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Vol. 48, No. 2 [Page 96]

The Colorado Lawyer

February, 2019

Ron Sandgrund is a trial lawyer with experience litigating construction defect, construction materials, product liability, multi-family community, class action, and insurance lawsuits. He is a prolific author of articles and books on Colorado construction and materials defect law and related insurance coverage issues. He is a former Colorado Lawyer board member and has authored numerous Colorado Lawyer articles, including the InQuiring Lawyer series.

Describe yourself in five words.

Curious, competitive, empathetic, careful, energetic.

Why did you become a lawyer?

I wish I could say it has always been my passion or that I wanted to change the world, but the truth is that after four summers working in a marine aquaculture laboratory, stints as a bartender and retail space finisher, and brief graduate studies in experimental psychology and English literature, I saw law school as a placeholder until I figured things out. Happily, being an attorney and helping people was a good ft for me.

Who is your favorite writer and why?

Charles Dickens. His profound understanding of the human condition still amazes me; his advocacy for social justice was ahead of his time.

Outside of the law, what are your hobbies?

Reading, travelling, disc golf, tennis, racquetball, biking, hiking, socializing, piano playing, and discussing politics.

If you weren’t a lawyer, you’d be?

An investigative reporter or playwright.

Favorite place you’ve traveled to:

Vietnam, with my brother, a Vietnam veteran.

Last movie you watched:

Sunrise, by F.W. Murnau.

On your desk right now:

A letter from my former law partner, the best...

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