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David George McConkie

Litigation Attorney at Colorado Springs, CO

5.0   12 reviews

also known as David G. McConkie

  • Licensed for 16 years
    State CO
    Acquired 2008
    Active No misconduct found

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About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    Expertise obtaining favorable outcomes in broad array of civil disputes, including real estate, construction defect, consumer protection (fraud), contract disputes, and personal injury mattters. Particular emphasis in jury trials.

    16 years, 250 cases

  2. Personal injury
    Experience obtaining maximum settlements and/or verdicts on behalf of injured clients.

    13 years, 15 cases

  3. Commercial real estate
    Advise small businesses regarding entity formation, contract drafting, dispute prevention and creative dispute resolution.

    13 years

  4. Real estate
    Assist clients with residential and commercial real estate transactions.

    13 years, 15 cases

  5. Appeals
    Experience obtaining victories and attorney fee awards for clients at Colorado District Courts, The Colorado Court of Appeals and The Colorado Supreme Court.

    16 years, 10 cases

David G. McConkie was born and raised in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He graduated in 2002 from Brigham Young University with a bachelor’s degree in saxophone performance. Before entering George Mason University School of Law in Washington, D.C., Mr. McConkie worked as a saxophonist, and later, as a legislative assistant with two of Colorado’s United States Senators.

In law school, Mr. McConkie received the Bendheim and Murphy scholarships and served as Articles Editor on The Journal of Law, Economics & Policy. He worked as a law clerk with Carey & Allende, a law firm in Santiago, Chile, and with several United States government agencies, including the Department of Justice, the Judiciary Committee of the United States Senate, and the White House. Before returning to Colorado, Mr. McConkie worked in The Hague, Netherlands, assisting a practice group with representation of the Ethiopian government before an international claims commission.

Mr. McConkie was admitted to the Colorado Bar in 2008 and served as Deputy District Attorney in Colorado’s Fourth Judicial District from 2008 to 2011. As a prosecutor, Mr. McConkie managed all aspects of heavy misdemeanor and felony caseloads. He joined a private civil litigation practice in 2011 and has helped build Torbet Tuft & McConkie as a trial and litigation law firm.

Mr. McConkie has brought disputes to resolution in over 75 jury trials, bench trials or arbitration proceedings, including multiple seven-figure and high-level felony disputes. While he particularly enjoys trial, he has more commonly helped clients obtain favorable outcomes through negotiation, litigation, and mediation in hundreds of business, real estate (including construction defect), personal injury, employment and bankruptcy matters. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, and he is a member of the Colorado and El Paso County Bar Associations. Mr. McConkie is fluent in Spanish and enjoys helping his Spanish-speaking clients.

Mr. McConkie and his wife, a cellist, have five children. In his spare time he serenades them with jazz riffs, lugs them to the tops of Colorado’s mountains, and cheers them on as coach and fan of their sporting feats.


Torbet Tuft & McConkie LLC
2 N. Cascade Ave.
Suite 320
Colorado Springs, CO, 80903

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Posted by Bea | November 6, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Top Notch Litigator
I was forced into a frivolous law suit in which the plaintiff was gunning for punitive damages, when it was a simple contract dispute. David and his team presented my case with high competence, they were quick to grasp the facts, and agile at court proceeding. His court room demeanors were professional , courteous, yet effective and powerful. His presentation was concise and punchy! If you must go to trial, he is the best trial lawyer in Colorado Springs.
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Posted by Kris | April 7, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic law team and highly recommend!
David and his team did a wonderful job on my criminal case. His office staff is very supportive, professional, and on top of every detail. They responded to my questions with a quick response. If in the future at any time a need arises for legal help, I will without a doubt call David's firm firm again.
Posted by Jessica | August 30, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Genuine and Caring
David and I worked together on a case for the past 5 years. He worked tirelessly on the case, despite knowing if it would work out in the end. He gave up a lot of personal time just to see the case through. In the end, we were successful and the best outcome was reached. I never felt left in the dark and always felt if I needed something that I could call without hesitation. It is great to feel that I have an attorney who is not only knowledgeable and skilled, but cares about his clients and their wellbeing.
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Posted by Joshua | March 1, 2018
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Highly Recomended !!!
Davids willingness to help me with my case was 2nd to none. I would highly recommend David and his Firm for anyone that needs legal help!!
Posted by Jeff and Lori | June 24, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer and all around great person
We consulted with Mr. McConkie on a civil matter where some funds were misappropriated prior to a breakup. He was extremely passionate and fought tooth and nail the entire way without once losing his cool. This case was by no means a pocket stuffer but you would never know that by his research and preparation that went on behind the scenes. This man could try, litigate, negotiate, and represent you on any case at any time but the ones he is passionate about, as he was with ours, the opposing counsel had better be prepared. This is a first class attorney and an even better person. Should we require the services of an attorney at any time in the future, he will be the only one on our list regardless of the nature of the case. Thank you Sir, it has been a pleasure.
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Posted by Patricia | May 15, 2015
Professional, friendly, and effective
The entire legal service experience was professional, friendly, and effective. I appreciate that Mr. McConkie was cost-conscious and kept me "grounded" when I wanted to pursue higher legal actions.
Posted by John | January 27, 2015
Enthusiastic recommendation for attorney David McConkie
I was represented by David McConkie in a personal bankruptcy. The bankruptcy was brought about by the failure of two established businesses which I owned and operated. The failure of these businesses created a long and complicated personal problem for me. David was always available with good legal advice and handled the case with a high level of professionalism and competence.The case he developed went through in a very satisfactory manner. I would not hesitate to recommend Mr. McConkie to anyone in need of an excellent attorney. Mr. McConkie's support staff also did highly competent work and access to both them and Mr.McConkie was very good. I feel this attorney and his staff were a big help in returning my families life to a more normal state after a highly stressful time. Thank you John
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Posted by Steven | January 22, 2015
Responsive and Professional
We have used David on multiple occasions, he and his staff have responded quickly and professionally in all instances. His advice has been critical in addressing issues and he has always been timely, something that can be a rarity in this profession.
Posted by Suzanne | January 16, 2015
DG McConkie did it
David McConkie provided his services in the selling of my home. He did all that I could have expected, even to the point of giving me a refund that he could have pocketed, and I would have never been the wiser. He was pleasant and available.
Posted by James | January 14, 2015
A great lawyer and a great guy
David was great. He told me what to expect, kept me informed, treated me fairly, and ultimately he won my case and produced a very positive financial result. The experience was much better than I expected. I also just liked the guy. He has a calm demeanor, he spoke to me at my level of understanding, and was very friendly. If I ever need services like this again, I'll definitely come back to him.
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Posted by Russell Price | January 13, 2015
Excellent Attorney
At a time when I had felt that doors had been shut in my face and every time I turned around I was taking another hit David helped me out. He showed compassion and helped me realize I was a good person and had done everything in my power to do the right thing I just needed a fresh start. David helped me get that fresh start and I am grateful to him for that.
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Posted by Sandy | January 12, 2015
Excellent legal counsel
We turned to David for help in buying our home and were very pleased with all that he did for us. He responded quickly to our questions; followed up with everything that came up (expected and unexpected). He was attentive, helpful and professional! I would use him again for legal needs and definitely refer him to others.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 285-285 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Member
  • Torbet Tuft & McConkie LLC
  • 2011 - 2018
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • District Attorney's Office, El Paso County
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Legal Intern
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Law Clerk
  • Executive Office Of The President, The White House
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Legal Intern
  • United States Department of Justice, Office of Legislative Affairs
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Law Clerk
  • United States Senate Judiciary Committee
  • 2005 - 2005
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  • George Mason University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Brigham Young University
  • BM - Bachelor of Music
  • 2002


  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • El Paso County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2016
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2015
  • Trial Hound
  • Fourth Judicial District of Colorado
  • 2010
  • Trial Hound
  • District Attorney Office, Fourth Judicial District of Colorado
  • 2009
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Executive Office of the President, The White House
  • 2006
  • Outstanding Service
  • US Department of Justice
  • 2005
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Speaking Engagements

  • Presentation to US Army Judge Advocate General, Ft. Carson
  • Bankruptcy Basics
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (7)
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Litigation Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is a stellar attorney who is thorough, experienced, and genuine. I highly endorse this attorney. His reputation is above reproach and it is a pleasure to be a brother-at-bar with him."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Mr. McConkie for the last ten years. He is a top-notch litigator who knows his way around the court room. He is caring, intelligent, and a very hard worker. If I was in need of a litigation attorney, I would strongly consider hiring David McConkie."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is a fantastic attorney. He is honest and knowledgeable, with extensive trial experience. I strongly recommend him for litigation needs and dispute resolution."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dave is honest and has a lot of integrity. He treats his clients with dignity and aggressively represents their interests."
General practice Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Dave is a competent, thoughtful attorney. More importantly, he's an honest person and easy to talk to. As a client, have confidence Dave has your best interests at heart and is working hard for the result you seek."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"David is a smart lawyer and a great person. His integrity is of the highest order. I would recommend David as an advocate for any client in any dispute or litigation."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. Mr. McConkie posses the rare combination of ethical advocacy and deep understanding of the law. David's clients can trust they are represented by one of the best attorneys in the Colorado Springs area."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is an excellent litigator with a vast wealth of court room experience. He brings the perfect balance of aggressive representation and wise, practical counsel. He is analytical and strategic in his approach. He is dedicated to his client's cause. I trust and fully endorse David McConkie, without reservation. I have referred my own faithful clients to David for his litigation expertise, and will continue to do so."
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Colorado Springs Litigation Lawyer David George McConkie
David George McConkie
Litigation Attorney
Colorado Springs, CO
Licensed for 16 years