John Gehlhausen

John Gehlhausen, Of Counsel

Background and Experience

John Gehlhausen graduated from the University of Evansville and received his Juris Doctorate degree from Vanderbilt University. After serving four years in the Judge Advocate General Corps of the United States Air Force in Denver, he began his civil practice of law in Lamar, Colorado in 1972 resulting in his specializing in lawn, farm, and construction equipment product liability, needle stick injuries and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) litigation nationally.


PRESENTATIONS: Lecturer on numerous Civil Law topics for Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, the Colorado Bar Association, the North Dakota Trial Lawyers Association, the Oklahoma Bar Association and the American Association for Justice; teacher for National Institute for Trial Advocacy

PUBLICATIONS: “Danger in the Fields: Tractor Rollovers, Trial, November 1991; “Trauma During Voir Dire – Making the Most of Difficult Situations, Excellence in Advocacy: Trial Expertise and Wisdom from the National College of Advocacy, ATLA Press, 1992; “Proof of Tractor Rollover Injuries,” Am Jur Proof of Facts, 3d edition, 1993; and “Hell on Wheels: Liability for Tractor-Pulled Mower Injuries,” Trial, November 1995.

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Admitted to Practice

Indiana (1968, currently inactive)
Colorado (1971)
US Court of Military Appeals (1968)
US District Court for Colorado (1971)
US Claims Court (1985)
10th Circuit Court of Appeals (1985)

Professional Affiliations

Fellow of American College of Trial Lawyers
American Association for Justice
AAJ Council of Presidents
Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
Colorado Trial Lawyer Political Action Committee, Founder
American Board of Trial Advocates
AAJ CRPS Litigation Group
Public Justice Foundation
Academy of Catastrophic Injury Attorneys
AAJ Leaders Forum
The American Trial Lawyers Association
Million Dollar Advocates
Trial Lawyers for Public Justice


Mr. Gehlhausen has held every elective office in the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association including the Presidency from 1990 -91.

Certifications and Awards

Kenneth Norman Kripke 2004 Lifetime Achievement Award
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