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William A. Trine

William A. Trine
Status: Emeritus

2525 Taft Dr., Apt. 907
Boulder, CO 80302
btrine@trine-metcalf.com

Bill Trine is a noted trial lawyer, author and teacher. He is listed in all editions of the Best Lawyers in America, is co-author of the bestselling book, Winning Medical Negligence Cases, and has been on the faculty of the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College for 25 years. He taught at the Wyoming Law School's special course in trial advocacy from its inception until his retirement in 2015. He is the author of over 75 published articles in legal journals. He is the past president and founder of Trial Lawyers for Public Justice (now Public Justice), a public interest law firm headquartered in Washington, D.C., and a past president of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, which honored him with the first Norm Kripke Lifetime Achievement Award in 1996 and with the Access to Justice Award in 2014. He has been on the Board of the Human Rights Defense Center (HRDC) for many years, fighting for the reform of our prison system and criminal justice system, and his contributions were recently acknowledged with The William Trine Law Fellowship. He was selected by his peers as a "Colorado Super Lawyer" from 2006 to 2015, and featured in the LawDragon Magazines list of 500 leading plaintiff's lawyers in America (2007). He is an invited member of the International Society of Barristers and the American Board of Trial Advocates due to his success and recognition as a trial lawyer. Bill Trine graduated from the University of Colorado Law School in 1959, then clerked for the Chief Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court, and has been a trial lawyer since 1960. He has represented people in over 150 jury trials involving products liability, medical and legal malpractice, civil rights, business torts and wrongs, commercial litigation, and all other aspects of civil litigation. He retired in 2015 after 55 years as a trial lawyer, but continues to write and teach.
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