Patrick Pugh
Patrick Pugh

Patrick H. Pugh

Associate

pughp@ballardspahr.com
Tel 303.299.7325
Fax 303.296.3956
Denver

Patrick H. Pugh has experience in a wide variety of cases, including contract disputes, business torts, real property disputes, employment and discrimination matters, and tax disputes. Mr. Pugh has appeared in state and federal courts in Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas, California, Florida, New Mexico, and Texas.

Representative Matters

  • Significant experience representing both lenders and developers in cases involving the Federal Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act and the Colorado Consumer Protection Act
  • Managed numerous cases involving claims against developers of condominium planned unit developments
  • Represents clients in the financial services and mortgage banking industries in cases involving lending-related issues, including claims arising under state and federal lending statutes and consumer protection laws
  • Managed more than 30 cases nationwide involving complex trade secret, computer fraud, and business tort claims
  • Advises clients regarding real property and business disputes
  • Represented Fortune 500 financial and insurance companies as plaintiffs and defendants in connection with employment and discrimination claims
  • Successfully defended employers from discrimination claims under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • Represented developers and lenders in mechanics lien cases
  • Obtained a $1.9 million confession of judgment, including front and back rent, on behalf of a landlord against a commercial tenant

Pro Bono Experience

Mr. Pugh has advised nonprofit companies on several issues, including 501(c)(3) certification, employment issues, and intellectual property considerations. He also worked with the Colorado Lawyers Committee Homeless ID Task Force to assist elderly, homeless, and indigent persons to obtain Colorado identification cards.

Mr. Pugh is the Denver office's representative on Ballard Spahr's Pro Bono Committee.

Professional Activities

American Bar Association, Litigation Section

Colorado Bar Association

Denver Bar Association

Faculty of Federal Advocates

Recognition & Accomplishments

Named a Super Lawyers "Colorado Rising Star," business litigation, 2014

Publications

While attending law school, Mr. Pugh authored "Standards of Professional Conduct for Attorneys; a Middle Ground Solution to Noisy Withdrawal," 14 Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy 659, 2005.

Speaking Engagements

Panelist, "The CFPB and the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act: What's New?" Ballard Spahr webinar, May 21, 2013

"ILSA 2013: Planning and Inconsistencies – What We Have Learned under the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act And How To Plan for 2013," Ballard Spahr seminar, November 16, 2012

Community Activities

Mr. Pugh volunteers as part of the Legal Aid Foundation Associates' Campaign Committee and works with local charities and arts organizations.

Board Memberships

Colorado Bright Beginnings

University of Kansas School of Law (J.D. 2005)
Member, Order of the Coif; Managing Editor, University of Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy

University of Kansas (B.S. 2001)

Colorado

U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit