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Anthony N. DeMaria

POSITION: Practice Group Chair - Denver / Partner

7647 N. Fresno Street
Fresno, CA 93720

(559) 433-1300 main
(559) 433-2300 fax

999 18th Street, Suite 3000
Denver, CO 80202

(720) 282-8126 main
(720) 282-8127 fax

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Education

Juris Doctor, 1995 (cum laude)
University of San Diego School of Law
Order of the Coif
American Jurisprudence Awards in Torts,* Legal Writing* and Advanced Trial Advocacy


Bachelor of Arts, 1991
University of California, Davis


*At Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA

Experience

Mr. DeMaria, an accomplished trial attorney who is a member of the prestigious American Board of Trial Attorneys (ABOTA), has handled the litigation of civil matters, insurance defense, public entity and school defense, the defenses of non-profit entities, employment defense, university defense, personal injury defense, products liability, civil rights defense, slip and fall, premises liability, automobile accidents, property damage, chemical damages, wrongful death, brain injury, dog bite cases, uninsured and underinsured motorist cases, automobile medical payment provision disputes, first and third party insurance coverage disputes, arson cases, public entity cases, and crop damage cases, as well as contract disputes, indemnity cases, construction defect cases, environmental damage cases, mold allegations, subrogation cases, bad faith cases, special investigation unit cases, and first and third party cases, since arriving at McCormick Barstow in 1995. 


Mr. DeMaria has defended various chains of hotels and resorts throughout California, including defending hotels under specific defense pools for a carrier specializing in hotel defense.  Mr. DeMaria has worked with in-house counsel and managers in defending hotels and commercial premises in various capacities.  Mr. DeMaria has successfully tried premises liability cases, including Rios v. National Seating (defense verdict) and has handled the defense of hotels, commercial properties, shopping malls and trip and fall/slip and fall cases throughout many counties and jurisdictions all throughout California, and in Colorado.


Mr. DeMaria has successfully defended cases in California’s state and federal courts in jurisdictions and venues throughout the state.  Mr. DeMaria has won many jury and bench trials in several California courts, and has also conducted binding arbitrations in venues throughout California, as well as successfully defending his clients in a trial in Colorado in Martin v. Castellano.  Several of Mr. DeMaria’s jury verdicts have been reported in jury verdict publications and internet sites.


He has taken and defended literally hundreds of depositions of every type of witness, from plaintiffs and defendants to expert doctors, economists, accident reconstructionists, construction and safety engineers, bio mechanical engineers and contractors, to name just a few.  Mr. DeMaria has conducted literally hundreds of arbitrations and mediations. 

Practice

Concentration in General Insurance Defense Litigation, including extensive Defense of Premises Liability Claims, the Defense of Hotels and Apartment Complexes, Trip and Fall Claims, Slip and Fall Claims, Event and Concert Injury Claims, General Civil Litigation, Public Entity Defense and Employment Defense Litigation, with specialization in Third Party Insurance Defense, Public Entity Cases, Employment Litigation, School District Defense, University and College Defense, Personal Injury, Property Damage, Products Liability, Chemical Damage, Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Arbitration, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Crop Damage Cases, Slip and Fall, Civil Rights Cases, Premises Liability, Landlord-Tenant Cases, Indemnity Cases, Motor Vehicle Accident Cases, Special Investigation Unit Cases, Automobile Medical Payment Provision Disputes, Subrogation Cases, Construction Defect, Environmental Damage Cases, Mold, Third Party Fraud Cases, and Trucking Cases.

Professional Associations

Mr. DeMaria is a member of the California Bar, the Colorado Bar, the Fresno County Bar Association, Denver Bar Association, and Federal Bar Association.  He is also a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).  Mr. DeMaria serves on the Judicial Nominee Evaluation Committee of the California State Bar.

Community Involvement

Mr. DeMaria is on the Board of the Fresno Chapter of the American Heart Association and is the Chairman of the “Lawyers Have Heart” charity walk/run in Fresno. 


Mr. DeMaria is the President of Bullard Cal Ripken and Bullard Babe Ruth Baseball.  He has coached Computech Middle School baseball on three occasions.  In addition, Mr. DeMaria is the head manager of the Fresno A’s travel baseball teams through Bullard Cal Ripken and Bullard Babe Ruth, and was coach of the Bullard Cal Ripken 11-year old team that won the Pacific Southwest Regional Championship in 2013.

Publications & Lectures

“No Reward for the Good Guy: Analyzing the Danger of Your Efforts to Correct Liability Risks,” Annual PARMA Conference, Indian Wells, California, February 25, 2016.


“Taking A Claim Through the Litigation Process Start to Finish,” Annual PARMA Conference, Anaheim, California, February 10, 2015.


“California Public Records Act & Hot Button Topics,” SIRMA In-Service, Valencia, California, January 27, 2015.


“Focus Groups: How to Use Them and How to Gauge Jury Views of Your Case,” Annual PARMA Conference, San Jose, California, February 11, 2014.


“Public and Jury Perceptions and Impressions of Public Entity Defenses,” Annual PARMA Conference, Rancho Mirage, California, February 4, 2013.


“Duty Bound: Public Entity Legal Duties,” PARMA, Fresno, California, October 10, 2012.


“Call of Duty Modern Warfare: Defining Legal Duties for Public Entities,” Annual PARMA Conference, Monterey, California, February 14, 2012.


“Paralegal’s Guide to Propounding and Responding to Written Discovery,” IPE Teleconference, May 24, 2011.


“California Public Records Requests - What’s Protected?” CASBO Annual Conference, Anaheim, California, April 6, 2011.


“Public Records Requests and Available Protections,” Riverside Schools Insurance Authority, Cherry Valley, California, February 25, 2011.


“AED’s and Other Medical Hot Buttons,” 2011 Annual PARMA Conference, Anaheim, California, February 6, 2011.


“Are Witness Statements Discoverable?” Clovis, California, October 1, 2010.


“COITO: Are Witness Statements Discoverable?” Fourth Annual CalPRIMA/PARMA Joint Conference, Clovis, California, September 30, 2010.


“Off Campus Activities - Risks Presented, Managing Students and Staff,” Annual PARMA Conference, Sacramento, California, February 17, 2010.


“California Public Records Requests - What’s Protected?” Annual PARMA Conference, Sacramento, California, February 17, 2010.


“California Public Records Requests -- What’s Protected?” 2010 Annual PARMA Conference, Sacramento, California, February 16, 2010.


“Civil Litigation, Investigation and Discovery: Protecting Your Investigative Materials,” 2009 Annual PARMA Conference, February 3, 2009.


“Public Entity Protection to Public Records Request,” February 2009.


“Preparing the Claims for Litigation: What is Evidence, What is Privileged and Other Strategies to Maximize the Chance for Success,” 2008 National PRIMA Conference, Anaheim, California, June 30, 2008.


“Public Records Requests and Available Protections,” Central Chapter of PARMA, Bass Lake, California, May 9, 2008.


“Winning Your First Civil Trial,” National Business Institute, Fresno, California, January 22, 2008.


“Obtaining the Best Settlement for Personal Injury Clients,” National Business Institute, Fresno, California, December 6, 2007.


“Anatomy of a Claim Through Litigation: A Discussion of the Essential Elements of Proper Handling and Investigation of Claims, and How Those Claims Proceed Through Litigation and Trial,” NCFIA, April 5, 2007.


“Teaming Up For Education,” Combined Claims, March 13, 2007.


“Handling Litigation Claims in Court,” Annual PARMA Conference, Monterey, California, February 16, 2007.


“Anatomy of a Claim Through Litigation: A Discussion of the Essential Elements of Proper Handling and Investigation of Claims, and How Those Claims Proceed Through Litigation and Trial,” Annual PARMA Conference, Palm Springs, California, February 10, 2006.


“California Appellate Court Limits Potential Plaintiffs for “Bystander” Claims of Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress,” February 2006.


“The Definitive Guide To Settling Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims in California,” National Business Institute, Fresno, California, January 19, 2006.


“Advanced Civil Discovery for the Litigation Paralegal in California,” Institute for Paralegal Education, Fresno, California, October 10, 2002.


“Essential Litigation Skills for California Paralegals,” Institute for Paralegal Education, Fresno, California, April 5, 2002.


“Protecting Against Being Sued as a Retailer. It just became easier to sue a retail store for a slip and fall in California. An analysis of Ortega v. K-Mart Corporation,” (2001), 26 Cal.4th, April 2002.


“Selected Current Issues in California Uninsured Motorist Arbitration,” September 1999.

Lecturer and Co-Author

“Countdown to Trial: A Crash Course in Trial Preparation,” published for the Institute for Paralegal Education, June, 2009.


“Advanced Civil Discovery for the Litigation Paralegal in California,” published for the Institute for Paralegal Education, October, 2002.


“Essential Litigation Skills for California Paralegals,” published for the Institute for Paralegal Education, April, 2002 (author of sections 2, 4 and 6).


“Coverage Trigger Update for First and Third Party Insurance Cases: Who Gets Shot for the Loss? (An Analysis of Prudential-LMI v. Superior Court and Montrose Chemical Corp. v. Admiral Ins. Co.),” Tab 4, ABA Tort and Insurance Practice Section, April 1996.