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Alex Nelson, a partner at Benson, Kerrane, Storz & Nelson, joined the firm in 2008, and brought with him a wealth of experience in construction defect litigation and insurance coverage issues. Prior to joining Benson, Kerrane, Storz & Nelson, he practiced at a Denver law firm that served the construction industry, working for both general contractors and real estate developers. His experience spans a wide range of both litigated and non-litigated matters, primarily focused in the areas of construction defects, real estate, insurance, and other commercial disputes. He has worked in both state and federal courts, including trial through jury verdict, and is experienced with all forms of alternative disputes resolution, as well as post-trial and appellate work. He has written, spoken, and consulted on construction defect and liability insurance related issues. Alex’s practice is now focused exclusively on representing homeowners and homeowners’ associations in construction defect claims.

Alex was selected for inclusion in 2011 and 2012 Colorado Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars list as one of the top attorneys in Colorado. No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected to the list. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

Alex received his B.A. in Environmental Studies and German from Middlebury College, and his J.D. from the University of Colorado School of Law.

He is a founder and benefactor of the annual Stigler/Nelson Alpine Endeavors Scholarship (affectionately known by students as the “Ski Bum Scholarship”) at the University of Colorado School of Law. The scholarship is awarded to the third-year law student whose essay demonstrates a passion for alpine sports, and an ability to excel in them in spite of the rigors of the legal curricula.

Alex lives in Boulder with his wife Jen, daughter Gabi, son Max, and their two German shepherds.


Languages spoken: English, German

Practice areas


  1. Construction: 100%
    13 years



Hourly ($525/hour), contingent (33%)

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Contact info

Benson, Kerrane, Storz & Nelson, P.C.

1301 Washington Ave.
Ste. 300
Golden, CO, 80401


MNAuthorized to practice201206/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarColorado Superlawyers2012
Rising StarColorado Superlawyers2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBenson, Kerrane, Storz & Nelson, P.C.2008 - Present
AttorneyHiggins Hopkins McLain & Roswell2003 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Colorado Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Denver Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Larimer County Townhome & Paired Home HOAResolved through settlement
Jefferson County HOAResolved through settlement
Broomfield County Single Family HomeResolved through settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
Colorado Builder ForumColorado Mechanics' Lien Trust Fund Statute - Robbing Peter to Pay Paul Might Land You in Jail2008
Colorado Bankruptcy Court ReporterAdditional Insured and Insured Contract Liability Insurnace Coverage for General Contractors2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Colorado School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
Middlebury CollegeEnvironmental Studies and GermanBA - Bachelor of Arts2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Lorman Constructon Claims SeminarAdditional Insured Coverage for General Contractors2008