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There is a gold nugget hidden in the facts or law of every case. Finding and using it well makes all the difference to our clients. I thrive on that challenge.
Steve Phillips

Steve Phillips

Senior Counsel


My practice focuses on construction, commercial, personal injury, premises liability, bad faith, and other civil litigation.


University of Denver College of Law, J.D. 2004
Wheaton College, B.A., 1995


I am a seasoned litigator with a sharpened sense for finding minor details that can be leveraged to our clients’ advantage. My practice focuses on construction, commercial, bad faith, personal injury, premises liability, and other civil litigation. I enjoy working with clients from varying backgrounds and helping them advance their business and personal goals in spite of the challenges that litigation can present.

Having run a successful seven-figure, non-legal business before practicing law, I know the value of a dollar and take pride in providing exceptional representation that efficiently resolves disputes, helping my clients return to business as usual as quickly as possible. I am proud of my track record of protecting our clients, including recently winning summary judgment for a national client and obtaining a full defense verdict with my partner for a “mom and pop” trade contractor embroiled in a seven-figure construction defect dispute with a national builder.


Where I Studied

I graduated from Wheaton College with a bachelor’s degree in theology and a minor in political science. I earned my law degree at The University of Denver College of Law, serving as staff editor of The Denver Journal of International Law and Policy and representing indigent clients in domestic violence-related civil matters.

Global Experience

Where I’ve Been

Prior to beginning my litigation practice, I served as in-house counsel for a billion-dollar international franchisor and ran a small business in Chicago. Although Colorado is home, I previously lived in Cairo, Egypt and have traveled the Middle East extensively. I currently serve on the board of directors of a Colorado nonprofit organization focused on relief work with refugees in that region.


My Papers and Press

  • “Premises Liability and Man’s Best Friend”, The Defense Forum, January 2009 (with Karen H. Wheeler)
  • “Poor Intern’s Guide to Public Transportation in Cairo”, 1997

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