Denver Commercial Litigation, Real Estate & Business Lawyer
Bringing decades of trial experience to your specific case.
John Dougherty is an experienced Colorado commercial law lawyer and trial attorney that provides in-depth legal advice and representation litigator that represents clients in various types of complex commercial litigation including business disputes, employment and unfair competition issues, trade secret litigation, Colorado construction law , bankruptcy adversary proceedings, Colorado real estate disputes and business torts litigation. John‘s litigation experience includes 260 court hearings and at least 18 significant trials. As a trial attorney, he has obtained judgments close to $1Million and even successfully litigated small business cases against large plaintiffs.
As individuals or businesses contemplate litigation (eithers as plaintiff or defendant) careful analysis of the initial strategies can be critical to the outcome of the case. As a result, John creates a dialogue that helps the firm’s clients to understand the risks; the strong points or weak areas of the case. This way clients can made informed decisions and become a critical member of the process going forward,
Cost-effective resolution: John brings cost-effective resolution for clients that include Colorado business owners, real estate developers, Colorado construction companies, homeowner associations, retail store owners, small businesses and residential owners with construction disputes. Whether you are a plaintiff of defendant in a civil lawsuit, his trial attorney and litigation experience tends to bring favorable resolution.
Personal legal advisor: As a personal business legal advisor, you can count on concise legal advice and credible preparation for court. His practice style is to resolve disputes without costly litigation. He has in-depth experience in complex commercial trials, has first-chaired trial-type administrative proceedings before state administrative and federal agencies. He has taken and defended hundreds of depositions.
Areas of expertise: Mr. Dougherty’s primary litigation focus includes commercial litigation, Uniform Commercial Contracting (UCC), some real estate matters, construction litigation, commercial leases and commercial landlord and tenant issues, Business and Corporate Law disputes and contract litigation. As part of our employment defense for employers, Mr. Dougherty serves as litigation counsel.
Assistance in all aspects of litigation: John has proven experience in numerous aspects of Colorado business litigation practice, in addition to proceedings and briefing before the various courts. He frequently participates in cases during pre-trial litigation to write briefs on dispositive motions, advises trial counsel regarding preservation of error, researches complex legal issues, and consults with trial counsel regarding appellate issues. His direct litigation experience includes preparing for and participating in hearings on motions subject to appeal, briefing and preparing a variety of litigation proceedings; jury charge drafting and defending clients during jury charge conferences; pre- and post-trial motions for judgment as a matter of law. As Colorado lawyer, John has also represented construction companies and subcontractors in contracts litigation cases. When it comes to Uniform Commercial Code contracts and cases, clients benefit from his decades of experience.
- University of Notre Dame Law School 1983 Notre Dame, IN 46556
- Moot Court/NDT Debate Director – Undergraduates – 1981-1983
- Moot Court Writing Award 1981
University of Scranton, Pa.
- Masters Business Administration – Finance Concentration – 1980
- Honors Thesis: “Phillips Curve – Inflationary/Unemployment Trade Off – Real or Imaginary?”
- B.S. – Bachelor of Business Administration – 1979
- Honors Program Graduate
- School of Business – Most Distinguished Graduate 1979
- Noel Chabanel Debate Society: Over 26 individual and team awards
Taught as assistant to undergraduate classes: Argumentation and Debate; Logic and Rhetorical Analysis. University Senate Representative.
For assistance with commercial litigation matters or business legal disputes, contact John Dougherty online, or call 720-941-7200 to schedule an initial consultation.
Denver business lawyer John Dougherty can handle various commercial litigation, real estate law and Colorado construction law issues and disputes throughout Arapahoe County, Jefferson County, Boulder County, Adams, Broomfield and Douglas County, as well as serving Civil litigation clients in Aurora, Lakewood, Englewood, Cherry Creek, Littleton, Parker, Englewood, Greeley, Fort Collins, Vail, Aspen and throughout Colorado.