简介

Michael McCarthy is a business trial lawyer and litigator. He has a distinguished record of successfully representing clients as lead trial counsel in a broad range of disputes, with particularly deep expertise in the defense of major class actions. Michael also serves as a neutral arbitrator in commercial arbitration disputes.

Trial Lawyer and Experienced Litigator

Michael has effectively advised clients on disputes involving:

  • Insurance bad faith and breach of contract claims
  • Consumer protection claims
  • Shareholder derivative actions
  • Environmental regulation litigation
  • Land use disputes
  • Securities fraud claims
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Valuation litigation relating to corporate reorganizations
  • Bankruptcy adversary proceedings
  • Professional malpractice claims
  • Business contract disputes

Counsel to Professional Sports Team

Michael has represented the Colorado Rockies Baseball Club for over 20 years in connection with a wide variety of matters involving litigation and dispute resolution.

Industry Expertise

Michael represents clients in the insurance and financial services, sports, energy and natural resources, telecommunications and media, and professional services sectors.

Arbitrator

Michael is a member of the American Arbitration Association’s approved Roster of Arbitrators.

资质

执业资格

Colorado

出庭资格

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona
U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

教育

University of Colorado Law School
J.D. Law Review (comments editor) (1975)

University of Michigan
B.A. (1971)

领导力和社区

无偿服务

  • Boulder Shelter for the Homeless — Board of Directors and President, 1999-2007
  • Lead trial counsel for plaintiffs in state court litigation challenging a county's school tuition voucher program that provided funding for religious schools
  • Indigent/low income legal representation

职业协会

  • American College of Trial Lawyers — Fellow
  • American Arbitration Association — Roster of Arbitrators
  • Colorado State Bar Association – Litigation Section; Business Law Section; Natural Resources Section
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Foundation — Fellow

市民活动

  • Boulder Shelter for the Homeless — Former Officer and Director
  • University of Colorado School of Law — Former Law Alumni Board Member
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado  Committee on Conduct, 2002-08 (Chair, 2007-08)

公司领导

  • Management Committee, 2004-12

荣誉

  • American College of Trial Lawyers — Fellow; State Committee (Vice-Chair)
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business — Litigation: General Commercial, 2005-18 (listed in Band 1 – Chambers' highest ranking)
  • 5280 Magazine — Top Lawyer, Commercial Litigation, 2018, 2015
  • Law Week Colorado Lawyer of the Year, 2015
  • The Best Lawyers in America — Bet-the-Company Litigation2006-14,2017; Commercial Litigation, Environmental Litigation, Insurance Law and Securities Litigation, 2006-17 (Denver Securities Litigation Lawyer of the Year, 2015)
  • Super Lawyers — Top 50 Lawyers (Colorado), 2009-10; Business Litigation, 2006-17
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Baker Benson Pro Bono Award, 2015; Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2014-16; John C. Benson Pro Bono Award
  • Benchmark: Litigation — Local Litigation Star, 2011-14
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