Brad Dempsey helps organizations and individuals resolve high-stakes disputes. An experienced lawyer and leader of the firm's Colorado finance and restructuring litigation team, he focuses on corporate restructurings and reorganizations, bankruptcy litigation (contested matters and adversary proceedings), receiverships, negotiation of workout and forbearance agreements, real estate litigation, appeals, and other complex financial matters. Brad has represented a variety of parties in complex cases before state, federal, bankruptcy, and appellate courts throughout the United States.

Brad is also a co-leader of the firm's outdoor industry services group.

Brad also works with homeowners to mediate and resolve disputes within HOA communities. He participated in the enactment of bipartisan legislation to reform and improve Colorado's Common Interest Ownership Act (CCIOA) to protect political speech and improve HOA governance. Brad has worked to promote best practices in community governance and CCIOA compliance through two decades of service to complex residential and resort communities in Jefferson County, Summit County and Eagle County.

Personal Interests

Brad is a proud Colorado native, husband and father of two, community volunteer, Colorado Football fan, life-long skier, student pilot, and photographer.


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado


U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado, Hon. Donald Cordova, 1999-2001
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado, Hon. Charles E. Matheson, 1999-1999


University of Colorado Law School
J.D. (1998)

University of Colorado Boulder
B.A. Dean's List (1995)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Colorado’s Marijuana Legalization and Impacts on the Financial Services Industry
    U.S. Law Firm Group, October 2015
  • Troubleshooting New Mortgage Rules
    Panelist, Colorado Bankers Association (CBA) Management Conference, Denver, January 2015


  • Injunctive Relief: Temporary Restraining Orders and Preliminary Injunctions
    Co-author, American Bar Association Publishing, 2009 

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • Faculty of Federal Advocates — Bankruptcy Pro Bono Program, Volunteer Counsel

Professional Associations

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Colorado State Bar Association — Judicial Liaison Section
  • First Judicial District (Jefferson & Gilpin County) Bar Association
  • Faculty of Federal Advocates
  • Denver Press Club

Civic Activities

  • Judicial Performance Commission, First Judicial District, Chief Justice Appointee, Second Term 
  • University of Colorado at Boulder — Advisory Board and Past Chair, Presidents Leadership Class


  • Law Week Colorado — Barrister's Best: Barrister’s Choice, Best Bankruptcy Attorney, 2018-19
  • Colorado Super Lawyers — Rising Star, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, 2010-12

Awards Methodology

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