Partnership of Professional Corporations.
Mr. Vaughan is a principal in the Colorado Springs office. He began his practice in 1980 as the law clerk for Colorado Court of Appeals Chief Judge David Enoch. Following that clerkship, Mr. Vaughan joined a large insurance defense firm where his practice emphasized general litigation defense and the defense of public entities and their employees. He left that firm in 1992 to begin his current practice. Mr. Vaughan’s practice continues to emphasize general litigation defense and the defense of public entities and their employees – particularly law enforcement.
Mr. Vaughan’s general litigation defense experience includes the litigation and trial of a wide range of personal injury and other tort claims arising from automobile accidents, home and business premises accidents, construction accidents and defects, environmental claims, assaults, and defamation.
Mr. Vaughan’s public entity defense experience includes the litigation and trial of general tort claims and claims of constitutional violations brought against public entities and their employees in such areas as police liability, prisoner claims including claims of conditions of confinement, public school liability, and land use. Mr. Vaughan has litigated a number of cases on behalf of the State of Colorado under special appointment by the Office of the Colorado Attorney General.
Mr. Vaughan also works with a number of private providers and contractors of private security and detentions services.
Mr. Vaughan also provides representation and consulting to professionals regarding matters or claims of violations of the standards of professional conduct.
Mr. Vaughan is a member of the American, Colorado, and El Paso County Bar Associations as well as the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association and the Defense Research Institute. Mr. Vaughan is a past member of the El Paso County Inter-Professional Committee and the Colorado Defense Lawyers Amicus Curiae Committee. Mr. Vaughan has section memberships with the American Bar Association's Tort Trial & Insurance Practice, Litigation, and State & Local Government Law Sections.
Mr. Vaughan has given numerous lectures in continuing legal education programs on subjects such as public entity liability and immunity, police, jail, and prison liability, civil discovery practice, ethics, and the law of polygraph.
Mr. Vaughan holds the highest AV peer review rating for practice and ethics by Martindale Hubbell and has received the peer review designation by “Super Lawyers” every year since 2012.