Richard E. Wootton:
Richard (“Rick”) Wootton spent much of his youth on the west side of Colorado Springs, graduating from Coronado High School in 1975. After high school, Rick went to college in Texas, earning a degree in Law Enforcement and Police Science before joining the Navy. After a few years as an Intelligence Officer, the Navy gave Rick orders to attend law school at the University of Texas, after which he became a Navy JAG Officer for the remainder of his Navy career. Rick left active duty in 1995 and retired from the naval reserves as a Commander in 2005.
Rick began his legal career as a military prosecutor and claims attorney. He later worked as an administrative prosecutor and administrative law judge for the state of Texas before leaving the public sector to work for an Insurance Defense firm in Austin, Texas. Rick returned home to Colorado Springs in 2004, and changed his focus to helping injured people get fair compensation from the insurance industry. After several years of building his reputation in the local legal community, Rick joined forces with Lee Rosenbaum in 2014, ultimately forming the law firm of Rosenbaum & Wootton, P.C.
Rick is licensed to practice law in Colorado and Texas.
Heather K. Jackson, of Counsel:
Heather Jackson joined the firm of Rosenbaum & Wootton, P.C., as an Associate Attorney in January 2017, and she transitioned to being of Counsel to the firm effective January 2019. She has lived in Colorado for nearly 30 years with most of that time in Colorado Springs. Before joining Rosenbaum & Wootton, P.C., Heather worked for three other Personal Injury firms in Colorado. Before that, she spent nearly five years working for an insurance company as a Claims Adjuster. She also served as a law clerk at a Plaintiff’s Employment Law firm, where she worked on a class action lawsuit involving claims of sex discrimination.
Heather earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a Minor in Organizational Management from the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs in 2005. She went on to earn her Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law where she also earned a Certificate in Workplace Law.
Heather has received acknowledgments in numerous scholarly legal articles on Workplace Law issues for extensive research performed while she was Research Assistant to University of Denver Sturm College of Law Professors Rachel Arnow-Richman and Nantiya Ruan.
Heather is a current member of and has served as Student Liaison and Membership Committee Contributor for the Rhone Brackett Inn of Court. She is also a member of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Colorado Bar Association, and El Paso County Bar Association. She is currently on the Editorial Committee for Trial Talk, a bimonthly publication by CTLA.
Lee K. Rosenbaum, Retired:
Mr. Rosenbaum was born in New York City, New York. Lee graduated from Deerfield High School in Illinois, and furthered his education at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. He graduated Magna Cum Laude. He is a member of the Omicron Delta Epsilon, the National Honor Society of Economics, Pi Sigma Alpha, and the National Political Science Honor Society. Lee received his Juris Doctorate Degree from Tulane University. He is licensed in the states of Colorado and North Carolina as well as Federal District Court. He has handled cases all around the United States. Lee started his career as a prosecutor in New Orleans Parish, Louisiana under Harry Connick. He moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1983. Mr. Rosenbaum’s first position in Colorado was as a Deputy District Attorney for the El Paso County District Attorney’s Office. He prosecuted a multitude of criminal cases including numerous First Degree Murder cases for four years. When he left the office, he was Assistant Chief Prosecutor in charge of all the County Courts in El Paso County.
Mr. Rosenbaum opened his own practice in 1987. He initially practiced in areas of criminal law, personal injury and civil litigation. He now limits his practice to personal injury and complex commercial litigation. He has also been certified as a mediator. Mr. Rosenbaum is a member of the Colorado Bar Association Ethics Board. He is a hearings officer for the Colorado Bar Association’s Fee Dispute Committee. He has volunteered on the District 12 School Board.
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