Adam D. Kendall

Special Counsel

Summary

Adam Kendall is a seasoned litigator, trying over 50 jury trials as lead counsel. Adam represents individual and corporate clients, both plaintiffs and defendants, in a wide array of business litigation matters.  In addition to representing clients in civil litigation, he represents individuals charged with, or suspected of, white collar crimes.  Adam's background as a trial attorney includes years of experience as both a civil litigator, and as a prosecutor in a large Denver metropolitan area district attorney's office where he handled all types of felony charges.  He has filed hundreds of motions and other pleadings in federal and state courts, and has made thousands of appearances before judges.  Adam's background has equipped him to effectively assist clients in matters ranging from complex commercial disputes and internal corporate investigations to a variety of criminal cases.

The trial skills Adam has developed over his years of practice have been recognized outside of the courtroom.  Since 2014, he has been a faculty member for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) – the nation’s leading provider of legal advocacy skills training – teaching trial techniques to practicing attorneys at programs held across the United States.  Adam has also been a trial advocacy coach for the University of Colorado Law School since 2012, training future lawyers the proper methods for presenting a case in court.  In his previous job as a prosecutor, Adam presented numerous times at Colorado District Attorneys’ Counsel events, teaching Colorado prosecutors trial strategy and advocacy skills.  Additionally, for several years, Adam taught a variety of classes surrounding constitutional and statutory law to cadets at several law enforcement academies. 

Significant Representations

Lead attorney responsible for representing a minority shareholder in a million-dollar business who had been frozen out of company operations by his partners, successfully securing a buyout of our client’s business interests.

Tried a case on behalf of a national corporation accused of fraudulent transfer following the acquisition, and absorption, of a smaller competitor.

Lead attorney responsible for representing a home-owner in a contentious contract dispute. 

Tried numerous felony cases, from complex unemployment benefit theft cases, to cases involving first degree murder.

Specific Areas of Practice

Commercial Litigation:

  • Contract Actions
  • Fraud
  • Fraudulent Transfers
  • Business Divorce
  • Defending actions under the Colorado Consumer Protection Act

Internal Corporate Investigations

Criminal Defense:

  • White Collar Crimes
  • Various other criminal matters

Professional and Community Involvement

Faculty – National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA)

Coach – University of Colorado Law School Trial Advocacy Program

Member – Colorado Bar Association

Member – Denver Bar Association

Admitted to Practice Generally and Pro Hac Vice Before:

U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit and Eleventh Circuit

U.S. District Court of Colorado

State Courts, Colorado and Utah

 

Overview

Practice Areas

Education

J.D., University of Colorado Law School, 2007

B.A., magna cum laude, Claremont McKenna College, 2000

Licensed In

Colorado