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David Michael Mclain

Litigation Attorney at Denver, CO

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David M. McLain is a founding member of Higgins, Hopkins, McLain & Roswell, LLC, a firm which specializes in construction law and construction litigation throughout Colorado.  Mr. McLain received his undergraduate degree from Colorado State University, graduating cum laude, and his law degree from the University of Denver, College of Law.  Mr. McLain completed the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance Litigation Management Institute, earning the designation from that organization as a Certified Litigation Management Professional. He has a general civil litigation practice with an emphasis on the defense of complex construction lawsuits on behalf of developers and general contractors.  As a result of the experience gained by defending some of Colorado’s largest residential construction defect lawsuits, developers, general contractors, and subcontractors seek out Mr. McLain to consult on risk avoidance and risk management strategies.  Currently among his clients are several of the state’s largest home builders, regional and custom builders, and numerous insurance carriers.  Mr. McLain is an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell and is a regular speaker at local, regional, and national seminars regarding construction defect litigation in Colorado.

Licensed for 24 years
State CO
Status Active
Acquired 1998
Updated 01/13/2023

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Higgins Hopkins McLain & Roswell, LLC
3900 E. Mexico Ave., Suite 500
Denver, CO, 80210-3971

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Posted by Mark | March 23, 2010
Excellent construction litigation Attorney - Highly Recommended
I have been working with David for over 2 years on a complex litigation case involviong our business. David is an excellent construction litigation attorney. I'm very pleased with his services that he recently provided to us. David is very detailed and highly knowledgeable of the facts and the legal issues at hand. Dave works well with all expert witnesses and has a great strategic insight for steering a case. Dave's firm kept me informed as to the developments of the case and spent whatever time I needed to fully understand the issues of our particular case. He has a great personality and is very easy to work with. I found Dave highly responsive and of very high integrity and character. David demonstrated a very high level of competance and understanding of our many case technicalities as well as case management issues. I strongly recommend David McLain as a construction litigation attorney and would again employ his services in a heartbeat if needed. I could not have been more satisfied! Great job, Dave -- You are a true standout!
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AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Member
  • Higgins, Hopkins, McLain & Roswell, LLC
  • 2001 - Present
  • Associate
  • Long & Jaudon, PC
  • 1998 - 2001

Education

  • University of Denver College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • Colorado State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995

Legal Cases

  • Stiff v. Bilden Homes, Inc., 88 P.3d 639 (Colorado Court of Appeals 2003)
  • Cooper v. United States Ski Ass’n, 48 P.3d 1229 (Colorado Supreme Court 2002)
  • Cooper v. United States Ski Ass’n, 32 P.3d 502 (Colorado Court of Appeals 2000)
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Associations

  • Colorado Association of Home Builders
  • Voting member of the Governmental Affairs Committee
  • 2010 - Present
  • Council on Litigation Management
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Construction Law Attorney Forum of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • American Mensa
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
  • Certified Litigation Management Professional
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
  • At-Large Director
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Entrepreneurs' Organization of Colorado
  • Learning Chair
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Entrepreneurs' Organization of Colorado
  • Finance Chair
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Denver Highlanders R.F.C.
  • Board Member
  • 2005 - 2009
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2013
  • Associate Member Council of the Home Builders Association of Metro Denver
  • Board Member
  • 2003 - 2004
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Honors and Awards

  • Best Construction Defects Lawyer for Defendants
  • Law Week Colorado
  • 2019
  • Best Construction Defects Lawyer for Defendants
  • Law Week Colorado
  • 2015
  • Selected for inclusion in the 2012 Colorado Rising Stars
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2012
  • Nominee - Forty Under 40
  • Denver Business Journal
  • 2012
  • Selected for inclusion in the 2011 Colorado Rising Stars
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2011
  • Nominee - Forty Under 40
  • Denver Business Journal
  • 2011
  • Nominee - Forty Under 40
  • Denver Business Journal
  • 2010
  • Selected for inclusion in the 2010 Colorado Rising Stars
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2010
  • Nominee - Forty Under 40
  • Denver Business Journal
  • 2009
  • Selected for inclusion in the 2009 Colorado Rising Stars
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2009
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell (www.martindale.com/ratings)
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • Small Business Development Center Training Seminar
  • Managing Construction Risk From Start to Finish
  • 2013
  • PIIAC and the Young Agents of Colorado Seminar
  • The GL Marketplace for Construction Professionals and Legal Issues Post HB 10-1394
  • 2012
  • Building Your Tomorrow Today - 35th Annual Conference
  • Common Building Code Violations
  • 2012
  • Construction Defect Claims in Colorado
  • What’s Happening in Colorado Construction Law? and Additional Insured Coverage for Developers and General Contractors
  • 2010
  • MC Consultants' 15th Annual West Region Construction Defect and Construction Law Conference
  • Rocky Mountain States Coverage & Current Trends
  • 2009
  • Construction Defect Claims in Colorado
  • What's Happening in Colorado Construction Law?
  • 2009
  • West Coast Casualty's Construction Defect Seminar
  • The Rest of the West: The 5 Things You Need to Know About CO, ID, HI, WA, and OR
  • 2008
  • Using OCIPs and CCIPs in Colorado
  • Claim Issues Under OCIP or CCIP
  • 2008
  • MC Consultants' 14th Annual Conference - West Region Construction Defect & Construction Law Conference
  • New Conflicts with AI Coverage
  • 2008
  • Construction Claims in Colorado
  • Happening in Construction Law Across the County?
  • 2008
  • MC Consultants' 13th Annual Seminar - Handling Construction Defect Claims: Strategies & Tactics
  • Colorado Coverage & Economic Loss Issues
  • 2007
  • Construction Defect Claims in Colorado
  • Construction Defect Litigation - Panel Discussion
  • 2006
  • Construction Defect Claims in Colorado
  • The Aftermath of Amendment 34: Is H.B. 1161 Still in Effect or Are We Playing Under New Set of Rules?
  • 2005
  • Construction Defect Claims in Colorado
  • Update on Changes in the Law
  • 2005
  • Construction Defect Claims in Colorado
  • Update on Changes in the Law
  • 2004
  • Construction Defect Claims in Colorado
  • Litigating Construction Defect Claims
  • 2004
  • Construction Defect Claims in Colorado
  • Case Study - The Sinking Restaurant
  • 2003
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Litigation Attorney | Jan 07
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"Dave is tireless and effective advocate for builders, developers, and contractors. I highly endorse him."
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Denver Litigation Lawyer David Michael Mclain
David Michael Mclain
Litigation Attorney
Denver, CO
Licensed for 24 years