010. Stevens is also co-chair of the Boulder Bar’s Civil Litigation Section.

If you are in the recreation industry and have questions about any legal or risk management issues, call Doug Stevens at 303-443-8010.