Ken Falkenstein recently joined The Denver Firm after practicing law for over 16 years in Virginia. He has earned an AV rating by his fellow attorneys and judges, the highest possible rating of excellence in legal ability and ethical standards.
Ken’s entire career has consisted of litigating and trying cases, and he is a skilled advocate to both judges and juries on behalf of his clients. Ken has unique insight into the strategic thinking of insurance adjusters and defense attorneys, having defended personal injury cases on behalf of insurance companies earlier in his career. He uses this insight to obtain the best possible results for his clients.
In addition to his specialty in representing injured parties, he helps clients with disputes regarding business contracts, employment issues, and other civil matters that have the potential to end up in court.
Ken has lived an interesting and adventurous life. He went into the Army immediately after graduating high school in Indiana in 1984 and served as a Russian linguist for Military Intelligence in West Germany during the final years of the Cold War. Ken had a Top Secret security clearance and was flown in helicopters along the East German border to intercept and analyze Russian military radio transmissions for the National Security Agency.
Upon leaving the Army, Ken earned his bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. During that time, Ken became active in public affairs, and, after graduating, Ken managed several political campaigns, served as a legislative aide to two members of the Virginia General Assembly, worked as lobbyist for a local Realtor association, and served as a legislative assistant to U.S. Senator John W. Warner.
While continuing to work full-time in the Senate, Ken attended law school in the evenings at the George Mason University School of Law (n/k/a the Antonin Scalia Law School), a first-tier law school located in Arlington, Virginia. He graduated with honors a semester early and was admitted to the practice of law in 2001.
Ken is happily married and has three children, all boys. One of his sons has Down syndrome and several other developmental challenges, and Ken previously served as the President of the Down Syndrome Association of Hampton Roads (in Southeast Virginia). Ken also ran (unsuccessfully) for the Virginia Beach, Virginia School Board, helped found a civic organization dedicated to improving the Virginia Beach public schools, and served as a member of the Board of Directors of his temple. As a side project, Ken is currently the Managing Editor of a highly-regarded political blog, CommittedConservative.com. He is also a history buff, having consumed hundreds of history books and visited scores of historical sites.
Ken has a special affinity for representing injured parties because he has seen the toll that traumatic injuries takes on victims of other people’s negligence. As Ken puts it, “Justice demands that people who have been injured due to someone else’s carelessness be fully and fairly compensated. This means not only fully paying for the victim’s medical bills and lost wages but also fully and fairly compensating the victim for his or her past, present, and future pain, suffering, disabilities, and reduction in his or her overall quality of life. I take great satisfaction in using my experience and skills to achieve this level of justice on behalf of my clients.”