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Stutheit and Gartland Colorado Lawyer

Highest rated attorney

Stutheit & Gartland, P.C. has the highest possible peer rating from other attorneys and judges. A(highest quality)V(highest ethics) and Preeminent (peer rated highest level of professional skill).

Brian Stutheit promises to give candid opinions, sound advice based on years of experience, and to always work for your best interest.  We try to find prompt, effective, inexpensive solutions for clients. We are not afraid of the courtroom, and will not be intimidated. We will not gouge you for fees.

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Attorney Brian Stutheit

Construction Law

Recognized by Denver Magazine as among Denver’s top construction attorneys.

We represent construction professionals, building owners, and home owners. We defend engineers and contractors against construction defect claims, but also litigate against builders and contractors on behalf of homeowners and property owners.

We have helped many roofers, siding contractors, remodeling contractors and other trades to create contract forms.

We know homeowner insurance, mechanics liens, construction defect law, construction contracts, warranties,  and construction liability law.  We also handle realtor or seller fraud and nondisclosure cases for both buyers and sellers. Brian Stutheit has tried four such cases to verdict, and never lost.

Recently Colorado construction lawyer Brian Stutheit got homeowners a big settlement in a leaky roof claim, won an arbitration in Colorado Springs for homeowners whose custom home was defective, won lawsuits for two engineers sued for defective design, filed liens for roofing, electrical and painting contractors, obtained a court order punishing a contractor who filed an unlawful 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 did not disclose building defects.

We practice construction law from Boulder to Colorado Springs.

Employment Law – Employee Rights

We represent employees in discrimination cases based on race, religion, gender or national origin, sexual harassment, pregnancy rights, and the ADA.  We also represent employees for breach of wage or employment contract, non compete contracts and severance agreements. We collect unpaid wages. Brian was interviewed by The Atlantic magazine about a pregnancy discrimination case and verdict of his for a magazine article about pregnancy law.

Estate Planning, Powers of Attorney and Wills

Documents are prepared on a fixed fee basis.  No surprises.  Home visits available, usually at no extra cost.  Financial and  health care powers of attorney.  Right to die or living wills. 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, home warranty claims.

Mechanics Liens

Colorado mechanics lien attorney Brian Stutheit represents contractors, materials or equipment suppliers and design professionals. We prepare, file and foreclose liens.

We also represent homeowners against liens.  Our record for persuading contractors that filing a lien would be folly is good, and we have never lost a spurious lien lawsuit (lawsuit to remove a lien from property).

Personal Injury – Slip and Fall, Auto Accidents and Food Poisoning

We have been representing injured people in cases like these for twenty five years.  For many years Brian Stutheit defended these cases for State Farm and St. Paul insurance companies. Brian won a food poisoning lawsuit against Jimmy Johns.


Brian Stutheit has been a probate lawyer for more than 25 years.  We open and administer probate estates with or without wills, represent clients in guardianship and conservatorship matters.   We represent creditors and estates regarding claims by creditors. We help survivors to deal with real estate, stocks, life insurance and other assets.

Compare our rates to  other professionals of similar experience. We practice probate law in  Arapahoe ,  Boulder,  Broomfield, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, El Paso and Jefferson Counties.

Probate Litigation

Correcting abuses of authority by trustees and personal representatives. Breach of fiduciary duty actions. Recovery of monies from people who stole from the deceased.  Disputes about inheritance. Fraud, undue influence,  misuse of powers of attorney, failure to account for expenditures. Will contests. Spouse inheritance disputes. Interpretation and enforcement of wills or trusts. Survivor rights to life insurance and retirement accounts.

Real Estate Law

Review of contracts for construction and remodeling or repairs, prosecution and defense of seller failure to disclose claims, warranty problems, premises liability for slip and fall, trespass.  Realtor negligence.

Unemployment Law

We appear at unemployment eligibility hearings and appeals as attorney for employers and employees. We charge on a flat fee basis.   Every year unemployment lawyer Brian Stutheit wins dozens of appeals hearings. In 2015 Brian won a case in the Colorado Court of Appeals overturning the Division of Unemployment’s decision that a talent agent was an employer of its talent. This year we successfully defended a band which the Colorado Department of Labor was trying to force pay unemployment taxes, beat the City of Denver on behalf of a former employee, and proved for an employer that its fired worker spent his lunch times in the parking lot of a liquor store.

Contact us for your initial consult. Discussions whether we can help you, and the cost, are free.

Phone: 303-321-3017

email Brian Stutheit: brian@stutheitandgartland.com