C. Brad Peterson


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Mr. Peterson’s practice has focused on construction and commercial litigation for more than three decades.  Mr. Peterson represents owners and developers in a range of multi-million dollar construction disputes, including both residential and commercial projects.  He also represents architects and engineers in a range of matters, including lien claims, malpractice claims, and other claims.  He has handled dozens of real estate disputes, and has tried numerous complex commercial litigation trials involving member disputes, securities fraud, and breach of contract cases.

He has tried nearly 150 cases during his career, ranging from half-day bench trials to multi-week arbitrations to month-long jury trials.  For more than twenty years, he has been a faculty member of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, teaching a broad range of programs, including the National Trial Advocacy, National Session, Rocky Mountain Building Trial Skills, and others.  He is an active member of the Roster of Neutrals for the American Arbitration Association, serving as both a construction and a commercial arbitrator.  Mr. Peterson is the former co-chair of the Boulder County Bar Association Civil Litigation Section.  He has published numerous articles in The Colorado Lawyer and other legal periodicals.

Mr. Peterson has been selected for inclusion by “Best Lawyers in America” in the Construction Law category since 2007, and has also been selected as a “Super Lawyer” in the categories of Construction Litigation (since 2012) and General Litigation.  He heads his firm’s construction practice, and the firm has received a “First Tier” ranking in the Construction Law practice area among all law firms in Colorado in the inaugural “Best Law Firms” publication by U.S. News.  He has been AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell for more than twenty years.

AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated



  • University of Colorado School of Law, J.D., 1982

    • Order of the Coif

    • Associate Editor, University of Colorado Law Review

    • Bureau of National Affairs Award Recipient

  • College of William and Mary, B.A., 1978

    • Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions / Clerkships

  • Colorado, 1982

  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 1983

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 1982

  • Other federal and tax courts, various years

  • Law Clerk, Honorable Jim R. Carrigan, 1982-83; United States District Court for the District of Colorado

Memberships / Awards

  • American Bar Association

  • Colorado Bar Association

  • Boulder County Bar Association

    • Former Co-Chair, Civil Litigation Section

  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy

    • Faculty Member for numerous courses, including the National Program, Rocky Mountain Regional Trial Skills, Deposition Techniques, and others

  • Best Lawyers in America

    • Selected for Construction Law, 2007-2020

  • Colorado Super Lawyers

    • Selected for Construction Litigation, General Litigation, 2012-2019

practice areas

Arbitrations & Mediations


—Complex Commercial Litigation
—General Litigation
—Securities Litigation

real estate law

—access & road disputes
—commercial & office leasing
—homeowner’s association disputes
—Property Rights & Boundary Line Litigation
—Real Estate Litigation