Shapiro Bieging Barber Otteson Adds One

Shapiro Bieging Barber Otteson added attorney Garth Gersten to the Denver-based law firm.

In his insurance coverage practice, Gersten represents and advises policyholders in their disputes with insurers. He litigates coverage and bad faith claims pertaining to construction defects, pollution, intellectual property claims, business interruption claims, underinsured and uninsured motorist coverage, fire and storm losses and workers compensation insurance disputes.

Gersten proactively reviews existing insurance programs for policyholders and reviews and revises contractual insurance and indemnity provisions to make sure his clients’ interests are protected.

Gersten previously practiced in North Carolina, where he represented insurers and policyholders and was a frequent presenter at insurance coverage seminars. He was chair of the government affairs committee for the North Carolina Captive Insurance Association. Prior to that, he practiced in California, where he represented major insurers.

Gersten has also been involved in pro bono matters and received a Defender of Justice Award in 2003 from the North Carolina Justice and Community Development Center for his work in litigation with the State of North Carolina over dental access issues for children under Medicaid. He also represented guardians ad litem of children in appellate proceedings.

Gersten is a graduate of the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.