Denver, Colorado Attorney Brian K. Stutheit

Brian K. Stutheit

Call: 303-321-3017

We are located just off C-470 in the Ken Caryl area, also known as Littleton. We are three miles west of Chatfield State Park on C470 and four miles south of Hampden/US 285 and C470.

Attorney Brian K. Stutheit is a lawyer with approximately thirty years experience. He is AV Preeminent* rated under Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review system. This is the best rating possible based on confidential surveys of other lawyers and judges. It is the resource lawyers use to evaluate other lawyers.

Mr. Stutheit knows the law, knows the practice of law, cares about doing high-quality work, is resourceful, is responsive and provides real value for the fees he charges his clients. He won’t recommend work he doesn’t believe will benefit the client. He does not fear or avoid hard work, does not fear or avoid conflict (yet does not seek it out), does not fear or capitulate to other lawyers, and does not fear his own clients, i.e.,  he believes his duty is to be candid with clients.

He was listed by Denver Magazine and The American Lawyer as one of Colorado’s best construction lawyers. He has been interviewed on Colorado Public Radio about unemployment law, and was interviewed in The Atlantic magazine about one of his winning pregnancy discrimination cases.  He is a contributing author to West’s Colorado Practice Series, Civil Procedure Forms And Commentary.

Career Overview

1998 to Present. Founding partner, Stutheit & Gartland, P.C.

The firm and Mr. Stutheit handle all aspects of construction law.  This includes construction defects, drafting and review of construction, remodeling and repair contracts, real estate fraud and lien or collection matters.  We also practice residential real estate law, including realtor malpractice, trespass and title problems.

Mr. Stutheit’s other areas of practice are: estate planning (wills, powers of attorney, advance directives, prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements), estate administration, will contests and probate disputes, auto accidents, slip and fall cases, and unemployment law.

Before 1998 Brian Stutheit & Pat Gartland were partners at Montgomery Little & Soran in Greenwood Village, Colorado.  This was a law firm of over 25 attorneys. Mr. Stutheit’s practice emphasized defense of construction defect and personal injury lawsuits.  His mentor, Roy Montogomery, was one of Denver’s best known probate attorneys.


  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
    • Juris Doctor
  • Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas
    • B.A.
  • Littleton High School, Littleton, Colorado

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Practice Areas

Construction Law

We represent property owners, contractors, trades, suppliers, architects and engineers. Rated by two magazines among Denver’s top construction attorneys.

Mechanics Liens

We represent homeowners, as well as engineers, general contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers in mechanic’s lien matters.

Personal Injury

Stutheit & Gartland represented State Farm Insurance and Auto Owners insurance companies, so we know how the insurance claims business works. We handle multiple slip and fall cases every year.

Estate Litigation

Contesting a will or a trust is a very specialized area of law. It requires knowledge of estate planning and trusts, but also litigation expertise.

Employment Law

We represent employees in discrimination, sexual harassment, breach of contract, and pregnancy rights. We represent both employers and employees in unpaid wage claims and non-compete issues.

Wills & Probates

For more than 25 years Brian Stutheit has done probate trial work including undue influence, will contests, trust disputes, conflicts about inheritance rights, lawsuits for breach of fiduciary duty and abuse of power of attorney, creditor claims against estates.

Real Estate Law

Review of contracts for construction and purchase of new homes, prosecution and defense of seller failure to disclose claims, warranty problems, premises liability (slip and fall), trespass.

Unemployment Insurance

The appeal hearing before the hearing officer is your only chance to present all your arguments, witnesses and evidence. If you don’t have a lawyer for your hearing, you are endangering your claim and further appeals.


Mr. Brian Stutheit successfully represented me in my hearing against my former employer who denied my unemployment claim. He did a great job preparing all the documents we needed to win the case. He cross examined the heck out of my former employer. He is very knowledgeable and he is very good on his profession.
– David S.

I feel very lucky to have found Brian, and I honestly came across him through other reviews online that emphasized his experience but his amazingly calm demeanor that is so supportive and needed for someone seeking an attorney. I can verify those other reviews are on point with what I experienced working with Brian. – Jenna

Brian replied to my request within one day and helped me through the rest of my issue with CDLE. He was there for me every step of the way and was thorough and empathetic. I could not have asked for a better Attorney. I would highly recommend him. -Jacqueline

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