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Milton C. Colia
221 North Kansas, Suite 1700, El Paso, TX 79901
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Milton C. Colia

Milton C. Colia is a partner in the firm's Litigation Department. Mr. Colia has over 30 years experience as a trial lawyer, primarily in the areas of insurance defense, personal injury litigation and general commercial litigation including breach of contract, deceptive trade practice, and insurance related matters, such as bad faith claims, coverage disputes, and/or misrepresentation claims made against brokers or agents. Mr. Colia has also defended manufacturers and premises owners in asbestos claims. Mr. Colia has tried numerous jury trials, including death cases and serious injury cases, including amputations and loss of an eye, resulting from trucking and automobile accidents, defective products, and general liability situations.

In 2007 Mr. Colia was listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Commercial Litigation and in the 2008 - 2014 editions listed in the areas of Commercial Litigation and Personal Injury Litigation (now known as Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants). He was also named The Best Lawyers in America 2012 El Paso Commercial Litigation Lawyer of the Year. In the 2003 - 2013 editions Mr. Colia was recognized as a "Texas Super Lawyer" by the publisher Thomson Reuters and of Texas Monthly as well as 2011 Top 50 Central and West Texas Region "Texas Super Lawyer". In 2005 he received, from the American Board of Trial Advocates, the "William Duncan-George McAlmon Civility Award" for professionalism and civility in the practice of trial law.

Professional Affiliations

Mr. Colia is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers. He is also a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He is currently serving as Executive Vice President for the Texas Association of Defense Counsel and has served as an Area Director and West Texas Vice President for the organization in the past. In addition, Mr. Colia is a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and a member of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas and the El Paso Bar Association.

Bars & Courts

  • Texas, 1978
  • New Mexico, 1999
  • Colorado, 2000
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

Education

  • Texas Christian University, B.B.A., 1975
  • Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D., 1977
  • Military Service - USAF -Judge Advocates Corp - 1978-1982

Certifications

  • Board Certified, Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization (Since 1987)
  • Board Certified, Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization (Since 1987)
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