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Stutheit & Gartland, P.C. has the highest possible peer rating from other attorneys and judges. A(highest quality)V(highest ethics).
At Stutheit & Gartland, P.C., your lawyers are serious, and responsive to your goals. We will explain the good and the bad, but always work for you. We try to find prompt, effective, inexpensive solutions. We are not afraid of the courtroom, and will not be intimidated. We aim to be your honest, trusted counsel and strong advocate. We will not gouge you for fees.
Thank you for all your help and patience in dealing with the boys. Thank God they are not my sons. They thought they could take over and dictate the terms of the estate. Thanks to you, they were stopped.
Brian Stutheit has many years’ experience in litigation and has a number of published cases. He is an AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated* attorney, which is the highest possible rating from other attorneys and judges.
Contact us about any of the following:
Construction Law -Recognized by both Denver Magazine and The American Lawyer as among Denver’s top construction attorneys.
We represent construction professionals, building owners, and home owners. We know homeowner insurance, mechanics liens, construction defect lawsuits, construction contracts, warranties, and builder, architect and engineer liability. We also handle boundary disputes, nuisance and trespass claims.
Recently we forced an insurer to pay for water damage to a home, won a trial for an engineer whose services were unpaid, filed liens for roofing and landscape contractors, obtained a court order removing a groundless lien against a home, persuaded a home builder to honor its warranty and repair a foundation, and got a settlement for home buyers whose seller and realtor failed to disclose building defects.
We are representing the owner of a geodesic dome designed by Buckminster Fuller in a roofing negligence case.
Disability insurance law, accidental death insurance, and life insurance law - We represent clients fighting for short term and long term disability benefits, life insurance and insurance for accidental death.
Employee rights - We represent employees in workplace matters. Discrimination based on race, religion, gender or national origin, sexual harassment, family leave and medical leave, pregnancy rights, ADA, breach of contract, noncompete contracts, unpaid wages, and separation or severance agreements.
We won an arbitration hearing for an Arab American who faced discrimination. We got a good settlement for a salesman fired as an excuse to withhold earned commissions. We are representing immigrants from Nepal whose paychecks bounced.
Estate Planning, Powers of Attorney and Wills – All documents are prepared on a fixed fee basis. No surprises. Home visits available. It is important for everyone to have a health care power of attorney. We draft prenuptial agreements, post-nuptial agreements and beneficiary deeds.
Homeowner Insurance Law – Bad faith failure to pay for home repairs, denial of coverage, insurance agent and broker negligence, problems with repair contractors.
Mechanics Liens – We represent contractors, materials or equipment providers and design professionals. Because a contractors lien is one of the few involuntary liens permitted on real estate, the requirements to claim a lien are complex and technical.
We also represent homeowners threatened with liens. Our record for persuading contractors that filing a lien is folly is very good.
Personal injury - slip and fall, auto accidents, biking injuries This past year we got substantial settlements for a restaurant patron who slipped in a busboy’s spill, a lady who tripped over a truck loading ramp in front of a grocery store entrance, and a young woman rear ended at a stoplight. We have been handling cases like these for twenty five years, and used to defend these cases for insurance companies.
Probate and probate/estate litigation - Guardianship and conservatorship. Financial abuse, family disputes over matters such as step parent and spouse inheritance, abuse of powers of attorney, disputes about wills and trusts. We both represent creditors and estates as to claims by creditors of the decedent. We have the trial skills to litigate in the probate court. We also open and administer estates. See our blog about life insurance and divorce.
Social Security Disability – Applications, appeals and repayment or overpayment problems. If you receive a Notice of Overpayment, act promptly. We restored benefits for a man whom Social Security discontinued because of his ex-wife was overpaid. This year we won SSDI appeals for two social security claimants who had mental health disabilities, and one who had an unusual digestive problem.
Unemployment Insurance – Hearings and appeals for both employers and employees. Compare our rates and references to anyone in Colorado. Brian Stutheit has won more than fifty appeals hearings.
Contact us for your initial consult. We offer hourly, and contingent fee arrangements, depending on the type of case. Oftentimes we will charge you hourly, but cap our total charges, so you know in advance the most you will have to pay. Most case evaluation meetings are at a discounted rate, or free.
See the Stutheit & Gartland blog tab for these and other discussions:
Home Inspectors – posted October 31, 2012
Mechanics lien cannot exceed contract price – posted April 24, 2013
Residential Roofing Contracts – posted April 1, 2013
Slip and Fall law – several blogs posted April, 2013
Social Security – the basic test for disability – posted March 19, 2013
Social Security Disability- fast tracked decisions – posted December 7, 2012
Steps In An Unemployment Benefits Claim – posted April 4, 2013
Stutheits In Colorado Legal History – posted April 28, 2013
Unemployment -overpayment, fraud – posted May 17, 2013
When Someone Dies -posted March 25, 2013
Wills – Undue Influence – posted March 12, 2013