730 17th Street, Suite 925 |  Denver, Colorado 80202

Michael J. Decker

Partner

Fax 303-468-5981

Mike Decker is an experienced litigator who practices in the areas of construction law, insurance defense, and complex commercial litigation. He has received defense verdicts following jury trials in multiple Colorado and Wyoming courts.

Mr. Decker has received an “AV Preeminent” rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest possible rating for legal ability and ethical conduct. He has been recognized as a “Colorado Super Lawyer” for the practice of areas of civil litigation and construction law every year since 2012. Only 5% of all lawyers in Colorado receive this distinction each year and Mr.
Decker was one of the few attorneys to accomplish this recognition under the age of 40.

Throughout his career, Mr. Decker has enjoyed a strong relationship with several national insurance carriers. Both Mr. Decker and the firm are listed in Best’s Directory of Recommended Insurance Attorneys and are panel counsel for a number of carriers in Colorado and Wyoming.

Mr. Decker has been recognized in multiple editions of The Best Lawyers in America and he is honored in the current edition of Best Lawyers in the areas of Commercial Litigation and Construction Litigation. He has been recognized as a Best Lawyer every year since 2014.

Mr. Decker has acted as lead litigation counsel in more than 100 construction defect actions. He currently represents general contractors, trade contractors, and design professionals in litigated disputes and contractual negotiations. Mr. Decker frequently speaks to construction and insurance industry groups on topics relating to construction law, litigation tactics,
contractual and risk management strategies, and insurance issues. He has also been a past contributing author to The Practitioner’s Guide to Colorado Construction Law.

Over the past 22 years, Mr. Decker has successfully litigated hundreds of cases in Colorado state and federal courts. His cases involve commercial general liability claims, product liability, personal injuries, and contract disputes in addition to construction related claims. Many of Mr. Decker’s past cases have been selected for official publication by the Colorado Supreme Court and Colorado Court of Appeals, including the following:

  • Copper Mountain, Inc. v. Industrial Systems, 208 P.3d 692 (Colo. 2009)
  • State Farm v. Kastner, 97 P.3d 1256 (Colo. 2003)
  • Burchett v. South Denver Windustrial, 42 P.3d 19 (Colo. 2002)
  • Shaw Construction LLC v. United Builder Services, Inc., 296 P.3d 145 (Colo. App.
    2012)
  • Richmond Am. Homes v. Steel Floors, LLC, 187 P.3d 1199 (Colo. App. 2008)
  • Serna v. Kingston Enterprises, 72 P.3d 376 (Colo. App. 2002)
  • Hussion v. ICAO, 991 P.2d 346 (Colo. App. 1999)

Mr. Decker is admitted to practice in Colorado, Wyoming, the United States District Court for the District of Colorado, the United States District Court for the District of Wyoming, and the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.

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