Bradley N. Shefrin

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Bradley N. Shefrin



Bradley N. Shefrin is a Partner in our Denver office and is a seasoned trial attorney with over 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.

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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 to bring a gun to school.

Brad earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Denver and a Bachelor of Science from Colorado State University.



State Courts:

  • Colorado

U.S. District Courts:

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

U.S. Courts of Appeals:

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit


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


  • Colorado Bar Association: Member, 1992-Present; Bar Fellow, 2021; Construction Law Council, 2020-Present
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association: Member, 2006-Present
    • Construction Committee: Founding Co-Chair, Member
  • Denver Bar Association: Member, 1992-Present


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  • Barrister’s Best: Barrister’s Choice, Construction Defects Lawyer for Defendants; Law Week Colorado; 2022
  • Best Insurance Defense Attorney, Law Week; 2017, 2020
  • Top 100 Colorado Attorneys, Top 100 Lawyers, 2016
  • Oak Tree Lifetime Achievement Award, The Shiloh House
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Inspiration Field


  • Managing Risk to Achieve a Successful Project
    Colorado Bar Association, Construction and Insurance Committees CLE, November 2022
  • Things You Should Know About Insurance On Construction Projects
    Colorado Bar Association, Insurance Construction Project CLE, 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; December 6, 2016
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  • Trial Academy Instructor
    Colorado Defense Lawyer’s Association; Denver, CO; April 2016
  • Construction Defect Reform – A Legislative Preview
    Colorado Defense Lawyers Association; Denver, CO; December 10, 2014
  • Colorado Coverage Don’ts
    Construction Defect Claims Management Association; San Diego, CA; September 17, 2014
  • Trial Academy Instructor
    Colorado Defense Lawyer’s Association; Denver, CO; May 2013
  • 2007 Homeowner Protection Act: Not Just for Homeowners Anymore?
    Colorado Defense Lawyers Association; Crested Butte, CO; July 27, 2012
  • Hildebrand v. New Vista Homes:  Key Issues Regarding Liability and Damages
    Colorado Defense Lawyers Association Panel; Beaver Creek, CO; August 6, 2011
  • Trial Academy Instructor
    Colorado Defense Lawyer’s Association; Denver, CO, April 2011
  • Rocky Mountain Coverage and Recent Trends
    MCE Consultants Panel; San Diego, CA; September 24, 2010
  • Hot Topics in Construction Litigation
    Colorado Defense Lawyers Association Panel; Vail, CO, August 13, 2010
  • Colorado Construction Defect Law Update
    MCE Consultants Panel; Denver, CO; February 25, 2010
  • Who Should Really Pay for Construction Defects
    Professional Investigative Engineers; Arvada, CO; September 27, 2006
  • Update on Colorado Employment Law
    Association for Legal Administrators; Denver, CO; April 2006
  • Email Law and Etiquette
    Arraj Inns of Court Denver; Colorado; March 2006
  •  Hot Topics in Employment Law
    Colorado Municipal League Annual Municipal Attorneys Conference; Steamboat Springs, CO; June 2004
  • How to Adjust and Defend Environmental Claims
    Denver Claims Association Annual Law Day; Englewood, CO; June 2004
  • Wage & Hour Basics, Leaves of Absence, Employee Privacy in the Workplace
    Sterling Education; Denver, CO; May 2004
  • Workplace Privacy and ADR
    Sterling Education; Denver, CO, April 2004
  • Employment Seminar
    Colorado Association of Family and Children’s Agencies; Lakewood, CO; October, 2003
  • HIPAA Compliance
    Colorado Claims Association, Annual Seminar; Englewood, CO; October 2003
  • What’s New in Construction
    Colorado Claims Association, Annual Seminar; Englewood, CO; October 2002
  • Anatomy of a Construction Defect Case
    Colorado Claims Association; Englewood, CO; January 2001
  • Pre-Termination Rights of Public Employees
    Colorado Municipal League Annual Municipal Attorneys Conference; Glenwood Springs, CO; October 1998


  • Unemployment Insurance Training
    Excelsior Youth Centers Inc.; February 26, 2016
  • Trial Success Stories:  What Does (or Does Not) Work
    Colorado Defense Lawyers Association; August 2, 2013
  • Unemployment Compensation
    Developmental Pathways, Inc., November 2012
  • Employment Law Training and Updates on Employment Law and WC/FMLA/ADA/UI Interviewing Practices
    InspirationField; August 28, 2012
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  • Dealing with the Absent/Uncooperative Client
    Colorado Defense Lawyers Association – Construction Law Committee; March 16, 2012
  • Updates in Construction Litigation
    Colorado Defense Lawyers Association; July 31, 2009
  • Jury Instructions and Affirmative Defenses
    Colorado Defense Lawyers Association; April 27, 2009
  • Expert Witness Disclosures and Developments in Construction Defect Litigation
    Colorado Defense Lawyers Association; August 16, 2008
  • Employment Privacy Developments
    Sterling Education Services; April 24, 2008
  • Construction Law: Contribution & Apportionment
    Colorado Defense Lawyers Association; August 3, 2007
  • Emerging Issues in Colorado Employment Law
    Colorado Association of Family and Children Agencies; June 2006
  • Update on Attorney Malpractice Law
    Landing on Your Feet Seminar, September 2005
  • State by State Compendium on Employee Drug Testing
    ABA State Employment Law Section, February 2005
  • Colorado Nonprofit Management: Understanding the Legal Issues
    Bradford Publishing (Editor), 2004

In the Press

HBS Denver Partner Bradley N. Shefrin Recognized on the 2024 Colorado Super Lawyers List

Hall Booth Smith celebrates Denver Partner Bradley N. Shefrin for being recognized on the 2024 Colorado Super Lawyers list.

Denver Partner Bradley N. Shefrin Honored by Barrister’s Best as Top Construction Lawyer for 2023

Denver Partner Bradley N. Shefrin has been recognized by Law Week Colorado as the People’s Choice Construction Defects Lawyer for Defendants as part of their Barrister’s Best awards for 2023

55 Hall Booth Smith Lawyers Recognized as 2024 Best Lawyers® Award Recipients

We’re pleased to announce that 55 lawyers have been included in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.

5 Colorado HBS Attorneys Honored in the 2023 Super Lawyers Magazine

DENVER, COLORADO – March 8, 2023 – HBS is honored to celebrate the talent of Christine A. Craigmile, Elizabeth C. Moran, Scott S. Nixon, Catherine O’Brien Crum, and Bradley N. Shefrin as they have been recognized on the 2023 Super Lawyers list. Christine A. Craigmile Christine was honored for her work in personal injury medical

Three Partners Named to 5280 Magazine’s Denver’s Top Lawyers 2023 List

Hall Booth Smith Partners Bradley Shefrin, Christine Craigmile, and Scott S. Nixon were recognized by 5280 Magazine in its annual list of  Denver’s Top Lawyers for 2023, which lists the area’s most respected attorneys. Shefrin was recognized for his work in construction defect litigation, while Craigmile and Nixon were recognized for their defense work in

Construction Dive: Recession Fears Spur Uptick in Construction Terminations for Convenience

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 regarding a trend of owners pulling the plug on construction projects as supply chain pressures linger and recessionary fears loom. Bradley N. Shefrin, Denver-based partner at Hall Booth Smith, told

Hall Booth Smith Attorneys Honored by The Best Lawyers In America 2023

47 lawyers from the firm have been honored in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Engineering News-Record: Brad Shefrin on Design Pitfalls

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 professionals to avoid costly and embarrassing design problems. “Even though most states have open reciprocity allowing a licensed engineer or architect to pay a fee to stamp plans in that

HBS Attorneys Selected as Super Lawyers in the 2022 Colorado Super Lawyers Magazine

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 outstanding legal work as five of its attorneys are on the list of Super Lawyers: Christine A. Craigmile, Elizabeth C. Moran, Scott S. Nixon, Catherine O’Brien Crum and Bradley N.

Hall Booth Smith Expands to Denver with Nixon Shefrin Additions

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 staff members from Nixon Shefrin Ogburn Drew, P.C., a leading litigation defense firm in central Colorado. The combination is part of Hall Booth Smith’s continued westward expansion and marks its