"our approach is focused, sophisticated and disciplined."

All of the litigators at Waas Campbell Rivera Johnson & Velasquez LLP are highly experienced in every area of commercial litigation.  We have tried many cases to both juries and courts, and have extensive experience arguing appeals in both state and federal courts.  Our practice spans the state, and we have tried cases throughout the front range, in addition to Aspen, Glenwood Springs, Telluride, Vail and Winter Park.

Our litigators have served as lead counsel in many notable cases.  For example, we prevailed in two jury trials on behalf of one of Colorado’s largest employers in a False Claims Act case alleging more than $1 billion in damages.  Then, in a groundbreaking opinion from the Tenth Circuit, all claims against the client were dismissed.  We also obtained a $50 million jury verdict in an eminent domain case in Telluride, one of the largest condemnation awards in Colorado history.  When the City and County of Denver sought $42 million for a 725 alleged defects from the design team for Denver International Airport, we obtained a complete defense jury verdict.

While our attorneys have long been recognized for successfully taking complex commercial disputes to trial, we understand that many clients prefer to avoid the distraction and business interruptions caused by protracted litigation, along with the legal costs.  As a result, we provide our clients a frank and early assessment of their legal position when a dispute arises.  We then align our client’s business goals, the law and the facts of the case and recommend the best course of action.  This may include seeking a cost-effective settlement, or expediting resolution through mediation and arbitration.

Most of the litigation in which we are involved resolves quickly.  It may not involve vast sums of money, years of litigation or significant legal fees.  Such results are as important to our client’s success, as the high-profile cases noted above.  Although they never make the headlines, negotiating the restructuring of complex business transactions through out of court settlements is as important to us as going to trial.  We fully recognize and treat each case as being as important as any other.

 

We have extensive experience in the following types of litigation: