Sean J. Metherell



Sean Metherell represents property owners in complex eminent domain proceedings in Colorado, Minnesota, and across the country for national clients with large real estate portfolios. He is an experienced trial lawyer who has successfully litigated a number of multimillion-dollar valuation trials in state court.

Eminent Domain

Sean represents property owners, developers and other property interest holders in all phases of eminent domain proceedings. While he primarily represents private and institutional landowners seeking just compensation, he has also represented condemnors acquiring property interests. Understanding the objectives of each side has been an important aspect of Sean’s success at trial, and this experience has also allowed him to negotiate favorable settlements through mediation.

Personal Interests

Outside of his legal practice, Sean enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter and is a lifelong Denver sports fan. Sean is also a competitive cyclist, racing for the Groove Subaru Excel Sports Cycling Team.


Bar Admissions



University of Pennsylvania Law School
J.D. Journal of Business Law (executive editor) (2014)

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Master of Bioethics (2014)

Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Wharton Certificate in Management (2014)

Pacific Union College
B.S. in Business Administration, magna cum laude (2005)

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • National Veterans Legal Services Program

Professional Associations

  • Owners Counsel of America  Affiliate Member
  • American Bar Associate  Real Estate, Condemnation, and Trusts Committee
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association

Civic Activities

  • AdventHealth Littleton — Board of Trustees, 2018-present
  • Littleton Hospital Foundation — Board Member, 2015-18


  • Best Lawyers® — "Ones to Watch," Litigation - Real Estate, 2023-24
  • Super Lawyers — Colorado Rising Star, 2022-23
  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2021-23
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2015, 2017-18
Awards Methodology
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