Steven L. Heisdorffer

Commercial Litigation
Construction Defect
Product Liability Claims
Intellectual Property
Computer Software Performance Litigation
Counseling and Drafting of Business Documents
Class Actions

Steve is an experienced trial lawyer and counselor for the firm.  For over 20 years, he has successfully represented large and small companies in commercial disputes, including computer software performance and intellectual property disputes, taking several to trial.  Steve has also acted as a counselor to technology companies.  Steve has expertise drafting and negotiating Development Agreements, Distributor Agreements, License Agreements and Service Agreements, for his technology clients.

Steve represents construction clients in commercial disputes and construction defect cases involving development-wide allegations involving drainage, structural failures, swelling soils, code noncompliance and water intrusion.  He has tried several construction defect cases.  He helps construction professionals mitigate risks by drafting and negotiating strong contracts.

Steve has litigated large-scale product liability cases, including attacks against large companies’ core products.  Steve’s practice includes defense of large class actions, including successfully defeating class certification attempts.

Steve received the preeminent “AV” rating by a leading directory in the legal profession.* The rating reflects the lawyer’s experience and ability as well as ethics, reliability and other standards used to evaluate a lawyer.

Steve routinely appears in state and federal courts as well as arbitration forums throughout the United States.  He has been in practice since 1990, solely focused on civil litigation.

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Bar Admissions and Experience:
Colorado (1990)
U.S. District Court, District of Colorado (1990)
U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit

University of Northern Iowa (B.A., with high honors, 1983)
University of Iowa (J.D., with high honors, 1990)

Associate Editor, The Iowa Law Review, 1989-1990

Denver, Colorado and American Bar Associations
Governmental Affairs Committee, Colorado Association of Homebuilders

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