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Steven Matthew Kelso

Steven Matthew Kelso

Practice areas:

Commercial, Employment & Labor, Franchising, Defective and Dangerous Products, Class Action, Intellectual Property

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About Me

Steve Kelso's extensive jury trial experience enables him to strategically develop pending matters with an eye toward effective trial presentation.  Mr. Kelso's practice focuses on defending complex commercial disputes, particularly ones involving franchises.  Mr. Kelso has successfully represented franchisors in various state and federal courts, before administrative agencies, and on appeal.  He also has defended national companies in commercial, product liability, labor and employment, intellectual property, personal injury, and insurance coverage disputes. 

Before joining the firm, Mr. Kelso served in the U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General's Corps.  While in the Air Force, he tried over 30 jury trials and served as lead trial counsel and supervising attorney on the Air Force's most complex jury trials.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1997

  1. Defective and Dangerous Products: 20%
  2. Franchising: 20%
  3. Employment & Labor: 20%
  4. Commercial: 20%
  5. Other: 20%
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570 Seventeenth Street
Suite 4500
Denver, CO, 80202-5647




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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super Lawyers - Franchise/DealershipColorado Super Lawyers2010
Rising Star - Civil Litigation DefenseColorado Super Lawyers2009


Association NamePosition NameDuration
United States Air ForceJudge Advocate General's CorpsN/A


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Notre Dame Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
University of Colorado at BoulderAerospace EngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science1994