Cozen O’Connor: Breslau, Brad W.

Brad W. Breslau

Chair, Subrogation & Recovery, Rocky Mountain Region

Denver

(720) 479-3920

(866) 765-8613

Brad W. Breslau concentrates his practice in complex litigation, with an emphasis on insurance, subrogation and recovery. Brad also has an active litigation practice in the areas of commercial, real estate, and oil and gas litigation. Brad currently serves as the office managing partner of the firm's Denver office and chair of the Subrogation & Recovery Department's Rocky Mountain regional offices. Prior to joining the firm, Brad was the founding and managing partner of, and practiced with, Grund & Breslau, P.C.

Brad has served as an arbitrator, expert witness, and court-appointed mediator on numerous occasions. He has lectured business professionals on numerous issues involving civil liability as well as attorneys and insurance professionals on the subjects of insurance, construction, employment discrimination, and condominium litigation in Colorado.

In 1976, Brad received his bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He earned his law degree from the University of Denver College of Law in 1979.

Brad is a member of the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations.

Brad has been named to the 2009 through 2020 editions of the Best Lawyers in America and has been named a 2011-2013 and 2017-2018 Colorado Super Lawyer.

News

126 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 22, 2018

One hundred twenty-six Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 20 of the firm’s national offices have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

100 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 23, 2017

Lawyers were selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition based on a rigorous peer-review that has been developed and defined for more than 30 years.

Fifty-Two Cozen O’Connor Lawyers Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 17, 2015

The current edition is based on more than five million detailed evaluations by the top lawyers of the country. This list will be included in dozens of city and regional publications in the United States including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Washington Post.

46 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers Named to The Best Lawyers in America

August 28, 2013

Forty-six Cozen O’Connor lawyers from eight of the firm’s national offices have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America. Attorneys were selected based on a rigorous peer-review of more than 4.3 million detailed evaluations. The list will be included in publications such as The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and New York magazine.

43 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers Named to The Best Lawyers in America

February 09, 2011

Forty-three Cozen O’Connor lawyers from six of the firm’s national offices have been selected for inclusion in the 2011 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Lawyers were selected for inclusion in the 2011 edition based on a rigorous peer–review of more than 3.1 million detailed evaluations.

Forty-Two Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Honored as Best Lawyers in America

September 29, 2009

Forty-two Cozen O’Connor attorneys from seven of the firm’s national offices have been selected for inclusion in the 2010 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Twenty-Five Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Honored As Best Lawyers In America

October 29, 2008

Twenty-five Cozen O’Connor attorneys from six of the firm’s national offices have been selected for inclusion in the 2009 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Publications

Colorado Homeowners Protection Act Overrides Subrogation Waiver [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

December 11, 2014

The Denver office of Cozen O’Connor recently arbitrated a construction defect caused subrogation loss which occurred during a remodel of a high end vacation residence where the insured and the general contractor had entered into an AIA form agreement, including the standard general conditions. As...

Colorado Burning [Subrogation and Recovery Alert!]

June 25, 2012

Colorado Burning - Subrogation and Recovery Alert! - Due to lower than expected snowpack this past winter, recent high temperatures and low humidity, the Colorado high country has become a tinderbox.

Evaluating Subrogation Claims Arising from the Lower North Fork Wildfire in Jefferson County, Colorado [Subrogation and Recovery Alert!]

April 03, 2012

Evaluating Subrogation Claims Arising from the Lower North Fork Wildfire in Jefferson County, Colorado - Subrogation and Recovery Alert! - On Monday, March 19, 2012, the Colorado State Forest Service initiated a controlled burn on property owned by the Denver Water Board located in Jefferson County, Colo. This 50 acre prescribed burn was part of an ongoing fuel management program in the Lower North Fork area as part of a service agreement between the Colorado State Forest Service and the Denver Water Board.

Subrogating Losses in Common Interest Communities [Cozen O'Connor]

November 04, 2010

Subrogating Losses in Common Interest Communities - Cozen O'Connor - Ownership of a condominium unit is a hybrid form of interest in real estate, entitling an owner to both the exclusive ownership and possession of a unit and an undivided interest as a tenant in common with the other unit owners in the common areas. Board of Directors of 175 East Delaware Place Homeowners Association v. Ninojosa, 287 Ill. App. 3d 886, 223 Ill. Dec. 222, 679 N.E.2d 407 (1st Dist. 1997), reh’g denied (April 24,

Subrogation And All That Jazz [2007 NASP Conference]

November 04, 2010

Subrogation And All That Jazz - 2007 NASP Conference - Subrogating Losses in Common Interest Communities

2007 Rocky Mountain Subrogation Seminar [2007 Rocky Mountain Subrogation Seminar - Program Book]

August 22, 2007

2007 Rocky Mountain Subrogation Seminar - 2007 Rocky Mountain Subrogation Seminar - Program Book - 95 pgs. This seminar booklet contains speaker profiles and PowerPoint presentations from the 2007 Rocky Mountain Seminar.

2006 Rocky Mountain Subrogation Seminar [Rocky Mountain Subrogation Seminar - Program Book]

October 23, 2006

2006 Rocky Mountain Subrogation Seminar - Rocky Mountain Subrogation Seminar - Program Book - 57 pgs. Taken from a subrogation seminar, these presentations discuss mediation basics, fire investigations, the importance of proper case handling, an update on Colorado law, and the allocation of responsibilities between general contractors and subcontractors.

Events & Seminars

Past Events

2019 Denver Subrogation Seminar

June 27, 2019 - Denver, Colorado

2017 Agricultural Claims Conference

March 01, 2017 - Bonner Springs, KS

2016 CLM Midwest Conference

June 23, 2016 - Omaha, NE

2015 Denver Subrogation Seminar

September 03, 2015 - Denver, CO

2015 Omaha Subrogation Seminar

June 17, 2015 - Omaha, NE

Rimkus: The Third Annual Countinuing Education Seminar

May 11, 2012 - Greenwood Village, CO

2011 Rocky Mountain Subrogation Seminar

September 07, 2011 - Denver, CO

2007 NASP Conference - Subrogation And All That Jazz!

November 04, 2007 - New Orleans, LA

Industry Sectors

Education

  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law, J.D., 1979
  • University of Colorado–Boulder, B.S., 1976

Awards & Honors

Best Lawyers in America 2009 - 2020

Colorado Super Lawyer 2011 - 2013
 and 2017- 2019

  • Colorado
  • U.S. District Court -- North Dakota
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association