Clients appreciate my strategic, goal-oriented approach and my ability to leverage my life experience and communication skills to not only advocate effectively, but clearly explain the legal landscape underlying their dispute.

Bio

Paul is a commercial litigator and trusted advisor who helps his clients navigate the litigation process from pre-suit investigations to appeals. He identifies and executes creative solutions for clients in industries including transportation, healthcare, construction, railroad, oil and gas, business services, and recreation as well as individuals, families, nonprofits, and government entities. He has drafted, argued, and won dispositive motions in state and federal courts and has considerable experience resolving matters through alternative dispute resolution. 

Paul served as a law clerk to now-Chief Justice Nathan B. Coats at the Colorado Supreme Court before pursuing a career as a civil litigator. His trial advocacy skills are rooted in his background as a musician, university instructor, and collegiate speech and debate coach. He continues to inspire the next generation of future lawyers as a volunteer high school mock trial coach.
 

Colorado Bar Association
Denver Bar Association 
Faculty of Federal Advocates

Boulder High School Mock Trial Coach, 2017–present
Colorado Prairie Initiative Board, Founding Member, 2014–2016
La Academia High School, Mock Trial Coach, 2015–2016
Midwest Theater, Scottsbluff, NE, Board Member, 2009–2012
Competitive Speech and Debate Coach, 2005–2012

  • Defended a Fortune 100 company in a breach of contract action.
  • Represented a construction company related to alleged environmental law violations in development of a solar farm.
  • Represented a real estate developer in an appeal related to interpretation of city charter.
  • Represented a river rafting company in a dispute with the Bureau of Land Management.
  • Defended a logistics company against allegations of breach of contract, fraud, and civil theft.
  • Prevailed on a motion to dismiss a products liability suit against manufacturer of ski tuning equipment.
  • Represented clients in relation to oil and gas royalty disputes.
  • Successfully defended Colorado Consumer Practice Act claims against fitness facility.
  • Represented local governments as amicus in Colorado Supreme Court.

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