Sean Connelly, Appellate Practice Lawyer of the Year

The Best Lawyers in America® 2013


Collectively, our lawyers have briefed and argued hundreds of state and federal appeals. Because of this experience, we can provide a candid and accurate assessment of a client’s prospects for overturning or defending a trial court judgment. No law firm wins every appeal, but we maximize your prospect for success through careful review of the record, thorough analysis of the law, and strong briefing and oral argument.

Five of our lawyers are admitted to appear before the U.S. Supreme Court. In addition, our lawyers are admitted in the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Federal, Sixth, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Circuits. In addition, they have appeared pro hac vice in state appeals courts around the country. One of our partners, Sean Connelly, served as a judge on the Colorado Court of Appeals.

Many of our lawyers began their legal careers as judicial law clerks for appellate judges. Eight clerked for judges in the Colorado Supreme Court, and others clerked for judges in the Colorado Court of Appeals and the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.