Deva is a Member of the firm of Steptoe & Johnson in the Denver office where he maintains a diverse litigation and counseling practice. He is known for his ability to craft creative, out of the box solutions to client problems. Deva uses his skills to help manage clients’ stress and worry by partnering with them to quickly evaluate the situation and develop the appropriate course of action to solve today’s problem, while understanding the implications actions of today may have on the future of the client’s business.
If litigation is necessary, Deva uses his creative approach to defend clients at trial, manage litigation and discovery, and negotiate. Having been located in multiple shale plays, Deva has a variety of experience protecting the interests of energy companies in litigation involving contract, tort, and operational issues. He also focuses on the defense of claims involving significant injury and death. He has extensive experience defending physicians, nursing homes, nurses, and hospitals, and he has also defended attorneys in legal malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty claims. He regularly manages e-discovery matters and other document intensive cases.
As the Professional Liability Assistant Practice Group Leader, head of the firm’s Litigation and Labor Associate Training Committee, and member of the Paralegal Committee, Deva strives to train younger professionals on the importance of client service. When he is not at the office, he loves to ski, hike, run, bike, and enjoy the outdoors with his family. He is a frequent visitor to the mountains of Colorado and Utah.