Stephen Wahlberg is one of the founding partners of Hillyard, Wahlberg, Kudla & Sloane, LLP, the leading personal injury and medical malpractice law firm in the State of Colorado. Mr. Wahlberg received his B.A. degree from The University of Colorado at Boulder and his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Denver College of Law in 1981.
Mr. Wahlberg can take credit for some of the largest settlements and verdicts in Colorado and is experienced in auto accident, motorcycle accident, train crash, plane/aviation crashes, medical malpractice, elevator/escalator claims and catastrophic personal injuries.
Mr. Wahlberg is the co-chair of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Auto Litigation Committee and serves on the Board of Directors for CTLA. Mr. Wahlberg has been selected by his peers in the Best Lawyers in America for the personal injury division. He is also the immediate past president of the American Board of Trial Advocates, an elite group of trial lawyers who have 20 or more trials. Mr. Wahlberg’s acceptance in Best Lawyers in America and The American Board of Trial Advocates was based on a vote of opposing attorneys and co-counsel. Mr. Wahlberg has also received the highest rating from Martindale-Hubbell and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum based on his jury verdicts.
Mr. Wahlberg has extensive litigation and jury trial experience and has received verdicts in the state and federal courts in Colorado. Mr. Wahlberg recently received a $2.5 million dollar jury verdict in Adams County Colorado based on a car wreck and has won numerous million dollar cases.
Following the September 11th terrorist attack, Mr. Wahlberg was recognized for his work in the National Trial Lawyers Care Program, and Mr. Wahlberg has received awards and citations for his professional and volunteer work.
Mr. Wahlberg is a frequent lecturer at seminars and conventions, including the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Convention and Blockbuster seminars. He also speaks at high schools, colleges, law schools and medical schools.
Mr. Wahlberg loves to fight for injured people. His meticulous preparation, work with experts, visual displays of evidence and persuasive words have led to extraordinary successes. "Is isn’t the size of the verdict that matters in the end – settlements can be driven by the amount of insurance coverage – what really matters is making a difference in my clients' lives. I am one of the luckiest men alive – I can't imagine any other career that would allow me to touch peoples' lives and stand with them in court."
Areas of Practice:
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 1981
U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1981
University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado, 1981
Honors: With Honors
Henry Ford Community College, Dearborn, Michigan, 1975
University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, 1978
Honors: With Honors
Major: Liberal Arts
Columbine School Shooting Victims
Coors Field Escalator Crash Victims
Flight for Life Plane Crash Victims
Voir Dire Opening Statements & Cross Examine, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA), 2004
Mock Trial - Trial Tactics & Strategies, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA), 2005
Honors and Awards:
Best Lawyers in America, Plaintiff's Personal Injury, 2003 - 2009
5280 Magazine's "Colorado Super Lawyers", 2007 - 2010
Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2003 - Present
Martindale-Hubbell AV Perr Review Rated, 1986 - Present
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors, 2002 - 2009, Co-Chair of Auto Litigation Committee, Speaker, 2005 - Present, Speaker - CTLA Convention, 1996, 1998, 2005, 2006, 2007
American Board of Trial Advocates, President, 2008 - 2009, Vice-President, 2007-2008, Secretary/Treasurer, 2006-2007.
American Association of Justice
Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, 2008 - Present
Litigation Counsel of America
Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association
Trial Lawyers Care, Inc.
Colorado Bar Association, 1981 - Present
Denver Bar Association, 1981 - Present
Past Employment Positions:
Keller, Wahlberg, Morrato & Sloane, Managing Partner, 1991 - 2003
Pro Bono Activities:
Metro Lawyers Referral Service - Civil Claims, 1981 - 2009