Gary C. Davenport

Senior Counsel
Tel 303.454.0549
Fax 303.454.5900

Gary Davenport focuses his practice on complex litigation in the commercial, oil and gas, and securities fields. He has practiced for over forty years and has served as lead counsel in numerous cases in both federal and state courts. Gary has particular experience in litigating cases involving midstream issues with natural gas, including processing and gathering, and royalty cases on behalf of both lessors and lessees. His clients range from Fortune 500 companies to closely held businesses and entrepreneurs.

Gary is also an American Arbitration Association arbitrator and consistently handles mediations and arbitrations. He has deep experience as an arbitrator in complex securities cases and in disputes involving multifaceted oil field issues.

Representative Experience

  • Served as lead counsel in a variety of complex pipeline disputes
  • Litigated a multitude of take-or-pay and last-regulated price cases
  • Served as lead counsel for clients in claims to geologic information
  • Represented a number of Fortune 500 clients in gas processing claims
  • Handled royalty disputes on behalf of both lessors and lessees

Professional Activities

Denver Bar Association, Member

Colorado Bar Association, Member

Nebraska Bar Association, Member

Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Member

American Association for Justice, Member

American Arbitration Association, Member


Co-author, "Colorado Supreme Court Issues Win for Oil and Gas Industry," Ballard Spahr alert, January 16, 2019

Community Activities

Colorado UpLift, Member

YMCA, Member

University of Nebraska College of Law (J.D. 1973)

University of Nebraska (B.A. 1971)



U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

U.S. Supreme Court