Patrick G. Compton

Partner
Denver

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.

Experience 

Representative Matters

  • 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.

Professional Highlights

Professional Activities

LEED® Accredited Professional

Recognition & Accomplishments

Colorado Super Lawyers, 2021

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

Publications

"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

Credentials 

Education

University of Texas School of Law (J.D. 2001)

University of Texas (B.A. 1997)

Admissions

Minnesota

Colorado

Texas

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth 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 District of New Mexico