A graduate of University of Colorado/Boulder Law School, Mr. Paulsen has been engaged in active practice of law since 1980. With 25 years of trial experience, Randy practices complex civil litigation as well as criminal defense. His practice centers on medical malpractice as a plaintiff’s attorney. Randy also focuses on criminal defense, personal injury, including automobile and premises liability, legal malpractice, products liability, and insurance bad faith.
Mr. Paulsen is an experienced litigator with more than 250 jury trials tried to conclusion, including complex cases involving medical negligence. He has achieved many successful verdicts including verdicts of $6 million, $1.25 million, and $900 thousand and settled numerous cases over a million dollars, including a California case which settled for $4.5 million and involved multiple defendants. He has tried cases in Colorado, Oklahoma, and Arizona, and has recently been specially admitted to practice in Wyoming.
Before founding his former firm Paulsen & Wanebo, Randy worked as a Deputy District Attorney in Boulder County. While at the Boulder District Attorney’s Office, Randy tried over 75 jury trials in a period of just over 2 years. Prior to law school, he grew up working alongside his father as a carpenter and builder. He financed his law school education by working as a union carpenter. As a past laborer, Randy has a unique ability to develop practical solutions for many problems. From insurance adjusters to doctors to individuals exposed to the legal system for the first time, Randy’s practice emphasizes a straightforward, shirt sleeve explanation of issues and options. Randy is an active member of the Colorado Trial Lawyer’s Association and is admitted to practice in Colorado, as well as Federal Court and the Federal Court of Claims. Randy enjoys skiing, scuba diving, tennis and vacations with his family to Lake Powell, Utah. He has been married to his wife and constant companion for 28 years and is the proud parent of three great kids and seven wonderful grandchildren.