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Higgins, Hopkins, McLain & Roswell, LLC

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Higgins, Hopkins, McLain & Roswell, LLC Contact Information

Denver Colorado Construction Lawyer

Name: David M. McLain

Address: 100 Garfield Street, Suite 300  [Click For Map]

Phone: (303) 987-9870

Fax: (303) 987-9100

E-mail: mclain@hhmrlaw.com

Website: http://www.hhmrlaw.com

Firm Focus

The Law firm of Higgins, Hopkins, McLain & Roswell ("HHMR") is highly regarded for its expertise in construction law and the litigation of construction defect claims. The partners of HHMR previously practiced together for many years at a very well respected Denver law firm. They founded HHMR to continue their excellent working relationship and provide their clients the benefit of their complimentary skills.

In addition to their construction law background, HHMR's partners are well versed and experienced in tort, contract, and general casualty litigation ranging from products liability to ski and recreation claims to motor vehicle accidents and premises liability. The lawyers of HHMR have considerable experience in drafting, negotiating and litigating contractual matters, and their experience and talents have led to excellent results in the trial and appellate courts of Colorado. They have the qualifications to lend any construction litigation support necessary, as a commercial construction attorney or a business litigation lawyer.

While the attorneys at HHMR pride themselves on their litigation skills, they recognize that alternatives to trial are critically important and they have developed an excellent facility in the successful use of alternative dispute resolution. Today's legal climate requires flexibility in the approach to problem solving, and the attorneys at HHMR are particularly sensitive to the end result and the cost necessary to achieve it. HHMR provides its clients with advice and counseling regarding the best methods to avoid litigation in the first place.

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Previous Employment Summary

David M. McLain is a founding member of Higgins, Hopkins, McLain & Roswell, LLC, a firm which specializes in construction defect and general civil litigation throughout Colorado.  Mr. McLain received his undergraduate degree from Colorado State University, graduating cum laude, and his law degree from the University of Denver, College of Law.  He has a general civil litigation practice with an emphasis on the defense of complex construction lawsuits on behalf of developers and general contractors.  As a result of the experience gained by defending some of Colorado’s largest residential construction defect lawsuits, developers, general contractors, and subcontractors seek out Mr. McLain to consult on risk avoidance and risk management strategies.  Currently among his clients are several of the state’s largest homebuilders, regional and custom builders, a Fortune 200 company, and numerous insurance carriers.  Mr. McLain is an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell and is a regular speaker at seminars regarding construction defect litigation in Colorado.  In addition, he is proud to serve as an instructor for the Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Denver’s Quality Construction Certification program.

Activities and Awards

AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.[1]


Selected for inclusion in the 2009 and 2010 Colorado Rising Stars for construction litigation by Law & Politics Magazine.


Nominated as one of 2009 and 2010’s Forty Under 40 by the Denver Business Journal.


Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America, Troop 143, Denver, CO, September 24, 1990.


Member of American Mensa.

[1] AV® Preeminent ™ and BV® Distinguished™ are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

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Q & A

David M. McLain

Sheri H. Roswell

W. Berkeley Mann, Jr.

William A. McLain

Bret Cogdill

Derek J. Lindenschmidt

Shawn A. Eady

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What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?:

We encourage our clients to educate themselves regarding the law pertaining to construction litigation in Colorado. To that end, we have begun writing our own blog on the topic called Colorado Construction Litigation.

Are your attorneys willing to review documents prepared by clients?:


Are your attorneys willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?:

Yes, depending on the circumstances.

Are your attorneys willing to help a client with one discrete part of a case, without taking on the whole case?:

Yes, depending on the circumstances.

What are your policies about dividing work among the firm's partners, associates, and paralegals to make the process most cost-effective for the client?:

We strive to have all work completed by the attorney or paralegal in a cost-effective manner. When possible, we have the work completed by the individual who has the lowest billing rate, but still the ability to provide excellent results.

How frequently does your firm use mediation, arbitration, or collaborative law to resolve cases?:

We typically arbitrate all cases we can get into that forum.  Regardless of whether a case is in arbitration or litigation, all cases will be mediated before the arbitration hearing or trial.

Does your firm provide pro bono legal services or otherwise participate in your community?:

Yes.  In addition to providing pro bono legal services, we spend one day per year working together on a Habitat for Humanity job site.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?:

There are many general practice or insurance defense law firms that offer construction litigation as part of their practice, but HHMR is one of the few that specializes in construction law and the litigation of construction claims.

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Types of Cases
Main Area of Practice: Construction

Credentials & Cases
Court Admissions

United States District Court for the District of Colorado, 1999

United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, 1999

Colorado Supreme Court, 1998

Association/Professional Organization Memberships:

Member, Colorado Bar Association

Member, Denver Bar Association

Voting Member, Government Affairs Committee of the Colorado Association of Home Builders, 2010.

Member, Home Builders Association of Metro Denver

Member, Colorado Association of Home Builders

Member, Associated General Contractors of Colorado

Member, Defense Research Institute, 2005 to Present

Member, Construction Law Attorney Forum of the National Association of Home Builders, 2009 to Present

Board Member, Associate Member Council of the Home Builders Association of Metro Denver, 2003 and 2004

Graduate, Home Builders Association of Metro Denver, Quality Construction Committee Certification Course, 2002

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