Managing Member

Email J. Lawrence Hamil


During my early years of practice, I concentrated on transactions in the fields of securities regulation (public and private issuers and broker-dealer regulation), commercial law and banking. While employed by a bank holding company, I did not actively practice law, but my responsibilities included monitoring and compliance with the legal aspects of bank and non-bank acquisition, securities (the holding company was publicly traded and involved a number of registered transactions), operation of bank holding companies, banking, insurance and regulated lending. When I returned to the practice of law, I continued with commercial, real estate, securities and finance law, and advised clients with respect to foreign and international legal transactions. In addition, I began litigating claims, primarily in the fields of commercial litigation, securities and real estate transactions and legal malpractice. Presently my practice primarily involves litigation in these areas in both state and federal courts and in arbitrations before various forums. I also continue to practice in the fields of real estate transactions, formation of investment entities and financing.

I have served as an expert witness in state and federal courts with respect to legal malpractice, securities, broker-dealer issues and other matters. I am active in ethics and grievance proceedings, and have served as a special grievance prosecutor at the request of the Colorado Supreme Court, defense counsel and as a member of grievance hearing panels. I formerly was a member on the Committee on Conduct of the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado.

I am a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and a Fellow of the Colorado Bar.

Areas Of Practice

  • 70% Commercial Litigation
  • 10% Real Estate Transactions/Financing
  • 10% Legal Malpractice
  • 10% Securities

Litigation Percentage

  • 80% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 1966
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 1966
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1966
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2011


  • University of Colorado School of Law, Boulder, Colorado
    • Juris Doctor – 1966
    • Honors: Order of Coif
    • Law Review: University of Colorado Law Review, Editor in Chief
  • University of Colorado
    • Bachelor of Arts cum laude – 1963

Representative Clients

  • Land Title Guarantee Company
  • Continental Realty Advisors, Ltd.
  • Coughlin & Company
  • Old Republic Title Insurance Company
  • The Western Stock Show Association
  • Montegra Capital Resources, Ltd.


  • Key Bank
  • Colorado State Bank

Honors And Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2003 – 2014
  • Colorado Super Lawyers, 2006 – 2015
  • Best Lawyers – Bet The Company Litigation, 2009, 2015
  • Denver Post, Top Attorneys in Colorado, 2013 – 2014

Professional Associations And Memberships

  • Colorado and Denver Bar Association, Fellow, 1966 – Present
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow, 1995 – Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Holme Roberts and Owen, Denver, Associate Attorney, 1966 – 1968
  • Holme Roberts and Owen, Colorado Springs, 1968 – 1970
  • Rocky Mountain Financial Services, Inc. Colorado Springs, President, 1970 – 1974
  • Mountain Banks Ltd., Colorado Springs, Vice President, 1971 – 1974
  • Thomas & Esperti, Denver, Shareholder, 1974 – 1975
  • Hamil Professional Corporation, Denver, Sole Shareholder, Officer and Director, 1975 – 1991
  • Baker & Hostetler, Denver, Partner, 1991 – 1992
  • Hamil Professional Corporation, Denver, Sole Shareholder, Officer and Director, 1992 – 2001
  • Hamil/Hecht LLC, Member, 2001-2013
  • Hamil Law Group LLC, Member, 2013 – present


  • English


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