2012 Higher Education Risk Management Conference - Speakers Biography
Mr. Colburn is a shareholder of Downs Stanford and opened the Austin, Texas office. He is board certified in Workers’ Compensation Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is a certified lobbyist and attends all Legislative meetings and hearings. Mr. Colburn is the firm’s representative at Division meetings. Mr. Colburn has extensive experience in all phases of dispute resolution before the Division of Workers' Compensation and in district courts across the state. He is extremely active in the education of both adjusters and employers for workers’ compensation and bad faith allegations and is certified by the Texas Department of Insurance as a continuing education provider. Mr. Colburn is the founder and first chair of the State Bar of Texas Workers’ Compensation Section. He also serves as the Course Director for numerous programs including the Texas State Bar’s Advanced Workers’ Compensation Seminar and Texas Workers’ Compensation Forum. He serves on the Executive Committee of the Lexis Nexis Advisory Board for Larson’s on Workers’ Compensation. He serves as founder and first chair of executive committee for the workers’ compensation subgroup for Primerus Defense Institute. He serves on the Advisory Board of Employers Texas Workers’ Comp Alert. Mr. Colburn is a contributing editor to the Texas Insurance Code Annotated. A sought-after speaker, Mr. Colburn has delivered over five hundred speeches regarding Workers’ Compensation across the country.