Brian D. Kennedy


BRIAN D. KENNEDY is a proud Colorado native. His undergraduate education was at Colorado State University, with a B.A. in History, 1997. He then went to the University of Colorado School of Law, receiving his J.D. in 2001. His honors in law school included Order of the Coif, Phi Alpha Delta, and recipient of William O. DeSouchet award for trial advocacy.

Mr. Kennedy was admitted to the Colorado bar 2001, and the bar of the U.S. District of Colorado 2006. His professional associations include the Colorado Bar Association, Arapahoe County Bar Association, and the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association.

Prior to joining Patterson Ripplinger, Mr. Kennedy worked for several years as a Deputy District Attorney, prosecuting persons accused of crime. He also practiced in a small firm, emphasizing criminal defense and civil litigation. Mr. Kennedy joined the firm as an Associate in 2005. His current practice focuses primarily on personal injury litigation, insurance defense litigation and coverage analysis, bad faith insurance defense, and attorney malpractice.


Antrim v. Sipili, et al., Boulder County (plaintiff’s verdict but significantly beat demand, June 2010)
Jimenez v. Fischer, et al., El Paso County (plaintiff’s verdict/loss)
Johns v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., Morgan County (trial win, June 2011)
Space Village, et al., v. Laca-Loja, LLC, El Paso County (trial win, March 2015)
Damian v. Beyer, et al., Jefferson County  (trial win, January 2015)
Rothenbach v. Baradan, et al., Jefferson County (trial win, September 2012)
Jones v. Estate of Brady, USDC (settled in the middle of trial, February 2012)
Hubbard v. State Farm Mut. Auto Ins. Co., El Paso County  (trial win)
Rosing v. State Farm, Larimer County (trial loss)
Quinones v. Abeyta, Denver County Court  (trial win, August 2014)
Queen v. Glaser Gas, Inc., Teller County Court  (trial loss)

35+ Criminal Jury Trials in El Paso and Teller County and in Littleton Municipal Court before joining the firm in December of 2005.


Progressive v. Moore, 2012 COA 145
Johnson v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., 13 CA 752 (2014)
Smith v. Jeppsen, 277 P.3d 224 (Colo. 2012)
Maynard v. Colo. Supreme Court Office of Attorney Regulation, 499 F. Appx. 793 (10th Cir. 2012)
Kendrick v. Pippen, 252 P. 3d 1052 (Colo. 2011)
Bedor v. Johnson, 292 P.3d 924 (Colo. 2013)
*Mauro by and through Mauro v. State Farm, 12 CA 1509 (co-counsel)
Space Village v. Laca Loja, LLC (2012CA818; 2015CA1108) 
Farmers Ins. Exch. v. Shelter Mut. Ins. Co.
Orto. V. Shelter (2008CA002085; 2009SC000944)
Johns v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co.

Perrault v. Pitts (2010SA000052)