Stuart D. Colburn

Stuart D. Colburn


Mr. Colburn is a shareholder of Downs & Stanford, P.C., with over twenty five years of experience in workers’ compensation. He is board certified in Workers’ Compensation Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Stuart is a certified lobbyist, serves as the firm’s representative at Division of Workers’ Compensation conferences, and attends legislative meetings and hearings. He has extensive experience in all phases of dispute resolution before the Division of Workers’ Compensation and in district court.

Stuart was the founder and first Chair of the State Bar of Texas Workers’ Compensation Section. He co-authors the Texas Workers’ Compensation Handbook published by LexisNexis and serves on the executive committee of the LexisNexis Advisory Board for Larson’s on Workers’ Compensation. Stuart served as a contributing editor for the Texas Insurance Code Annotated and was a contributor for The Complete Guide to Medicare Secondary Payer Compliance. He founded and was first Chair of the executive committee for the workers’ compensation subgroup for the Primerus Defense Institute. Stuart is active in the education of attorneys, adjusters, and employers regarding workers’ compensation. He is certified by the Texas Department of Insurance as a continuing education provider.

A sought after speaker, Stuart has delivered over five hundred speeches regarding workers’ compensation nationwide. He has served as the course director for numerous programs including the Texas State Bar’s Advanced Workers’ Compensation Seminar and Texas Workers’ Compensation Forum.

  • State of Texas (1994)
  • Travis County Bar Association
  • Travis County Bar Foundation, Founding Fellow
  • Registered Lobbyist
  • University of Texas, J.D., 1994
  • Southwestern University, B.A., Cum Laude, 1991
  • Institute of Comparative Political and Economic Systems, Georgetown University, 1989
  • AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Board Certified in Workers' Compensation Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • “Barb-wire Award” for Lifetime Service in Workers’ Compensation, State Bar of Texas, Workers’ Compensation Section
  • Comp Laude Award for Contributions as a Defense Attorney,
  • “Standing Ovation” Award, Texas Bar CLE Staff

Practice Specialty:

Austin Representative,
Workers Compensation
Stuart Colburn
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