Christopher J.W. Forrest
Christopher J.W. Forrest
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Chris Forrest graduated Order of St. Ives from the University of Denver College of Law and has been individually rated (AV) by Martindale Hubbell since 2001, the highest possible rating for both legal ability and ethical standards. For nearly 20 years, Chris has prided himself on providing practical, proactive legal advice to individual, corporate, and institutional clients throughout Colorado. Prior to joining Miller & Steiert, Chris was a shareholder and director with Hamilton, Faatz and Waller in Denver and Greenwood Village.
Chris provides business and corporate advice, including advice related to sales and acquisitions, commercial leasing, contracts, real estate conveyance and financing; broad commercial litigation representation including contracts and other business disputes, commercial and residential construction defect claims, religious entity law, advice regarding employment disputes and compliance, including ADA, ADEA, Title VII, Colorado Wage Act, FLSA compliance, and administrative proceedings before EEOC and DORA-Colorado Civil Rights Division; representation in administrative proceedings, C.R.C.P. 106(a)(4) appeals and interlocutory appeals regarding governmental immunity, defense and pursuit of 42 USC §1983 actions in federal and state court; representation of public pension funds in litigation and administrative matters; and appellate practice before the Colorado Court of Appeals, Colorado Supreme Court, and the 10th Circuit.
Areas of Practice:
Business and Corporate
40% of Practice Devoted to Litigation, including Appellate practice
U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1994
U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 1994
University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado, 1993, J.D.
Order of St Ives
Law Review: University of Denver, General Editor
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, B.S.
Major: Psychology and Anthropology
Split Rail Fence Co., Inc. v. United States, 844 F.3d 880 (10th Cir. 2016)
Allison v. Bank One Denver, 289 F.3d 1223 (10th Cir. 2003)
A.D. Store (Auer's) v. Colorado Dept. of Revenue, 19 P.3d 680 (Colo. 1999)
Calvert v. Mayberry, ___P.3d___ 2014CA1559 (Colo. App. 2016), cert. granted 2016SC413
In re Estate of Shimizu, ___P.3d___ 2015CA1421 (Colo. App. 2016)
Safari 300, Ltd. v. Hamilton Family Enterprises, 181 P.3d 278 (Colo. App. 2007)
Cissell Mfg. Co. v. Park, 36 P.3d 85 (Colo. App. 2001)
Tepley v. Public Employees Retirement Association, 955 P.2d 573 (Colo. App. 1997)
Professional Associations and Memberships:
American Bar Association
Colorado Bar Association
Arapahoe County Bar Association
Labor and Employment Relations Association
Past Employment Positions:
Colorado Court of Appeals, Hon. John A. Criswell, Appellate Judicial Clerk, 1993 - 1994
Hamilton Faatz and Waller, Shareholder and Director, 1994 - 2012
Pro Bono Activities:
Board Member, City of Littleton Licensing Authority
Board Member, City of Littleton Historic Preservation Board
Board Member, Roundup Fellowship, Inc.
Board of Directors, Earthlinks, Inc.