Christian H. Hendrickson


Denver, Colorado

Phone: 303.299.8306

Fax: 303.298.0940

[email protected]


  • Juris Doctor, University of Colorado School of Law, 2000
  • Bachelor of Arts in Government, New Mexico State University, 1997
    • with distinction

Christian Hendrickson is a trial lawyer whose focus includes disputes arising out of commercial contracts, banking and financial matters, tort claims, and construction, business, and real estate issues. He practices in state and federal courts and regulatory proceedings, primarily in Colorado, and in arbitration proceedings across the country. Christian’s wide-ranging litigation practice enables him to see disputes from many angles, promoting efficient, effective, and, where appropriate, early resolution.


  • Trial and appellate experience in numerous state and federal courts, and represents businesses and individuals in regulatory agency hearings and proceedings, legislative matters, and arbitrations.
  • Represents lenders and creditors in hearings, trials, and arbitrations on various collection and workout matters, pursues claims to recover secured collateral, and defends lender liability claims.
  • Represents owners, general contractors, subcontractors, and construction lenders in defect, warranty, payment, delay, lien, trust fund, and other general construction claims.
  • Represents business entities of varying types, sizes, and industries in matters involving contracts, ownership, management and control issues, landlord/tenant, real estate, fraud, and related disputes.
  • Defends tort claims asserted against businesses and individuals, including basic negligence, premises liability, defamation, and wrongful death claims.
  • Consults with businesses and individuals on pre-litigation and trial strategy, and works to facilitate negotiations and dispute resolution before, during, and after trial.

Publications & Presentations




  • Legislative Update
    Annual Colorado Construction Law Seminar | February 3, 2023
  • 2022 (Early) Legislative Update
    Annual Colorado Construction Law Seminar | March 4, 2022
  • Walks Like a Fraud, Talks Like a Fraud…Now What?
    Not-for-Profit Conference | COCPA | May 21, 2021
  • Mediation – Setting It Up for Success
    Annual Colorado Construction Seminar | March 2020
  • I’ll See You in Arbitration
    Sherman & Howard Construction Seminar | March 2019
  • To Arbitrate or Not To Arbitrate
    Sherman & Howard St. Louis Business Law Presentation | June 2017
  • Dos and Don’ts for Dailies and Diaries
    Sherman & Howard Annual Colorado Construction Law Seminar | February 2017
  • Change Orders: Peacemakers or Fire Starters?
    Sherman & Howard Annual Colorado Construction Law Seminar | February 2016

Professional Activities

  • Board Chair, New Mexico State University Foundation
  • Board of Governors, Metro Denver EDC
  • Faculty, National Institute of Trial Advocacy



  • Former Committee Member, Mayor’s Bicycle Advisory Committee
  • Former Coach, Mock Trial, Monarch High School
  • Former Board Member, Colorado Youth at Risk
  • Former Board Member, Friends of Kids in Crisis


  • Super Lawyers
    • Business Litigation, Colorado (2016 – 2023)
    • “Rising Star,” Business Litigation, Colorado (2011-2015)
  • Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, Denver (2024)