Deva A. Solomon
(303) 389-4362
Office: Denver
J.D. West Virginia University
B.A. West Virginia University
Licensure: CO | PA | WV
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Deva is a Member of the firm of Steptoe & Johnson in the Denver office where he maintains a diverse litigation and counseling practice. Deva is the Practice Group Leader for the firm’s Professional Liability Group, which assists professional liability clients on a national scale. 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 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.

Work Experience

2008 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

Speaking Engagements

“Developments in Colorado, North Dakota, Wyoming, and Montana Law, Which Could Impact Lease and Title Analysts,” National Conference, National Association of Lease and Title Analysts September 2018

Deva Solomon & David R. Little, “To Speak with the Lawyers, Press 2: An Interactive Discussion Introducing the Litigation Process, Current Hot Topics, and How Engineers Can Help Reduce Risk,” Society of Petroleum Engineers International (Denver Chapter), May 2017

Deva Solomon & David R. Little, “The Lawyers are at it Again: How to Save Your Lease when Operations are Shut Down and Associated Issues,” Denver Association of Lease and Title Analysts Spring Seminar, May 2017

"An Introduction to Nuisance Law Across the Country as Applied to Large Industrial Facilities", Nat'l Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, February 3, 2017, Snowmass, CO

Deva Solomon & David R. Little, “Litigation 101 for Lease and Title Analysts,” Denver Association of Lease and Title Analysts, April 2016

William E. Galeota & Deva Solomon, "Meeting the Risk Management Challenges of Electronic Medical Records," West Virginia Society for Health Care Risk Managers Annual Meeting, May 2014

2014 Legal Malpractice Update, Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia

2013 Legal Malpractice Update, Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia

"Navigating the Unchartered Territory of the Business Court," West Virginia Continuing Legal Education, November 2012

"The Times They Are A-Changin': Update on Recent West Virginia Legal Decisions Affecting Long Term Care Providers in Litigation," West Virginia Health Care Association Annual Meeting, May 2012

Co-author, Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia 2012 Civil Procedure Update

Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia 2011 Legal Malpractice Update

"Spring Cleaning: Ten Cost Effective Ways to Reduce Risk Before the Heatwave of Litigation Arrives," West Virginia Health Care Association Annual Meeting, May 2011

"The 10 Plagues of Risk in Long Term Care: Vaccinate, Isolate, Eradicate!!!" Pennsylvania Health Care Association Annual Meeting, September 2010

"Can Government Indefinitely Detain Individuals Accused of Being Enemy Combatants," 34 Wm. Mitchell L. Rev. 5155 (2008)

Key Experience

Defended long term care facilities in wrongful death and resident care litigation in three different states
Represented numerous physicians in medical malpractice actions in multiple states

Memberships & Awards

Colorado Bar Association, Ethics Committee
Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
Defense Research Institute
Sponsorship Chair for 2017 Defense Research Institute Civil Rights and Governmental Tort Liability Seminar
Defense Research Institute, 2010 Long Term Care Litigation Seminar, Steering Committee Member, and Marketing Liaison for Pennsylvania and West Virginia
Defense Research Institute, 2009 Long Term Care Litigation Seminar, Pennsylvania Marketing Liaison
Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
2017 and 2018 Colorado Super Lawyers® Rising Star
2015 and 2016 West Virginia Super Lawyers® Rising Star
Completed University of Virginia Trial Advocacy College
Order of the Coif
Patrick Duffy Koontz Award
West Virginia Law Review Executive Committee
Phi Beta Kappa
United States Courts of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and Fourth Circuit
United States District Courts for the District of Colorado, the Northern District of West Virginia, and the Southern District of West Virginia