Steven R. Polidori: In Memoriam

Steven R. Polidori: In Memoriam

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In Memoriam

On Friday, September 12, 2014, Keating Wagner Polidori Free lost one of our partners, Steve Polidori, to his battle with cancer. Steve’s legacy within the profession, as a staunch advocate for his clients and a tireless champion for justice, will continue to inspire the attorneys and staff at the firm to keep up their fight on behalf of our clients.

Steve joined the law firm in 1982 after working five years prosecuting major felony cases in the Arapahoe County District Attorney’s office. His experience as Deputy District Attorney led to a deep respect and appreciation for the role of trial by jury.

As a steadfast advocate for his clients, Steve was consistently recognized among his peers as a leading trial attorney within the personal injury field. Steve’s experience included more than 100 jury trials and numerous settlements and verdicts in excess of $1 million, many of which came against some of the largest companies in the country. He was ranked on both the Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers lists for the past two decades.

Steve was so much more than just a good lawyer though, and what we will all remember best is his warmth, kindness and his desire to have as much fun as he could whenever he could.

Steve was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. He graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1974 and obtained his Juris Doctorate degree at the University of Denver, College of Law in 1977.





Plaintiff’s personal injury and wrongful death.


Steve has tried over 100 jury trials. He has achieved numerous settlements and verdicts in excess of $1,000,000.00


  • Colorado Bar Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association of Justice
  • Italian American Bar Association
  • Arapahoe County Bar Association
  • Attorney Exchange and Information Group
  • American Academy of Trial Advocates (Charter Fellow)


Steve has been selected for the ninth consecutive year by Colorado attorneys for inclusion in Colorado Super Lawyer’s list, representing only 5 percent of Colorado Lawyers. He has also been recognized for the fifth consecutive year for inclusion in Best Lawyers In America.


  • Lecturer, Colorado Law update-Evidence and various topics on trial practice, CTLA
  • Lecturer, Colorado Law Enforcement Academy


  • University of Colorado, Boulder B.A. 1974
  • University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, J.D. 1977


  • Colorado State, 1977
  • Federal Court, 1977