Effective November 1, 2022, the partnership of Kaye & Associates, PLLC, has been dissolved. Bruce J. Kaye and R. Eric Solem are pleased to announce they are still practicing law and can be contacted as follows:

Bruce has joined the firm of Hailey | Hart PLLC as “of Counsel” and will continue representing clients on personal injury claims, disability insurance claims, and insurance disputes.

Bruce J. Kaye, Esq.

Hailey | Hart PLLC
383 Corona Street
Suite 319
Denver, CO 80218
(720) 400-7970 (Phone)
(303) 477-8686 (Fax)

Bruce J. Kaye’s clients benefit from his four decades of experience specializing in Plaintiff’s personal injury cases and other areas of civil litigation and dispute.  He has successfully handled a wide variety of personal injury matters, including those in the contexts of  wrongful death;  accidents and collisions involving automobiles, trucks, snow mobiles, motorcycles, bicycles and horses; products liability; slip-and-fall injuries ; and ski accidents and other accidents on recreational properties.

Mr. Kaye has successfully tried cases in the state and federal courts and negotiated settlements in numerous complex civil cases. He has a particular interest in insurance bad faith cases, including those arising from workers compensation claims. He also  leverages his expertise in cases involving the wrongful denial of benefits under Long Term Disability (LTD) insurance policies, both in the ERISA and non-ERISA scenario.

In addition to litigation, Mr. Kaye has extensive experience in the areas of mediation, negotiation and arbitration. Mr. Kaye regularly serves as “personal counsel” for clients who have been sued in civil matters, protecting their interests vis a vis their insurance company.

Examples of Cases Handled by Kaye and Associates:

  • Mr. Kaye and his partner successfully tried a complex commercial case on behalf of a small businessman against a financial institution.
  • Positive representation of many individuals whose private disability or health insurance benefits coverage has been wrongfully denied.
  • Litigation of many serious automobile, truck, motorcycle and bicycle cases involving closed head, traumatic brain and other catastrophic injuries.
  • Successful representation of a professional in a complicated employment claim in a securities arbitration.
  • Mr. Kaye successfully tried a legal malpractice claim resulting in a favorable verdict for the firm’s client.
  • Successful representation of a doctor in the arbitration of a dispute with his partners over the dissolution of their professional practice.
  • Representation of a group of low-wage employees in a meat packing factory in a federal case under the Americans with Disability Act.


Because of his acknowledged expertise, Mr. Kaye is o often called upon to speak in front of professional organizations. His presentations often focus on the legal issues surrounding wrongful death claims as well as insurance bad faith, damages in personal injury claims, and use of expert witnesses in personal injury claims.

Bruce J. Kaye has extensive experience in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).  He successfully completed the 40-hour certification training sponsored by the Colorado Bar Association.

Boards, Memberships and Awards:

Mr. Kaye is an active member of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA), serving on its Board of Directors for several years. He also is a member of the American Association of Justice as well as the Denver, Mesa County, Colorado and American Bar Associations. He has extensive Mediation Training through the Colorado Bar Association and continues to be selected as one of the few “Super Lawyers” in Colorado in the field of personal injury litigation, has an “AV” rating and is also designated a “Best Lawyer” by U.S. News and World Report. Mr. Kaye is a selected member of ABOTA, the American Board of Trial Advocates.
Background and Education:
Born in Arizona, Mr. Kaye moved to Colorado to attend the University of Denver. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, Mr. Kaye received his B.A. degree from the University of Denver in 1971. He then went on to the University of Denver School Of Law, receiving his Juris Doctor degree in 1974. Prior to going into private practice in1980, Mr. Kaye served as a Deputy District Attorney in Boulder County, Colorado  and worked as the Assistant City Attorney and the Assistant County Attorney in Grand Junction, Colorado.

Eric is continuing his estate planning and probate practice at Solem Woodward & McKinley, P.C., where he is the founding member.

R. Eric Solem, Esq.

Solem Woodward & McKinley, P.C.
750 West Hampden Avenue
Suite 505
Englewood, CO 80110
(303) 761-4900 (Phone)
(303) 761-2989 (Fax)

Eric founded Solem, Harris & McKinley, P.C., in 1990.

He received his JD from the University of Wisconsin Law School in Madison and is licensed in both Wisconsin and Colorado. He has practiced before the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit Court of appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court.

His current emphasis is in the drafting of special needs trusts and Medicaid and Medicare lien resolution. He has successfully argued and won numerous elder law cases in the appellate courts and federal and state lower courts.

Eric successfully won the only Colorado State cases establishing restrictions on Medicaid estate recoveries and Medicaid personal injury liens.

Among Eric's accomplishments:

  • Eric is past co-chair of the Elder Law and a member of the Trust and Probate Section of the Colorado Bar Association.
  • Long time member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA).
  • Past President of the Colorado Fund for People with Disabilities, Inc.,
  • Distinguished as a Colorado "Super Lawyer" in 5280: Denver's Mile High Magazine for 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2016.
  • Member of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association.