555 Seventeenth St.
Suite 3400
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: (303) 534-5160
Fax: (303) 534-5161


Office Co-Managing Partner

Franz Hardy

Office Co-Managing Partner

John M. Palmeri

Denver Fast Facts

  • 34 Attorneys
  • Opened in 2007
  • Diversity Leadership Award, Denver and Colorado Bar Associations
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Super Lawyers and Rising Stars distinction 
  • Top 5 Semi-Finalist Rising Star Award 2011, International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation

Under the leadership of managing partners John Palmeri and Franz Hardy, the Denver office continues to grow in both size and breadth of practice, which includes commercial litigation, professional liability, healthcare, bankruptcy, construction, employment, government, real estate, securities, intellectual property and product liability. Lawyers in the office have collectively tried over one hundred cases to verdict or judgment and have been counsel of record in dozens of precedent setting appellate cases. The office is proud of its long-standing working relationships with clients such as Xcel Energy, SAVASeniorCare, LLC, Kindred Healthcare, Inc. and Lennar Corp. The lawyers have strong ties to non-profit organizations including the Denver Area Council, Boy Scouts of America and The Salvation Army. They have represented financial institutions, including UMB Bank and Alpine Bank. Lawyers in the office have also handled matters for major insurance companies.

Lawyers in our Denver offices served as law clerks or judicial interns in the Supreme Court of Colorado, Colorado Court of Appeals, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, the United States District Court for the District of Arizona. 

Our attorneys and staff contribute to the improvement of our profession and community. Our lawyers are actively involved in national and local bar associations, including committee chairs, and are on the boards of diversity bar associations such as the Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Colorado Women’s Bar Association, Center for Legal Inclusiveness, and the International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation. The attorneys in the office provide pro bono representation, including trials in federal and state courts. The office annually supports the law schools at the University of Denver and the University of Colorado, sponsoring diversity panel discussions and other events, and our lawyers have acted as coaches for high school mock trial competitions. Each year the office selects and supports a non-profit organization.