Attorneys in Denver Colorado

Denver Attorneys

Which Denver Law Firms are the Largest?

Denver, as the largest city and capital of Colorado and as the largest city in the Rocky Mountain West, understandably boasts some of the largest attorney firms in the region, as well as the country in general.  This large pool of legal talent is even more impressive when one considers that compared with New York, Chicago and San Francisco, Denver is a very young (new) city, whose population in 1870 was less than 5,000.

But enough of general Denver history.  What are the largest Denver law firms?  Well, that depends on what you mean by “largest” and by “Denver” law firms.   For example, “Denver’s Biggest Law Firms”, as listed by Connie Elsbury in the Denver Business Journal (2012), are (for only the top five):

  1.   Holland & Hart, LLP (202)

2.    Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP (151)

3.    Sherman & Howard LLC (131)

4.    Brownstein Hyatt Farber & Schreck (113)

5.    Faegre Baker Daniels, LLP (90)

The Denver Business Journal evidently listed these firms based upon the amount of attorneys they have in their Denver (and only Denver) offices.  This leaves out Colorado-based firms that have many attorneys in other Colorado locations besides Denver—say Colorado Springs or Boulder, as well as national firms (and international) who are bigger firms but with smaller offices in Denver itself.

Example:   Bryan Cave, which merged with Holme, Roberts and Owen in 2011.   Holme Roberts and Owen was a historic Colorado firm whose numbers once exceeded or approached 200 as a firm.  In 2011, HRO merged with Bryan Cave, a St. Louis based mega-firm.   HRO’s website, as of January 2014, listed 77 attorneys in Denver, 14 in Colorado Springs, and 15 in Boulder.

Including other Colorado offices for the “Denver Attorneys” numbers would also boost firms already near the top even higher.  Holland & Hart, already tops on the list for Denver attorneys with 202 in 2012, also has (per their web site of January 2014) 8 attorneys in Aspen, 39 attorneys in Boulder, 8 in Colorado Springs, and 29 just down the street in their Denver Tech Center office.  Total those up and you’re approaching 300 attorneys just in Colorado alone.

So, here are the firms with the most Denver attorneys, based upon known size to the author and their web sites.   Many larger national and international firms have a small satellite office in Denver, but below a certain threshold we must stop counting.  We have also included the number of attorneys in Colorado for those firms, and the total number of attorneys firm-wide for them.

Most of the non-Denver attorneys in each firm are found located in satellite offices in Boulder, Colorado Springs, and occasionally Aspen, Avon or Steamboat Springs

Law Firm

Location of Denver Office

Denver Attorneys[i]

Colorado Attorneys[ii]

Firm Wide [iii]

Holland & Hart LLP 555 17th St #3200, Denver, CO ‎ 202 286 394
Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP 1550 17th St #500, Denver, CO 151 151 151
Sherman & Howard LLC 633 17th St #3000, Denver, CO 131 153 190
Brownstein Hyatt Farber & Schreck 410 17th St # 2200, Denver, CO 113 116 214
Faegre Baker Daniels, LLP 1700 Lincoln St #3200, Denver, CO 90 95 425
Bryan Cave* 1700 Lincoln St #4100, Denver, CO 77 106 884
Hogan Lovells 1200 17th St # 1500, Denver, CO 64 69 2253
Lewis Roca Rothgerber 1200 17th St # 3000, Denver, CO 61 73 251
Kutak Rock 1801 California St, Denver, CO 81 81 409
Fairfield Woods 1700 Lincoln St #2400
Denver, CO
42 42 42
Hall & Evans 1125 17th St # 600, Denver, CO 66 66 69
Snell & Wilmer 1200 Seventeenth St
Denver, CO
31 31 419
Polsinelli Shughart 1515 Wynkoop Street, Suite 600, Denver, CO 58 58 503
Ballard Spahr 1225 17th Street, Suite 2300
Denver, CO 80202-5596
36 36 473
Baker Hostetler 303 E 17th Ave # 1100
Denver, CO
33 33 733
Greenberg Traurig 1200 17th St # 2400, Denver, CO 51 51 1699
Arnold & Porter 370 17th St # 4400, Denver, CO 17 17 676
Patton Boggs 1801 California St, Denver, CO 30 30 491
Moye White 1400 16th Street Mall, Denver, CO 43 43 43


[i] Based on Denver Business Journal 2012
[ii] Most all using information from the firms’ websites
[iii] As listed in the National law Journal in 2012

Attorneys in Denver Colorado