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Kent Modesitt, a partner at Reilly Pozner LLP, represents both plaintiffs and defendants nationwide in a wide range of complex, commercial disputes. Kent is experienced in matters involving injunctive practice, contract matters, intellectual property, class actions, legal malpractice, trade secret misappropriation, non-solicitation agreements, franchise/agency relationships and antitrust law.


Before entering private practice, Kent served as law clerk to Chief Justice Mary J. Mullarkey of the Colorado Supreme Court and as a staff attorney in the Fifth Judicial District of Colorado. In these clerkships, he gained valuable experience in both the appellate and trial arenas, as well as exposure to diverse areas of civil and criminal law.


Kent has spoken to lawyers, accountants, and marketing personnel on topics like the use of expert witnesses, demonstrative evidence, transition to new counsel during litigation, the humanization of corporations to juries in litigation, and intellectual property issues.


Kent's blog, Trial Management, can be found here:



Practice areas


  1. Intellectual Property: 50%
  2. Litigation: 30%
  3. Appeals: 20%

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  • Richard W Beck

    I have worked for and with many good attorneys over the years, but only a few stand-out--Kent is one of them. I worked with Kent for about 5 years and I can say, without reserve, the he is one of the few attorneys who truly understand and have mastered all facets of the practice of law. Specifically, Kent not only knows the relevant law but he makes it a point to know his clients and what they need and want. Moreover, Kent knows how to best use the assets available to him to ensure that his clients receive the best representation possible. I strongly suspect that Kent, to the extent that he is not already, will be on a short list of names that come to mind when corporate executives contemplate which attorney they can place their trust in when it comes to complex commercial litigation. I heartily and without reserve recommend Kent.


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Local Litigation Star in Colorado-PlaintiffBenchmark Litigation2014
Listed in Intellectual Property LitigationColorado Super Lawyers®2013
Plaintiffs Star in LitigationBenchmark Litigation2013
Plaintiffs Star in ColoradoBenchmark Litigation2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyer, Corporate Counsel Edition2012
Order of St. IvesUniversity of Denver College of LawN/A
First PlaceRocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Natural Resources Writing CompetitionN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerReilly Pozner LLP2001 - 2011
Law Clerk to Chief Justice Mary J. MullarkeyColorado Supreme Court1999 - 2000
Staff AttorneyFifth Judicial District, Colorado1999 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationMember2013 - Present
Colorado Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2013 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Denver Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Trademark Infringement LawsuitSettlement
Representation of Ingersoll-Rand/TraneSettlement
Representation of VALIC in Unfair Competition LawsuitsOngoing
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Publication nameTitleDate
Water Law ReviewAntidegredation: A Lost Cause or the Next Cause1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Denver Sturm College of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1999
University of Colorado - BoulderN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
AIG ConferenceTrademark, Copyright, and Trade Dress--A Marketing Perspective2011
AIG ConferenceTrade Secret Protection and Enforcement of Noncompete Obligations2009
Clifton Gunderson's General Counsel ForumChanging Horses: The Efficient Transition to New/Additional Counsel During Litigation2007
Clifton Gunderson's General Counsel ForumThe Corporation in Litigation: Developing the Allure of David Using the Strength of Goliath2007
Litigation Conference for Attorneys and CPAsThe Expert Witness: Preparation, Presentation and Perils2006