Patrick Compton is an experienced trial attorney with a practice focused on complex real estate and construction litigation matters, which he handles throughout the country. In addition to his trial work, Patrick also routinely counsels clients in advance of litigation on risk avoidance and risk mitigation strategies.
Patrick represents financial institutions, property owners, developers, general contractors, design professionals, property managers, commercial landlords, commercial tenants, and court-appointed receivers. He has tried numerous cases to verdict and has argued multiple cases on appeal. His combination of industry and trial experience gives Patrick a strong appreciation of the needs of his clients, as well as an understanding of how best to achieve their goals.
Patrick was also one of the first litigators in the nation to become a LEED® Accredited Professional.
- Defended a bank through trial and appeal against a $7 million lender liability claim stemming from a failed development project. The trial resulted in dismissal of all claims against the bank and a verdict in the bank’s favor of over $9 million, with judgment upheld on appeal.
- Defended a real estate developer at trial in a partnership dispute alleging over $3 million in damages. The trial resulted in dismissal of all claims against the developer, and a judgment in the developer’s favor of over half a million dollars.
- Defended a bank through pre-trial proceedings against a $10 million lender liability claim involving a dispute over the workout of a real estate acquisition loan, with all claims resolving shortly before trial.
LEED® Accredited Professional
Recognition & Accomplishments
Colorado Super Lawyers, 2021-2022
Colorado Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2009, 2012, 2014-2015
Board Memberships & Community Service
Denver Building Owners and Managers Association, Associate Member
NAIOP Colorado, Member
Texas Exes (University of Texas Alumni Association), Member
Contributing author, Thomson Reuter’s Practical Law Real Estate, ongoing
"Brace for the Next Wave of COVID-19-Related Disputes," Colorado Real Estate Journal, February 17, 2021
"Lessons from the Great Recession: Battered but Unbroken." Colorado Real Estate Journal, May 6, 2020
"Force Majeure Provisions in the Age of COVID-19," Mile High CRE, April 27, 2020
University of Texas School of Law (J.D. 2001)
University of Texas (B.A. 1997)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico