JEFFREY A. HYMAN is a shareholder of Lohf Shaiman Jacobs & Hyman, PC. A former law clerk to Sherman G. Finesilver, Chief Judge (retired), United States District Court, Colorado, Mr. Hyman offers 28 years of civil litigation experience. Mr. Hyman is known nationally for precedent setting cases which he has litigated in various jurisdictions involving injuries to customers from falling merchandise in retail warehouse shopping environments. Mr. Hyman's litigation efforts in Scharrel v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (I) 949 P2d 89 (Colo. App. 1997) is recognized as a landmark case in the area of falling merchandise litigation.
He has been featured for his accomplishments in this emerging area of law in numerous international, national and local articles and professional journals such as Lawyers Weekly USA, and on news programs such as CBS Evening News with Dan Rather, “Inside Edition,” the British Broadcasting Company program “Value for Money,” the Lehrer News Hour, NBC-affiliate broadcasters in Chicago, Boston and Denver, CBS-affiliate broadcasts in New York, ABC Evening News, Fox News affiliates in Denver, and EXTRA.
He was recognized by the Denver Business Journal in the “Who’s Who in Professional Services.” Recent news coverage featuring Mr. Hyman’s involvement in falling merchandise litigation includes The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, abcnews.com, AFL-CIO America@work, Good Housekeeping, the Denver Business Journal, and the Colorado Springs Gazette. Mr. Hyman co-authored "Falling Merchandise," which was published January 2001 in Trial Magazine. The article may be seen on his website, www.fallingmerchandise.com.
Additionally, his challenge, with the involvement of ATLA, to Colorado’s Damage Limitations Statute (declaring that arbitrary limits on non-economic damage awards are unconstitutional) is currently moving through the Colorado appellate process.
Mr. Hyman holds a B.A. from the University of Vermont, 1968, and a J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law, 1972, where he was a member of Order of the Coif, Justinian Honorary Society and Law Review. He was a captain in the United States Army Reserve.
Mr. Hyman is licensed to practice before the United States Supreme Court, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals; U.S. District Court for Colorado; Colorado Supreme Court; State of North Carolina; the U.S. District of North Carolina (Western District), and has been admitted in numerous state and federal courts to litigate cases. He is a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, and the American, Colorado, Denver and North Carolina Bar Associations.
"Falling Merchandise," Trial, Journal of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, January 2001
"Products on Premises? Recovery Against Manufacturers for Injuries Caused by Defective Equipment Installed on Real Property," Trial Talk, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, January 1999
"The Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing," Pleading and Practice, Vol. 2
"Most Commonly Asked Employment Questions," The Denver Business Journal, August 1994
"New Legal Pitfalls in Terminating Employees," The Denver Business Journal, November 1986
"Legal Aspects of Health and Fitness Clubs: An Overview of a Healthy and Dangerous Industry," The Colorado Lawyer, October 1986
Colorado Brain Injury Association: "Legal, Medical and Family Perspectives on Navigating Mild Brain Injury Survivors Through the Legal Process," August 1999
The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, "Falling Merchandise: Theories to Win Your Case," 2001 Annual Convention
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