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.
- 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.