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Bradley N. Shefrin

Bradley N. Shefrin
5619 DTC Parkway
Suite 1200
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

Bradley N. Shefrin is a Partner in our Denver office, and he is a seasoned trial attorney with three decades of legal experience. He concentrates his practice on construction and general liability litigation defense, and works closely alongside companies of all sizes to protect their interests and support the growth of their businesses.

Brad specializes in insurance litigation defense for builders, general contractors, engineers, construction trade companies, design professionals, manufacturers, distributors, landowners, homeowners associations and employers in all manner of litigation. He previously worked for an international insurance brokerage firm and brings that experience and insight to bear in every client matter.

He has handled hundreds of construction defect lawsuits, and defended subcontractors and trade professionals in single-family, multi-family, townhome and high rise communities. He also represents construction firms and subcontractors on industrial, manufacturing and commercial projects both large and small. In addition to litigation, Brad handles zoning, fiduciary duties, contract negotiation and dispute resolution.

Brad also represents clients on employment law issues including Title VII, Americans with Disabilities Act, accessibility matters, Colorado Civil Rights Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, and federal drug testing regulations. He has served as an expert witness in attorney standard of care in professional malpractice and attorney fee disputes.

Earlier in his career, he was a municipal court prosecutor and handled 750 trials including the unlawful storage of frozen corpses and the prosecution of parents who allowed their kindergarten-aged child bring a gun to school.

Brad earned a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Denver College of Law, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Colorado State University.

EXPERIENCE

Brad has 30 years of legal experience and he concentrates his practice on construction litigation defense, real estate and general liability matters. He specializes in insurance litigation defense for landowners, builders, general contractors, engineers, design professionals and subcontractors related to construction defect, contract disputes and other legal matters. He also handles a wide range of employment law issuers including Title VII, ADA, FMLA and other state and federal regulations.

ADMITTED

  • Colorado State Courts
  • U.S District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

EDUCATION

  • J.D., University of Denver College of Law
  • B.S., Colorado State University

PUBLICATIONS

  • “Unemployment Insurance Training,” Author and Presenter, Excelsior Youth Centers Inc., Aurora Colorado, February 26, 2016.
  • “Trial Success Stories:  What Does (or Does Not) Work,” Author and Presenter, Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, Beaver Creek, Colorado, August 2, 2013.
  • “Unemployment Compensation,” Author and Presenter, Developmental Pathways, Inc., Aurora, Colorado, November 2012.
  • “Employment Law Training” and “Updates on Employment Law and WC/FMLA/ADA/UI Interviewing Practices,” Author and Presenter, InspirationField, Cripple Creek Colorado, August 28, 2012.
  • “Dealing with the Absent/Uncooperative Client,” Author and presenter at event hosted by the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association – Construction Law Committee, Greenwood Village, Colorado, March 16, 2012.
  • “Updates in Construction Litigation,” Author and presenter at event sponsored by the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, July 31, 2009.
  • “Jury Instructions and Affirmative Defenses,” Author and presenter at event sponsored by the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, Denver, Colorado, April 27, 2009.
  • “Expert Witness Disclosures” and “Developments in Construction Defect Litigation,” Author and panelist at event sponsored by the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, Vail, Colorado, August 16, 2008.
  • “Employment Privacy Developments,” Author and Presenter at event sponsored by Sterling Education Services, Denver, Colorado, April 24, 2008.
  • “Construction Law: Contribution & Apportionment,” Author and Presenter at event sponsored by the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, Snowmass, Colorado, August 3, 2007.
  • “Emerging Issues in Colorado Employment Law,” Author and Presenter at event sponsored by Colorado Association of Family and Children Agencies, Denver, Colorado, June 2006.
  • “Update on Attorney Malpractice Law,” Author and Presenter at Landing on Your Feet Seminar, sponsored by Zupkus & Angell, P.C., Denver, Colorado, September 2005.
  • “State by State Compendium on Employee Drug Testing,” Author and Presenter at Mid-Winter Meeting, ABA State Employment Law Section, Ixtapa, Mexico, February 2005.
  • “Colorado Nonprofit Management: Understanding the Legal Issues,” Chapter Editor for book published by Long and Burton, Bradford Publishing, 2004.

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Colorado Bar Association — Member Since 1992
  • Colorado Bar Association — Construction Law Council Since 2020
  • Bar Fellow — 2021
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association — Member Since 2006 and Founding Co-Chair of the Construction Committee
  • Denver Bar Association — Member Since 1992

RECOGNITIONS

  • Law Week Colorado’s 2022 Barrister’s Best Litigators, Arbitrators, Mediators and Defendants/Plaintiffs Lawyers- Construction Defects lawyer for Defendants Award
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, 2023
  • Top Lawyer — 5280 Magazine
  • Super Lawyer in Construction Litigation since 2013
  • Top 100 Colorado Attorneys — 2016
  • Best Insurance Defense Attorney — Law Week, 2017 and 2020
  • Oak Tree Lifetime Achievement Award — The Shiloh House
  • Lifetime Achievement Award — Inspiration Field

Presentations

  • “Things You Should Know About Insurance On Construction Projects”, Insurance Construction Project CLE with the Colorado Bar Association, November 2022
  • “Construction Defect – A Plaintiff and Defense Perspective,” Colorado Bar Association Virtual Presentation, January 12, 2021.
  • “The Absentee Client and Rule 30(b)(6) Depositions,” Colorado Defense Lawyer’s Association, Greenwood Village, Colorado, December 6, 2016.
  • Trial Academy Instructor, Colorado Defense Lawyer’s Association, Denver, Colorado, April 2016.
  •  “Construction Defect Reform – A Legislative Preview,” Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, Denver, Colorado, December 10, 2014.
  • “Colorado Coverage Don’ts,” Construction Defect Claims Management Association, San Diego, California, September 17, 2014.
  • Trial Academy Instructor, Colorado Defense Lawyer’s Association, Denver, Colorado, May 2013.
  • “2007 Homeowner Protection Act: Not Just for Homeowners Anymore?” Presented to the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, Crested Butte, Colorado, July 27, 2012.
  • “Hildebrand v. New Vista Homes:  Key Issues Regarding Liability and Damages,” Panelist at the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, Beaver Creek, Colorado, August 6, 2011.
  • Trial Academy Instructor, Colorado Defense Lawyer’s Association, Denver, Colorado, April 2011.
  • “Rocky Mountain Coverage and Recent Trends,” Panelist at event sponsored by MC Consultants, Inc., San Diego, California, September 24, 2010.
  • “Hot Topics in Construction Litigation,” Panelist at event sponsored by the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, Vail, Colorado, August 13, 2010.
  • “Colorado Construction Defect Law Update,” Panelist at event sponsored by MCE Consultants, Denver, Colorado, February 25, 2010.
  • “Who Should Really Pay for Construction Defects,” Presenter and Panelist at event sponsored by Professional Investigative Engineers, Arvada, Colorado, September 27, 2006.
  • “Update on Colorado Employment Law,” Presenter at event sponsored by the Association for Legal Administrators, Denver, Colorado, April 2006.
  • “Email Law and Etiquette,” Presenter at event sponsored by Arraj Inns of Court, Denver, Colorado, March 2006.
  •  “Hot Topics in Employment Law,” Presenter at Colorado Municipal League Annual Municipal Attorneys Conference, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, June 2004.
  • “How to Adjust and Defend Environmental Claims,” Co-Presenter at event sponsored by the Denver Claims Association Annual Law Day, Englewood, Colorado, June 2004.
  • “Wage & Hour Basics, Leaves of Absence, Employee Privacy in the Workplace,” Presenter at event sponsored by Sterling Education, Denver, Colorado, May 2004.
  • “Workplace Privacy and ADR,” Presenter at event sponsored by Sterling Education, Denver, Colorado, April 2004.
  • “Employment Seminar,” Presenter at event sponsored by the Colorado Association of Family and Children’s Agencies, Lakewood, Colorado, October, 2003.
  • “HIPAA Compliance,” Presenter at event sponsored by the Colorado Claims Association, Annual Seminar, Englewood, Colorado, October 2003.
  • “What’s New in Construction,” Presenter at event sponsored by the Colorado Claims Association, Annual Seminar, Englewood, Colorado, October 2002.
  • “Anatomy of a Construction Defect Case,” Presenter at event sponsored by the Colorado Claims Association, Englewood, Colorado, January 2001.
  • “Pre-Termination Rights of Public Employees,” Presenter at event sponsored by the Colorado Municipal League Annual Municipal Attorneys Conference, Glenwood Springs, Colorado, October 1998.
Construction contract terminations for convenience are being exercised more frequently, introducing additional risk for contractors and subcontractors. This is according to a Construction Dive article
Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) is pleased to announce 47 lawyers from the firm were honored in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in
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In the 2022 edition of the Colorado Super Lawyers magazine, the law firm of Hall Booth Smith (HBS) will once again be recognized for its
DENVER, Jan. 10, 2022 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. announced today the opening of a Denver office with the addition of 17 attorneys and 18
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Bradley N. Shefrin is a Partner in our Denver office, and he is a seasoned trial attorney with three decades of legal experience. He concentrates his practice on construction and general liability litigation defense, and works closely alongside companies of all sizes to protect their interests and support the growth of their businesses.

Brad specializes in insurance litigation defense for builders, general contractors, engineers, construction trade companies, design professionals, manufacturers, distributors, landowners, homeowners associations and employers in all manner of litigation. He previously worked for an international insurance brokerage firm and brings that experience and insight to bear in every client matter.

He has handled hundreds of construction defect lawsuits, and defended subcontractors and trade professionals in single-family, multi-family, townhome and high rise communities. He also represents construction firms and subcontractors on industrial, manufacturing and commercial projects both large and small. In addition to litigation, Brad handles zoning, fiduciary duties, contract negotiation and dispute resolution.

Brad also represents clients on employment law issues including Title VII, Americans with Disabilities Act, accessibility matters, Colorado Civil Rights Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, and federal drug testing regulations. He has served as an expert witness in attorney standard of care in professional malpractice and attorney fee disputes.

Earlier in his career, he was a municipal court prosecutor and handled 750 trials including the unlawful storage of frozen corpses and the prosecution of parents who allowed their kindergarten-aged child bring a gun to school.

Brad earned a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Denver College of Law, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Colorado State University.

EXPERIENCE

Brad has 30 years of legal experience and he concentrates his practice on construction litigation defense, real estate and general liability matters. He specializes in insurance litigation defense for landowners, builders, general contractors, engineers, design professionals and subcontractors related to construction defect, contract disputes and other legal matters. He also handles a wide range of employment law issuers including Title VII, ADA, FMLA and other state and federal regulations.

ADMITTED

  • Colorado State Courts
  • U.S District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

EDUCATION

  • J.D., University of Denver College of Law
  • B.S., Colorado State University

PUBLICATIONS

  • “Unemployment Insurance Training,” Author and Presenter, Excelsior Youth Centers Inc., Aurora Colorado, February 26, 2016.
  • “Trial Success Stories:  What Does (or Does Not) Work,” Author and Presenter, Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, Beaver Creek, Colorado, August 2, 2013.
  • “Unemployment Compensation,” Author and Presenter, Developmental Pathways, Inc., Aurora, Colorado, November 2012.
  • “Employment Law Training” and “Updates on Employment Law and WC/FMLA/ADA/UI Interviewing Practices,” Author and Presenter, InspirationField, Cripple Creek Colorado, August 28, 2012.
  • “Dealing with the Absent/Uncooperative Client,” Author and presenter at event hosted by the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association – Construction Law Committee, Greenwood Village, Colorado, March 16, 2012.
  • “Updates in Construction Litigation,” Author and presenter at event sponsored by the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, July 31, 2009.
  • “Jury Instructions and Affirmative Defenses,” Author and presenter at event sponsored by the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, Denver, Colorado, April 27, 2009.
  • “Expert Witness Disclosures” and “Developments in Construction Defect Litigation,” Author and panelist at event sponsored by the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, Vail, Colorado, August 16, 2008.
  • “Employment Privacy Developments,” Author and Presenter at event sponsored by Sterling Education Services, Denver, Colorado, April 24, 2008.
  • “Construction Law: Contribution & Apportionment,” Author and Presenter at event sponsored by the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, Snowmass, Colorado, August 3, 2007.
  • “Emerging Issues in Colorado Employment Law,” Author and Presenter at event sponsored by Colorado Association of Family and Children Agencies, Denver, Colorado, June 2006.
  • “Update on Attorney Malpractice Law,” Author and Presenter at Landing on Your Feet Seminar, sponsored by Zupkus & Angell, P.C., Denver, Colorado, September 2005.
  • “State by State Compendium on Employee Drug Testing,” Author and Presenter at Mid-Winter Meeting, ABA State Employment Law Section, Ixtapa, Mexico, February 2005.
  • “Colorado Nonprofit Management: Understanding the Legal Issues,” Chapter Editor for book published by Long and Burton, Bradford Publishing, 2004.

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Colorado Bar Association — Member Since 1992
  • Colorado Bar Association — Construction Law Council Since 2020
  • Bar Fellow — 2021
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association — Member Since 2006 and Founding Co-Chair of the Construction Committee
  • Denver Bar Association — Member Since 1992

RECOGNITIONS

  • Law Week Colorado’s 2022 Barrister’s Best Litigators, Arbitrators, Mediators and Defendants/Plaintiffs Lawyers- Construction Defects lawyer for Defendants Award
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, 2023
  • Top Lawyer — 5280 Magazine
  • Super Lawyer in Construction Litigation since 2013
  • Top 100 Colorado Attorneys — 2016
  • Best Insurance Defense Attorney — Law Week, 2017 and 2020
  • Oak Tree Lifetime Achievement Award — The Shiloh House
  • Lifetime Achievement Award — Inspiration Field

Presentations

  • “Things You Should Know About Insurance On Construction Projects”, Insurance Construction Project CLE with the Colorado Bar Association, November 2022
  • “Construction Defect – A Plaintiff and Defense Perspective,” Colorado Bar Association Virtual Presentation, January 12, 2021.
  • “The Absentee Client and Rule 30(b)(6) Depositions,” Colorado Defense Lawyer’s Association, Greenwood Village, Colorado, December 6, 2016.
  • Trial Academy Instructor, Colorado Defense Lawyer’s Association, Denver, Colorado, April 2016.
  •  “Construction Defect Reform – A Legislative Preview,” Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, Denver, Colorado, December 10, 2014.
  • “Colorado Coverage Don’ts,” Construction Defect Claims Management Association, San Diego, California, September 17, 2014.
  • Trial Academy Instructor, Colorado Defense Lawyer’s Association, Denver, Colorado, May 2013.
  • “2007 Homeowner Protection Act: Not Just for Homeowners Anymore?” Presented to the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, Crested Butte, Colorado, July 27, 2012.
  • “Hildebrand v. New Vista Homes:  Key Issues Regarding Liability and Damages,” Panelist at the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, Beaver Creek, Colorado, August 6, 2011.
  • Trial Academy Instructor, Colorado Defense Lawyer’s Association, Denver, Colorado, April 2011.
  • “Rocky Mountain Coverage and Recent Trends,” Panelist at event sponsored by MC Consultants, Inc., San Diego, California, September 24, 2010.
  • “Hot Topics in Construction Litigation,” Panelist at event sponsored by the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, Vail, Colorado, August 13, 2010.
  • “Colorado Construction Defect Law Update,” Panelist at event sponsored by MCE Consultants, Denver, Colorado, February 25, 2010.
  • “Who Should Really Pay for Construction Defects,” Presenter and Panelist at event sponsored by Professional Investigative Engineers, Arvada, Colorado, September 27, 2006.
  • “Update on Colorado Employment Law,” Presenter at event sponsored by the Association for Legal Administrators, Denver, Colorado, April 2006.
  • “Email Law and Etiquette,” Presenter at event sponsored by Arraj Inns of Court, Denver, Colorado, March 2006.
  •  “Hot Topics in Employment Law,” Presenter at Colorado Municipal League Annual Municipal Attorneys Conference, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, June 2004.
  • “How to Adjust and Defend Environmental Claims,” Co-Presenter at event sponsored by the Denver Claims Association Annual Law Day, Englewood, Colorado, June 2004.
  • “Wage & Hour Basics, Leaves of Absence, Employee Privacy in the Workplace,” Presenter at event sponsored by Sterling Education, Denver, Colorado, May 2004.
  • “Workplace Privacy and ADR,” Presenter at event sponsored by Sterling Education, Denver, Colorado, April 2004.
  • “Employment Seminar,” Presenter at event sponsored by the Colorado Association of Family and Children’s Agencies, Lakewood, Colorado, October, 2003.
  • “HIPAA Compliance,” Presenter at event sponsored by the Colorado Claims Association, Annual Seminar, Englewood, Colorado, October 2003.
  • “What’s New in Construction,” Presenter at event sponsored by the Colorado Claims Association, Annual Seminar, Englewood, Colorado, October 2002.
  • “Anatomy of a Construction Defect Case,” Presenter at event sponsored by the Colorado Claims Association, Englewood, Colorado, January 2001.
  • “Pre-Termination Rights of Public Employees,” Presenter at event sponsored by the Colorado Municipal League Annual Municipal Attorneys Conference, Glenwood Springs, Colorado, October 1998.
Construction contract terminations for convenience are being exercised more frequently, introducing additional risk for contractors and subcontractors. This is according to a Construction Dive article
Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) is pleased to announce 47 lawyers from the firm were honored in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in
In an article published in Engineering News-Record, Brad Shefrin, Colorado-based partner at Hall Booth Smith, discusses the importance of construction design firms consulting with local
In the 2022 edition of the Colorado Super Lawyers magazine, the law firm of Hall Booth Smith (HBS) will once again be recognized for its
DENVER, Jan. 10, 2022 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. announced today the opening of a Denver office with the addition of 17 attorneys and 18
Related Industries