Paul M. Grant

Phone: 720-545-0883

You’re not likely to outlast Paul Grant.

He used to run marathons, and the discipline and approach remain a part of who he is and how he approaches his work.

“I can be a bit tenacious,” he says.

Combine that with his experience in the courtroom – he estimates about 40 trials and arbitrations in the last 10 years – and you can see why companies like to have him on their side.

Paul represents them in business and commercial litigation, as both plaintiffs and defendants, and often finds himself on the side of a business that ended up on the short end of a deal. He’ll tell you it’s just his nature to root for the underdog.

Through the years, those underdogs have included businesses and consumers, auto dealerships and auto dealers, including minority dealers, whom he continues to represent. He’s handled contract claims, misappropriation of trade secrets, fraud, employment, real estate, construction, civil theft – you name it.

He even worked in-house at one point, giving him a very good appreciation of how companies view legal work and legal issues.

But for the most part, he’s a trial lawyer doing trial work. His approach?

Just like the marathoner: he puts in a world of preparation. And then he begins and just keeps going. And he doesn’t stop until his clients are across the finish line.

Practice Areas:

  • Litigation and arbitration of complex commercial cases involving:
  • Breach of contract, fraud, civil theft, and deceptive trade practices, primarily in the construction and automotive industries.
  • Unique personal injury cases, such as exposure to infectious diseases.
  • Breach of fiduciary duty, trade secret misappropriation, and defamation, often in the context of terminated employment relationships and the breakup of closely-held companies.

Recent Trials:

  • Substantial recovery against a steel building company for breach of contract, fraud, deceptive trade practices, and civil theft.
  • Favorable decision for plaintiff client in Jefferson County, Colorado, for misappropriation of trade secrets by a former employee who started a competing business.
  • Summary judgment in a deceptive trade practices case heard in Colorado federal court involving steel building competitors.
  • Multiple arbitration awards for unpaid subcontractors on construction projects.
  • Defense victory for trustee in mortgage fraud case and an award of attorneys’ fees and costs for attempting to enforce a spurious lien.

Professional Affiliations:

  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association

Admitted to Practice

  • All state courts in Colorado and Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit 
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas 
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas 
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit 

Education

  • The University of Michigan School of Law, J.D., 1993
  • The University of Texas at Austin, B.B.A., with honors, 1990

Representative Published Decisions

  • Amicorp v. General Steel Domestic Sales, LLC, 2007 WL 2890089 (D. Colo. 2007) 
  • Amicorp, Inc. v. General Steel Domestic Sales, LLC, 284 Fed. Appx. 527, 2008 WL 2610472 (10th Cir. 2008) 
  • General Steel Domestic Sales, LLC v. Denver/Boulder Better Business Bureau, 2009 WL 535780 (D. Colo. 2009) 
  • In re: Beaty, 2011 WL 3323760 (D. Colo. 2011) 
  • Thomas v. Cummins Engine Co., Inc., 2015 WL 7294573 (D. Colo. 2015)