Colby focuses his practice on an array of civil and credit union litigation matters across several jurisdictions including products, premises, toxic tort, trucking and auto liability. He has handled motor vehicle claims involving fatalities, permanent injuries and property damage claims, fires and dig-in accidents.
Colby has a comprehensive understanding of the complex issues that may arise in litigation involving utility companies, including joint use agreements and the contractual indemnification issues that may then arise. He has represented utility companies in numerous cases across multiple jurisdictions at the trial and appellate court levels. He has briefed, presented and argued several dispositive motions in state and federal courts that have resulted in defense rulings, and has served as first chair in a jury trial that resulted in a defense verdict.
Colby previously worked for a regional insurance defense firm where he focused primarily on general liability and toxic tort matters.
- Obtained summary judgment for electrical utility client wherein plaintiff was attempting to deliver building supplies when he encountered telephone and cable lines on private property; plaintiff attempted to manipulate the lines to raise them to a level sufficient to allow him to pass and inadvertently made contact with our client’s primary distribution line, causing catastrophic injuries to self. The lawsuit was filed in Circuit Court of Monongalia County, West Virginia.
- Prepared comprehensive appellate brief on behalf of our utility company client after summary judgment was granted in a wrongful death claim in Erie County stemming from a fire; Pennsylvania Superior Court ultimately affirmed summary judgment in favor of the utility company