Jerry is a Partner at the firm. He has expertise in construction litigation, surety bonds and commercial disputes. He has handled large cases involving construction and design defects, claims against performance and payment bonds, delay damages, cost overruns, incomplete projects, failure to pay for materials or services and mechanics liens. He has advised clients on commercial, residential, industrial, office, senior living and mining projects.


Jerry has a strong background in landlord-tenant, bankruptcy, creditor's rights and commercial transactions. He has appeared in cases in the Rocky Mountain States, various federal jurisdictions and before the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). He has worked on real estate transactions of values up to $15 million, and dealt with numerous distressed commercial tenants.

Jerry is concerned about the problems of the homeless. He has provided pro bono legal services to a charity serving the needs of the homeless for 30 years.

Jerry has lived out his devotion to music by serving as President to a Colorado Celtic dance and music nonprofit for the past 10 years.

Jerry served on a committee of the Denver Safe City Initiative in 1993-1994.

Jerry was appointed by the Mayor of Denver as the President of the Cherry Creek North Central Denver Business District for 1995-1996, overseeing construction, maintenance, development, zoning and special district issues. He also served for four years on the Cherry Creek North board. Jerry has often been a speaker at seminars on construction, suretyship and creditor's rights. He has written 18 articles on construction and surety issues.




Arizona State University (B.A., 1981; J.D., magna cum laude, first in class, 1985)

Note and Comment Editor, Arizona State Law Journal (1984-1985)

Recipient, DeConcini Award for Highest Academic Achievement in Law School (1985)


Admitted to Practice

Colorado (1985)

U.S. District Court, District of Colorado (1985)

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit (2011)



Denver, Colorado and American Bar Associations

Past-Chair, DRI Fidelity & Surety Committee

Former Vice-Chair, ABA Fidelity and Surety Law Committee

Colorado Construction Law Committee

Rocky Mountain Surety Association (RMSA)

ABA Forum on Construction