David W. Smiley

Marks, Golia & Finch


Law School/Year: J.D., Law Review, Creighton University

College/Year: B.A., History and Classics, University of Colorado at Boulder

Bar Admissions

California, Colorado, Nebraska, U.S. District Court

Practice Areas

Construction Law, Business/Commercial Litigation, Insurance Defense, Personal Injury

Professional Background

Prior to joining Marks, Golia & Finch, David Smiley was associated with a Denver, Colo., firm and gained extensive experience in the field of insurance defense litigation, representing insureds and insurers in a wide variety of disputes including personal injury, property damage, products liability, insurance coverage, bad faith and extra-contractual liability. His representation of public and private construction companies covers a wide array of matters including breach of contract, delay, collection, defect, bad faith, employment and personal injury.

At Creighton University School of Law, he was assistant editor of the Creighton Law Review, and recipient of the Judge Donald P. Lay Law Review Student Prize. At Creighton he also earned academic achievement awards in the areas of Trusts and Estates, and Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Professional Affiliations

California Bar Association, Colorado Bar Association, American Bar Association


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Important Dates

9/5/2007 Nominations Open
9/28/2007 Nominations Close
10/31/2007 Nominations Announced
11/07/2007 Finalists Notified
11/9/2007 Advertising Deadline
11/21/2007 Publication Date

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