Colin Rathje, GuideOne Legal Team
GuideOne Legal
P.O. Box 14503
Des Moines, IA 50306-3503
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Colin Rathje, Staff Litigation Counsel

for New York

  • B.A., Regents College, now known as Excelsior College, 1990
  • J.D. Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, 2002
  • Joined GuideOne in 2021

I joined GuideOne in 2021 after many years as in house counsel to insurance companies and in private practice, primarily defending medical malpractice actions on behalf of physicians and major hospital systems in the New York City area, as well as defending personal injury and property damage cases, including those involving private and commercial autos, private and commercial premises, products liability, construction site accidents, negligent hiring and supervision, and Dram Shop claims. I have successfully tried a number of jury cases to verdict throughout the New York Metropolitan area and have also successfully written and argued several appeals. I am admitted to the New York State courts as well as the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

I served six years in the United States Navy, working in the engine room of a nuclear powered guided missile cruiser. After being honorably discharged, I continued to work in power plants while attending law school at night. Since graduating cum laude from the Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center in 2002, I have coached high school moot court teams and been judge or jury in several moot court competitions on the regional and national level.

I live in Lynbrook, New York, with my wife and our dog. My wife and I enjoy golfing together and travel.

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