Over the last 38 years, Randall S. Herrick-Stare (“Randy”) has handled a broad range of complex matters in state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate courts levels. With a bachelor’s degree from CSU (with high distinction) in mechanical engineering, his comfort with technical and scientific issues made him the logical choice for lead counsel in product and construction defect cases presenting complex causal mechanisms.
Randy graduated from the University of Denver, College of Law in 1976.
Randy practiced in the Denver area from 1976 until 2003 and then sojourned temporarily to Washington, D.C. from 2003 until returning to Colorado in 2014. His Denver practice was general at first, e.g. domestic relations, juvenile court appointment, commercial litigation, and then emphasized the defense of personal injury and property damage claims. His practice in D.C. was principally federal court class-actions on behalf of professional truckers. Randy is delighted to be back in Colorado and looking forward to a general practice with an emphasis on personal injury, criminal and domestic relations matters.
Over a period of six years, Randy represented the seller of 25 million feet of defective rubber hydronic heating hose against claims by numerous Colorado home and business owners that the hose exhibited accelerated aging and embrittlement.
He has tried dozens of personal injury and property damage claims involving construction and industrial processes and equipment.
Mr. Herrick-Stare’s appellate practice has included a successful argument before the Colorado Supreme Court making new law regarding numerous and substantial claims by insurers against commercial vehicle operators for reimbursement of insurance benefits paid by them.
While in D.C., Randy tried to a successful judgment one of the first trials of a professional trucker class-action under the federal Truth-in-Leasing regulations. He was lead counsel in a Denver federal class-action on behalf of truckers against a “credit reporting agency” for systemic violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and in a Minnesota class-action addressing the extortion of unloading fees from truckers at receiving docks.
Randy is licensed to appear before the U.S. Supreme Court, several federal appellate and district courts in addition to those in Colorado, and the state courts of Colorado, the District of Columbia and Maryland. He is a member of the bar associations in those states.
Randy substitute teaches in the Salida High and Middle Schools, supports the Spartan wrestling team, and is a member of Chaffee County Search and Rescue, South. He enjoys hiking, skiing, fishing and bird watching.« Back to Attorneys Page