Scott O’Sullivan has practiced personal injury law in the state and federal courts of Colorado since 1996. He will teach “Advanced Personal Injury Practice” at Solo Practice University®.
Prior to becoming a partner in another personal injury law firm in 2002, Scott was a lawyer for Liberty Mutual and several other large insurance companies. While working as outside counsel for insurance companies, Scott gained valuable insight and experience defending individuals and corporations on a wide range of claims, including:
- Construction-related matters for developers and contractors
- Product liability claims
- Toxic exposure matters, including mold exposure
- Land use disputes
- Commercial carrier and auto liability cases
- Premises liability matters including large commercial buildings and apartment complexes.
Disillusioned with working for big insurance companies who squeezed injured people out of the money they deserved, Scott made the decision in 2002 to represent only injury victims and he has never looked back.
Scott is a member of the Colorado Trial Lawyer’s Association, the Colorado Bar Association and the Denver Bar Association. Scott is also a member of the Auto Litigator’s Committee for the Colorado Trial Lawyer’s Association.
Scott founded the O’Sullivan Law Firm in 2008. The firm represents seriously injured people in the State of Colorado and nationally. His primary areas of practice involve automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents, Vibrio Vulnificus injuries, and injuries caused by drunk drivers. As a plaintiffs’ lawyer, Scott has focused his practice to help only a limited number of clients per year so that all clients get the attention they deserve.
Scott has recently finished his first book entitled Motorcycle Law, A Little Book About the Big Things You Should Know. The book is free and was written to help motorcycle riders navigate the confusing world of Colorado motorcycle insurance and motorcycle law.
Scott has lived in Colorado since 1992. He currently lives in Denver with his wife and two sons. Scott coaches his sons’ sports including, soccer, baseball and golf. In what seems like another full time job, Scott is also President of the Board of Directors of the First Tee of Denver, which is a nonprofit organization that helps thousands of Denver area kids grow through the game of golf.
Syllabus – Advanced Personal Injury Practice
1. Introduction Video
2. Niche practice – How to develop several niche practices in personal injury based upon your background and finances.
3. Interviewing/Preparing Expert Witnesses.
PI lawyers, by necessity, use expert witnesses.
- What types of expert witnesses will you most likely use?
- Why must you interview an expert witness first?
- How do you interview an expert witness to determine whether to use?
- Once you’ve selected an expert witness, how do you prepare them to participate in the case throughout the litigation process?
4. Learning how to say ‘no’ to cases and how it helps your practice in the long run. If you cast a smaller net you’ll catch bigger cases.
- Don’t take all cases regardless of merit.
- Why taking too many cases wastes resources and erodes your credibility.
5. You’re practice is growing. Now what? How to actually grow your personal injury practice properly.
- Who do you hire and what do you do to take your practice to the next level?
6. Marketing successes and failures and everything in between.
7. Educating yourself to be a better trial lawyer
8. How to build a professional group and network of friends