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Aaron David Goldhamer

Litigation Attorney at Denver, CO

4.8   12 reviews
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  • Licensed for 14 years
    State CO
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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LET'S TALK ABOUT SOLVING YOUR PROBLEM. IN VARIOUS FIELDS, I FIGHT TO GET CLIENTS WHAT THEY DESERVE.

Aaron D. Goldhamer is a litigator who represents businesses and individuals who have been defrauded or injured by someone in a position of trust. His clients have included individuals, municipalities, large and small businesses, and nonprofit organizations. He has represented clients in a variety of disputes before both Colorado courts and administrative agencies. Mr. Goldhamer has worked on cases where the stakes ranged from two thousand to two billion dollars. Aaron zealously advocates for all of his clients, bringing dedicated and creative problem solving to every case.

During law school at the Georgetown University Law Center, Mr. Goldhamer obtained Dean's List honors and participated in the Criminal Justice Clinic. Aaron graduated cum laude and with distinction in his B.A. major of Ethics, Politics, & Economics from Yale University while also completing the Teacher Preparation program, earning a teaching certification in high school English.

Mr. Goldhamer is from Denver and has strong ties to the community, serving various local organizations. He has officiated a double-digit number of weddings, traveled to 49 U.S. states, is an avid soccer player and cyclist, and enjoys spending time with his wife and kids.

Awards

Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
2015

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Location

Keating Wagner Polidori Free, PC

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  12 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | February 2, 2015
Best Lawyer I've Had
Of all of the lawyers I have had Aaron stands out as the best. He used his expertise to give me the information necessary to make my own knowladgeable decisions about how to proceed. In my experience it is rare for a lawyer to give a client so much agency and then go on to support their decision 100%. He actually takes the time to listen to you and get to know you on a personal level which makes the toughest of situations that much more managable. Aaron is creative in the ways in which he will approach a case, and is sure to find new ways to get the results necessary for a victory. Aaron has a personal commitment to the Denver community and will continue to stand up for what is right. His dedication to my pro bono first amendment case led to a favorable ruling and I will forever be grateful for that. I can attest to his hard working strong character and great personality. I would recommend him anyone who is ever in need of a lawyer.
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Response from Aaron Goldhamer March 25, 2015
Thank you, it was a pleasure to serve!
Posted by Christopher | December 18, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Service of Aaron Goldhamer
Aaron has done legal work for me for a number of years. The major project was sale of an apartment complex which involved extensive legal negotiations including court proceedings. He has always been pleasant, cooperative and extremely competent. I highly recommend his services.
Response from Aaron Goldhamer December 19, 2023
Thank you, Chris, it was a pleasure to help you out!
Posted by Cale | December 18, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney and a nice guy
I hired Aaron to help recover inherited funds held by a large bank that refused to release them, despite my recover attempts. As a nonpracticing attorney myself, I can say that he did an excellent job. His work product was always high quality, he was always quick to respond to me and to the opposing party (even though the amount in controversy here was relatively small), and he was a pleasure to work with. I am extremely grateful and would highly recommend him.
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Response from Aaron Goldhamer December 18, 2023
Thank you, Cale, it was a pleasure to help you out!
Posted by Ernie | November 16, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Aaron Goldhamer represented me in a case where I was the plaintiff in a malpractice suite. I found Aaron to be knowledgeable, down to earth, concise and to the point. I very much appreciate Aaron's work and am thankful that I had him as my attorney.
Response from Aaron Goldhamer November 16, 2023
Thank you, Ernie, it was a pleasure to help you out!
Posted by Regan | June 17, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Good human, service with integrity and character
Aaron took on my situation of his own interest and accord. I am a paraplegic wheelchair user, and there was no access available at my local bowling alley where I had bowled for years prior to my injury. When I inquired about them creating access, I was rebuffed. Aaron volunteered to assist, and was able to negotiate with them to install a ramp to the alley. All pro-bono. Aaron is a down-to-earth, quality guy who truly cares about justice and making things right for people of all backgrounds and walks (or rolls) of life. Highly recommend!
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Response from Aaron Goldhamer June 18, 2019
My pleasure, Regan...let's go bowling!
Posted by Rebecca | January 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and great work
I contacted Aaron regarding a few professional issues I had in regards to changing companies, non-compete claims, etc. He is a personal friend who I felt had a lot of integrity so I felt comfortable with him ethically handling my case. He was extremely thorough in his review of the law and previous precedent. Ultimately, the outcome that I had desired was obtained and I feel confident with the documentation that he has given me that I can continue to practice with peace of mind knowing that I was well within the law.
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Response from Aaron Goldhamer June 18, 2019
It was a pleasure to help you out, Doctor!
Posted by Steve | January 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Incredibly thoughtful and hard-working!
Aaron took on our case when others wouldn't and he jumped in with an enthusiasm for getting the job done in the best way possible. He approached the case with a hunger to advance our interests and to ensure a fair and just resolution for the issue at hand. The case occurred during a busy time for Aaron, but he always committed more than the time required and never cut corners due to a heavy client load. It was clear that Aaron was staying up late, waking up early, and investing a ton of his energy and intellect into our case. I fully and without hesitations recommend Aaron! He approaches his work with a full heart and is clearly doing it for the right reasons!
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Response from Aaron Goldhamer June 18, 2019
Happy to help, Steve!
Posted by Brooke | December 3, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
I contacted Aaron after being injured in a scooter accident caused by another driver. Aaron was extremely knowledgeable and supportive, and I feel lucky to have had such a capable ally helping me through this difficult time. He set clear expectation and offered a range of options, always giving sound and reasonable advise while also listening to what I wanted. I would not hesitate to recommend Aaron to anyone.
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Response from Aaron Goldhamer June 18, 2019
I'm glad we were able to resolve your issue, Brooke!
Posted by Amy | December 2, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A pleasure to work with!
Aaron did a wonderful job getting our case settled in a quick manner without having to go to court! He was extremely professional and offered his expert advice to guide us through the process. We were impressed with his knowledge of the law and effective communication skills!
Response from Aaron Goldhamer December 3, 2015
Thank you, it was a pleasure to help you out!
Posted by Dave | December 2, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
smart, knowledgeable, dedicated to bringing justice to the world
It was a pleasure working with Aaron on multiple lawsuits arising from bad clients of our small business. He was helpful, knowledgeable, and encouraging throughout the process both times. He accepted my input when I provided it, and gave valuable advice when we needed it. We will turn to him again when we next have the need for an attorney!
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Response from Aaron Goldhamer December 3, 2015
Thank you, I'm glad we resolved your issues!
Posted by Chelsea | December 1, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful
Our family hired Aaron to work on a very complicated matter involving a family property. He's honest, dependable, and one of the smartest people I know.
Response from Aaron Goldhamer December 3, 2015
Thank you, it was great to work with you and yours!
Posted by anonymous | October 14, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Brilliant Lawyer!
Aaron is a brillian lawyer. Why only 3 stars? You still need to stay on top of your case if you hire him. In our case he could've had the frivolous judgement agains us dissmissed based on Statute of Limitations alone and charged us respectively. Instead he went in circles, confused us and ended up "doing work" the entire retention deposit amount. He also tried to imply that there was a conflict of interest between husband and wife which could prevent him from representing them together. Which was a mere attempt to upsell on the attorney's part. The conclusion: I'd hire him again in a difficult situation. But will make sure that he does what he is supposed to without adding stuff just to be able to spend as much as possible.
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Response from Aaron Goldhamer November 17, 2023
I was glad to achieve dismissal of the claims against this client and her husband in 2020 (about three years before this review), but it was a surprise to hear about the issues described above for the first time three years later. Per standard practice and the rules governing lawyers, whenever I represent multiple clients in the same matter I need to advise them of a potential of a conflict, assess whether it is a waivable conflict, and discuss with the clients what would happen if a conflict between them arises despite their waiver of a conflict. All of this was done prior to the engagement in this case and did not result in any increased fees. Additionally, the anticipated cost of the engagement was clear up front. I wish that it was not so expensive to access the justice system, but in a defense case the only real option is to proceed on an hourly basis rather than on a contingency fee. I'm not sure if a language barrier with this client--and the passage of time since the case--contributed to some feeling of confusion at the time or in retrospect. It was important to raise all of our potential grounds for dismissal in our motion to dismiss. I'm glad we were able to prevail on the statute of limitations argument, but it was not a sure thing given the tolling issues that the plaintiff had peppered into the complaint. While our backup arguments were not ultimately needed because we prevailed on the statute of limitations issue, they were wise to assert. Given the complexity of the issues--which included a related 46-page indictment brought by the Colorado Attorney General, a bankruptcy filing, and a separate insurance fraud scheme--it took some time to sort through the relevant facts for purposes of preparing the motion to dismiss. I always strive to achieve my client's goals efficiently. It is unfortunate that this client sees it differently, despite my successful representation consistent with the initial budget. I have contacted this client to discuss this review and will update this comment if warranted.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Keating Wagner Polidori Free, PC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Jones & Keller, PC
  • 2011 - 2016
  • Attorney
  • Sherman & Howard, LLC
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Summer Associate
  • Sherman & Howard, L.L.C.
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Summer Associate
  • Reilly Pozner Connelly LLP
  • 2007 - 2007
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Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Yale University
  • BA
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Individual vs. Attorney
  • Mid-six-figure settlement
  • Successor Trustee vs. Financial Institution
  • High-six-figure settlement
  • Individual vs. Financial Institution and Real Estate Professionals
  • Obtained over $1 million in settlement proceeds and judgment

Associations

  • Denver Bar Association
  • Representative to Colorado Bar Association Board of Governors
  • 2022 - Present
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • Eagle Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Democratic Party of Denver
  • House District 8 Vice Chair
  • 2017 - 2021
  • Colorado Women's Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2016
  • NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado (c)4
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - 2018
  • Colorado Legal Aid Foundation
  • Associates Advisory Board Member
  • 2013 - 2023
  • Democratic Party of Denver
  • Captain, House District 8A
  • 2011 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers recognition for Commercial Litigation
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2024
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2023
  • Best Lawyers recognition for Commercial Litigation
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Best Lawyers recognition for Commercial Litigation
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Selma Lock Volunteer of the Year
  • Democratic Party of Denver
  • 2014
  • Dean's List
  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • 2008
  • Dean's List
  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • 2007
  • Graduated cum laude and with Distinction in the Major
  • Yale University
  • 2004
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Publications

  • CLE In Colorado, Inc.
  • Colorado Courtroom Handbook -- Chapter on Post-Trial Motions and Issues (co-author)
  • 2021
  • LexisNexis publication
  • Colorado Pretrial Civil Litigation -- LexisNexis Practice Guide
  • 2020
  • LexisNexis
  • Colorado Pretrial Civil Litigation -- LexisNexis Practice Guide
  • 2019
  • CLE in Colorado, Inc.
  • Colorado Courtroom Handbook -- Chapter on Post-Trial Motions and Issues (co-author)
  • 2018
  • CLE in Colorado, Inc.
  • Colorado Courtroom Handbook -- Chapter on Post-Trial Motions and Issues (co-author)
  • 2016
  • CLE in Colo. Inc.
  • Colorado Courtroom Handbook -- Chapter on Post-Trial Motions and Issues (co-author)
  • 2014
  • Trial Talk
  • New Procedural Rules for Business Litigation: Overview and Strategic Considerations (co-author)
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Geneva Glen Camp staff orientation
  • Liability Management (various years since 2014)
  • 2023
  • 6th Annual Litigators' Summit
  • Fraudulent Transfers: Detection, Remedies, and Strategies
  • 2023
  • CPFAN forum
  • Constitutional issues pertaining to the criminalization of homelessness
  • 2019
  • Various on campaign trail
  • Democracy for the People -- Denver Referred Measure 2E
  • 2018
  • Numerous forums and speaking engagements on the campaign trail for the Colorado House of Representatives and the RTD Board
  • Various
  • 2016
  • Organized and moderated CLE panel at Denver Center for the Performing Arts prior to "Just Like Us" performance
  • Comprehensive Immigration Reform
  • 2013
  • Organized and moderated CLE panel at Denver Center for the Performing Arts prior to "When we are Married" performance
  • Marriage equality and changes to maintenance (alimony) laws
  • 2012
  • Organized and Moderated CLE panel at Denver Center for the Performing Arts before "To Kill a Mockingbird" performance
  • Race & Justice / Representing Underdog Clients
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (3)
Endorse Aaron
Real estate Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I found Mr. Goldhamer to be knowledgeable and competent in representing his client in our contested matter."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Aaron has been a role model to many both in the legal profession as well as his community. He exemplifies how a good lawyer and community member should act and always finds the time and resources to do the right thing. I highly endorse Aaron Goldhamer."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer because he's a man of and with integrity, hard-working, caring and diligent in all he does. Further, he respects his clients and is involved not only in supporting the legal community but, also, in the wider community. He reflects what the profession should be and how it should be seen."
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Denver Litigation Lawyer Aaron David Goldhamer
Aaron David Goldhamer
Litigation Attorney
Denver, CO
Licensed for 14 years
Free Consultation
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