Edward J. Godin

Construction Defect
Commercial Disputes

As of May 31, 2018, Ed Godin has retired from the firm.

Ed is a senior litigator and counselor at the firm. He is sought out by his clients for his ability to decisively handle large litigation matters to achieve the best result.  Ed has been named as a Super Lawyer in Construction Litigation from 2007 to the present.

Ed represents builders and professionals in construction cases involving commercial properties, single family homes, townhomes and condominiums. He has litigated cases involving subdivision-wide construction failures and handled class action lawsuits involving building products and hundreds of homes. He has lectured at seminars for attorneys and construction professionals and has appeared before the Colorado Legislature on behalf of builders. Ed participated in drafting numerous statutes related to construction in Colorado. He has tried cases in both state and federal courts and has argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, the Colorado Supreme Court and the Colorado Court of Appeals.

Ed heads up the construction law team, and possesses knowledge and insight regarding the construction industry unmatched by other attorneys in Colorado.

Ed has received the preeminent "AV" rating by a leading directory in the legal profession.* The rating reflects the lawyer’s expertise and ability as well as ethics, reliability and other criteria related to a lawyer's professional responsibilities.


Year Joined Firm:
Founding Member, 1994

Bar Admissions and Experience:
Colorado (1981)
U.S. District Court, District of Colorado (1981)
U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit (1981)
Judicial Clerk to the Honorable Justice Luis D. Rovira of the Colorado Supreme Court (1981-1982)

State University of New York at Binghamton (B.A., 1976)
New England School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 1981)
Managing Editor, New England Law Review (1980-1981)

Denver, Colorado and American Bar Associations
Home Builders Association of Metro Denver (HBA of Metro Denver)
Home Builders Association of Colorado (HBA of Colorado)

* "'CV', 'BV' and 'AV' are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties, Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies."