Dinsmore Adds Experienced Construction Tort Partner to Meet Demand Created by Denver’s Development Boom

December 21, 2022News Releases

Dinsmore Adds Experienced Construction Tort Partner to Meet Demand Created by Denver’s Development Boom

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP continues to add more depth to its construction law team with the recent hire of partner Lance Shurtleff in the firm’s Denver office. His practice will focus on construction related tort, with an emphasis on professional liability defense for architects and engineering professionals as well as tort claims in the trucking industry. Dinsmore has emerged as a leader in Colorado’s legal market and Lance’s addition allows the team to better serve clients who see the current opportunities in the state and want to be a part of it.

“Dinsmore is committed to continuing to expand its presence in the Rocky Mountain region,” said Mike Paul, office managing partner. “Adding Lance to the Denver office continues a trend of growth for Dinsmore and will allow us to continue to serve our loyal long-term and new clients in Colorado and surrounding states.”

Lance is an experienced trial attorney who is rated AV-Preeminent, the highest rating by the Martindale-Hubbell peer review system.  He was attracted to Dinsmore’s “forward thinking growth model and national footprint” and is licensed to practice in North Dakota, Wyoming and Colorado, as well as the U.S. Supreme Court.

“I have known Lance for many years and am thrilled that he has joined Dinsmore,” Mike said. “His strong litigation experience and diverse client base will enhance our office’s unique culture.” 

Prior to joining Dinsmore, Lance practiced in the Denver office of a national firm where he handled complex transportation cases, manufacturing liability litigation and also environmental policy matters, including those with OSHA oversight. He is a member of the North Dakota Bar Association, Colorado and Denver Bar Associations, the Wyoming Bar Association and Defense Lawyers Association of Wyoming,

Alongside his wife, he also serves as a volunteer for The Children's Hospital Foundation, the Food Bank of the Rockies and supports his two daughters in their musical events, productions and concerts. Lance enjoys biking through Colorado in the summer and skiing in the winter. And, while Denver is his home base, Lance often travels to Wyoming and North Dakota to meet his client’s needs.