Mr. Banashek is a partner at Berg Hill Greenleaf & Ruscitti LLP. His practice emphasizes civil litigation and criminal defense.
Mr. Banashek has represented individual and corporate defendants in federal and state courts in a wide variety of matters including white collar, street crimes, protection orders and post-conviction work. In addition, Mr. Banashek handles administrative proceedings such as professional licensure issues for lawyers, doctors, nurses, etc., and other types of regulatory hearings.
His civil litigation practice has included complex commercial, tax and trust, construction, environmental and water law litigation and appeals, medical malpractice, and product liability suits. In the area of personal injury, Mr. Banashek has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in cases involving serious injury and death.
EDUCATION & ADMISSIONS
UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, 1995
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI, 1992
U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
U.S. District Court, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
Colorado Bar Association, Board of Governors 2007 – 2011
Colorado Bar Foundation, Fellow 2011 – Present
Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association, Member 1995 – Present; Boulder Chapter Co-Chair 2004 – 2010
Boulder County Bar Association, Criminal Law Section 1995 – Present
Boulder County Bar Foundation, Fellow 2010 – Present
Congregation Har HaShem; Board of Trustees, 2011 – 2013
Congregation Har HaShem; Campaign Committee, 2007 – 2009
Congregation Har HaShem; Ritual Committee, 2009 – 2011
Teens, Inc.; Board of Directors/Advisory, Board Member, 1998 – 2003
Mountain People’s Cooperative; Board of Directors, 1996 – 1998
“Guardianships and Conservatorships When They Intersect with Criminal Cases” CLE Presentation, Denver, CO, March 9, 2016
University of Colorado Guest Lecturer, Trial Advocacy, 2014 – Present
“Appealing Administrative Findings of Child Abuse / Neglect and the Colorado TRAILS Database,” presentation given at the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar monthly meeting, Boulder, Colorado, July 6, 2010
Moderator, Search and Seizure Law, Lorman Education, 2008
Search and Seizure Law, Lorman Education, 2004 – 2007
Criminal Record Sealing, Boulder County Bar Association, 2003 – 2005
Polygraph Examinations: Admissibility and Privilege Issues, Colorado Lawyer,
Burlington Ditch Reservoir & Land Co. v. Metro Wastewater Reclamation Dist., et al., No. 09CA133, 2011 WL 2139902 (Colo. May 31, 2011)
Honors & Awards
Boulder County Bar Association; Young Lawyer of the Year, 2000
On Thursday, April 11, 2019, BHGR Partner, Jon Banashek, hosted the Centaurus High School Senior AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) class for a field experience. The students met with Mr. Banashek and then traveled to the Boulder County Justice Center,...
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