Mr. Kowalski is the senior litigator at Caplan and Earnest LLC. In 2006 he was elected by his peers in the trial bar to the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). He has extensive civil litigation experience representing health care facilities, school districts, and insurance companies in personal injury, constitutional, employment, contract, and construction claims.
Mr. Kowalski lectures frequently on a variety of topics including risk management, school safety, personal injury and trial advocacy. He is a faculty member of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA).
Mr. Kowalski received his bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Colorado and his law degree from that institution as well. While in law school, he received the William O. DeSouchet Award for outstanding courtroom performance. After graduating from law school, he was a trial lawyer in the Boulder District Attorney's Office where he also served as Chief Deputy District Attorney. He joined the firm in 1980.
Mr. Kowalski served as President of the Boulder County Bar Association in 1987-1988 and was a member of the Colorado Bar Association Board of Governors from 1988-1992. He has also served on the Boulder Human Relations Commission and was a founding board member of the Victim Offender Reconciliation Program (VORP). Mr. Kowalski has been admitted to practice in Colorado and the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado. He has also been recognized multiple times as a Colorado Super Lawyer® in General and Construction Litigation. This designation is only given to the top 5 percent of attorneys in the state as nominated by their peers.
University of Colorado School of Law, Boulder, Colorado
Honors: William O. DeSouchet Award
University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Boulder County Bar Association, 1987 - 1988, President
Colorado Bar Association, 1988 - 1992, Member, Board of Governors
Boulder Human Relations Commission
Past Employment Positions:
Boulder District Attorney's Office, Trial Lawyer
Boulder District Attorney's Office, Chief Deputy District Attorney