The key to litigation is to avoid it. Since we began practicing law, the cost and complexity of even relatively straightforward disputes has exploded. Whether your lawsuit is in court or is subject to a mandatory arbitration provision, it is going to be expensive. Therefore, we strive to help you avoid litigation through proper planning, counsel, and review of policies, procedures and contracts, with the goal being to identify and avoid potential disputes before they escalate.

But, to avoid litigation or reach a settlement that works for you, you need attorneys who know the ropes, and equally as important, the other side needs to know that you have an experienced attorney on board, and one who knows his or her way around the courtroom. And if you cannot reach a deal, then you need to have someone who can go to court and deliver a victory.

We can serve that role, because we have gone the distance many times, in many arenas. In Colorado, we have taken district court cases to trial in Denver, Douglas, Arapahoe, Jefferson, Adams, Boulder, and El Paso counties. We have filed and litigated cases in virtually every other jurisdiction on the Front Range and Western Slope, and have tried and litigated cases in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, and in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado. We have also been admitted to the federal and state bars on a pro hac vice basis in approximately a dozen other states, and have handled litigation, and tried cases in state and federal court in many other states, including California, Arkansas, Texas, Wyoming, Illinois, Minnesota, Ohio, Georgia, New York, Florida, Arizona, Washington, Washington D.C., and Wisconsin. Internationally, we have handled litigation in Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, and the People’s Republic of China. We have also briefed cases on appeal to the Colorado Court of Appeals, Colorado Supreme Court, United States 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, United States 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.

Whether you need to go after someone, or they are coming after you, we can handle it. Our areas of expertise in business litigation include the following:

  • Breach of employee non-disclosure agreements
  • Breach of fiduciary duty claims
  • Breach of non-compete or non-solicitation agreements
  • Breach of contract
  • Employment disputes and discrimination claims
  • Fraud
  • Infringement of intellectual property rights
  • Insurance litigation
  • Intentional interference with contract
  • Negligence and negligent misrepresentation
  • Tortious interference (intentional damage of a business relationship)
  • Will and Trust contests

We have a successful history with litigation here at Groves Law. Here is a list of our RECENT business litigation results.

  • Breach of contract and fraud: in this case we achieved complete victory in a two week trial by jury in Denver District Court in April 2016.
    • In this case, the jury reached a verdict which awarded over 600,000 in favor of our client and defended counterclaims in excess of 2,000,000.
  • Successfully defended a property developer in a commercial real estate dispute related to the purchase of a large condominium complex.
  • Successfully defended a business owner in a federal employment discrimination trial.
  • Successfully litigated a disputed asset purchase agreement related to the sale of a manufacturing establishment.
  • Successfully obtained an injunction, including an award of attorney’s fees and full damages, in a shareholder derivative suit brought in the context of a dispute between shareholders of a finance company.