Justin’s practice at BHGR focuses primarily on complex commercial and civil litigation and arbitration. He has successfully handled a wide-variety of litigation matters before the state and federal courts in Colorado, as well as arbitrations before the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”), International Chamber of Commerce (“ICC”), JAMS, and Judicial Arbiter Group (“JAG”). This includes cases involving:
- multi-million dollar local, national, and international civil and industrial construction projects (including in the U.S. and Central and South America);
- multi-million dollar national and international mining projects (including in the U.S. and Central and South America);
- protesting federal procurement bids to the Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) in Washington D.C. (including in connection with post-Katrina levee reconstruction projects);
- residential and commercial building construction (including construction defect actions under Colorado’s Construction Defect Action Reform Act (“CDARA”));
- insurance coverage and bad faith in a variety of contexts (including CGL policies, payment and performance bonds, and homeowners policies);
- residential and commercial lease disputes between local and national landlords and tenants;
- mechanic’s liens and substitution bonds;
- warranty claims under the Uniform Commercial Code (“UCC”);
- deceptive trade practices under the Colorado Consumer Protection Act (“CCPA”);
- securities fraud under the Colorado Securities Act;
- large estate administration and breach of fiduciary duty claims; and
- personal injury (including wrongful death and product liability).
Justin’s practice at BHGR also includes transactional work and related preventive services. Justin uses his broad experience litigating and arbitrating contracts to help his clients avoid costly disputes by drafting and negotiating better agreements, by developing appropriate documentation and correspondence during execution, and by advising project management on how to successfully adjust when problems arise before, during, and after performance. This includes assisting local, national, and international clients with matters involving small to very large to “mega” construction and development projects – including engineering, procurement, and construction (“EPC”) contracts with values over $2 billion – as well as residential and commercial real estate acquisitions, sales, and leases.
Outside the office, Justin is an avid outdoorsman and takes every opportunity to hunt, fish, hike, and bike with his wife, Sally, who he met in law school and also practices law at BHGR, and their two children, Gus and Lily.