We have more than 30 years of legal experience, a great respect for our clients, and a sincere commitment to meeting their needs.

Francis V. Cristiano

50 S Steele St
Denver, Colorado 80209


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We protect our clients' rights. We represent families and individuals throughout Colorado who have been hurt by the careless, indifferent, or deceitful actions of others.

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Birth Injury, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Abuse


Francis V. (“Frank”) Cristiano is a third generation Denver native. He grew up in southeast Denver and graduated from Denver South High School where he played football and lacrosse, and also took part in extracurricular activities including drama. His father, Vincent, a well-known and respected Denver attorney/litigator, moved to Denver after being born and raised in Pueblo. His father was quite active in the legal community in the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s.

Frank Cristiano attended and graduated from the University of Colorado with a bachelors degree in Political Science. He completed law school at the University of Denver. While attending school, he supported himself in blue-collar work that included loading trucks, highway department work, and construction labor.

Upon graduation from law school, he first joined a law firm with a practice that emphasized real estate and construction law and litigation. However, he soon struck out on his own and focused his passion to represent represent plaintiffs in personal injury, malpractice, and business and financial tort claims.

Frank Cristiano is quite active in the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, where he has been an Eagle contributor and member of its Board of Directors since 2003. He has also served as the professional negligence editor for its publication, “Trial Talk,” for more than 20 years, and he has authored more than 20 published articles.

Cristiano has won a tried to verdict or arbitration award, a multitude of cases, including numerous malpractice, personal injury, and business or financial claims. He has been recognized by “Super Lawyers,” as one of its top attorneys in the state and recognized by the National Trial Lawyers Association as one of its top 100 trial lawyers.

In 2016, he was inducted as a member and diplomate of the American Board of Trial Advocates (“ABOTA”), a plaintiff and defense attorney organization that one can join by invitation only.  All of its members have been certified due to substantial district court civil jury trial experience taken to verdicts that were achieved with only the highest standards of professionalism. The credo of ABOTA is to preserve and support the institution of jury trials in this country.

Frank Cristiano has been a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum since 2003. He is co-chair of the Denver and Colorado Bar Associations’ Interprofessional Committee, a Fellow of the Colorado Bar Foundation, and a member of the Faculty of Federal Advocates.

His passion is not merely for the law, but for what it represents and strives for, which is access to justice not just for the rich and powerful, but for all of us. He promises always to listen to and care for his clients, as well as to vigorously and strongly bring forward their claims.

Cristiano Trial Talks

Significant Medical Negligence Cases and Developments during the Past Year – A Review and Some Observations (2013)

Significant Medical and Legal Negligence Cases and Developments during the Past Year – A Review and Some Observations (2014)

Significant Medical and Legal Negligence Cases and Developments during the Past Year―A Review and Some Observations (April/May 2016)

Professional Negligence Decisions Over the Past Two Years – A Review and Some Comments About Trends (2017)

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Francis V. Cristiano

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50 S Steele St Suite 930
Denver Colorado 80209

The City of
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Interview: Medical Malpractice vs Failed Procedure

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