600 17th Street, Suite 600N

Denver, CO 80202

Dave J. Nowak, Shareholder

Dave Nowak Shareholder

Dave J. Nowak was born in Passaic, New Jersey, and grew up in Wheaton, Illinois. He and his wife, Linda, and their children, Doug, Scott and Katlyn, live in Broomfield, Colorado.

Dave joined White and Steele as an associate in 1983 and became a shareholder in 1989. He is one of White and Steele’s managing shareholders, and became President of the firm in 2018. He has handled a variety of cases, with the focus on professional liability, product liability, and insurance law. He has represented physicians, nurses, hospitals and chiropractors in malpractice actions. He has defended drug manufacturers in federal court multi-district personal injury litigation. Dave has unique experience in mass toxic tort litigation as counsel for major asbestos manufacturers. He has represented food and beverage suppliers in food contamination class actions. He defends insurance carriers in first and third party bad faith suits and their insureds in automobile accidents, premises liability, and other personal injury cases. He has several reported cases including Qwest v. Blood, 252 P.3d 1071 (Colo. 2011) where he successfully defended Xcel Energy in a landmark case involving a $40 million personal injury verdict against co-defendant Qwest.

Dave has tried cases in the Colorado and Wyoming Federal Courts and the Colorado State Courts. He has arbitrated a variety of cases and has served as an arbitrator.


  • University of Illinois, B.S. Business Administration 1980, High Honors
  • University of Colorado College of Law, J.D. 1983
    • Member of University of Colorado Law Review (1982-1983)


  • United States Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court for the District of Colorado
  • United States District Court for the District of Wyoming
  • Colorado state courts


  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association

Practice Areas

Auto/Trucking Law
Construction Defect Litigation
Insurance Bad Faith/Extra Contractual
Medical Malpractice/Healthcare
Personal Injury and Property Damage Defense
Product Liability

Professional Liability