IALDA Member: In Memoriam of John Grund

In Memoriam of John Grund

Grund, Dagner

John Grund was a Denver native who attended Pomona College, earned his Master’s degree from the University of Washington, and his law degree from the University of Colorado Law School, where he would find his true avocation and a stellar career in insurance defense litigation. John founded and served as managing shareholder of Grund â Dagner, P.C. Earlier in his career, he was a partner in the Denver firms of Tilly & Graves, P.C.; Montgomery, Green, Jarvis, Kolodny & Markusson, P.C.; and Grund & Breslau, P.C. John sat on the Colorado Supreme Court Committee on Civil Pattern Jury Instructions (since 1987) as an appointed member and chaired the subcommittee responsible for Product Liability, Professional Malpractice, and Insurance Bad Faith. He co-authored the four-volume Personal Injury Practice — Torts and Insurance and contributed three chapters to Colorado Courtroom Handbook for Civil Trials. Well-respected and admired by his peers, John was the first recipient of the John W. Grund Excellence in Leadership Award, 2001; first recipient, President’s Professionalism Award, 2010; DRI Service Award Recipient, March 12, 1999; Colorado Super Lawyer; and selected to The Best Lawyers in America, in the specialty of Insurance Law.   John amazed everyone who knew him by his energy, keen intellect, wry sense of humor, and limitless curiosity for everything from the law, to sports, literature, and music.