Laurence (Trip) W. DeMuth, III



Laurence “Trip” DeMuth provides invaluable leadership in complex commercial, construction and real estate, energy and environmental, and white-collar cases. Trip has compiled an impressive winning trial record, including securing millions of dollars in judgments and damages for his clients and favorable verdicts on a range of complex matters. His experience helps him assess cases early to facilitate a quick and efficient resolution on behalf of his clients or, if necessary, take the case to trial.

Complex Litigation and Trials

In addition to leading multiple litigation teams in complex commercial, construction, environmental and real estate matters, Trip handles white-collar criminal cases and internal investigations. He also serves as a trusted advisor to clients, including serving on the steering committee for a multibillion dollar international company as it considered expansion into China.

In 2011, Law Week Colorado recognized the jury verdict Trip won in a fraud and breach of contract case as the seventh-largest jury verdict in Colorado.

Recognition and Service

Trip is ranked in Chambers USA and Best Lawyers. He has been recognized by Law Week Colorado as a “Top Litigator.” Trip is also a member of the Boulder County District Attorney’s Conviction Integrity Unit, a panel that reviews claims of injustice in Boulder County.

Prior Experience

Trip was a prosecutor in the Boulder County District Attorney’s office from 1984 to 2000. That experience has proven invaluable to the private practice clients he has represented in court since joining the firm in 2000.


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota


University of Colorado Law School
J.D. (1983)

Colorado State University
B.A. (1980)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Featured twice on the television program The New Detectives, which aired on The Discovery Channel
  • Featured on the television program Forensic Files, which aired on Court TV

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Associated Builders and Contractors, Rocky Mountain Chapter — Board of Directors, 2016-19
  • Boulder County Bar Association — Professionalism Committee and Former Member of Board of Directors
  • Boulder County District Attorney’s Conviction Integrity Unit – Member

Civic Activities

  • Boulder Public Library Foundation — Board of Directors, Former Member
  • Dental Aid — Board of Directors, Former Member


  • Chambers USA — Colorado, Construction, 2021-23
  • Martindale-Hubbell — Peer Review Rating: AV-Preeminent® 2013-23
  • Best Lawyers® — Construction Law, 2020-21; Construction Litigation, 2020-21; Commercial Litigation, 2021
  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2021
  • Law Week Colorado—2018 'Top Litigator'
  • Acritas — Star Lawyer, 2020
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2014-15
  • Corporate Counsel Black Book, 2008
  • Boulder County's Outstanding Young Lawyer for 1996
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