Partner

Jon N.

Banashek

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.

Legal Assistants

Liz Ridenour (Criminal Matters)

Alanna Moore (Civil Matters) 

Anita Tupper (Personal Injury) 

EDUCATION & ADMISSIONS

JURIS DOCTOR

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, 1995

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE 

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI, 1992

U.S. District Court, District of Colorado

1995

U.S. District Court, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals

1995

Colorado

1995

Professional Associations

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

Pro Bono

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

Seminars

“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

Publications 

PUBLISHED WORK

Polygraph Examinations: Admissibility and Privilege Issues, Colorado Lawyer,
Vol. 31

PUBLISHED CASES

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

In the News

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Firm Happenings

 

BizWest: Ruscitti Talks Force Majeure

BizWest: Ruscitti Talks Force Majeure

Right now, Ruscitti said he’s telling clients to be ready to assert or defend force majeure and to document in detail how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting them. He’s also advising them not to panic and to remember that their companies are not the only ones dealing...