Our Difference

We’ve tried cases for more than 125 years, representing many major corporations and global enterprises, as well as small businesses and individuals from across the nation and virtually every business sector. We have one of the largest trial teams in the Rocky Mountain region and are regarded as tenacious, persuasive, and creative legal strategists.

As formidable opponents and skilled client advocates, we have earned the respect of judges, juries, and opposing counsel. Adversaries know us as creative problem solvers and strong negotiators, which often enables us to resolve matters favorably and efficiently.

The Litigation, Trials & Appeals team includes former clerks of federal and state district courts and courts of appeal, former federal and state prosecutors and public defenders, mediators, and arbitrators. Our highly respected lawyers have held leadership roles as president of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association and president of the Colorado Association of Corporate Counsel, among others, and are fellows of the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. They have served as experts and special masters in court cases. Further, several of our lawyers are on the faculty of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, and they speak and teach on relevant topics at law schools and continuing legal education courses throughout the year.

Our Approach

In each matter, our lawyers conduct a thorough case assessment and take care to ascertain the client’s interests and overall objectives. We focus on helping clients determine their best course of action and then craft a strategy that enhances their position, limits any exposure that they may have, serves their needs, and best positions them for success.

We strategically staff matters, conduct targeted discovery, evaluate the evidence, and utilize technology to streamline cases and enhance our courtroom presentations. Dedicated to client satisfaction, Sherman & Howard will employ a variety of resources to meet our clients’ needs and advance their objectives.


Our litigators have successfully tried cases in state and federal courts and handled appeals throughout the country. Team members also frequently resolve cases through domestic and international arbitration and mediation.

We have achieved winning results in complex matters including two-party cases, multiparty and multidistrict litigation, and class actions. We also represent clients in government investigations, administrative and regulatory proceedings, and enforcement actions.